These state parks are ‘fireworks-free’ for the Fourth of July

LANSING, MICH. -- Every year the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency highlight a handful of state parks and recreation areas as being “fireworks free” for the Fourth of July holiday. The list of fireworks-free parks includes about a dozen spots that are far from traditional fireworks displays, affording quieter places for veterans, pet owners and other visitors to recreate over Independence Day weekend. Aerial fireworks such as Roman candles and bottle rockets are always banned in state parks; smaller fireworks such as fountains, sparklers and ground spinners are permitted. The list of “Fireworks Free Fourth of July” state parks and recreation areas includes the following:SOUTHERN LOWER PENINSULABrighton Recreation Area - Bishop Lake Campground: BrightonHayes State Park: OnstedLake Hudson Recreation Area: ClaytonSleepy Hollow State Park: LaingsburgNORTHERN LOWER PENINSULACheboygan State Park: CheboyganLeelanau State Park: NorthportRifle River Recreation Area: LuptonUPPER PENINSULABewabic State Park: Crystal FallsCraig Lake State Park: ChampionTahquamenon Falls State Park: ParadiseWells State Park: Cedar RiverRELATED:7 of Michigan’s best state park trails for bikingThese 10 Michigan state parks are great for birdwatchingTraveling with your pup? These Michigan state parks have dog-friendly cabinsSix Michigan state parks with remote cabins, cottages and yurts