Fruitland Township

Fruitland Township, MI

Park Information and Events

Duck Lake Road Park/Duck Creek Natural Area

Duck Lake Road Park is a 6.32 acre undeveloped wooded site located in the center of the Township, adjacent to the 304.6 acre Duck Lake Natural Area. The sites form one large recreational area that provides informal walking paths, opportunities for nature observation, and general enjoyment of nature. The site is divided
by Duck Creek and Scholes Creek and contains a mostly wooded terrain with oak barrens and planted timber pine trees. The southern end of the site, along Duck Lake Road, includes a small parking area and a Township Fire Hall. The park is currently used for hiking,  walking, hunting, and recreational vehicles.

Marcus Park

Marcus Park is located at the west end of Duck Lake along Scenic Drive at the west end of the Township. The Park has a small sandy beach, picnic tables, one grill, a swing set, slide, bike racks and bench. The site offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, and non-motorized water craft (canoes/kayaks). The park does not have any parking spaces but users can park along the side of the road. The park includes unique terrain between the road and the lake as the as there are hilly areas that users can climb to get a birds eye view of the park. Parts of the site include a red oak dominated wooded area providing aesthetic qualities and shade. The park provides opportunities for observation of flora and fauna.

Nestrom Road Park

Nestrom Road Park is located on the west-central area of the township and is contiguous to Duck Lake. The site includes the Township Hall building and functions as an open area for family gatherings and community events. The park offers the following amenities to township residents: swing set, play set, shuffleboard, horseshoes, tennis courts, pickleball, pavilions, picnic tables, grills, restroom facilities, a baseball field, and a soccer field. A portion of the Park is heavily wooded and offers walking trails and as well access to Duck Lake via two stairways.  

Trunk or Treat


What an incredible event! Our first Trunk or Treat event exceeded our expectations, drawing a whopping 300 enthusiastic kids and their families for a night filled with spooky fun and community spirit. From the moment the event kicked off, the atmosphere was filled with laughter and excitement.

The creativity on display from our trunk decorators was nothing short of amazing. The kids were delighted as they went from trunk to trunk, collecting treats and marveling at the imaginative themes on display.

The community truly came together to make this event a success. Local businesses, organizations, and individuals generously contributed to the festivities, creating an abundance of treats and surprises for the kids.

Our team of committee members ensured the event ran smoothly. Their dedication and hard work were instrumental in creating a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees. Thank you to Lynn Knopf, Katy Bradford, Lori Lundell, Pat Whitener, and Elise Butler!

As we reflect on this successful event, it’s evident that our community has a deep reservoir of creativity, generosity, and a strong spirit of togetherness.  Thank you to Odin’s Heart Foundation, – Advanced Performance K9, Fruitland Trails, White Lake Community Library, White Lake Fire Authority, and Stolen Acres. They helped make this event happen!

Looking ahead, we are filled with excitement for the future of our community events. The success of our first Trunk or Treat has set a high standard, and we are eager to build upon this foundation for even more memorable and inclusive gathers in the coming years.

Next year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2024!

Contact information
Lynn Knopf – 231-215-2235

Katy Bradford – 574-549-4493

2023 Trunk or Treat Committee Members
Lynn Knopf, Katy Bradford, Lori Lundell, Elise Butler, Patricia Whitener