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 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 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.
Fruitland Township is excited to host it’s first annual spooktacular Trunk or Treat event in the spirit of Halloween. The event aims to bring together the community for an evening of fun, laughter, and safe trick or treating for all ages.
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: 4545 Nestrom Road
What is Trunk or Treat?
Trunk or Treat is a modern take on traditional Halloween trick or treating. Participants decorate their vehicles (trunks) in creative and spooky themes and park them in a designated area. Children and families then walk from car to car, collecting candies and treats. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the community engagement and a chance to showcase your organization’s creativity and commitment to making the holiday season enjoyable for everyone.
Featured activities include:
-Trunk or Treating
-Spooky story time
How to get involved:
Participating in the Trunk or Treat event is easy! Simply follow these steps:
-Click here to register to participate in this year’s event by decorating your vehicle in a family friendly, Halloween themed manner. Bring individually wrapped candy to give away.
Truck-or-Treat Registration (google.com)
-Donate to this year’s event
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