Davison Township's Trail of Lights brightening up the holiday season

Published: Dec. 13, 2017 at 4:07 AM EST
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(12/13/17) - It's a quarter mile stretch inside Davison Township's Williams Nature Center that's been transformed into the "Holiday Trail of Lights."

"Oh, my gosh. We have so many lights here and more than last year. We have about 100,000 lights here, there are lasers all over the place that really light up the forest as you drive through. It's beautiful," said Davison Township Parks & Recreation Naturalist Megan Berry.

Several spirited events are scheduled throughout the week

"We have wagon rides, the holiday music is playing. Kids can do crafts, make reindeer food and see Santa," said Parks & Recreation Director Casey Reed.

Thursday night, the four legged-friends take over and the park temporarily becomes the "Tails 'N Trail of Lights."

"We'll have probably a couple hundred dogs out here, we're hoping. They'll have a great time walking the trail with their friends. Normally this park doesn't allow it, so it'll be a one-time thing," said Reed.

Wagon rides are $5 per person and run through Friday night. The attraction, though, will remain open for another week, specifically for walking.

"We'll have the music and lights on through Christmas, the 16th through the 25th, from 5:30 until 8:30, free of charge. If they feel the need, we would love a donation just to help us going for years to come," said Reed.

Donation dollars that come in from the Trail of Lights will not only improve next year's trail, but they'll also be used for some very special plans that Davison Township Parks and Recreation has in store for this summer.

"We have some new and exciting things coming up at Lake Callis. Some of these donations will help us make that even more special for the patrons who come out to enjoy that park as well," said Reed.