Black Lake Park offers nice, level hiking trails that take you through woods with two piers overlooking the east shore of Black Lake. The 58-acre City of Norton Shores park is found down a dirt road, Wood Road, between Pontaluna and Judson roads. The city says it has added parcels to the original park property periodically over the past 30 years to preserve open space and protect wetlands. In addition, Spring Lake Township has been awarded a state grant to acquire 30 adjacent acres and has pledged to dedicate the land to Black Lake Park in a collaborative effort. Future plans include additional nature trails and a possible launch facility for kayaks and canoes.