Much of the Township is held in Commercial Forest Reserve (CFR) or as part of the Escanaba River State Forest. While these lands provide a variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, they do not provide developed facilities. Developed facilities are generally found nearer the population center of the county to the south, or along the Lake Michigan shoreline to the east. Development is also found in neighboring Dickinson County to the west.
Township Recreation Facilities
1. Veterans Memorial Park provides 14 rustic camping sites, playground and picnic areas, 2 pavilions, beach area, horseshoes, basketball courts, volleyball area, softball field with dugouts, an area for truck pulling competition, and bleachers. The park is comprised of 41.6 acres and is owned by the Township.
Veterans park located on U.S. hiway 2 in Spalding Township, MI is now a trail head for ATV’s as well as for snowmobiles. The ATV trail has a new trail leaving the park and joining up with the designated trail on the Felch Grade which now connects from Helps to Arnold, MI. A rider can get on the trail in Vets Park and go to LaBranch, Perronville, Schaffer to the East or go to the west to Felch or connect North to Arnold. The Normenco Sportsman Club located in Powers-Spalding has worked on this for years and is happy to finally see it become a reality
2. The North Central Area Schools provide a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball, football and track facilities for outdoor use on district-owned property. The school building itself includes a gymnasium.
3. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources maintains right-of-way for the Spalding to LaBranche Snowmobile Trail which connects to a network of trails.
4. The Lions Club Little League Field is located behind the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in the Village of Powers.
5. The Powers/Spalding Ice Rink is now open next to Moraksa Saw. The warming house will be open as long as an adult is there.