Metroparks Events Calendar 2019

Metroparks Events Calendar 2019 – Kids fun and family-friendly events for Stony Creek, Kensington, Lake St Clair, and ALL of the HCMA Metroparks. Nature walks, fireworks, hayrides, sleighrides, seasonal celebrations, and MUCH more!

Oakland County Moms highlights special events from the Metroparks events calendar to bring you the latest news and info on special events happening at the 13 Metro Detroit area Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Call to confirm costs when pre-registering for events.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

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August Events

August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2019 at 10a 2p & 6p
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – Summer Discovery Cruises
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org. Cost varies by cruise.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning Canoe through the Marsh
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe, like during the Michigan fur trade. Explore the marsh to hear and see the birds and frogs found there. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Sunday, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – FREE Sunday Night Concert
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your lawn chair and spend an evening listening and dancing away the night to some great music on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, August 10 (10a-6p) & Sunday, August 11 (10a-4p)
Kensington Metropark Events – Annual Colonial Kensington
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Experience the sights and sounds of history during this Kensington Metropark tradition. Visit with historically-dressed reenactors portraying civilian and military life of the Colonial era. Be entertained with music and dramatizations, witness the firing of muskets and canons, and shop the booths of merchants where you may purchase hand crafted items made like they were in the 18th century. Fun for all ages. $2 / Kids Under 3 FREE.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1p-2:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Prairie Painting
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Always wanted to live the life of a traveling artist? Test the waters with a prairie-top hike to paint the blooming wildflowers and beautiful grasses of Indian Springs. Brushes, paint, and canvas will all be provided, but don’t forget your water and hiking boots. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $15.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2p
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – The War of 1812 A Closer Look
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
The War of 1812 is one of America’s lesser known conflicts. However, its impact on global history is tremendous. Look at the who, how, and investigate why we care. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 Child/$5 Adult.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6p
Willow Creek Metropark Events – Willow Creek Metropark Outdoor Movies
Willow Metropark – (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, Rosco the Clown, and music, followed by a showing of the Dumbo movie at dusk. The pool will be open until 8p and can be enjoyed for the regular fee. There will be a designated sensory-friendly area for a break from the activities and noise.

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9a-11p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Bike Hike
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Go in search of late summer wildflowers, and search for clues about the previous residents that made the hamlet of our park their home. Bring your own bike or rent one from the Metroparks. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $8 / Bike rental available for $20.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6p
Kensington Metropark Events – Kensington Metropark Outdoor Movies
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
An evening of music, bounce houses, face painting, White Collar Canine demonstrations, and a meet and greet with Officer Parks (Metroparks K9 officer in training). There will be a designated sensory-friendly area for a break from the activities and noise. Movie – A Dog’s Journey will be shown at dusk.

Saturday, August 20, 2019 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning Canoe through the Marsh
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe, like during the Michigan fur trade. Explore the marsh to hear and see the birds and frogs found there. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Friday, August 23, 2019 from 7p-8:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Twilight Bat Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Every fairy needs a beautiful fairy house. Use your creativity to craft a unique fairy dwelling out of natural materials. This enchanted craft is perfect to put in your garden or on your front porch at home. Building materials will be provided. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 Child/$5 Adult.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Stony Creek Metropark Outdoor Movies
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Spend the evening at Eastwood Beach enjoying music, bounce houses, face painting, and medieval costumed characters for photo opportunities. The Trippo Slide will be open until 8p for the regular fee. There will be a designated sensory-friendly area for a break from the activities and noise. Movie – How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World will be shown at dusk.

September 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Nature Story Time Fabulous Fish
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Through a story and a craft, kids will get up close to the fish of the Huron River. Bring an extra t-shirt, so we can make fish print t-shirts. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Paint & Punch
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Create your own unique piece of artwork. Follow the step-by-step along the way to create your artwork. Kids will be painting with acrylic. Ages 7 & up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $10

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1p-2:30p
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Grandparents Day Craft & Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Bring a grandparent or honorary grandparent along for a nature walk. Each grandparent-child pair will get a photo taken on the trail, and then we will head back inside to create a one-of-a-kind frame for it. Dress for the weather. All ages. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child / $5 adult.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11a-2p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Tons of Trucks
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Construction, Farm, Maintenance, Police, Fire, Educational and many more vehicles on display for the entire family. Food vendors and kid’s activities too! Come on out and climb on the vehicles, honk a horn and see these big trucks up close and personal. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8p-10p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Full Moon Walk
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Watch the Harvest Moon RISE. Bring your flashlight. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Friday, September 20 at 6p & Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22 from 10a-5p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Hawkfest
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Hawkfest is a two-day event for the whole family focusing on birds of prey (eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls) and the annual fall hawk migration over Lake Erie Metropark. This year, we will be celebrating our 30th year of Hawkfest. A great weekend of games, crafts, guest speakers and fun. Live birds of prey will be on hand all weekend.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10a & 2p (2 Sessions Available)
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Blades ‘n Boards Fall Tour
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your rollerblades and longboards to take a ride through the park. Start at the nature center, then head out to Huron Point. Look for the changing colors of fall and search for wildlife along the way. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $4.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Calling All Owls
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
This program will introduce you to the common owls of our area and how they live. You’ll also enjoy an evening stroll to search for nocturnal animals under the stars. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Friday, September 27, 2019 from 6p-8p
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Family Fall Night Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Start in the classroom doing fun fall activities and then head out to see the colors on the trees and to collect some leaves. See what night creatures make their presence for us as kids walk along the trails. Dress for the weather, including closed-toed shoes and bring a flashlight. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child / $5 adult.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11a-3p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – No Child Left Inside Get Out & Play
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Lots of ideas and activities to enjoy with your family in the great outdoors. Special activities include wagon rides, a straw bale maze, guided nature hikes, and other nature activities. This program is a cooperative effort among members of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Coalition. All ages. FREE event.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 7p-9p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Calling All Owls
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
An introduction to the owl species that are common here in Southeastern Michigan. Look at real mounts and listen to owl calls to familiarize yourself with the species you may encounter. Embark on a guided moonlit stroll to search for owls and other nocturnal creatures. Please dress for the weather. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Spider & Bug Night Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Take a hike to search for spiders and bugs that come out at night. Please bring a flashlight, hiking shoes and keen eyesight. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

October 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar

October 1-31, 2019 noon-4p (weekends) or 10a-2p (weekdays)
Kensington Metropark Events – Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from the huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. Pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size. No reservation needed. For cost & more information, please call 248-684-8632. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, October 5 from 10a-5p & Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10a-4p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Fall for Nature Craft Show
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Crafters will be on site with their unique and innovative nature-themed crafts and goodies. Handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry, photography and more will be available for purchase. Explore items at the new location of Eastwood Beach, all while enjoying the fall view of Stony Creek Lake. Questions? Contact Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center at 586-781-9113.

Saturday, October 5, 12, 19, & Sunday, October 6 & 20 from 11a-4p each day
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides & Corn Maze
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
A wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch to pick out your Halloween pumpkin. Go through the corn maze and warm near our bon-fire while enjoying a cup of cider and a donut. On-site pumpkin carving is available. Contact 586-752-5932. $4 child / $6 adult

Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6, 2019 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Fall Festival
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of harvest-themed activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and view traditional demonstrations, visit with the food and craft vendors of our Festival Market, and be entertained by Rosco the Clown. The Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Make sure to take a horse-drawn hayride to and from the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins for you and your family. Pumpkins and gourds are priced per size. Standard public hayride rates apply. FREE Event – hayrides & pumpkins available for a fee.

Saturday, October 12, October 19, & October 26 – Call for Times
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Fall Wagon Tours
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Enjoy the brilliant colors of Autumn on a wagon ride through the woodlots and fields. Share signs of the season and look for animal activity. After the ride, enjoy cider and donuts at the campfire. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11a-2p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Great Pumpkin Hunt
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, places to explore, hay rides and food vendors. Not to mention a great pumpkin hunt. There will be prizes for all participants. This is a FREE event – food is available for purchase.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 4p-6p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Trick Or Treat Along the Trail
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Costume-clad little ones will experience Halloween-themed interpretive stops along the Hudson Mills Metropak Nature Trails. Bring a bag or bucket and collect treats at each stop. Upon your return to the festively-decorated Activity Center enjoy cider, donuts and fall activities. Ages 3-8. Tours leave at scheduled times. Preregistration required, 734-426-8211. $5.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1p-3p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Pumpkin Carving Party
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Choose a pumpkin and a design and have fun carving it. Then enjoy cider and donuts. Party ‘til the pumpkins run out. All ages. Fee covers one pumpkin and refreshments.. Preregistration required, 734-426-8211. $6.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 11a-noon, 1p-2p, & 3p-4p (3 sessions)
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Haunted Halloween Barns
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Get in to the Halloween Spirit with this fun and spooky activity. Watch a family friendly Halloween Movie, while you decorate a pre-assembled Halloween barn. Our interpretive staff will share little known facts about Halloween’s ties to agriculture, such as pumpkin carving, and the origin of the scarecrow. Frosting, candy, and sprinkles are provided, so bring your imagination. Please preregister at 586-752-5932. $6 per Barn. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 4p-6p
Kensington Metropark Events – Trick or Treat Along the Trail
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
During this evening program, costume-clad little ones will experience Halloween-themed stops along the Nature Trails. Bring a bag or bucket to collect treats. Upon your return to the festively-decorated Metropark Office enjoy cider, donuts and fall activities. Tours leave at scheduled times. Ages 2-10. Preregistration required, 810-227-8917. $5.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1p-3p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Zombie Apocalypse Survival
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Learn some of the skills you’ll need, such as shelter building and fire starting, to survive this and other emergencies. Dress for the weather. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Preregistration required, 734-426-8211. $?

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1p-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Pumpkin Carving Party
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Choose a pumpkin and a design and have fun carving it. Then enjoy cider and donuts. Party ‘til the pumpkins run out. All ages. Fee covers one pumpkin and refreshments.. Preregistration required, 734-426-8211. $6.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10a
Kensington Metropark Events – Fun on the Farm – Halloween
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Fun on the Farm is a children’s program series that focuses on different animals and aspects of farming. This week, it’s time for toddlers to “trick or treat” all around the farm, play Halloween games and visit a “haunted” barn. Special spooky party includes an animal parade that you can join in. Costumes are encouraged and appreciated. Ages 2 – 6. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1p-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Zombie Apocoalpyse Survival
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Discover the truth about real life zombies in nature. Then learn some of the skills you’ll need, such as shelter-building and fire-starting, to survive this and other survival emergencies. Dress for the weather and possibly get a little dirty. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Tots Halloween
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Children will have fun learning about pumpkins and Halloween through stories, activities and crafts. They’ll build a scarecrow as they participate in a story and decorate their own small pumpkin to take home. Snack and cider will be part of the fun. Ages 3-6. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $4

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 4p-6p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Trick or Treat Along the Trail
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
During this evening program, costume-clad little ones will experience Halloween-themed stops along the Nature Trails. Bring a bag or bucket to collect treats. Upon your return to the festively-decorated Metropark Office enjoy cider, donuts and fall activities. Tours leave at scheduled times. Ages 2-10. Preregistration required, 248-625-7280. $5.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 6p-9p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Trick or Treat at the Farm
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Go Trick-or-Treating in each of our barns. Enjoy the slightly haunted “Boo Barn”. Watch a movie while enjoying cider and a donut. Join Rosco the Clown at the Candy Scramble and make a Halloween craft. Don’t forget to visit with the animals.. Contact 586-752-5932. $6

November 2019 (need HUD, IND, KENS, SCMP to complete)

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 6p-8p
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Owl Prowl
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Short classroom discussion about owls and then head out onto the trail. While on the trail looking and listening for owls while calling some. You may see and hear some along with other creatures of the night. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 kids, $5 adults

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Owls at Night
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Take a hike through the nature trails to listen for owls. Learn what owls you are hearing and about the owls that call Michigan home. Come out to see if the Great Horned Owls or Screech Owls will call back to us. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Paint & Punch
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Create your own unique piece of artwork. Follow step-by-step instruction along the way to create your artwork. Paint with acrylic. Ages 7 & up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $10.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10a-noon
Kensington Metropark Events – Wreath Making
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Farm Traditions is a seasonal program that teaches the skills and activities of the farm homestead. This month, learn how to make a holiday wreath using materials around your yard. Watch demonstrations of different styles and greenery and make a small wreath to take home. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Owl Prowl
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
After an introduction on owls, walk quietly along the trails, stopping occasionally to call and listen for owls. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Friday, November 29, 2019 and Saturday, November 30 from 1p-2p (2 sessions)
Kensington Metropark Events – Chickadee Chow Down
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
A variety of winter songbirds will eagerly fly to your hand for seeds. Learn about why this happens and how to recognize the birds you’ll see during this one-hour program. Then take a short guided walk along the nature trails to meet your new feathered friends. Seed provided, bring your own camera. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, 810 227-8917. $3 child, $5 adult

December 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar (SCMP)

Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 8a-10a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Winter Birding
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Get some glimpses of our less common year-round species. Great for the beginning birder as well as seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7, Friday, December 13, Saturday, December 14, Friday, December 20, Saturday, December 21 from 6p-9p (6 different days)
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Heritage Holidays
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Stroll through the park and enjoy the holiday decorations and spectacular lights, visit with Santa in the mill and make crafts in the heated holiday tent. Watch the blacksmith working in his shop, cut a log cookie with a two man saw to make an ornament, listen to holiday music while you make a s’more by the bonfire. Photo vignettes in the one of the barns create the perfect place for memories. Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride and take in the Festival of Trees, voting for your favorite. Dress for the weather. $5.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10a & 1p (2 sessions to choose from)
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – Snacks with Santa
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Make this Christmas Season special with a visit by ‘ole St. Nick himself and enjoy a holiday snack, games, crafts, music by the Mrs. Claus Jam Band and more. The program takes place at the Lake Erie Golf Course Starter Building. Preregistration required, 734-379-5020. $6

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:30a-noon
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Sustainable Holiday Ornaments Craft
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Use materials and ideas for everyone to make natural or recycled ornaments that are fun to create and good for the earth. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $10 per family.

Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 (call for times)
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Snacks with Santa
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring your list and visit Santa. There will be seasonal crafts and goodies to eat. Space is limited. All ages. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $6 child, $3 adult.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Visit with Santa and Mrs Claus
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Unique event where games are played, crafts are made and snacks are served while you wait your turn to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s helpers will take your photos, but you are welcome to bring your personal camera and snap as many photos as you please. Registration opens November 1. All ages. Preregistration required, 586-463-4581. $7 child, $4 adult.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Sunday, December 8 at 11a & 2p (2 sessions to choose from)
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Lunch with Santa
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Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa Claus. Make a holiday craft to take home. You’ll even get to go for a wagon ride, weather permitting. Please preregister, 586-752-5932. $7 child; $4 adult

Sunday, December 8, Saturday, December 14, & Sunday, December 15 at 10:30a, noon, or 2p (3 different days / 3 sessions per day)
Kensington Metroparks Events – Snacks with Santa
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
A holiday season tradition at the Farm. Each visit includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree. Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office, and can be purchased over the phone or in person. Please preregister, 810-887-8910. $10.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 10a & 1p (2 different sessions)
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Snacks With Santa
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
ake memories at the Environmental Discovery Center while you decorate a cookie, hear a holiday story, make holiday crafts and visit with Santa. Each child will receive a small gift. Make sure to bring your camera so you can capture all the special moments! Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5 per session.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10a
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Holiday Ornaments from Nature
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Visit the Nature Center and make unique holiday ornaments from objects found in nature. Enjoy hot cocoa and music for this laid-back crafter-noon. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $6.

Saturday, December 14 from 5p-7p
Kensington Metroparks Events – S’Mores and Santa
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Step into our winter wonderland and be surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of the holiday season. Make s’mores by the campfire and enjoy a beautiful winter’s eve outdoors, then warm up inside with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and spend some quality time with your family making holiday crafts. Of course, no holiday celebration would be complete without a visit with Santa! Be sure to bring your wish lists and a camera. Start a new family tradition and spread some Holiday cheer with us here at the Nature Center. Program is geared toward young children. Advanced ticket sales. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1p-2:30p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Santa Central
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Santa Central is a Christmas tradition. Children can create some crafts, enjoy a hayride and snack, and share their wish list with Santa. Don’t stand in line at the mall; we have small groups with little wait to see the jolly guy. Program is geared toward young children. Advanced ticket sales at the Hudson Mills Metropark Office. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $6

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2p
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – The Natural History of Christmas
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Clicking tendons, not-so-poisonous flowers and the number six are all part of Christmas, believe it or not. Join us as we look deeper into the often unknowns of the holiday season. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 child, $5 adult.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 4p-6p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – An ELF Christmas
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Spread some Christmas cheer by singing carols loudly for all to hear on a hayride, make paper cut-out snowflakes and other crafts in your favorite color for decorating, and enjoy a spaghetti dinner and candy for desert. And don’t leave without buying some real Maple syrup to take home. Fun for all ages- but especially fun if you’ve seen the movie. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $12 adults, $9 children

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10a & 2p (2 sessions to choose from)
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – 12 Days of Christmas Critter Style
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Take a light-hearted look at the 12 Days of Christmas with an animal twist. Enjoy cocoa and cookies during the program too. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 child, $5 adult.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5.

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10a
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Meet the Nature Center Animals
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Meet, greet, and watch them eat! Get an up-close and hands-on experience with the Nature Center animals. Expand your knowledge of the turtles, snakes, and frogs of Michigan. All ages. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $4.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 9:30a-11:30a
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Tracking for Beginners
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Winter snows not only create a beautiful backdrop, but also the perfect palette for animal tracks. Bundle up with hats and scarves and lace up your winter boots to see who’s been prowling in the winter wonderland of Indian Springs Metropark. Start inside to learn about how to tell if an animal has visited, then head out to see signs of wildlife in person. Bring your own solid colored t-shirt or bandana for stamping, light colors work best. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child, $5 adult

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10a & 2p (2 sessions to choose from)
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – Winter Walk in the Woods
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Hit the trail in search of what’s going on in the woods this winter. Tracks and signs of our winter critters will be the focus of this cold-weather stroll. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 child, $5 adult.

Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 1p-2p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Chickadee Chowdown
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
A variety of winter songbirds will eagerly fly to your hand for seeds. Learn about why this happens and how to recognize the birds you’ll see during this one-hour program. Then take a short guided walk along the nature trails to meet your new feathered friends. Seed provided, but you might want to bring your camera. All ages. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $3 child, $5 adult.

HCMA Metroparks

Delhi Metropark – (3902 E Delhi, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Dexter-Huron Metropark – (6535 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Huron Meadows Metropark – (8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Lower Huron Metropark – (40151 E Huron River Drive, Belleville, MI 48111, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Willow Metropark – (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)

PHOTO CREDIT (with permission) – metroparks.com

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