Metroparks Events Calendar 2018

Metroparks Events Calendar 2018 – 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 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.

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April 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Sounds of the Night
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Frogs, Woodcock, and Owls, oh my! You never know what you may see or hear on a night hike. A night walk for a different perspective on nature. Participants must be able to observe quietly. Dress for the weather and wear proper footgear. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. Cost is $5.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Bike Day in the Park
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Take in the sights and learn about our native Michigan wildlife on a leisurely bike ride down our Hike-Bike trail. This guided cruise is intended for families who have graduated from training-wheels and are looking for an educational outdoor experience. Please bring your own bicycle. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5 adult. $3 child.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10a or 2p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Build a Bat Box
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Learn about bat species found in our area, including some of their special traits. Then build a bat house that you can take home. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Cost is $12.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Hike to See the Owls
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
View the Great Horned Owls who nest on the owl bucket. See owlets, if any, have hatched. Warm up with treats at the Nature Center after the hike. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5 Adult. $3 Child.

Sunday, April 21, 2018 from 9a-2p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Disc Golf Day
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Learn how to navigate the course, throwing techniques, scoring and more. Your day includes playing a few practice holes on our highly rated course and a disc starter set included. All ages welcome. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Cost is $50.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9a-2p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Earth Day Clean-Up
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Litter, such as fishing line and plastic bags, is dangerous for wildlife and unsightly to park visitors. Help keep the park beautiful, and safe for people and wildlife! Check in first thing in the morning for area assignment, then meet back at the Activity Center for lunch. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9a-noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Earth Day Clean-up
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Help get the farm grounds cleaned up for the upcoming summer season. Numerous tasks will need to be done outdoors. Bring rakes, gloves, garden tools, sunscreen and a smile. Lunch and a free wagon ride will be provided for all participants. Please preregister, 586-752-5932. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Earth Day Clean-Up
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Celebrate Earth Day by doing your part to help our planet. A clean-up effort throughout the park. Help keep the park litter-free for everyone to enjoy. All are welcome to volunteer. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1p
Oakwoods Metro Park Events – DIY Workshop / Recycling Crafts
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Celebrate Earth Day by making some fun and unique crafts using recycled materials. Discover ways that you can help Mother Earth while creating special keepsakes. Please preregister, 734-782-3956.

Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22, 2018 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Spring Festival
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This two-day event centers on shearing the farm’s flock of sheep, touring the farm to see our spring babies, take a hayride (public rates apply) and be entertained by Rosco the Clown! The Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills, as well as other family-friendly demonstrations and activities. FREE event.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1p
Stony Creek Metroparks Events – Native Pollinators Make & Take Craft
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Native insect pollinators are in deep trouble and many are faced with extinction. Bees are often overlooked and these small insects are critical to the ecosystem and Human survival. In recognition of Earth Day, drop by to roll nesting tubes for gentle Native bees and learn how to make your yard “bee friendly.” Please preregister, 586-781-9113. Cost is $5

May 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Butterflies – Family Nature Club
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
This month, learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly, make a craft to take home, and head outdoors to look for these flying jewels in their natural habitat. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. All ages. $10 per family.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Sounds of the Evening Night Hike
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Head out on a guided nighttime trail hike. Look for woodcock dancing in the sky, listen for frogs calling in the marsh, and feel the changing seasons in the air. Age 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5 adults, $3 children.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1p-3p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Spring Fling Color Walk
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Have a blast with the colors of wildflowers and Spring! Your color walk will follow the nature trail where you will find five color stations to be doused with color. Each registered participant will get a t-shirt to wear and get colored. Refreshments available for an additional charge. Register by April 25 to secure your t-shirt size. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Cost is $6.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1p
Kensington Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Giftaganza
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Not sure what to buy for Mother’s Day? Forget the mall and come out to Kensington and make her a nature themed gift! Your gift will be one of a kind, creating the perfect gift for your favorite mom. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5 per child.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 9a & 1p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk & Mother’s Day Brunch
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
On Mom’s special day, join an interpreter, to see how plants and animals handle parenthood, then enjoy brunch at the park. Brunch is an additional $8 adults and $5 for children. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5 per adult, $3 per child. Moms free.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10a
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173)
Treat your mom to a guided hike and learn the stories, myths and strange facts behind some of our most beautiful spring wildflowers. This program is FREE for moms! Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $5 adult, $3 children, Mom’s FREE.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Invite Mom on an afternoon walk through the prairie and woodlands of the park. Observe the beautiful wildflowers starting to bloom, and listen to the sounds of nature. All Ages. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. Cost is $5 adult. $3 child. Mom’s are FREE.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 1p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Tea
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Treat your mom to a special program on tea! Enjoy an afternoon learning the stories, history and strange facts about tea. This program will feature different types of tea, cucumber sandwiches, and is free for moms! Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $5 adult. $3 child. Moms FREE.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 10a-4p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Walk-A-Mom
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring your Mom or Grandmother out for a spring hike on the trails. Many of our visitors have been walking their Moms each year for over 20 years – start your own family tradition! Participants will receive a certificate and all Moms and Grandmothers will receive a flower to plant in their garden. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. This is a FREE event

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 1p & 3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Take a walk along the beautiful Mother Earth Trail at the Historic Mill and learn about local wildflowers in bloom. You and your mom will also make homemade floral soaps to take home. A snack and drink will be provided. Please preregister, 586-749-5997. $5 Admission. Moms FREE.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9a
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, May 19 2018 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Birds ‘n’ Brunch
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Guided spring hike to listen to and look for birds on the trail. After the hike, return to the Nature Center for some breakfast snacks. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5 Adult. $3 Child.

Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28
Kensington Metroparks Events – Kensington Metropark Art Fair
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Welcome to Michigan’s newest art fair. A boutique juried fair along the lake at Kensington Metropark. Ninety-five juried artists from across the country with amazing artwork in every price range. While Metroparks is focusing on natural images to fit the lovely setting, non-traditional art is also included. Food trucks, live art demonstrations, hands-on art activities, art, paining, printes, and more. Saturday & Sunday from 10a-4p. Monday from 10a-4p. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10a, noon, and 2p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Canoe Tours
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Explore the gorgeous backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34′ replica of a historic voyageur canoe! Please preregister, 734-782-3956. Cost is $5.

June 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9a
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10a
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Amazing Amphibians
Hudson Mill
Amphibians are amazing! You’ll meet some local frogs and salamanders, and then visit the spawning ponds to see how this year’s offspring are doing. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning in the Marsh Canoe
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. Explore nature and Michigan’s fur trade. Don’t forget – everyone gets to paddle, too. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Cost is $5.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 6p
Kensington Metropark Events – Firefly Glow Walk
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take a mile long walk through the Kensington Nature Trails, finding stations to get doused with glow-in-the-dark colors. Afterwards, stop in the Nature Center to check out your newly colored -shirt, while you enjoy light refreshments. Each registered participant will receive a t-shirt. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. Cost is $8

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9a
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2p
Stony Creek Metroparks – For Dad: Nature Shirts
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Decorate a shirt for your Dad or Grandfather this Father’s Day. Nature–themed stamps will be available to create the perfect shirt. Bring a light color, plain tee shirt that will fit dad, and one for yourself. Paints used are permanent. Dress to get dirty. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. Cost is $5. Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 10a & 2p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Father’s Day Canoe Tours
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Treat dad to a gorgeous canoe trip along the backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34′ replica of a historic voyageur canoe. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $5 adults, $3 children, Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Dad’s Free Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Spend the day with your incredible dad, on the farm. Visit the animals and then take him for a hayride with you. Adults $5, $3 Senior or Child, Dad’s are FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Hotdogs & Wagon Rides with Dad
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride through the farm and field and afterwards a hot dog. $5 per person. Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 1p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Father’s Day Fishing
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Spend the day relaxing by the Clinton River with dad. Take advantage of Michigan’s free fishing weekend cast a line or two at Wolcott. Learn a little more about our river and the fish that call it home. We will provide fishing poles and bait for you and your family, along with a snack and a drink. $5 per person, Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Father’s Day – Spiders & Snakes
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Check out these misunderstood animals up close and personal. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $5 Adults, $3 kids, Dad’s are FREE.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Build a Fairy House
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Use natural materials to create your own one-of-a-kind fairy dwelling. This enchanted craft is perfect to put in your garden at home. We provide all materials. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. Cost is $12.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning in the Marsh Canoe
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. Explore nature and Michigan’s fur trade. Don’t forget – everyone gets to paddle, too. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Cost is $5.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10a, noon, and 2p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Morning in the Marsh Canoe
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe. Explore nature and Michigan’s fur trade. Don’t forget – everyone gets to paddle, too. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Cost is $5.

Saturday, June 30 through July 1, 2018 from noon-4p each day
Kensington Metropark Events – Summer Festival
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of farm-themed activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and take part in traditional demonstrations and games, visit with the food vendors of the Farm Market, and get your photo taken with Clydedales from Greenwood Farms. The Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Take a horse-drawn hayride for an additional cost. This is a FREE event.

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

For a complete listing of the Huron-Clinton Metro Authority Metroparks Events Calendar, visit metroparks.com