Metroparks Events Calendar 2020

Metroparks Events Calendar 2020 – 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.

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February 2020 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:30a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Family Discovery Days – Animal Tracks & Facts
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Learn about animals that are native to Michigan, and see some furs and skulls that represent them. Make animal track guide books using stamps, then head outdoors in search of signs and evidence of animals in the park to determine what Michigan animals live here. Dress for the weather. $10 per family. All Ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11a-2p
Kensington Metropark Events – Ice Harvest
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
This program includes demonstrations of ice harvesting, a chance to try your hands with the tools of the ice trade, and then warm up while discussing the ice man and home ice deliveries. For added winter fun, give a snow snake a slide and learn about a unique Native American winter sport. The program begins on the hour and is mostly outdoors. Dress for the weather. All Ages. FREE Event.

February 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Hayrides / Sleigh Rides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Winter has arrived with crisp air and (hopefully) a blanket of snow covering your favorite trails. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+), Children under two are FREE.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1p-2:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Winter Tracking Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Learn about the animals that call the park home and look for the evidence they leave behind. On the trail, look for animal tracks and learn what species stay active during the winter months. This is an outdoor only program and attendees will be hiking approximately two miles. Dress for the weather and wear good winter walking shoes. $3 child / $5 adult. All ages. Pre-registration required.

February 2, 9, 16, 23 at noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Harness & Hitch
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Get up close with the farm’s draft horses as the teamsters demonstrate how to harness and hitch the teams. Learn what makes draft horses so special, and what it takes to care for these animals. This fun and relaxing adventure is great for the whole family. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10a-noon
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Winter Birding
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Find some of the hardier bird species that, like you, decided to stay here for the winter. Our avian residents are often very active this time of the year as they constantly search for food. Dress for the weather. No birding experience necessary. A limited supply of binoculars and field guides are available to borrow during the program. $5. All ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Evening Snowshoe Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
An evening of excitement, education, and exercise as participants brave the frigid forest on snowshoes. Set out to learn about local history, winter wildlife, and explore the park from a new point of view on this guided trek. Adventurers will be rewarded with a warm fire and hot cocoa after the hike. *Snowshoe sizes are limited. If you have your own please bring them. Ages 10+. $5. Pre-registration required.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 10a-noon
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Tracking Winter Wildlife
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
All animals leave behind signs to tell us who they are and what they’re up to. Learn how to identify scat, tracks, burrows, and browse. Build your own animal track field guide. Bring your own white t-shirt or pillowcase to create a colorful animal track design. Stamps and paint will be provided. Ages 7+. $5. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10a-11:30a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Tracking a Snowman
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Follow the snowman’s tracks through the trails. Along the way, we’ll look for tracks and signs of other animals. To end our program, you’ll get a chance to make and decorate your own snowman. Please dress for the weather. $5. Ages 6+. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Evening Snowshoe Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
An evening of excitement, education, and exercise as participants brave the frigid forest on snowshoes. Set out to learn about local history, winter wildlife, and explore the park from a new point of view on this guided trek. Adventurers will be rewarded with a warm fire and hot cocoa after the hike. *Snowshoe sizes are limited. If you have your own please bring them. Ages 10+. $5. Pre-registration required.

March 2020

Saturday, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2020 from 11a-2:30p
Kensington Metropark Events – Maple’s Sweet Story
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, then watch how maple trees are tapped and sap is collected. Stop by the French and Native camp to hear and see how these techniques have changed through the years. Then visit the Sugar Shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour. Real maple sugar products and pancakes will be available for purchase. Tours begin every ½ hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. All Ages.

Saturday, March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Hayride
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Fun for all ages. $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+), children under two are FREE.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Harness & Hitch
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Get up close with the farm’s draft horses as the teamsters demonstrate how to harness and hitch the teams. Learn what makes draft horses so special, and what it takes to care for these animals. This fun and relaxing adventure is great for the whole family. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 10a
Belleville Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugaring Through the Ages
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
See the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans. Hear the Native American legend of how our First Nations discovered maple sugaring, how early Europeans collected sap to make syrup, and see a more modern method for developing the sweet stuff. Tap a tree to finish off this family program. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center at 1-800-477-3182 or 734-782-3956. Cost is $6 adult / $4 child.

March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 from 10a-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Learn how to identify and tap maple trees. Then visit a wood-fired evaporator and discover how maple sap becomes maple syrup. There will be syrup taste-testing and a sweet treat after the program. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase. Fun for all ages. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10a-11:30a
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)
Learn about Michigan owl species, then take a guided hike to view Lake St. Clair Metropark’s famous Great Horned Owl pair. During this time of the season we hope to see mom sitting in her bucket nest. There will be a spotting scope set up and binoculars to use, so everyone can get an up-close view! Ages 5+. $4. Pre-registration required.

March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 10a, 11a, & noon
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Journey to the Sugar Bush
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. $3 child / $5 adult. Breakfast $4 child / $6 adult. All ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2020 from 10a-4p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Maple Sugaring
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Learn the history of sugaring and how to identify maple trees. Guided hike into the spring woods to tap a maple tree. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup, see it first hand and enjoy a sweet treat. All Ages. $5. Under 2 FREE. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, March 14 & Saturday, March 21 from 11a-2p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Maple Sugaring: Sweet Science
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
explore the science behind the tradition with hands-on experiments and demonstrations in an open-house-style event. Watch how water moves from the “ground floor” to the top of maple trees, explore the chemistry of different sugar solutions and test your sweet tooth with syrup tasting, watch a viscosity race, and much more. After investigating science in the lab, take a journey out to the woods to see the tapped maple trees and the sap boiling in progress. Bottles of Michigan maple syrup will be available for purchase. Dress for the weather. $5. All Ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10a-11:30a
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)
Learn about Michigan owl species, then take a guided hike to view Lake St. Clair Metropark’s famous Great Horned Owl pair. During this time of the season we hope to see mom sitting in her bucket nest. There will be a spotting scope set up and binoculars to use, so everyone can get an up-close view! Ages 5+. $4. Pre-registration required.

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 6p-7:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Spring Night Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
One of the first signs that spring is here is the sound of frogs calling. Learn to recognize some of the native frogs and toads of Michigan by their calls, and take a listen for them out among the wetlands on the nature trails. $5. Ages 8+. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10a
Dexter Maple Syrup Events – Maple Sugar Magic
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree and get a chance to taste sap. Visit an evaporator to see and smell the sap being boiled into syrup and create a maple craft to take home. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5 per person. All ages event Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW.

April 2020 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10a-4p (10a, 1p, & 3p sessions)
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Toddler Egg Scramble
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Visit with the Easter Bunny, get creative in the craft area, and scramble for easter eggs on the front lawn of the Farm House. A snack and drink will be included for the children. Wagon rides available for additional cost, weather permitting. Ages 4 & under. $5 per child. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10:30a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Family Discovery Days – All About Salamanders
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Salamanders are some of the more secretive amphibians. Learn about their lifecycles, meet salamander, and watercolor paint a salamander to take home. As our artwork dries, go explore the trails to see where salamanders might like to live. $10 per family. All ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 11a-4p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Owl Fest
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a day of free owl activities and crafts that are fun for all ages. Pre-registration required. Ages 5+. FREE event.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 11a-2p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Children will meet the Easter Bunny, make a craft and more. The egg scramble is grouped by age. Space is limited so reserve early. $6. Ages 10 & Under. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from noon-2p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Bring the kids to scramble in the field of 4,000 eggs. This Easter-time tradition at Hudson Mills Metropark includes visits with live barnyard animals such as goats, baby sheep, and rabbits. Enjoy face-painting and games, and, of course, the Easter Bunny. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories. Fields and scramble times are separated into age groups. Early arrival is recommended. Activities begin at noon; scrambles start promptly at 1p. $5. Ages 2-10. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Hayride
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Fun for all ages. $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+), children under two are FREE.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 8:45p-10p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Flashlight Egg Hunt
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Older kids will love the extra challenge of this special nighttime egg hunt. Thousands of eggs are scattered on our large field, but when the sun goes down, the eggs are harder to find. Bring a flashlight and hunt carefully for eggs filled with candy. This event has one scramble time and age group. Collection bags are provided to each registered participant. No other bags permitted during hunt. Check-in begins at 8:45 p.m. Egg hunt begins promptly at 9:159. Early arrival is recommended. Activities begin at noon; scrambles start promptly at 1p. $6. Ages 8-12. Pre-registration required.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 1p-4p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Farm Egg Scramble
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Take your picture with the Easter Bunny, visit with Rosco the Clown and stop by Bunnyville and meet the rabbits. Kids can make a craft to take home and enter our coloring contest for a chance to win some Easter prizes. Scrambles are timed based on age starting at 1 p.m. Wagon rides available for additional cost, weather permitting. Ages 12 & under. $5 per child. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 10a-11a
Kensington Metropark Events – Fun on the Farm: Egg Hunt
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Time to have an egg scramble and meet the Easter Bunny. This event is smaller than the park’s large egg hunt and is meant for ages 4 and younger. The scramble begins promptly at 10 a.m. Early arrival is highly recommended. $5 per child. Ages 2-6.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 10a & 1p (2 sessions to choose from)
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Begin with a magic show by Rosco the Clown and then scramble for eggs on the dance floor. The craft room will be full of fun things to make in celebration of the season. Be sure to bring your camera to capture a photo of your child meeting the Easter Bunny. Egg Scramble is separated into age groups. $5 per child. All ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 11, 2019 at 11a
Kensington Metropark Events – Great Egg Hunt
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Bring the kids for an Easter Egg scramble and pet some of your favorite farm animals. Kids will also get the opportunity to have their photo with the Easter Bunny. The scramble begins promptly at 11 a.m. and is split into two fields; ages 4 and younger, and 5 years and older. Early arrival is highly recommended. $5 per child. All ages.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Saturday, April 18, 2019 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. Enjoy touring the farm and seeing our spring babies. Be entertained by Rosco the Clown. Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Come out to see these and other family-friendly demonstrations and activities. Take a hayride too (standard rates apply). This is a FREE event. All ages.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Sounds in the Night
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
It’s early spring and the night is filled with many creatures out looking for food or mates. Head outside right at dusk and listen for them calling. Some creatures live in the trees while others make their home in ponds and streams. After a brief introduction to the creatures of the night, walk a short trail with flashlights and listen. Bring your own flashlight. Please dress for the weather. $5. Ages 5+. Pre-registration required.

April 19, 26 at noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Harness & Hitch
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Get up close with the farm’s draft horses as the teamsters demonstrate how to harness and hitch the teams. Learn what makes draft horses so special, and what it takes to care for these animals. This fun and relaxing adventure is great for the whole family. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 1p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Earth Day Birthday
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
It’s Earth Day’s 50th Birthday. Come out to the Nature Center to celebrate this momentous occasion. Learn about the origins or Earth Day, and some of the laws that have helped protect our wild places. Then head outside for a hike and talk about what you can do to help keep our planet beautiful. Discuss projects that you can do at home to be a better steward of your yard; such as planting native plants, helping pollinators in our garden, creating a Monarch Waystation, and providing bird nest boxes. You will also get to take home a simple project to get you started in your own backyard. $5. Ages 7+. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

May 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:30a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Family Discovery Days – Welcome Back Birds
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Many feathered friends have just returned from their winter vacation. Learn about those commonly seen at Indian Springs, and then head out to their habitat to see if you can hear or see them. $10 per family. All ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Hayride
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Fun for all ages. $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+), children under two are FREE.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 from noon-4p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Paint Like Bob Ross
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio (NaturesBrushStudio.com) as he walks you through all the steps in painting a new Bob Ross painting each class! No experience is necessary, $60 includes all supplies. Please call the Nature Center at 586-463-4332 to register. Space is limited. Ages 14+.

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Harness & Hitch
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Get up close with the farm’s draft horses as the teamsters demonstrate how to harness and hitch the teams. Learn what makes draft horses so special, and what it takes to care for these animals. This fun and relaxing adventure is great for the whole family. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 9a-11a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Celebrate Mom with a Hudson Mills Metropark tradition! Enjoy a fabulous brunch and then go for a guided stroll along our nature trail to discover all the wild spring blooms. This event is a beautiful way to spend a special day with Mom. $9 per child / $12 per adult. All ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 from 10a-4p
Stony Creek Metropark Event – 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. It’s time to start your own family tradition and make some new memories. Participants will check in at the Nature Center then head out on the nature trails. Pick your own adventure and when you return to the Nature Center you will receive a certificate and all Moms and Grandmothers will receive a flower to plant in their garden. Wear comfortable shoes and be sure to bring your camera. All Ages Event. FREE Event.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 from 11a-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Tea
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Mother’s Day is the perfect time for treating Mom to a special tea party. Beyond the Seed 4-H Program invites you to celebrate Mothers Day surrounded by beautiful spring blooms as you enjoy tea and other refreshments in the Farm Center Greenhouse. All ages. $8 per person, children under two are FREE. Pre-registration required.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Mom’s FREE Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Moms get a free ride today, as a thank you to those that work very hard and still have time to come with their families for a fun afternoon at the farm. $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+), children under two are FREE, Mom’s FREE. All ages.

Saturday, May 16 2020 at 11a
Stony Creek Metropark Event – Turtle Crossing
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
There are many reasons why a turtle might cross a road. Which way should you move them? How can you help if you find an injured turtle? Join us to learn more about Michigan turtles, and their remarkable ability to survive. This class will be taught by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator on staff who specializes in injured turtles. Agets 12+. $5. Pre-registration required.

Friday, May 22, 2020 from 8p-10p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – New Moon Hike
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Learn about moon superstitions and the phases of the moon. Go for a short hike to search for wildlife that become active as the moon begins to rise. Dress for the weather. $5. Ages 10+. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11a
Stony Creek Metropark Event – Eagles of Stony Creek
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Come learn the history and the marvelous comeback of Eagles in the state of Michigan. After a short presentation on the story of the Eagles at Stony Creek, participants will take a hike to the Inwood Trails where they are currently nesting. Bring binoculars if you have them. Participants will be walking over a mile so please wear hiking shoes or boots and dress for the weather. Participants will have a viewing scope for you to see them a little closer. Ages 5+. $5. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 23, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

June 2020 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10:30a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Family Discovery Days – Frog Friends
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Learn about eight different species of frogs and toads found in the park, look at different stages of their lifecycles, and explore outdoors for any active amphibians. $10 per family. All ages. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Hayride
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Fun for all ages. $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+), children under two are FREE.

June 7, 14, 28 at noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Harness & Hitch
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Get up close with the farm’s draft horses as the teamsters demonstrate how to harness and hitch the teams. Learn what makes draft horses so special, and what it takes to care for these animals. This fun and relaxing adventure is great for the whole family. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11a
Stony Creek Metropark Event – Eagles by Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
After a short presentation on the story of the Eagles at Stony Creek, participants will take a wagon ride to the Inwood Trails where they are currently nesting. The wagon ride will go to the viewing platform and back to the Nature Center. Bring binoculars if you have them. SCMP will also bring a scope for viewing up close. Ages 5+. $5. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 13, 2020 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. $5. Ages 4+. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Saturday, June 19, 2020 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Event – Friday Night Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back in time 300 years to the fur trade on the 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Learn the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn how trade affected history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 6+. $5. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9a-11a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Summer Hike by Bike
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
A bicycle is a great way to explore various habitats in Hudson Mills Metropark. Join us for a leisurely pedal with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from Metroparks. Limited supply of bikes, so register early. $6. Ages 12+. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, June 26, 2020 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Event – Friday Night Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back in time 300 years to the fur trade on the 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Learn the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn how trade affected history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 6+. $5. Pre-registration required.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Dusk
Shelby Twp Fireworks 2020 – Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Plan to arrive early for this popular fireworks event. Spend the day at the park picnicking, enjoying the beach or hitting the Trippo Waterslide and then stay for an amazing fireworks show at dusk. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2020 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

July 2020 Metroparks Events Calendar

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Dusk
New Boston Fireworks 2020 – Willow Metropark Fireworks
Willow Metropark (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164)
Willow Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show. Display will begin at dusk. Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. A special event daily vehicle permit may be required after 5p. A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2020 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Dusk
Milford Fireworks 2020 – Kensington Metropark Fireworks
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
The annual fireworks display will start at dusk. Arrive early and enjoy the beach, rent a boat to explore the water, visit the Farm or Nature Centers or event enjoy a round of golf or disc golf. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2020 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Friday, July 3, 2020 at Dusk
Brownstown Fireworks 2020 – Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks
Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173)
Lake Erie Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show at dusk.  Plan to arrive early to claim your spot and to enjoy the park or hit the Great Wave pool. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2020 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

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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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