Metroparks Events Calendar 2021

Metroparks Events Calendar 2021 – 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 pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

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February 2021 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays from 11a-3:30p in February on February 3, 6, 7, & 10
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Charter Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Winter is the perfect time to get your family together to visit the farm and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride. Take in a ride through a winter wonderland as the hayride passes through our wooded trails along the Huron River. Book your family hayride time slot when you pre-register. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Face coverings are encouraged. $50 per 30 min ride (max family size is 10). Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 10a-11:30a
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. Explore the nature trails in hopes to find these clues and determine what animals left them. Practice what you learned at home with your take home animal sign field guide. This program is entirely outside. Face coverings and social distancing are required.. $3 per person, children under 2 FREE. Ages 7+. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register by calling 586-463-4332 ext #2.

Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 10a-noon or 2p-4p (2 sessions to choose from)
Oakwoods Metropark Events Calendar – Winter Brrrr-ding
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
It may be winter, but there are tons of different birds that are out and about looking for food! Bring your binoculars and we will go around the park watching and learning about these beautiful creatures. $3 per child, $5 per adult. Ages 8+. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 734-782-3956.

Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 7:30p-9:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Evening Snowshoe Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Learn about local history, winter wildlife, and explore the park from a new point of view. Adventurers will enjoy a warm campfire after a one-mile hike in the woods. $5 per person. Ages 10+. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 586-781-9113.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 9:30a-noon
Stony Creek Metropark Events – 44th Annual Pancake Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Adult Hike – 9:30a-11a. Family Hike – 10:30a-noon.
Unfortunately for the first time in 44 years, SCMP are unable to serve their delectable pancake and sausage breakfast. But they are still able to enjoy a winter hike. Adults join us for a one-mile guided walk on our nature trails through the beautiful winter woods, along the river we as watch and listen for our resident winter creatures. Families, our hike will take us through half a mile of the forest. This program is entirely outdoors. Face coverings and social distancing are required. $3 per person, children under 2 are FREE. All ages event. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 586-781-9113.

Friday, February 13, 2021 from 9a-10a OR 11a-noon (2 sessions to choose from)
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – The Science of Sledding
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Why doesn’t your sled keep moving? We’ll get on the sledding hill to test friction and the materials that make for a slow or fast sled. In this hands-on activity, you will receive a supply packet with materials to test the science of sledding. You will design a miniature sled to carry a specific weight down the hill. Will your miniature sled be fast, slow or somewhere in-between? Bring your own sled to go sledding after you learn about the science of sledding. If there is more than one person in your group, you have the option to buying one packet for the entire group, or a packet per person. All materials will be supplied. This program is held entirely outdoors and is snow dependent. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Ages 8+. $6 per packet. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 734-782-3956.

Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10a-noon or 2p-4p (2 Sessions To Choose From)
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Birds in Your Binoculars
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring your binoculars. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. All Ages Event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register by calling 734-379-5020.

Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 10a-noon or 2p-4p (2 Sessions To Choose From)
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Arctic Visitors – Tundra Swan Watch
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
While many birds flee the continent during the winter months, a few call southeast Michigan home during the cold weather. Look at one of our winter visitors – the Tundra Swan. Bring your binoculars. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. All Ages Event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 10a-noon or 2p-4p (2 Sessions To Choose From)
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Eagles On Ice
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl. Did you know, where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles, too. Dozens of them, in fact. Join LEMP and search the river for Bald Eagles. Bring your binoculars. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. All Ages Event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register by calling 734-379-5020.

Friday, February 27, 2021 from 10a-10:30a OR 11a-11:30a (2 sessions to choose from)
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Snow Play
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
head out and paint the snow, look for animal signs and have other fun snow adventures. This outdoor only program is designed to give your three to four year-old a sensory-exploration of nature. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Ages 3-4. $5 per child, under 2 FREE. Ages 8+. $6 per packet. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 734-782-3956.

Friday, February 27, 2021 from 7p-8p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Full Snow Moon Walk
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
During this one-mile guided hike, you’ll discover some moon lore and myths. If you have them, bring binoculars to view the moon up close and a flashlight wrapped with red cellophane. Because it is winter, the nature trails could be snow covered and icy as we walk. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. All ages. $5 per person. Ages 8+. $6 per packet. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 734-782-3956.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 7:30p-9:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Evening Snowshoe Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Learn about local history, winter wildlife, and explore the park from a new point of view. Adventurers will enjoy a warm campfire after a one-mile hike in the woods. $5 per person. Ages 10+. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 2p-4p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Marsh Meander
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring your binoculars. $5 per person, children under 2 FREE. All Ages Event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register by calling 734-379-5020.

February 28 from 11a-3:30p
Kensington Metropark – 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. 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. Hosted by the Metroparks.

March 2021 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturdays & Sundays in March from 11a-2p (1-hour tours begin every 1/2 hour) on March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Learn the history of one of the first crops harvested each year. Join Wolcott Mill staff for a short hike to the woods where participants will learn how to identify and tap maple trees. Then visit a wood-fired evaporator and discover how maple sap becomes maple syrup. Maple items and kits will be available for purchase. Tours begin every half hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Participants will walk about half a mile over uneven ground. Face coverings are required. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE.

March 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10a-3:30p (1.5 hour sessions)
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Maple Sugaring
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Learn about maple sugaring and maple syrup. Explore the history of sugaring and how to identify and care for maple trees. Hike a half-mile on the nature trails, into the spring woods, to tap a maple tree and afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling the sap into rich maple syrup. Guests will see how you could set up your own backyard evaporator system. This program is entirely outdoors, lasts approximately an hour and a half and runs every two hours. Face coverings and social distancing are required. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance. 10a-11:30a, noon-1:30p, 2p–3:30p.

March 6, 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11a-3:30p
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. 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. Hosted by the Metroparks.

March 6,7,13,14,20,21, from 10a-3p
Dexter Maple Syrup Events – Journey to the Sugar Bush
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Take a journey across a field to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Watch how to tap a tree, and then visit the evaporator to 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. Each participant will get a take-home craft too. Tours run every hour. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. All ages. $5 per person, children under 2 Free.

Sunday, March 7 from 2p-3:30p & Saturday, March 13 from 2p-3:30p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Maple Sugaring Through the Ages
Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center (17845 Savage Road, Belleville, MI 48111, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Come see the methods used to collect maple sap and learn how the maple tree helped sustain early Americans during this fun program. We will be learning about the history of maple sugaring as guests visit three sugaring “camps.” Preregistration is required at least 1 day in advance. For more information or to register, call Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center at 1-800-477-3182 or 734-782-3956. Cost is $5 adult / $3 child.

Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10a-noon or 2p-4p (2 Sessions To Choose From)
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Birds in Your Binoculars
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring your binoculars. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. All Ages Event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register by calling 734-379-5020.

March 13 & 20 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)
Travel out to the woods to see the tapping of maple trees, sap collection, and visit the evaporator to learn about the boiling of maple sap. This program is entirely outdoors and runs every hour. You can expect to walk about one-mile on gravel nature trails. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Dress for the weather. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two free. All Ages. Pre-registration required 3 days before each program.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2p-4p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Marsh Meander
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
As the weather changes, so do the birds that can be found throughout Lake Erie Metropark. Hit the nature trails to see which birds have staked their claim to the wilds of Lake Erie Metropark during the winter. Bring your binoculars. $5 per person, children under 2 FREE. All Ages Event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 10a-noon
Oakwoods Metropark Events Calendar – Beavers in the Backwaters
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Beavers are leaving evidence of their hard work all along the river. Let’s head out for a hike on the nature trails to discover some of their handy-work and discuss how they are re-shaping the landscape in the process. $3 per child, $5 per adult children under 2 are FREE. All Ages. Pre-register is required at least 1 day before the program by calling 734-782-3956.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2p-4p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Easter Egg Hunt
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Bring the kids out to hunt for Easter eggs on the festive Egg-cellent trail. Kids will search for eggs in different themed areas. Don’t forget your camera to capture a photo of the Easter Bunny hard at work preparing for Easter. Bring a basket or bag. Dress for the weather as this is an all outdoor event. A maximum of 10 people will be assigned to each starting time at registration. Each household will start their egg hunt at slightly staggered times within their registered start time. Please arrive on time to your time slot, park may not be able to accommodate late arrivals and park is unable to accept walk-ins. Social distancing and face coverings are required for participation. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. $6 per person. Ages 10 & under.

Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 8p-10p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Flaslight Easter 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. Kids will search for eggs in different themed areas. Bring a basket or bag and flashlight to help search for the eggs. This is an entirely outdoor event. A maximum of ten people will be assigned to each starting time at registration. Each household will start their egg hunt at slightly staggered times within their registered start time. Please arrive on time to your time slot, we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals and we are unable to accept walk-ins. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance. $6 per person. Ages 8-12.

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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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