Metroparks Events Calendar 2017

Metroparks Events Calendar 2017 – 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.

A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

December 2017 Metroparks Events Calendar

December Saturdays and Sundays (through (December 24) from noon-4p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Kensington Hayrides
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. $5 per Adult; $3 Seniors (62+) and Children 3-12; Children 2 and younger are FREE

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – You’ll Make a Yule Log
Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Using natural materials from the park, your family will create your own Yule Log to take home. This program is ideal for families with preschool to early elementary age children. $10. Please preregister.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metropark Event – A Visit with Santa & Mrs Claus
Lake St Clair Metropark (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with Santa and Mrs Claus. Bring your camera! $7 per child, $4 per adult. Admission by advance ticket purchase only. Call to purchase.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11a & 1p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Event – Lunch with Santa
Wolcott Mill Metropark (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa. Make a holiday craft to take home. Go for a horse drawn wagon ride, weather permitting. Call to preregister. $7 per child, $4 per adult.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10a & 1p
Indian Springs Metropark Event – Snacks with Santa
Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Bring your camera for pics with Santa. Enjoy decorating a cookie and have fun with a holiday craft. $5 per child. Call to preregister.

Saturday, December 9 at 11a & 1p, Sunday, December 10 at 1p
Stony Creek Metro Park Events – Celebrate & 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 story time, seasonal crafts, guest musicians and goodies to eat. Ages all. Payment is due at time of registration. Please preregister by calling. $6 per adult, $3 per child.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 10a & 12:30p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Santa Central
Hudson Mills Metropark (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Kids (and adults) can visit with Santa, go on a hay ride, and make seasonal crafts. Bring your camera! Call to pre-register

Sunday, December 10 (10:30a, noon, or 2p), Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 10:30a, noon, or 2p (each day)
Kensington Metroparks Events – Snacks With Santa
Kensington Metropark (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, snacks, and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree! $10. Please pre-register over the phone or in person at park office.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metropark Event – Holiday Ornaments from Nature
Lake St Clair Metropark (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
learn how to make some very unique holiday ornaments from objects found in nature. Take them home for yourself or give them as a gift. For ages 6+. $6. Please call to preregister.

Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10a
Oakwoods Metropark Event – Winter Birds
Oakwoods Metropark (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
See which birds are around this time of year, where they came from, and how they survive the winter season. Please call to preregister. $5 per adult, $3 per child.

January 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metro Park Events – Family Nature Club – Snow & Ice Investigation
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Find out how snowflakes form such unique shapes and make some of our own, and then use ice to make unique arts and crafts. Maybe have the chance to view an icy pond from below or try making snow sculptures, depending on the weather. Please preregister, 248-625-7280.

Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metroparks Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Every Saturday & Sunday in January (weather permitting, please call ahead to confirm). Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10a
Hudson Mills Metro Park Events – Winter Science Series – The Astronomy of it All
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Explore the night sky with marshmallow constellations, and review what you learned with a paper craft. Ages 8 – 12. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 & Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 8a (each day)
Huron Meadows Metropark Events – Frosty Freestyle & Krazy Klassic
Huron Meadows Metropark – (8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)Two days of cross-country ski races for different levels and variety of racers. The Frosty Ski Fest races are part of the Michigan Cup Series of cross-country races. Be sure to bring the little ones along as the Frosty Ski Fest features a kid’s race on Saturday for children. For more info, call 734-426-8211 or to register.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Winter Adventure Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Brave the cold for a fun exploration of our beautiful nature trails. Discuss seasonal changes that occur in the park, including the fascinating adaptations that plants and animals use to withstand wintry conditions. Warm up with some delicious hot chocolate after the hike. Dress for the weather. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10a
Hudson Mills Metro Park Events – Winter Science Series – Aquatic Aces
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
You might be surprised what you can find at the bottom of a frozen Michigan pond! Learn how fish, reptiles, and amphibians defy ice through adaptations. Meet an American toad, then experiment with ice and do a craft too. Ages 8 – 12. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

February 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10a
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Mid-Winter Hike
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Winter is half over! Get outside for a hike and celebrate winter. Check on our year-round residents, and possibly witness the stonefly mating. Please preregister, 734-426-8211

Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metroparks Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Every Saturday & Sunday in February (weather permitting, please call ahead to confirm). Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10a
Hudson Mills Metro Park Events – Winter Science Series – Mammal Marvels
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Learn all about animal winter adaptations. If there’s snow on the ground, make cardboard snowshoes and hop around with joy like a hare. If not, see who can make the best mini “den” to keep a cup of water from freezing in the woods. Ages 8–12. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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