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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June 2019 Events

Saturday, June 1 from 9a-10a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Nature Story Time: For the Birds
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Listen to a bird story, make a bird craft, and spend the morning discovering the world of birds. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children ages 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5 per child.

Saturday, June 1, 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, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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.

Saturday, June 8 from 10a-11a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Kids in the Creek
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Bring your water shoes and step into a tributary of the beautiful Huron River. Get a little wet as we search for the invertebrates that live in the water. Dress to get wet. A change of clothes and a towel are recommended. Ages 5–12. Please preregister at 734-426-8211. $3 per child.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10a & 2p (2 sessions)
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Blades ‘n’ Boards Roller 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. Along the way you search for wildlife and take a trip through time, discovering the history of the park. Ages 10 and up. Please pre-register 586-463-4332. $4.

Sunday, June 9 from noon-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Father’s Day Giftaganza
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Not sure what to buy for Father’s Day? Forget the mall and bring the kids out to Kensington Metropark. Each child will get to craft a one-of-a-kind nature-themed gift dads are sure to love. No preregistration needed, just drop in to the Nature Center to get ready for dad’s special day. Fun for kids of all ages. $5 child.

Saturday, June 15, 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 the 34-foot voyageur canoe, just 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.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11a
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Bald Eagle Viewing
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
The resident Bald Eagle pair is nesting this time of year. Hike to observe these magnificent birds on their nest and hopefully get a look at the eagles through a spotting scope. Bring binoculars if you have them. Ages 7 and older. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, June 15 from 1p-2:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Walk with Dragons
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Indian Springs Metropark is home to several different species of dragonflies, and this program will focus on helping you recognize the difference between them. Start inside to learn a bit about the life cycle of a dragonfly before moving outside to see where they live. Dress for the weather. All ages. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child / $5 adult.

Saturday, June 15, 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, June 16, 2019 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Father’s Day Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Dads get a free ride today when they take their children on the hayride, as a thank you to those that work very hard and still have time to come with their kids for a fun afternoon at the farm. Dads FREE, standard hayride rates apply to others.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 from noon-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Wagon Rides with Dad
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Visit the farm to see the animals and enjoy a wagon ride. $5 / Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Father’s Day Facts & Fictions
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Animal kingdom dads don’t all have the same jobs. Join us as we honor nature’s fathers and investigate their lifestyles. Just who might earn that title of Father of the Year? Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 child, $5 adult, Dads FREE.

Friday, June 21, 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.

Friday, June 21, 2019 from 9p-10p
Kensington Metropark Events – Bat Night Hike
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Come learn about bat basics and debunk myths such as: Do bats drink blood? Will bats get stuck in your hair? Find out about how bats benefit humans in many meaningful ways and what you can do to help bats in your area during the presentation inside the Kensington Metropark Nature Center. Then head out with us for a short hike to see these amazing flying acrobats in action. Please dress for the weather. Ages 6 and older. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5.

Saturday, June 22 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Solar Science
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Learn why the sun is so important in our lives and in the lives of plants and animals around us. Participate in hands-on demonstrations and experiments to illuminate the sun’s amazing qualities. Covering everything from solar energy to our resident ectotherms, you’ll walk away with a new respect for the summer sunshine. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child / $5 adult.

Friday, June 28, 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, June 29, 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 the 34-foot voyageur canoe, just 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, June 30, 2019 at Dusk
Stony Creek Metropark Events – 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 these popular fireworks events. $15 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. Visit www.metroparks.com or call 586-781-4242 for more info.

July 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar

Monday, July 1, 2019 at Dusk
Willow Metropark Events – Willow Metropark Fireworks
Willow Metropark (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164)
Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. A special event daily vehicle permit may be required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. Free admission with annual permit. Visit www.metroparks.com for more info or call 734-697-9181.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Dusk
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks
Hudson Mills Metropark (8801 N Territorial Road, Dexter, MI 48130)
Annual fireworks display. Display will begin at dusk. A special event daily vehicle permit may be required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. Call 734-426-8211 for more info or visit metroparks.com.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Dusk
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks
Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173)
Lake Erie Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show. Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. A special event daily vehicle permit may be required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. For more info, call 734-379-5020 or visit metroparks.com.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 and Sunday, July 7, 2019 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 view traditional demonstrations and games, listen to folk music, and visit with the food and craft vendors of our Festival Market. The Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Make sure to take a horse-drawn hayride around the Farm’s wooded trails (Standard public hayride rates apply).

Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 9a-11a
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Summer Bike Hike
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. A leisurely peddle with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $8; Bike rental is $20.

Sunday, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 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.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10a-11a
Kensington Metropark Events – Little Critters Nature Hour / Butterfly Bonanza
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Hear the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and learn about butterfly life cycles. Search for some caterpillars outside, go on a butterfly scavenger hunt, and make a butterfly to take home. The Little Critters Nature Hour presents a new nature program every month geared towards young children and their families. Ages 3-5. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5 Child.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:30a-1p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Pond Dipping
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
What lives beneath the surface of the pond? Use dip nets and some tubs to carefully catch and release some of the smallest pond creatures, and see what they can tell us about how healthy the pond is. Come dressed to be outdoors for this hands-on activity. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 Child/$5 Adult.

Friday, July 19, 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, July 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, July 26, 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, July 27, 2019 from 10a-noon
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Orienteering 101
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
The basics of navigation by map and compass. Then you can try out your new skills on Huron Meadows Metropark’s permanent orienteering course. Ages 10 and up. Bring a water bottle. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10:30a-1p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Build A Fairy House
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 5 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $12 per house.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Michigan Moth Night
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
These often misunderstood and overlooked creatures are some of the most unique and beautiful around. Learn a bit about them, then set up some lights and bait and see who pays a visit. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $4 Child/$6 Adult.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 10a-noon
Kensington Metropark Events – Paddle to the Lotus
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Bring your canoe or kayak for a guided tour of Kensington Metropark’s Kent Lake. Start out at the West Boat Launch and paddle out to visit the American lotus, North America’s largest wildflower. Then take in the islands to view a little of Kensington’s history, including the remnants that are still visible from the water of a former vacation spot. Spot a variety of wildlife, such as waterfowl, fish and possibly an eagle or two. A U.S. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required and must be properly worn. Please preregister, 810 227-8917. $5.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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)

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