Metroparks Events Calendar 2022

Metroparks Events Calendar 2022 – 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 daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Online Registration is available NOW for all Metroparks programs.

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Metroparks Events Calendar – January 2022 (Subject To Change)

Friday, January 7, 8, 21, & 22 from 3p-4p each session.
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff feed the resident animals, including pigs, goats, cows, and more. Learn what each animal eats and why. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 110a-11a
Oakwood Metropark Events – Explorer’s Club
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Explorer’s Club is a monthly program for your 6 to 14-year-olds to learn about Michigan’s native species. We’ll cover everything from plants, to animals, to insects and everything in-between! Each month will have a specific theme or topic, but we will learn and explore inside and outside each month. Ages 6-14. $4 per child / FREE for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 6p-8p (also, January 15, 22, 29)
Oakwood Metropark Events – Evening Owl Prowl
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Learn about the habits and habitats of the extraordinary owl during a brief indoor presentation. Afterward, head out on the trails and see if you and staff can lure in an Eastern Screech Owl or two with recorded calls. All ages. $5 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 6p-8p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Hoot Hike & Bonfire
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Owls in Southeast Michigan are much more common than people realize. Learn about these mysterious birds of the night. Hit the trail for a traditional owl prowl followed by an evening around the bonfire.. All Ages. $6 per child, $6 per adult. Pre-register required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

January 15, 2022 from 2p-3p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Fabulous Mr Fox
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Foxes are one of the most beautiful animals found at Oakwoods Metropark. We’ll learn some cool facts about these canines, from behavior and biology to how the fox is portrayed in different cultures. All ages. $3 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

January 15, 2022 from 6p-7p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Moon & Stars Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
The trees are bare, and the moon is full, what better time to see the stars. Take a moonlight stroll on our Woodland Trails, stopping in the middle to look for constellations. Learn about the constellations that you will see. Expect to walk about one mile on mixed gravel trails that may be icy. All ages. $3 Child / $5 Adult / Under 2 FREE. Pre-registration required online or call 248-625-7280.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 6p-7:30p
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Full Moon Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Use the light of the moon to brighten the path through the nature trails. Come out and learn about the moon and all its phases and faces. Bring your binoculars to catch a glimpse of the moon’s features- maybe you’ll even spot the man in the moon. Ages 10+. $5 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10a-noon
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – DIY Saturdays
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A new project each month. Park will supply all the materials and tools needed for you to bring home a finished product. Get inspired as you learn how to paint, build, or create new items from upcycled and/or natural materials. Ages 18+. $5-$8 per person (varies by monthly project). Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Metroparks Events Calendar – February 2022 (Subject To Change)

Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10a-11a
Oakwood Metropark Events – Explorer’s Club
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Explorer’s Club is a monthly program for your 6 to 14-year-olds to learn about Michigan’s native species. We’ll cover everything from plants, to animals, to insects and everything in-between! Each month will have a specific theme or topic, but we will learn and explore inside and outside each month. Ages 6-14. $4 per child / FREE for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10a-11:30a
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Winter Wildlife Search
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A winter walk in search of animals. Look for active animals, discover what other animals are doing during the winter and learn how animals use snow. All ages. $5 per adult / $3 per child / children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 9:30a-12:30p
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Annual Pancake Walk
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A brisk guided walk through the beautiful winter woods, then warm up with a pancake breakfast. Breakfast includes 3 pancakes, 3 sausage links, coffee, juice or water. All ages. $6 per adult / $4 per child / children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

February 11, 12, 25, & 26 from 3p-4p each session.
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff feed the resident animals, including pigs, goats, cows, and more. Learn what each animal eats and why. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 2p-3p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Wildlife Jeopardy
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Are you confident in your naturalist skills? If so, enjoy trivia and prizes as park staff test your knowledge of the natural world in a fun and exciting way. Each month will present new topics and questions. All ages. $3 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 6:30p-8:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Full Moon Hike 
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
There are many different myths and legends associated with the Full Moon. Learn a little about our closest, natural satellite; and explore how and why there are so many unique names associated with each full moon.. Pre-register required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 1p-2p
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Love is in the Air
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A brisk guided walk through the beautiful winter woods, then warm up with a pancake breakfast. Breakfast includes 3 pancakes, 3 sausage links, coffee, juice or water. Ages 8+. $5 per adult / $3 per child. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Sunday, February 13, 2021 from 1p-4p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Paint Like Bob Ross
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio and he will walk you through all the steps in painting a Bob Ross scene that you can take home and display. No experience necessary, $65 includes supplies. Class is limited to 16 people. Ages 13+. $65 per person. Pre-registration is required online.

Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 1p-3p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Winter Survival Workshop
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Come and learn some survival basics, from fire starting to shelter building and water collection, you will learn new skills that can be used in any season. Ages 8+. $3 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 2p-4p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Dreamcatcher Workshop
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
If nightmares of this winter weather have you down, sign up to make a Dreamcatcher to capture those bad dreams and turn them into visions of summer fun! Discover the legends surrounding the dream catcher before designing your own to take home. Ages 8+. $6 per child / $6 for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 10a-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Tracks on the Trails
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
On this self-guided hike, you will follow a series of tracks on the nearby trails and learn about some of Michigan’s winter.. All ages. FREE Event.

Saturdays & Sundays in February 26,27 from 11a-2p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Breakfast will include all you can eat pancakes, 3 sausage links, coffee, water, or tang. Before or after breakfast, take a self-guided tour to learn how to identify and tap maple trees and visit a wood-fired evaporator and discover how to turn sap into syrup. Maple syrup will be available for purchase to enjoy on site or take home. Breakfast will be served outside. Pre-registration required. All ages event. $8 per child, $8 per adult, children under 2 FREE.

Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10a-noon
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – DIY Saturdays
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A new project each month. Park will supply all the materials and tools needed for you to bring home a finished product. Get inspired as you learn how to paint, build, or create new items from upcycled and/or natural materials. Ages 18+. $5-$8 per person (varies by monthly project). Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

February 27 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. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Metroparks Events Calendar – March 2022 (Subject To Change)

Friday, March 4, 11, 18, & 25, from 11a-2:30p (must pre-register for 1hr time slots)
Kensington Metropark Events – Homeschool Maple Syrup
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
This program includes tapping a maple tree, watching the process of turning sap into syrup, and a tour of the Native American sugaring camp. Tours begin every half hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. Cost: $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturdays & Sundays in March 5,6,12,13,19,20, from 11a-2p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Maple Sweetness
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Breakfast will include all you can eat pancakes, 3 sausage links, coffee, water, or tang. Before or after breakfast, take a self-guided tour to learn how to identify and tap maple trees and visit a wood-fired evaporator and discover how to turn sap into syrup. Maple syrup will be available for purchase to enjoy on site or take home. Breakfast will be served outside. Pre-registration required. All ages event. $8 per child, $8 per adult, children under 2 FREE. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 10a-11a
Oakwood Metropark Events – Explorer’s Club
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Explorer’s Club is a monthly program for your 6 to 14-year-olds to learn about Michigan’s native species. We’ll cover everything from plants, to animals, to insects and everything in-between! Each month will have a specific theme or topic, but we will learn and explore inside and outside each month. Ages 6-14. $4 per child / FREE for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 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. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, March 5 from 2p-4p & Saturday, March 12 from 2p-4p
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 / Under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration is required online.

Saturday, March 5, 2022 and Sunday, March 6 from 10a-3p (also March 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27 at the same times)
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. We will hike into the spring woods to tap a maple. Afterwards, return to the campfire and learn the process of boiling sap into rich maple syrup. All ages event. $5 per adult / $5 per child / Children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

March 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 from 10a-3p (1 hr sessions available)
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. This program is mostly outdoors. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance.

March 12 & 19 from 11a-2p (3 sessions per day – 11a/12p/1p)
White Lake Maple Syrup 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 before each program online.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 10a-2p
Kensington Metropark Events – Fun on the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Fun on the Farm is an indoor and outdoor children’s series that focuses on different animals and aspects of farming each session. Each program will include a story, hands-on activity, and a chance to get up close and personal with that week’s topic. Ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5 per child / adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 10a-noon
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – DIY Saturdays
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A new project each month. Park will supply all the materials and tools needed for you to bring home a finished product. Get inspired as you learn how to paint, build, or create new items from upcycled and/or natural materials. Ages 18+. $5-$8 per person (varies by monthly project). Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 2p-3p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Wildlife Jeopardy
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Are you confident in your naturalist skills? If so, enjoy trivia and prizes as park staff test your knowledge of the natural world in a fun and exciting way. Each month will present new topics and questions. All ages. $3 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

March 31, April 1,2,3,4,8,9,10, & 17 from 10a-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Advanced Egg Hunt
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
It’s like geocaching, but to find hidden eggs. Participants will bring their GPS unit or smart phone with GPS app and head out on a self-led adventure to explore the nature trails is search of eight hidden eggs. You will use GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) to find each egg. You will receive the coordinates prior to your program date. Eggs will be filled with a variety of Easter novelty items. Expect to walk up to one mile on paved, grass, or gravel paths with elevation changes. Instruction on how to use a GPS or GPS app is available on request. A limited number of GPS units are available to check out from the Environmental Discovery Center. $3 per Child / $5 per adult. Ages 8+. Pre-registration required online.

Metroparks Events Calendar – April 2022 (Subject To Change)

April 1,2,3,4,8,9,10, & 17 from 10a-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Advanced Egg Hunt
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
It’s like geocaching, but to find hidden eggs. Participants will bring their GPS unit or smart phone with GPS app and head out on a self-led adventure to explore the nature trails is search of eight hidden eggs. You will use GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) to find each egg. You will receive the coordinates prior to your program date. Eggs will be filled with a variety of Easter novelty items. Expect to walk up to one mile on paved, grass, or gravel paths with elevation changes. Instruction on how to use a GPS or GPS app is available on request. A limited number of GPS units are available to check out from the Environmental Discovery Center. $3 per Child / $5 per adult. Ages 8+. Pre-registration required online.

Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10a-11:30a
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Natural Egg Dying
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
You’ll learn how to use natural items to create dyes, then discover some creative ways to decorate your eggs. All materials supplied (including hard boiled eggs) and tools needed to bring home some beautifully decorated eggs. Ages 5+. $5 per adult / $5 per child . Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10a-11a
Oakwood Metropark Events – Explorer’s Club
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Explorer’s Club is a monthly program for your 6 to 14-year-olds to learn about Michigan’s native species. We’ll cover everything from plants, to animals, to insects and everything in-between! Each month will have a specific theme or topic, but we will learn and explore inside and outside each month. Ages 6-14. $4 per child / FREE for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 10a-11:30a
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Natural Egg Dying
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Egg-sperience this hands-on fun with eggs program.Creatively dye some eggs, squish some eggs and bounce some eggs. Discover why the shape and color of eggs are so important in nature. All materials supplied (including eggs) for these messy but fun egg-speriments. Ages 5-15. $5 per child / Adults are FREE . Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

April 7, 12, 13, 14, & 21  2022 from 10a-2p (each session)
Kensington Metropark Events – Fun on the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Fun on the Farm is an indoor and outdoor children’s series that focuses on different animals and aspects of farming each session. Each program will include a story, hands-on activity, and a chance to get up close and personal with that week’s topic. Ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5 per child / adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

April 8, 9, & 22 from 3p-4p each session.
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff feed the resident animals, including pigs, goats, cows, and more. Learn what each animal eats and why. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 3p-5:15p (8 half-hour time slots available)
Hudson Mills Metropark 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 trail. Kids will search for eggs in different themed areas. Don’t forget your camera to capture a photo of the Easter Bunny. Bring a basket or bag to collect your eggs. Ages 0-10. $6 per child, $6 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration is required online.

Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 7p-9:30p (8 half-hour time slots available)
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Flashlight 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 outdoors. Bring a basket or bag and a flashlight to help search for the eggs. Ages 8-12. $6 per child, $6 per adult. Pre-registration is required online.

Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10-3p
Willow Metropark Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Willow Metropark – (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Enjoy crafts, games, candy maybe even get a visit from the Easter Pig. It is important to arrive on time to the program; children are separated into age brackets to search for eggs and will begin at different times. Ages 2-14. $5 per child / $6 for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 11a-2p
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Visit the nature center for games and crafts to keep your little one busy while they wait for their turn to visit the Easter bunny. He’ll be hard at work in his workshop, but not too busy to stop and visit with your child and get a memorable photo. After visiting with the Easter Bunny, come outside for an egg-citing egg scramble. The egg scramble will be grouped by age. Upon arrival check-in so we can assign your child’s egg scramble time.. Ages 0-10. $6 per child / Adults are FREE . Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 10a-3:45p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Egg Scramble Along the Trail
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
You will be entertained by Rosco the Clown, before heading down the “Bunny Trail” to collect candy-filled Easter eggs. The trail ends with the Easter Bunny, where they can take a photo. Expect to walk approximately ¼ mile on paved, grass, or gravel paths.. $5 per Child / $5 per adult / Under 2 FREE. All ages event. Pre-registration required online.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10a-noon
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – DIY Saturdays
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A new project each month. Park will supply all the materials and tools needed for you to bring home a finished product. Get inspired as you learn how to paint, build, or create new items from upcycled and/or natural materials. Ages 18+. $5-$8 per person (varies by monthly project). Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, April 23 & 24 from noon-4p each day
Kensington Metropark Events – Spring Festival
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
This two-day event centers on shearing the farm’s flock of sheep. Enjoy touring the farm and seeing our spring babies. Catch a show by Rosco the Clown. Visit the Kensington Living History Village where you can view early pioneer skills. Don’t forget to take hayride too (standard rates apply and are purchased day of). All ages. This is a FREE event.

Metroparks Events Calendar – May 2022 (Subject To Change)

Saturday, May 2, 2022 from 10a-11a
Oakwood Metropark Events – Explorer’s Club
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Explorer’s Club is a monthly program for your 6 to 14-year-olds to learn about Michigan’s native species. We’ll cover everything from plants, to animals, to insects and everything in-between! Each month will have a specific theme or topic, but we will learn and explore inside and outside each month. Ages 6-14. $4 per child / FREE for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

May 6, 7, 20, 21 from 7p-8:30p
Kensington Metropark Events – Evening on the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take a behind the scenes look and help the farmers close the farm up for the night. Learn how the farm animals and our wild animal visitors behave in the evening and as night approaches. $5 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 9a-10a
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Wildflower Walk with Mom
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a half-mile guided hike along the Acorn Nature Trail in search of spring flowers. This event is a great way to spend some quality time with the special mom in your life. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, Under 2 FREE. Pre-registration is required online.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 8p-9p
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Moms ‘n’ Marshmallows
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring your Mom out to this pre-Mother’s Day celebration to relax around the campfire for some stories and yummy s’mores for you and mom. All ages. $5 per child / $5 per adult / Children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 10a-11a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Early May is the best time of year to see warblers and other songbirds as they journey through Michigan after spending the winter in the tropics. Bring a burst of color to your Mother’s Day morning by viewing some of these winged jewels as well as many native wildflowers blooming in the park. A hike along our nature trails to learn about the wildlife seen along the way. Bring binoculars if you have them. $3 per Child / $5 per adult / Under 2 FREE. All ages event. Pre-registration required online.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 10a-4p
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – Walk-A-Mom
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring your Mom, Grandmother or someone who is like a mom to you out for a self-guided spring hike on the trails and make some memories. Enjoy the wildflowers that are starting to bloom and share some quality time with the special person in your life. Be sure to stop by the nature center to get a certificate and a flower to plant at home.

May 12 & 26  2022 from 10a-2p (each session)
Kensington Metropark Events – Fun on the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Fun on the Farm is an indoor and outdoor children’s series that focuses on different animals and aspects of farming each session. Each program will include a story, hands-on activity, and a chance to get up close and personal with that week’s topic. Ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5 per child / adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

May 13, 14, 27, & 28 from 3p-4p each session.
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff feed the resident animals, including pigs, goats, cows, and more. Learn what each animal eats and why. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

May 14, 15, 28, 29 from 10a-11:30a
Kensington Metropark Events – Hayride Adventure
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take part behind the scenes as the draft horses are harnessed and hitched to the wagon. Learn what the different elements of their harness do and how they work together. When the horses are dressed and ready, you’ll be all set for a relaxing hayride along the farm’s wooded trails. All ages. $6 per child / $10 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 6:30p-8:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Full Moon Hike 
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
There are many different myths and legends associated with the Full Moon. Learn a little about our closest, natural satellite; and explore how and why there are so many unique names associated with each full moon.. Pre-register required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10a-noon
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – DIY Saturdays
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A new project each month. Park will supply all the materials and tools needed for you to bring home a finished product. Get inspired as you learn how to paint, build, or create new items from upcycled and/or natural materials. Ages 18+. $5-$8 per person (varies by monthly project). Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 2p-3p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Wildlife Jeopardy
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Are you confident in your naturalist skills? If so, enjoy trivia and prizes as park staff test your knowledge of the natural world in a fun and exciting way. Each month will present new topics and questions. All ages. $3 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Metroparks Events Calendar – June 2022 (Subject To Change)

Friday, June 3, 2021 from 8p-9:30p (also June 17 same times)
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Staff will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn how trade affected our history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Ages 6+. $5 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10a-11a
Oakwood Metropark Events – Explorer’s Club
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Explorer’s Club is a monthly program for your 6 to 14-year-olds to learn about Michigan’s native species. We’ll cover everything from plants, to animals, to insects and everything in-between! Each month will have a specific theme or topic, but we will learn and explore inside and outside each month. Ages 6-14. $4 per child / FREE for adults. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Sunday, June 5 from 11a-12:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – 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 program will be taught by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in injured turtles. Ages 12+. $5 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10a-2p (also June 11 same times)
Oakwood Metropark Events – Voyageur Canoe tours
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
A guided tour of the beautiful backwaters of the Huron River. Climb aboard the 34’ replica of a voyageur canoe, which was a Native American designed canoe used by the French Voyageurs during the Fur Trade Era. This canoe can accommodate up to 14 paddlers and can hold 18 – 20 people. Ages 6+ $5 per cild / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

June 9 & 23, 2022 from 10a-2p (each session)
Kensington Metropark Events – Fun on the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Fun on the Farm is an indoor and outdoor children’s series that focuses on different animals and aspects of farming each session. Each program will include a story, hands-on activity, and a chance to get up close and personal with that week’s topic. Ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5 per child / adults FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

June 10, 11, 24, & 25 from 3p-4p each session.
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff feed the resident animals, including pigs, goats, cows, and more. Learn what each animal eats and why. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

June 11,12, 25, & 26 from 10a-11:30a
Kensington Metropark Events – Hayride Adventure
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take part behind the scenes as the draft horses are harnessed and hitched to the wagon. Learn what the different elements of their harness do and how they work together. When the horses are dressed and ready, you’ll be all set for a relaxing hayride along the farm’s wooded trails. All ages. $6 per child / $10 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:30p-8:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Full Moon Hike 
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
There are many different myths and legends associated with the Full Moon. Learn a little about our closest, natural satellite; and explore how and why there are so many unique names associated with each full moon.. Pre-register required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10a-noon
Stony Creek Nature Park Events – DIY Saturdays
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A new project each month. Park will supply all the materials and tools needed for you to bring home a finished product. Get inspired as you learn how to paint, build, or create new items from upcycled and/or natural materials. Ages 18+. $5-$8 per person (varies by monthly project). Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 2p-3p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Wildlife Jeopardy
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Are you confident in your naturalist skills? If so, enjoy trivia and prizes as park staff test your knowledge of the natural world in a fun and exciting way. Each month will present new topics and questions. All ages. $3 per child / $5 per adult. Pre-registration required online or by calling 734-782-2956.

Metroparks Events Calendar – July 2022 (Subject To Change)

METROPARKS FIREWORKS SHOWS 2021
METROPARKS FREE SUMMER CONCERTS 2021
METROPARKS SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS 2021

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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