Metroparks Events Calendar 2020

Metroparks Events Calendar 2020 – Kids fun and family-friendly events for Stony Creek, Kensington, Lake St Clair, and ALL of the HCMA Metroparks. Nature walks, fireworks, hayrides, sleighrides, seasonal celebrations, and MUCH more!

Oakland County Moms highlights special events from the Metroparks events calendar to bring you the latest news and info on special events happening at the 13 Metro Detroit area Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Call to confirm costs when pre-registering for events.

A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2020 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

METRO DETROIT WEEKEND EVENTS

November 2020 Metroparks Events Calendar

Friday, November 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11a-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Charter Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Fall is the perfect time to get your family together to visit the farm and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride. Take in the colors of the woods that surround the Farm Center on your ride. Book your family hayride time slot when you pre-register. During your visit see the animals and purchase your pumpkins and gourds. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Face coverings are encouraged. $50 per 30 min ride (max family size is 10). Pre-registration required at 810-227-8910. Hayrides are offered on Mondays through December too.

Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 10a-11a (Also, all Saturdays through December 12)
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Exploring Nature Through the Seasons
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Plants, animals and insects alike are all preparing for the long months ahead. See how the trails are changing and discover more about the wildlife that calls home. During the trail exploration a naturalist will discuss topics such as fall migration, plants going to seed and what our year-round wild residents are up to this time of year. Social distancing is required and, face coverings are encouraged. $3 per person. Pre-registration is required at least one day before desired program at 586-463-4332.

Saturday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6p-8p
Oakwoods 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 these extraordinary birds and head out on the trails and see if you can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls. Face coverings are encouraged. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day before each event.

Saturday, November 7, 2020 and November 21 from 7p-8:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Owl Prowl
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Owls are staking out territories and finding mates. After a brief introduction to learn who they are, come along for a night hike in the woods to look for our resident owls by calling for them. Bring a flashlight. Social distancing is required and face coverings are encouraged. $3 per person. Ages 7 and older. Pre-registration required at least 1 day before each event at 586-781-9133.

Friday, November 13, 2020 from 6p-8p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Friday Night Bonfire
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Some time around the bonfire and tell some tales about animals, people, and places from the area. Face coverings are encouraged. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre registration required by 11/12.

Friday, November 13, 2020 from 7p-8:30p (also, Saturday, November 14)
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Owls of the Night
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Hear all about the owls that call Michigan home in this special after-hours program. Take a guided hike through the trails as we call and listen for our Great Horned and Eastern Screech owls. Warm up by the bonfire back at the nature center after the search for our nocturnal friends. Social distancing is required and, face coverings are encouraged. $3 per person. Pre-registration is required at least one day before desired program at 586-463-4332.

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Face coverings are required in buildings and encouraged outside. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day before the event at 248-684-8632. Ages 4+. $5 per person.

Saturday, November 14, Saturday, November 21, & Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 6p-7p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Lake Erie Owl Prowl
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. Spend the evening out on the trails and see if you can lure in an owl or two with recorded calls. Face coverings are encouraged. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance.

Friday, November 27 from 7p-8p
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Farm After Dark
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Come take a behind the scenes look and help our farmers close the farm up for the night. Learn how the farm animals and our wild animal visitors behave at night and the adaptations that make that possible. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Face coverings are required in buildings and encouraged outside. Ages 8+. Pre registration required by 9/24. $5 per person.

Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Face coverings are required in buildings and encouraged outside. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day before the event at 248-684-8632. Ages 4+. $5 per person.

December 2020

Friday, December 4, 11, & 18 from 11a-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Charter Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Fall is the perfect time to get your family together to visit the farm and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride. Take in the colors of the woods that surround the Farm Center on your ride. Book your family hayride time slot when you pre-register. During your visit see the animals and purchase your pumpkins and gourds. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Face coverings are encouraged. $50 per 30 min ride (max family size is 10). Pre-registration required at 810-227-8910. Hayrides are offered on Mondays through December too.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 1p-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Santa’s Winter Wonderland Walk
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take a short stroll along the candy cane trail for a chance to meet a variety of Christmas characters. Peek into Santa’s workshop to spot him getting ready for the big night. He’ll be busy, but not too busy to stop and talk. Be sure to drop your letter into his mailbox too. Tours leave at scheduled times and late arrivals may not be accommodated. Social distancing and face coverings are required. All ages event. $5. Children under 2 are FREE. Must pre-register by 12/3.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10a-11a (Also, all Saturdays through December 12)
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Exploring Nature Through the Seasons
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Plants, animals and insects alike are all preparing for the long months ahead. See how the trails are changing and discover more about the wildlife that calls home. During the trail exploration a naturalist will discuss topics such as fall migration, plants going to seed and what our year-round wild residents are up to this time of year. Social distancing is required and, face coverings are encouraged. $3 per person. Pre-registration is required at least one day before desired program at 586-463-4332.

Saturday, December 5 from 6p-8p
Oakwoods 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 these extraordinary birds and head out on the trails and see if you can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls. Face coverings are encouraged. All ages event. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day before each event.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 10a-4p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Holiday Ornaments from Nature
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
This holiday season learn how to make one-of-a-kind ornaments from objects found out in nature. Take home kits will be provided and available for pickup at the nature center. There will be several craft options to choose from and an online instructional video with helpful tips will be provided to guide you. A limited number of kits will be available. Social distancing is required and, face coverings are encouraged. Ages 6+. $3 per person. Pre-registration is required at least one day before desired program at 586-463-4332.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Santa’s Winter Wonderland Walk
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Take a short stroll along the candy cane trail for a chance to meet a variety of Christmas characters. Peek into Santa’s workshop to spot him getting ready for the big night. He’ll be busy, but not too busy to stop and talk. Be sure to drop your letter into his mailbox too. Tours leave at scheduled times and late arrivals may not be accommodated. Social distancing and face coverings are required. All ages event. $5. Children under 2 are FREE. Must pre-register by 12/3.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Face coverings are required in buildings and encouraged outside. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day before the event at 248-684-8632. Ages 4+. $5 per person.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 6p-7p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Lights, Trails & Seasonal Tales
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
An evening of outdoor seasonal fun. Hit the trail for a guided walk along our luminary-lit nature trail and meet a variety of Christmas-themed characters along the way. Face coverings are encouraged. $6. All ages. Pre registration is required by 12/11.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 1p-3p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Santa’s Winter Wonderland Walk
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Take a short stroll along the candy cane trail for a chance to meet a variety of Christmas characters. Peek into Santa’s workshop to spot him getting ready for the big night. He’ll be busy, but not too busy to stop and talk. Be sure to drop your letter into his mailbox too. Tours leave at scheduled times and late arrivals may not be accommodated. Social distancing and face coverings are required. All ages event. $5. Children under 2 are FREE. Must pre-register by 12/12.

Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 10a-noon
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Hike-n-Sketch
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Hit the trails in search of some woodland beauty. While you are out, you will be journaling some of your findings through sketches. Bring your own journal and your artistic talent for an inspirational day outdoors. Face coverings are encouraged. All ages event. $3 per child; $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration by 12/18.

Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 2p-3p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Waterfowl on the River
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
It’s a great time to see waterfowl at Lake Erie Metropark. Head out on the trails and look for different waterfowl species on the lake. Learn how to identify different species and their natural history. Face coverings are encouraged. $6 per person. All ages event. Pre-registration required by 12/18.

Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Face coverings are required in buildings and encouraged outside. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day before the event at 248-684-8632. Ages 4+. $5 per person.

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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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For a complete listing of the Huron-Clinton Metro Authority Metroparks Events Calendar, visit metroparks.com

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