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.

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October 2020 Metroparks Events Calendar

Thursday, October 1, 22, & 29, 2020 from 6:30p-7:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Family Moonlight Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Take a leisurely ride through the forest, then warm up around a roaring fire with stories. Social distancing is required and, face coverings are encouraged. $3 per person. Ages 5 and older. Pre-registration required at least 1 day before each event at 586-781-9133.

October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2020 from 10a-2p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Meet Around the Table
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Fun and exciting nature or history-oriented items to show in front of the Marshlands Museum entrance, weather permitting. Stop by to ask questions and learn something new. Happening select Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Face covering are encouraged. All ages event. This is a FREE event.

Friday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 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, October 3, & 17, 2020 from 10a-11a or 1p-2p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Family Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Hop on the buckboard wagon and enjoy the beauty of fall along a Nature Trail. An interpreter will make stops to share stories and information about park history and nature. After your tour, warm up at the campfire. Social distancing is required and, face coverings are encouraged. $3 per person. Ages 5 and older. Pre-registration required at least 1 day before each event at 586-781-9133.

Saturday, October 10, 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, October 10 and Sunday October 11 from 1p-3p
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)
This is trick-or-treating for the whole family! During this program, your family will experience Halloween-themed educational stops and costumed characters along the path of pumpkins and trails. Be sure to bring a bag or bucket to collect your treats at each stop. Tours leave at scheduled times and late arrivals may not be accommodated. Geared towards family with kids ages 2 -10. Social distancing is required, and face coverings are encouraged. Preregistration required, 734-426-8211. $5. 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.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 7p-9p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Cemetery Tales: Stories from the Passed
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
An evening of history and folklore as we explore the Huron Township Cemetery, located in Willow Metropark. Begin the evening with a short hike to the cemetery where stories come to life. This is not a haunted attraction; but an exciting way to learn about some local history. Face coverings are encouraged.. Face coverings are encouraged. Ages 8 & up. $5 per person. Pre-registration required by 10/9.

Friday, October 16, 2020 from 5:30p-6:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Green Halloween
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
During this outdoor program, make some “green” Halloween décor, and discuss ways in which everyone can make this holiday a little less frightful for the planet. Social distancing is required and face coverings are encouraged. $3 per child / $5 per adult. All ages event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day before each event at 248-625-7280.

October 16, 17, 23, & 24 at 7:30p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Evening Lantern Tours
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Gather at the warming bon fire before your lantern tour. A lantern-bearing guide will lead you down the pumpkin-lit trail through the woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. The tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. Face coverings are encouraged. Ages 8 & up. $8 per person. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11a-noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Family Pumpkin Carving
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Watch a family-friendly Halloween movie while you carve your silly or spooky pumpkin. Learn some fun facts about pumpkins and gourds too. Carving supplies and decorations are provided just bring your imagination! Dress for the weather. Face covering are recommended. All ages. $8 per pumpkin. Pre-registration required at least 2 days in advance at 586-752-5932.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 1p-2:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Family Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bats, owls, snakes and many other animals have been feared by superstitious people for ages. This program will help you to learn about and appreciate these wonderful animals for what they really are. Social distancing is required and face coverings are encouraged. $3 per person. Ages 5 and older. Pre-registration required at least 1 day before each event at 586-781-9133.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 7p-8p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Stories in the Stars
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Learn about the how constellations have been important to humans and served as the inspiration for folklore. Explore what a star is, the different types, and their life-cycle. You will get some fun stargazing tips and tricks. Face coverings are encouraged. Ages 12 & up. $5. Pre registration is required by 10/16.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 2p-3p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Fall Color Frenzy
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Discover some of the mysteries of trees and admire the beautiful fall foliage of the Metropark. Bring your hiking boots and your favorite pair of binoculars and head out on the trail. Face coverings are encouraged. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration required by 10/17.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 10a-noon
Kensington Metropark Events – Native Seed Harvest
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Harvest seeds from milkweed and other native plants. This seed will be used, in the future, to spread native plants to other areas of the Metroparks. Start with a brief discussion on native plants of the prairie and their role in the ecosystem before heading out to collect seeds. Please come dressed for a day outside and off trail (closed-toe shoes, long pants, hat) and bring your work gloves, water, and face mask. All ages event. This is a FREE event. Pre-registration is required by 10/20.

Friday, October 23 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 10/22. $5 per person.

Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 1p-3p each day
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Trick or Treat on the Trail
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
This is trick-or-treating for the whole family. During this program, your family will experience Halloween-themed educational stops along the pumpkin path on the Nature Trails. Be sure to bring a bag or bucket to collect your treats at each stop. Tours leave at scheduled times and late arrivals may not be accommodated. Geared towards family with kids ages 2 – 10. Social distancing is required and face coverings are encouraged. $5 per child / $5 per adult. All ages event. Pre-registration required at least 1 day before each event at 248-625-7280.

Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 2p-3p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Halloween History: Critters and Crawlers
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Celebrate the spirit of Halloween & explore the natural history of the iconic animals associated with this holiday. From bats to cats, and all the other critters in between. Learn about their behavior, adaptations and characteristics. Explore the nature trails for this spooktacular program, yet free of fright. Feel free to get in the spirit and wear your costume. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration required by 10/17.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 11a-noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Family Pumpkin Carving
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Watch a family-friendly Halloween movie while you carve your silly or spooky pumpkin. Learn some fun facts about pumpkins and gourds too. Carving supplies and decorations are provided just bring your imagination! Dress for the weather. Face covering are recommended. All ages. $8 per pumpkin. Pre-registration required at least 2 days in advance at 586-752-5932.

October 28, 29, & 30 2020 from 6p-7p and from 8p-9p (2 sessions each day / 1 session 10/29)
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Family Trick or Treat at the Farm
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Visit the outside of each of the animal barns and show off your Halloween costumes. Trick-or-Treating isn’t just for the kids; adults are encouraged to come in a family-friendly costume too. Our animals even join in on the fun with costumes of their own. Face coverings are encouraged. All ages. $8 per pumpkin. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance at 586-752-5932.

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 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 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.

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.

METRO DETROIT WEEKEND EVENTS
METROPARKS FIREWORKS SHOWS 2020

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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