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Park Highlights

Saturday February 7 - Barn Dance at the Kensington Farm! We are offering two dances, one from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Daddy-Daughter) and one from 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (All-Family). Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Join us for foot-stomping family fun in our barn. A square dance caller will walk you and your partner through the basics, providing a visit filled with fun whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro. Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets go on sale Saturday January 10.

New for the 2014-2015 Winter Season! We have expanded and changed our cross country ski trails, click here for map. Also, the entire 8.5 miles of the hike-bike trail will be kept clear of snow. Please note, some portions of the trail are not salted due to protected natural resources.  Trail is cleared after roads, lots and sidewalks. 

The Kensington Golf Course is closed for the season.  If you are interested in booking a league or an outing give us a call at 810-227-8910.  Thanks for a great season and we will see you in the spring! 


 

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Events Calendar

Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Jan
10-31
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 01/10/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 01/11/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 01/17/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 01/18/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 01/24/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 01/25/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 01/31/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Basics of Ice Fishing
Jan
24...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/24/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 01/31/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/07/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/14/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

A chance for beginners to learn about ice fishing, then wet a line! Bring ice fishing poles and dress for the weather. Ice conditions permitting. A fishing license is required for those 17 years of age and older.

Age: 6 and up                        Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Ice Harvesting
Jan
31
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 01/31/2015  1pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Join the farm staff and find out about putting up a supply of ice the old-fashioned way. Learn who the iceman was and where 'the cold shoulder' could've been a good thing. Participants can watch demonstrations and then actually help cut blocks of river ice using antique saws and a variety of equipment. Great outdoor fun for both adults and kids!

Free with vehicle pass, no registration necessary

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-628-8632.

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Ice Harvesting
Feb
1
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sun 02/01/2015  1pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Join the farm staff and find out about putting up a supply of ice the old-fashioned way. Learn who the iceman was and where 'the cold shoulder' could've been a good thing. Participants can watch demonstrations and then actually help cut blocks of river ice using antique saws and a variety of equipment. Great outdoor fun for both adults and kids!

Free with vehicle pass, no registration necessary

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-628-8632.

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Feb
1-28
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sun 02/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/07/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 02/08/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/14/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 02/15/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/21/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 02/22/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/28/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
Feb
1
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 02/01/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Barn Dance
Feb
7
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 02/07/2015  6pm-7:30pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/07/2015  8pm-9:30pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Join us for foot-stomping family fun in our barn. A square dance caller will walk you and your partner through the basics, providing a visit filled with fun whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro. Great for Moms and sons as well as Dads and daughters. Light refreshments will be provided.

Choose One session when calling for tickets:
                                                             6 pm Daddy-Daughter 
                                                                              or 
                                                                 8 pm All-family

$8 per ticket in advance, $10 at the door

Call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 to order.

 A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Kensington Critters
Feb
8
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 02/08/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Homeschool: The Living Food Chain
Feb
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 02/12/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Student will learn about food chains and webs and make their own. Live examples of various levels of the food chain will be displayed.

Age: 8 - 10                                  Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

 

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Kensington Critters
Feb
15
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 02/15/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Webelos: Naturalist
Feb
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/21/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
Feb
22
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 02/22/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Chickadee Chow-Down
Feb
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/28/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails.

Ages: All                                    Fee. $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Maple's Sweet Story
Feb
28
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 02/28/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

A delight for all the senses!
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 the 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 syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale--taste a sample at the end of your tour.

No registration necessary.

Tickets are:
   Adult             $5
   Senior (62+)       $3
   Child 3 - 12 years      $3
   Child 2 years & younger       FREE
Tours begin every 1/2 hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Maple's Sweet Story
Mar
1
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sun 03/01/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturdays and Sundays throughout March--noon to 3 pm

A delight for all the senses!
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 the 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 syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale--taste a sample at the end of your tour.

No registration necessary.

Tickets are:
   Adult   $5
   Senior (62+)   $3
   Child 3 - 12 years  $3
   Child 2 years & younger FREE
Tours begin every 1/2 hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

 

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Mar
1-29
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sun 03/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/07/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/08/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/14/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/15/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/21/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/22/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 03/28/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/29/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
Mar
1
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 03/01/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Beginning with Bluebirds
Mar
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/07/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Last year Kensington was home to over 200 of these beautiful songbirds. Learn more about them and how you can help bluebirds in your area. Then stay to build your own bluebird box, if you wish. The $10 kit fee includes materials; please bring a phillips screwdriver. Pre-registration is required.

Ages: 10 and up                Fee: $3 per person and $10 kit

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Maple's Sweet Story
Mar
7-8
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 03/07/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/08/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturdays and Sundays throughout March--noon to 3 pm

A delight for all the senses!
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 the 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 syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale--taste a sample at the end of your tour.

No registration necessary.

Tickets are:
   Adult   $5
   Senior (62+)   $3
   Child 3 - 12 years  $3
   Child 2 years & younger FREE
Tours begin every 1/2 hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

 

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Kensington Critters
Mar
8
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 03/08/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Homeschool: Animal Adaptations
Mar
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 03/12/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Using mounts and hands-on activities, we'll take a look at how adaptations help shape the way an animal looks and acts. Students will divide into groups and "build a bird" demonstrating understanding of various adaptations.

Ages: 8 - 10                      Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Webelos: Outdoorsman
Mar
14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/14/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Maple's Sweet Story
Mar
14-15
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 03/14/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/15/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturdays and Sundays throughout March--noon to 3 pm

A delight for all the senses!
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 the 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 syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale--taste a sample at the end of your tour.

No registration necessary.

Tickets are:
   Adult   $5
   Senior (62+)   $3
   Child 3 - 12 years  $3
   Child 2 years & younger FREE
Tours begin every 1/2 hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

 

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Kensington Critters
Mar
15
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 03/15/2015    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Spring Equinox Campfire for Scouts
Mar
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 03/20/2015  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Celebrate the official arrival of spring with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Spring Equinox Campfire
Mar
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/21/2015  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Celebrate the official arrival of spring with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Maple's Sweet Story
Mar
21-22
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 03/21/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/22/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturdays and Sundays throughout March--noon to 3 pm

A delight for all the senses!
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 the 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 syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale--taste a sample at the end of your tour.

No registration necessary.

Tickets are:
   Adult   $5
   Senior (62+)   $3
   Child 3 - 12 years  $3
   Child 2 years & younger FREE
Tours begin every 1/2 hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

 

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Kensington Critters
Mar
22
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 03/22/2015    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Earth Hour Astronomy
Mar
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/28/2015  8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Celebrate international "lights out" night with an astronomy program. An indoor program will be followed by outdoor viewing. Pre-registration required.

Ages: 6 and up                         Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Maple's Sweet Story
Mar
28-29
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 03/28/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 03/29/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturdays and Sundays throughout March--noon to 3 pm

A delight for all the senses!
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 the 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 syrup. Real maple syrup products will be available for sale--taste a sample at the end of your tour.

No registration necessary.

Tickets are:
   Adult   $5
   Senior (62+)   $3
   Child 3 - 12 years  $3
   Child 2 years & younger FREE
Tours begin every 1/2 hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

 

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Kensington Critters
Mar
29
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 03/29/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Fun on the Farm - Egg Hunt
Apr
2
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 04/02/2015  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

It's Easter at the farm! Time to have an egg scramble and we'll get to meet the Easter Bunny. (Early arrival is highly recommended!)

Fee: $5 (cash only) per child; babies 12 months and under free.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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The Great Egg Hunt at Maple Beach
Apr
4
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 04/04/2015  11am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Bring the kids for an Easter egg scramble and enjoy an animal show presented by Farmer John and the Barnyard Express. And of course, kids will get an opportunity to pose for your pictures with the Easter Bunny. (Early arrival is highly recommended!)

Fee: $5 (cash only) per child; babies 12 months and under free

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Apr
4-26
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 04/04/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 04/05/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 04/11/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 04/12/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 04/18/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 04/19/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 04/25/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 04/26/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Webelos: Geologist
Apr
4
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/04/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
Apr
5
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 04/05/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Homeschool: Critter Conversations
Apr
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/09/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Listen to all that springtime animal chatter! Birds are singing and frogs are calling. Let's head out into the woods to discover what's going on at this busy time of year.

Ages: 8 - 10                                 Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Night at the Nature Center for Girl Scouts
Apr
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/11/2015  7pm-8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy an overnight adventure at the nature center. Evening activities include a campfire, night hike, calling owls, games, and a snack. Then camp out in the Great Blue Heron Classroom. In the morning enjoy a continental style breakfast.

Fee: $30 per scout, $15 per chaperone

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Cadet Girl Scouts: Trees
Apr
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 04/12/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
Apr
12
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 04/12/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Fun on the Farm - Spring Babies
Apr
16
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 04/16/2015  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. The children will have the opportunity to learn about birthdays and meet our new farm babies.

Fee: $5 per child

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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After Dark at the Farm
Apr
17
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Fri 04/17/2015  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

What goes on when the sun goes down at the Farm? Come enjoy this special visit with the farm animals and find out. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Ages: 12 and younger                                        Fee: $5 adults/$3 children

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Junior Girl Scouts: Flowers
Apr
18
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/18/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
Apr
19
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 04/19/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Night at the Nature Center for Boy Scouts
Apr
25
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/25/2015  7pm-8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy an overnight adventure at the nature center. Evening activities include a campfire, night hike, calling owls, games, and a snack. Then camp out in the Great Blue Heron Classroom. in the morning enjoy a continental style breakfast.

Fee: $30 per scout, $15 per chaperone

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Spring Festival
Apr
25-26
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 04/25/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 04/26/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

            

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This two-day event centers on shearing the farm's flock of sheep. Tour the farm and see our spring babies. Take a hayride. Be entertained by Rosco the Clown. Come out and see these and other family-friendly demonstrations and activities we have planned!

Most activities are free with a park pass. Standard public hayride rates apply.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Beginning Birding by Ear
Apr
26
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 04/26/2015  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Exercise your eardrums and learn some simple tricks to identifying some of our local songbirds by ear. Basic guide to common bird songs included.

Ages: 10 and up                           Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
Apr
26
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 04/26/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Wildwing Watch
May
2-23
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/02/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/23/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

It's spring and the herons are back on the rookery! We'll have spotting scopes out so that you can bet a better look.

Ages: All                                Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
May
2-31
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 05/02/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 05/03/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/09/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 05/10/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/16/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 05/17/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/23/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 05/24/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/30/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 05/31/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
May
3
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 05/03/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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May Bird Count
May
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/09/2015  7am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Bring binoculars to help conduct a census of Kensington's spring birds. Everyone will be part of a team led by an experienced birder. Participants should dress for the weather.

                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
May
10
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 05/10/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Homeschool: Pond EcoSystems
May
14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 05/14/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The class will learn about animal structure and classification by playing identification games and then explore pond life first-hand.

Ages: 8 - 10                              Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Heron Days
May
16-17
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/16/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 05/17/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Native plant, tree and shrub sale; live insect exhibits; live bat presentation each day; book sale; heron rookery viewing; Rosco the Clown and magic shows.

                         FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
May
17
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 05/17/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Kensington Critters
May
24
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 05/24/2015    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Beasts at the Boat Rental
May
25-30
Type Nature Center
When / Where Mon 05/25/2015  1pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/30/2015  1pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Snakes and turtles are among the most fascinating of all animals. There's also a lot of misinformation about them. We'll sort out what is true ad what isn't during this ongoing program. No pre-registration required.

                                FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Kensington Critters
May
31
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 05/31/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

EVERY SUNDAY

Meet some of the critters that make Kensington Nature Center their home, such as turtles and snakes.

No registration is needed for this on-going program.

Ages: All                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily. 

 

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Fun on the Farm - Horses
Jun
4
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 06/04/2015  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Kids will enjoy visiting with our draft horses and learning about how they get dressed for work. No registration necessary.

Fee: $5  

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Farmer Jr.
Jun
6
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 06/06/2015  12pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Now kids ages 6 to 8 get their chance to work at the farm! If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle-power yet, this is their program! Similar to our popular Farmer for a Day but designed for the capabilities of younger kids.

Registration required. For details, see the Farmer for a Day program on page 25 of the 2015 Farm Center Program Guide:    http://www.metroparks.com/Multimedia/www.metroparks.com/Files/Kensington%20Farm%20Center%20Program%20Guide%202014.pdf 

Ages: 6 to 8                                    Fee: $30

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Jun
6-28
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 06/06/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 06/07/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 06/13/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 06/14/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 06/20/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 06/21/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 06/27/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 06/28/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Farm Camp
Jun
16-19
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Tue 06/16/2015  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 06/17/2015  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 06/18/2015  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 06/19/2015  9am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

This day camp offers kids ages 8 to 13 the opportunity to discover the wonders of life on the farm. Every day offers a new adventure. Campers will participate in daily farm chores as well as many fun organized activities.

Registration required. For details, see page 20 of the 2015 Farm Center Program Guide or find the information online at http://www.metroparks.com/Kensington-Metropark/Activities#Farm and navigate to Farm and Nature Centers.

Ages: 8 to 13                                    Fee: $175

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Farmer for a Day
Jun
25
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 06/25/2015  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals.

Registration required. For details, see the Farmer for a Day program on page 25 of the 2015 Farm Center Program Guide:    http://www.metroparks.com/Multimedia/www.metroparks.com/Files/Kensington%20Farm%20Center%20Program%20Guide%202014.pdf 


Ages: 8 to 15                            Fee: $40


A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Kensington's Women's Adventure
Jun
27
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 06/27/2015  8:30am-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program gives women, 18 years and older, an opportunity to try out new outdoor skills and experiences. Great for mothers and daughters, friends and work buddies!

Ages: 18 and older                                Fee: $60 per person

Registration is required. Call 248-684-8632 to register.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

 

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Farmer for a Day
Jul
1
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Wed 07/01/2015  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals.

Registration required. For details, see the Farmer for a Day program on page 25 of the 2015 Farm Center Program Guide:    http://www.metroparks.com/Multimedia/www.metroparks.com/Files/Kensington%20Farm%20Center%20Program%20Guide%202014.pdf 


Ages: 8 to 15                            Fee: $40


A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Jul
5-26
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sun 07/05/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 07/11/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 07/12/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 07/18/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 07/19/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 07/25/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 07/26/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Farmer for a Day
Jul
8
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Wed 07/08/2015  10am-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Designed to be educational and fun, this program allows kids, ages 8 to 15, the chance to work alongside our farmers taking care of the animals.

Registration required. For details, see the Farmer for a Day program on page 25 of the 2015 Farm Center Program Guide:    http://www.metroparks.com/Multimedia/www.metroparks.com/Files/Kensington%20Farm%20Center%20Program%20Guide%202014.pdf 


Ages: 8 to 15                            Fee: $40


A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Fun on the Farm - Cows
Jul
9
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Thu 07/09/2015  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. Children will have the opportunity to visit our dairy cows and learn more about where milk comes from. No registration necessary.

Fee: $5

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

To reach the Farm Center Office, please call 248-684-8632.

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Aug
1-30
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 08/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/02/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/08/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/09/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/15/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/16/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/22/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/23/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 08/29/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 08/30/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Sep
5-27
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 09/05/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 09/06/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 09/12/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 09/13/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 09/19/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 09/20/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 09/26/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 09/27/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Oct
3-31
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 10/03/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/04/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/10/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/11/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/17/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/18/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/24/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/25/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/31/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Hayrides & Sleighrides
Nov
1-29
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sun 11/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 11/07/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/08/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 11/14/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/15/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 11/21/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/22/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 11/28/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/29/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Hayrides & Sleigh Rides
Dec
5-27
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 12/05/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/06/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/12/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/26/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/27/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Pile into our straw-filled wagon for a rustic ride pulled by a team of our draft horses or a scenic ride pulled by our tractor! If there's enough snow (a minimum base layer of 6 to 8 inches), enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride instead. All rides (public or charter) are wheelchair accessible & subject to change to tractor-drawn at any time. Contact the Farm Office if you should have any questions at 248-684-8632.

Public Weekend Rides - Hayrides are available for families and individuals without an appointment noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays & some holidays (weather permitting).

  • Adult - $5
  • Senior (62+) - $3
  • Child 3-12 years - $3
  • Child 2 years & younger FREE 

Chartered Group Rides - Day and evening group rides are available for private charter.  To schedule, please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 a minimum of 10 days in advance. The wagons can accommodate approximately 20 passengers per ride.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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