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Fun on the Farm - Tractors
Sep
18
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 09/18/2014  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 see farm equipment in action and enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Autumn Equinox Campfire for Scouts
Sep
19
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 09/19/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Celebrate the official arrival of fall with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

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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Autumn Equinox Campfire
Sep
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 09/20/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Celebrate the official arrival of fall with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Registration required                             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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Farmer Jr.
Sep
20
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 09/20/2014  12pm-2pm  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. Fee: $30. Registration required. For details, see page 26 of the Farm Center Newsletter. To register or for additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk @ Maple Beach
Sep
21
Type Special Event
When / Where Sun 09/21/2014  11am-2:30pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide. 

Please click here for more information.

More Info www.afsp.org/
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Brownies:Bugs
Sep
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 09/21/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program.

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
Sep
21
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 09/21/2014  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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Celebrate Senior Day at the Metroparks
Sep
24
Type Special Event
When / Where Wed 09/24/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Mark Wednesday, September 24 on your calendar to visit any of the 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks for "Senior Day" and enjoy free park entry and more! The following special offers and activities for seniors, 62 and older, will be available within the Western District of the Metroparks:

WESTERN DISTRICT – LIVINGSTON, OAKLAND AND WASHTENAW COUNTIES

  • Free entry for seniors 62 and over.
  • Free Island Queen boat rides for seniors at Kensington Metropark near Milford from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Free hayrides for seniors at Kensington Metropark Farm Center from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Free hot dog lunch for seniors at Kensington’s Farm Center Grille at 11:30 am.
  • Free small bucket of range balls for seniors at Indian Springs Metropark Golf Course near White Lake and at Huron Meadows Golf Course near Brighton.
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Astronomy at the Beach
Sep
26-27
Type Special Event
When / Where Fri 09/26/2014  6pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 09/27/2014  6pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The 18th Annual Astronomy at the Beach, hosted by Kensington Metropark and the Great Lakes Association of Astronomy Clubs (GLAAC), will be held September 26 & 27 at Maple Beach. It runs from 6 pm to midnight rain or shine, both nights. Outdoor astronomy activities demand clear skies, but there’s plenty to do in our pavilion as well.  For more information please click here.

More Info www.glaac.org/
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Spectrum in Motion - Fitness Event
Sep
27
Type Special Event
When / Where Sat 09/27/2014  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Spectrum in Motion is a healthy fitness event where participants are welcome to walk, run or bike around the 8.5 mile hike bike trail around Kensington Metropark. The event is located at the South Martindale T picnic shelter, which is off of the lower level of the East Boat Launch parking lot. The event entry fee is $20, plus the Metropark vehicle entrance fee. Participants are encouraged to choose their personal distance, as transportation is provided to pick up those who can not make it all the way around. A healthy luncheon will be provided afterwards, as well as local healthy lifestyle businesses to provide information.

All proceeds help Spectrum Human Services, Inc. and Affiliated Companies, a child welfare, family preservation and mental health human services organization. Spectrum's services include foster care, adoption, family preservation, mental health treatment, employment/career training, programs for adjudicated youth, and group homes for intellectually and mentally impaired individuals. Spectrum is committed to enriching the lives and capabilities of the individuals and families we serve.
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Kensington Critters
Sep
28
Type ON-GOING
When / Where Sun 09/28/2014  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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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides
Oct
1-31
Type Farm Center
When / Where Wed 10/01/2014  10am-2pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 10/31/2014  10am-2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Every Monday through Friday in October!

10 am until 2 pm

Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkins and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes and sizes. Pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size. Fee: $3 per child, $5 per adult. No reservation needed, pumpkins/gourds are priced according to size. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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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Fall Festival
Oct
4-5
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 10/04/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/05/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and view traditional demonstrations, visit with food and craft vendors, be entertained by Rosco the Clown and more. Also, take a hayride to and from the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. No registration is required. Most activities are free with a park pass. Standard public hayride rates apply. For more information, please call 248-684-8632. 

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Harvest Dance
Oct
4
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 10/04/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Join us for a foot-stomping family fun in our barn at the Kensington Farm Center. 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. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. They may be purchased at the Park Office or by calling (810) 227-8910.

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Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides
Oct
4-26
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 10/04/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/05/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/11/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/12/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/18/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/19/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 10/25/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/26/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Saturdays and Sundays in October!

12 noon until 4 pm

Come enjoy this seasonal tradition! Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. We grow pumpkins and gourds in a variety of popular colors, shapes and sizes. Pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size. Fee: $3 per child, $5 per adult. No reservation needed, pumpkins/gourds are priced according to size. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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
Oct
4-5
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 10/04/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/05/2014  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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Homeschool: Wilderness Survival and Shelter Building
Oct
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 10/09/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Discover the basics of human survival and building a good shelter for those unexpected overnight stays in the wilderness. Pre-registration is required.

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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Calling All Owls
Oct
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 10/10/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Owls, mysterious and fascinating birds, are often misunderstood. We'll separate fact from fiction. Later, we'll attempt to locate resident screech owls. 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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Webelos: Naturalist
Oct
11-12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 10/11/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 10/12/2014  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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KDB Melanoma Walk
Oct
12
Type Special Event
When / Where Sun 10/12/2014  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

KDB Melanoma Walk is dedicated to raising awareness regarding the prevention of melanoma in memory of Kathy Bowers. The annual walk is held to honor her spirit in life and her memory. The goal is to raise awareness in the community and help fund research to ultimately help find a cure to this devastating disease. Registration begins at 9am with the actual walk/run beginning at 11:15am. For more information, please go to www.melanomawalk.org.

Melanoma Facts:

Every hour of every day, someone dies of melanoma in the United States. 

  • Melanoma strikes people of all ages, all races, all economic levels and both sexes. 
  • It is the most common form of cancer for young adults (25-29 years old). 
  • An estimated 76,100 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the US in 2014.
  • About 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
More Info www.melanomawalk.org
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Fun on the Farm - Pumpkin Patch
Oct
16
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 10/16/2014  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. This one's all about pumpkins. Finish your visit with a tractor-drawn ride to the pumpkin patch and get a discount on a pumpkin purchase. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Zombie Apocalypse Survival
Oct
18
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 10/18/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Will you be ready to head for the wilderness when the zombies attack? Learn some of the skills you'll need to survive this and other survival emergencies. Pre-registration required.

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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Trick or Treat Along the Trail
Oct
25
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 10/25/2014    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Costume clad little one will experience interpretive stops along the Nature Trails with a Halloween theme. Upon your return to the Nature Center enjoy cider and donuts and fall activities. Program is geared toward small children.

Call 810-227-8917 for times.

Fee: $6 per child and $3 per adult

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 - Halloween Party
Oct
30
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 10/30/2014  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. It's time for toddlers to "trick or treat" all around the farm. Play a Halloween game or two, visit a "haunted" barn and you can even take your picture with our own friendly Jack O' Lantern. Our special spooky party even includes an animal parade. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Webelos: Forester
Nov
1-2
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/01/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/02/2014  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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Webelos: Outdoorsman
Nov
8-9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/08/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/09/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

All 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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Homeschool: Autumn Animals
Nov
13
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 11/13/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Experience the needs of animals and their survival strategies as they prepare for the coming winter. Students will have a chance to interact with live reptiles.

Ages: 8 to 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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Leave No Trace Camping for Scouts
Nov
15
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/15/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Learn how to camp without damaging the land. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration required.

Age: 10 and up                                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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Chickadee Chow-Down
Nov
22-29
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/22/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 11/28/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 11/29/2014  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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Brownies: Hiker
Nov
23
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 11/23/2014  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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Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitat
Dec
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/06/2014  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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Homeschool: Winter Birds
Dec
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 12/11/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Explore animal adaptations, structures and functions through the life of birds. Learn how animals protect themselves, how they get food and why they look the way they do with experiential indoor games, and an outdoor hike.

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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Winter Birding for Beginners
Dec
13
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/13/2014  8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Birding is an activity that offers exercise, challenge and even adventure. It's also fun. The basics of birds and birding will be covered in a three-hour session, both inside and outside. Bring binoculars.

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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Snacks with Santa
Dec
20-21
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 12/20/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

A Holiday season tradition at the Farm! Each visit includes a hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets and jingle bells), snacks (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by our Christmas tree!

Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office (beginning Saturday, November 1), and can be purchased over the phone (beginning Monday, November 2) using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. Call 810-227-8910 for ticket sales and info. Once on sale, tickets go fast!

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 for the Holidays
Dec
26...
Type Farm Center
When / Where Fri 12/26/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/27/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/28/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Mon 12/29/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 12/30/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 12/31/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 01/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Cabin fever? Kids on break? Come out and play! We're running hayrides, or sleigh rides if there is enough snow, all week. Standard hayride rates apply. See Page 6 in the Farm Center Newsletter. For additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

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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