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January 2020

Young Outdoor Explorers: Animal Signs

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

The last Saturday of each month is your 3 to 6-year old’s time to explore nature during our “Young Outdoor Explorers” program. This month, we’ll get outside to search for homes, signs and tracks of animals. Through hands-on exploration, your…

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February 2020

Neat-ure Crafts 101

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Start your month with a spark of creativity. During this session, we’ll create a small, decorative coat hanger using twigs we gather. It’ll be a project you’ll be proud to display at home. If you have a craft you created…

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Nature Play: Snow Day

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Looking for something fun and active to do with your three to four-year-old? Bring them out to this Nature Play! We’ll head out and paint the snow, look for animal signs and have other fun snow adventures. This outdoor program…

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Winter Birding

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Join us to find some of the hardier bird species that, like you, decided to stay here for the winter. Our avian residents are often very active this time of the year as they constantly search for food. Dress for…

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Tracking a Snowman

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

We’ve lost our snowman! Let’s go on an adventure and follow the snowman’s tracks through the trails. Along the way, we’ll look for tracks and signs of other animals. To end our program, you’ll get a chance to make and…

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Young Outdoor Explorers: Colors of Nature

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

The last Saturday of each month is your 3 to 6-year old’s time to explore nature during our “Young Outdoor Explorers” program. This month, we’ll get outside to search for colors as well as create colors in the snow. Through…

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March 2020

Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. Tap a tree, and then see the sap being boiled into syrup. There is no better way to finish out the cold…

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Paint Like Bob Ross

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Have you always wanted to paint like a famous artist such as Bob Ross? Come and join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio (NaturesBrushStudio.com) as he walks you through all the steps in painting a new Bob Ross…

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Maple Sugar Magic

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Take a journey to the Sugar Bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. We’ll tap a tree and get a chance to taste sap. We will then visit an evaporator to see and smell the…

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April 2020

Eggcellent Eggsperiments

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Eggsperience hands-on fun with eggs! We’ll creatively dye some eggs, squish some eggs and bounce some eggs. Kids will learn how to dissolve eggshells, all the while keeping the egg intact. They will also learn physics through experimenting with eggs.…

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Bring the kids to scramble in our field of 4,000 eggs! This Easter-time tradition at Hudson Mills Metropark includes visits with live barnyard animals such as goats, baby sheep, and rabbits. Enjoy face-painting and games, and, of course we have…

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Flashlight Egg Hunt

April 4 @ 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Older kids will love the extra challenge of this special nighttime egg hunt. Thousands of eggs are scattered on our large field, but when the sun goes down, the eggs are harder to find. Bring a flashlight and hunt carefully…

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Spring Birding

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Let’s check in on our early spring migrants and watch the soap opera lives of our red-winged blackbirds. The mix of fields, forest and river makes Hudson Mills Metropark a great place to see many species over a short period.…

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Vernal Pond Day

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Snow melts and spring rains fill temporary or vernal ponds in the park. Wade into the lives of the animals that make use of these short-lived habitats. Some of the species we will encounter are only visible for a few…

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Young Outdoor Explorers: A Frog’s Life

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

The last Saturday of each month is your 3 to 6-year old’s time to explore nature during our “Young Outdoor Explorers” program. This month, we’ll get outside to search and listen for frogs. Through hands-on exploration, your child will move…

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May 2020

Spring Color Fling

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

After a long grey winter, springtime is here and the colors are blooming. What better way to celebrate than with a blast of colors in Hudson Mills Metropark! Your color walk will take you along a beautiful one-mile route of…

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Celebrate Mom with a Hudson Mills Metropark tradition! Enjoy a fabulous brunch and then go for a guided stroll along our nature trail to discover all the wild spring blooms. This event is a beautiful way to spend a special…

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Native Plant Sale

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 10, 2020 at 10:00am

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Get your yard and garden ready for the season with native flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs. Sun or shade, sand or clay-we’ll have choices for every yard. Plus, all plants for sale are Michigan native genotypes, which means they are…

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