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March 2017

Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 26, 2017

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugar bush and experience how maple syrup has been made over the years. You’ll get to tap a tree then watch the sap being boiled into syrup. Stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast.

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April 2017

Garlic Mustard Pull – Hudson Mills Metropark

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Hudson Mills Metropark. This opportunity involves pulling and bagging garlic mustard. We will meet at the Pineview Picnic Area parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Easter Egg Scramble

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Celebrate the beginning of Spring! Enjoy an animal show, face painting, and a visit with the Easter Bunny before and after the scramble for the Easter eggs.

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Garlic Mustard Pull – Hudson Mills Metropark

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive garlic mustard from Hudson Mills Metropark. This opportunity involves pulling and bagging garlic mustard. We will meet at the Group Camp parking lot, north of North Territorial Road (look for the Metroparks vehicle and flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Girl Scout Juniors: Animal Habitats

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Juniors, find out if you could live in a beaver lodge or bird nest. Explore and learn about the animals that make Hudson Mills their home.

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Girl Scout Juniors: Camper

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Juniors, get ready to go camping! Learn what to pack for your trip and try out some new camping skills.

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Cub Scout Bears: Furs, Feathers and Ferns

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Bears, explore, observe, and get to know the plants and animals of Hudson Mills.

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May 2017

Girl Scout Brownies: Bugs

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Brownies, learn about creepy critters and where they live on a hiking adventure. Then make and take home a creepy crawly craft.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Brownies, get ready to go hiking! Learn what to wear on a hike and try out some new hiking skills.

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk and Brunch

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Experience the joys of spring wildflowers! Enjoy a spring morning walk to see various wild flowers that are just starting to bloom. After your walk, relax with mom and enjoy a pancake brunch at the Activity Center

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June 2017

Amazing Amphibians

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Early June is time for the frogs and toads, born during the spring, to head to their woodland homes. Join an interpreter and explore the world of amphibians.

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Invasive Shrub Removal – Hudson Mills Metropark

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us in removing invasive shrubs like autumn-olive, buckthorn, and honeysuckle from Hudson Mills Metropark. This opportunity involves cutting down invasive shrubs with handsaws/loppers and treating the cut stumps with herbicide. We will meet at the Pineview Picnic Area parking lot (look for the Metroparks vehicle and flag). Volunteers receive free day entry to the park, just let the toll booth attendant know you are at the park for a volunteer workday.

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Fireworks – Hudson Mills

June 28
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years that provides a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display begins at dusk and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors.

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July 2017

Aqua Explorers – Summer Camp

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Campers will explore two separate aquatic ecosystems at Hudson Mills. We will examine vernal pond and Huron River habitats and we’ll get up close with the animals that make their homes here. Bring a sack lunch and come ready to get wet.

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Disc Golf Camp – Summer Camp

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come learn the basics of Disc Golf. We’ll finish camp with a game at our top rated Disc Course that traverses Hudson Mills’ diverse habitats. Disc starter set and lunch included.

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August 2017

Bats in the Night Sky

August 19 @ 8:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Search for bats in the early nighttime sky. We will explore bat life, behavior, and conservation. Then we’ll head outside to see our local bats.

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September 2017

Calling all Owls

September 16 @ 7:30 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn about these nighttime predators. Then step outside as we call in our local owls for a personal visit.

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October 2017

Fall Color Hay Rides

October 1 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely hay ride at Hudson Mills and explore some of our habitats as they prepare for the winter ahead.

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Fall Color Hay Rides

October 8 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely hay ride at Hudson Mills and explore some of our habitats as they prepare for the winter ahead.

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Trick or treat on the Trail

October 14 @ 4:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Join us on the nature trail for some non-scary Halloween Fun. Trick-or-Treaters will visit with local “wildlife” and other characters before coming into the Activity Center for Cider, Donuts, and some crafts.

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Zombie Apocalypse Survival

October 29 @ 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Learn the skills you need to survive! Shelter building, fire making, and other zombie proofing techniques will be learned.

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November 2017

Girl Scout Juniors: Animal Habitats

November 4 @ 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Junior Girl Scouts, come visit the different habitats that are found at Hudson Mills. Discover the plants and animals that reside here. All requirements for the badge will be met.

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Girl Scout Juniors: Camper

November 4 @ 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Junior Girl Scouts, come visit the different habitats that are found at Hudson Mills. Discover the plants and animals that reside here. All requirements for the badge will be met.

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