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To Rake or Not to Rake: Answering the Question

October 11, 2023 By Steve Dishman, Interpreter One of the most exciting things about autumn is the changing colors of leaves. But as the leaves fall from the trees, many people’s first instinct is to grab the rake or leaf…

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Trick-or-Treat Along the Trail

Celebrate Halloween with fun, safe and non-scary trick-or-treating in the park for the whole family! Follow the path of pumpkins along our festive trail to find fall-themed photo opportunities and more. Who knows which costumed characters you might find along…

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Evening Lantern Tours

Join our lantern-bearing guides as they lead you through the dark, pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. This is not a haunted attraction. The hike is approximately 0.75 mile…

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Native Plants for Wildlife and Climate

July 19, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Ah, summer! Mid-July is here with all the classic Midwestern heat and humidity, storms that build up in the late afternoon but frequently dissipate before releasing a drop of rain; or,…

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Native plants in your Metroparks 

July 5, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor  Summer in southeast Michigan tends to be hot and humid, which can be great for beach going and other water recreation! But it can take a toll on plants as long…

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