Your Huron-Clinton Metroparks are committed to removing barriers, creating and improving access and increasing recreational opportunities for all. As we look to the future, we will develop, update and improve facilities to meet or exceed ADA requirements – and look for ways to remove barriers to access so that individuals of all abilities have equitable access to Metroparks facilities, programs, services and activities. Click here to learn more about accessibility at your Metroparks.
The paved, relatively flat Hike-Bike trail at Oakwoods Metropark is also part of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. A trailhead kiosks located near the Nature Center parking lot, is set in a concrete pad, enabling greater access to park and trail information. The associated bicycle repair stations can double as wheelchair repair stations. The only restrooms available along the Hike-Bike Trail in Oakwoods Metropark are located in the Nature Center and only available when open or the accessible portable restroom near the equestrian staging area.
Dogs are allowed on the trails, but must be on a 6-foot leash at all times.
Enjoy access to five different Nature Trails that span various ecosystems along the Huron River. Explore scenic overlooks, a butterfly viewing area and much more. A 700-foot hard-surface trail is available for wheelchairs and stroller access.
Dogs, bikes and running are not allowed on nature trails.
Click here to learn more about the nature trails.
The Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center received a major facelift in 2020. The Nature Center now has exhibit spaces designed with universal design principles. Exhibits include sensory touch, smell and sound elements; high contrast colors; toddler play space and even a beaver lodge replica that can be crawled or rolled through by wheelchair. An accessible drinking fountain and water bottle filling station are available. Paved accessible pathways will get you from the park area to the building.
Click here to learn more about accessibility at the Nature Center.