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Hudson Mills Metropark

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8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
(734) 426-8211 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/hudson-mills-metropark/

March 2019

Journey to the Sugarbush

March 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Nature Story Time

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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It’s Michigan Maple Sugar Month. Bring your kids to hear the story “At Grandpa’s Sugar Bush,” then step outside and experience the sight, smell and taste our own maple sugar-making operation. The entire family can stay and afterwards enjoy, for an additional charge, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with real maple syrup. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month. Ages 4-7. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 3
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 10
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 23
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 24
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Natural Egg Dying

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Get away from artificial colors! Bring some hard-boiled eggs and learn how to dye them using all-natural egg dyes. Learn what to use to create beautiful colors for your eggs. We’ll add an artistic twist to give your eggs a unique design. Then discover why bird’s eggs are different colors and shapes in nature. All ages. Please preregister,, (734) 426-8211.

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Color by Nature

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Drop your kids off during this 3-hour camp. Your kids will go on a scavenger hunt to find the colors of nature. Then we’ll use some of those new-found colors to make natural paint. Let’s get outside and express our creative sides with colors we find from nature. Bring a bagged lunch and dress for the weather. Signed participation waiver required. Ages 6 – 10 years old. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 30
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Journey to the Sugarbush

March 31
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Take a journey to the sugarbush 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 days of winter and get ready for spring. After the program, stay and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast for an additional charge. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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April 2019

Natural Egg Dying

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Get away from artificial colors! Bring some hard-boiled eggs and learn how to dye them using all-natural egg dyes. Learn what to use to create beautiful colors for your eggs. We’ll add an artistic twist to give your eggs a unique design. Then discover why bird’s eggs are different colors and shapes in nature. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Color by Nature

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Drop your kids off during this 3-hour camp. Your kids will go on a scavenger hunt to find the colors of nature. Then we’ll use some of those new-found colors to make natural paint. Let’s get outside and express our creative sides with colors we find from nature. Bring a bagged lunch and dress for the weather. Signed participation waiver required. Ages 6 – 10 years old.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Seeking Signs of Spring

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Get out and experience the season on this Interpreter-led walk along the trail. We’ll discover the sounds, smells and sights of spring, from the birds and buds on trees to the wildflowers on the ground.  Find out all the fascinating answers to your questions about these Spring things. Wear good walking shoes. All planned trails are unpaved. Good for all ages, but bring a stroller. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Nature Story Time: Bouncing Bunnies

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Kids can hop right into the Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center and to hear a story and enjoy making a craft as we explore all about Michigan’s hares and rabbits. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Natural Egg Dying

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Had to work all week and didn’t get to get in the fun? Come to the park this Saturday, bring some hard-boiled eggs and learn how to dye them using all-natural egg dyes. Learn what to use to create beautiful colors for your eggs. We’ll add an artistic twist to give your eggs a unique design. Then discover why bird’s eggs are different colors and shapes in nature. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Spring Birding

April 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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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 make Hudson Mills Metropark a great place to see many species over a short period of time. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Vernal Pond Day

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Snow melts and spring rains fill temporary ponds in the park. Wade into the lives of the animals that make use of these short-lived habitats. Some of the species of animal we will encounter are only visible for a few weeks in the spring.  This is also one of our first chances to see the results of the early spawning by the amphibians. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Flashlight Egg Hunt – Hudson Mills Metropark

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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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 for eggs filled with toys and candy. All of our eggs are made in the USA. This event has one scramble time and age group. Collection bags are provided and glow-in the-dark bracelets are provided to each registered participant. Ages 8 and older. Check-in begins at 8:00 p.m. Metropark closes at 10 p.m. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Easter Egg Scramble – Hudson Mills Metropark

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Bring the kids to scramble in our field of 4000 goody-filled eggs! This Eastertime tradition at Hudson Mills Metropark also includes visits with live barnyard animals such as donkeys, goats, baby sheep, and ducks.  Also enjoy face-painting and visits with strolling costumed characters your kids will love, for no additional charge.  And of course we have the Easter Bunny.  Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the new memories.  Our eggs are proudly made in the USA and have both candy and toy prizes.  Fields and scramble times are separated into age groups.  Early arrival recommended.  Activities begin at noon, scramble starts at 1:00.  Ages 10 and younger. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Disc Golf Camp for Grown-ups

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of the sport of disc golf and find your new favorite hobby! Disc golf is a great recreational sport for all ranges of physical ability. Adults of any age can learn to play. We’ll cover what you need to know to get started including rules, equipment and techniques and then we’ll head out and play a few holes on our top-rated course. Bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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May 2019

Nature Story Time: Spring Wildflowers

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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April showers bring May flowers!  Explore why and how by joining us for a story, and then discover the world of flowers by using sight, smell and even sound! Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Spring Color Fling

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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After a long grey winter, springtime is here and the colors are blooming. What better way to celebrate than with a blast of the colors of spring in Hudson Mills Metropark! Your color walk will take you along a beautiful one-mile route along the nature trail. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as you find five stations to be doused with color. * Each registered participant will get a t-shirt to wear and get colored in a rainbow. Walk any time between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Refreshments available for an additional charge. Preregister by April 23 to get your choice of T-shirt size.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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With miles of trails that are home to a wide variety of plants and animals, Hudson Mills Metropark is the perfect place for earning your Brownie Hiker badge. For this program, we’ll have fun learning how to be prepared for a safe and enjoyable hike. Scouts will get to make a plan and choose their own trail, gain new trail skills, learn how to select the appropriate gear, and make a tasty hiking snack. We’ll head outside to put our new knowledge to the test, and we’ll even play a game or two. This two-hour program will satisfy all requirements to earn the Brownie Hiker badge. A Girl Scout is always prepared so please remember to bring a water bottle, wear good hiking shoes, and dress for the weather. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Brownies: Bugs from 1 - 3 p.m. for a day full of fun. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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With miles of trails that are home to a wide variety of plants and animals, Hudson Mills Metropark is the perfect place for earning your Brownie Hiker badge. For this program, we’ll have fun learning how to be prepared for a safe and enjoyable hike. Scouts will get to make a plan and choose their own trail, gain new trail skills, learn how to select the appropriate gear, and make a tasty hiking snack. We’ll head outside to put our new knowledge to the test, and we’ll even play a game or two. This two-hour program will satisfy all requirements to earn the Brownie Hiker badge. A Girl Scout is always prepared so please remember to bring a water bottle, wear good hiking shoes, and dress for the weather. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Brownies: Bugs from 1 - 3 p.m. for a day full of fun. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Bugs

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Brownies, get buggy with us at Hudson Mills Metropark! Go eye level with some of our most fascinating bugs. Swimming, crawling, hopping, flying- we’ll spend time outside to find bugs in action and explore their homes. Find out which bugs are insects and which are not as we look for and learn about bugs, both big and small.  Scouts will discover the world of insects while meeting all requirements for Brownie Bug badge. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Brownies: Hiker from 10 a.m. - noon for a day full of fun. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Birding by Bike

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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A bicycle is a great way to bird at Hudson Mills Metropark. The bike path winds through several bird habitats.  We will make stops to look and listen for our resident and migratory birds. Great for beginners, or the seasoned veteran who is tired of walking! Use your binoculars, or borrow ours. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Native Plant Sale

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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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 more likely to thrive in our area and will be more beneficial to local wildlife. You can learn about native plant species by joining one of the guided wildflower walks to get ideas for your own garden.  Come early, these beautiful plants sell out fast!

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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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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 day with Mom.  Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Native Plant Sale

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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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 more likely to thrive in our area and will be more beneficial to local wildlife. You can learn about native plant species by joining one of the guided wildflower walks to get ideas for your own garden.  Come early, these beautiful plants sell out fast!

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Girl Scout Cadettes: Trees

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Cadettes will discover the world of trees, roots to crown and limb to limb, as they explore the science of trees. Learn about the connections between trees and humans and other living things. Find out what it takes for a tree to thrive. All requirements for the Cadettes Tree badge will be met. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Full Moon Walk

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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May’s full moon is the Flower Moon. Join us for an evening of moon lore, then head outside to watch the moon rise. We’ll also see if any of our nocturnal animals are awake. This program is indoor and outdoor, dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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June 2019

Nature Story Time: For the Birds

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This month we’ve gone to the birds. Listen to a bird story, make a bird craft, and spend the morning discovering the world of birds with us. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children ages 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Birding

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This is a busy time for birds. Young are hatching and fledging, so our resident birds are easy to find and a joy to watch. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Kids in the Creek

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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It’s almost summer and we’re heading outside to enjoy the water. Bring your water shoes and step into a tributary of the beautiful Huron River. We will get a little wet as we search for the invertebrates that live in the water. Have fun as we find out why they are so important to the Huron River ecosystem. Dress to get wet. A change of clothes and a towel are recommended. Ages 5 - 12. Make it a full day of fun and join us after lunch for Fishing for Beginners at 1 p.m. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Fishing for Beginners

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Learn the basics of fishing on the banks of the Huron River. We will cover different types of tackle, some basic knots, and casting techniques. We will provide bait and rods. If you want to try and catch your own bait, join us in the morning for Kids in the Creek. All ages. No fishing license is required in Michigan this weekend! Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Fly Fishing the Huron

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Hudson Mills Metropark is located along one of the Huron River’s Smallmouth Bass hotspots. Get started with the fun sport of Fly fishing and join us to learn the tools and techniques used by those that fish these waters. Equipment is provided for the casting lessons. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Amazing Amphibians

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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After an active spring in our ponds, many amphibians are heading back to their woodland homes. We will visit with frogs, toads, and salamanders, then see if we can find some in the wild. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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July 2019

Nature Story Time: Beautiful Bugs

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Some find our insect neighbors to be a little scary, but we will demystify these common creatures through a story and a craft. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards younger children and their families. Ages 4-7. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Bike Hike

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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A bicycle is a great way to explore various habitats in Hudson Mills Metropark. Join us for a leisurely peddle with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Daring Day for Kids

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, learn how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more! Boys and girls will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages 8 and up. Bring a lunch and water bottle. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Disc Golf Camp for Kids

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Come learn the basics of the sport of disc golf, then play a few holes on our highly rated course. Disc golf is a great recreational sport for all ranges of physical ability. We cover the rules of the game, equipment, and techniques. Bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Ages 10-18. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Fish Camp

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Nothing is more fun than Fish Camp! Campers will get to make a fish print t-shirt, learn tackle craft, and casting basics. And what would Fish Camp be without FISHING? We’ll wet our lines in the Huron River and see what we can catch. Bring a t-shirt to make fish prints on, sack lunch and a water bottle. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Orienteering 101

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Getting lost is easy, but finding your way can be so much more fun! We’ll share with beginners the basics of navigation by map and compass. Then you can try out your new skills on Huron Meadows Metropark’s permanent orienteering course. Ages 10 and up. Bring a water bottle. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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August 2019

Nature Story Time: Heard But Not Seen

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Summer can be a noisy time of the year… Cicadas, katydids and crickets are often heard, but rarely seen. Kids will learn about the secret lives of these insects though a story and a craft. Then we will head outside and listen. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards younger children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Summer Birding

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Nesting season is over, and our avian neighbors are getting ready to head south. The young of the year are flying, but still depend on mom and dad for some food. Let’s see what we can find flying at Hudson Mills Metropark. Great for the beginning birder as well as the seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Bike Hike

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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A bicycle is a great way to discover Hudson Mills Metropark. We will go in search of late summer wildflowers, and search for clues about the previous residents that made the hamlet of our park their home. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Bats in the Night Sky

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover the night time world of Michigan’s native bats. We will dispel some myths, learn how important bats are to our ecosystem and then head outside to look for our resident bats as they search for their insect prey. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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September 2019

Nature Story Time: Fabulous Fish

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Through a story and a craft, kids will get up close to the fish of the Huron River. Bring an extra t-shirt, so we can make fish print t-shirts. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children aged 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Full Moon Walk

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover our closest celestial neighbor, as we watch the Harvest Moon rise! We will look for the nocturnal wildlife of Hudson Mills Metropark. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Calling All Owls

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This program will introduce you to the common owls of our area and how they live. You’ll also enjoy an evening stroll to search for nocturnal animals under the stars. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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Moraine-Fen Discovery

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover the effect that the glaciers had on the geography and plant life in southeast Michigan. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. The walk will be 2.3 miles on one of our more rustic trails. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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