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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/

February 2020

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
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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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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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Native Plant Sale

May 10 @ 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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Girl Scout Brownies: Outdoor Art Creator

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Brownies will explore and learn about the outdoors as you use your senses and creativity to make art from nature. During this hands-on program, scouts play a game, explore nature, draw, and create a leaf pounding. Scouts will finish all…

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Spring Hike by Bike

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

A bicycle is a great way to explore various habitats in Hudson Mills Metropark. Join us for a leisurely pedal with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. We have a limited supply…

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New Moon Hike

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Shake the change in your pocket during a new moon and as the moon grows, your fortunes will grow. Learn about moon superstitions and the phases of the moon. We’ll go for a short hike to search for wildlife that…

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Young Outdoor Explorers: Going Buggy

May 30 @ 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 bugs. Through hands-on exploration, your child will discover…

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June 2020

Sensory Hike

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

This sensory-friendly and judgement-free program will offer an accessible hike of our ¾ mile nature trail while being able to explore using four of our five senses. We’ll meet at the picnic shelter at the River Grove Picnic area. This…

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Neat-ure Crafts 101

June 6 @ 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 pound leaves to create a small wall hanging. It’ll be a project you’ll be proud to display at home. If you have a craft you created at home,…

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Kids in the Creek

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

It’s almost summer and we’re heading outside to enjoy the weather and the water. We will explore a tributary of the beautiful Huron River. Where we will get a little wet as we search for the invertebrates, like worms or…

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Fishing for Beginners

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

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 or bring your own. No fishing license is required…

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Summer Hike by Bike

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

A bicycle is a great way to explore various habitats in Hudson Mills Metropark. Join us for a leisurely pedal with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. We have a limited supply…

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Nature Play: Flowers

June 24 @ 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 child? Bring them out to this nature play program. We’ll head outside in search of flowers to discover their colors and smells. While we’re looking at…

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Young Outdoor Explorers: Fantastic Flowers

June 27 @ 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 flowers. Through hands-on exploration, your child will discover why flowers…

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