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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/

October 2019

Fall Birding

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Search for your favorite birds in the fall colors and play a game of “Name that Warbler.” Fall migration should be in full swing; many species of birds that do not reside in Hudson Mills Metropark will stop in to refuel, before continuing south for the winter. 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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Trick-or-Treat Along the Trail

October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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During this evening program, costume-clad little ones will experience Halloween-themed interpretive stops along the Hudson Mills Metropak Nature Trails. Bring a bag or bucket and collect treats at each stop. Upon your return to the festively-decorated Activity Center enjoy cider, donuts. This program is geared towards younger children. Tours leave at scheduled times. Preregistration required, 734-426-8211.

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Pumpkin Carving Party

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Get in the Halloween spirit! Choose a pumpkin and a design and have fun carving it at our place. Then enjoy cider and donuts. We’ll party ‘til the pumpkins run out! All ages. Fee covers one pumpkin and refreshments.

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Full Moon Walk

October 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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The Hunter’s Moon is here! We will share some moon lore and watch the moon rise. The earlier sunsets should have some of our nocturnal animals out a little earlier. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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November 2019

Girl Scout Cadettes: Trees

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 Cadette Tree badge will be met. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Hiker

November 3, 2019 @ 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, the 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 some 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.

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Girl Scout Brownies: Senses

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Girl Scout Brownies will explore the world through their five senses. Spend some time outdoors with us to observe the way vision, hearing, smell, touch and taste can be used in nature.  Then experience life with some of your senses turned off. 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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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Woods

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Discover the beauty and importance of our native Michigan trees while meeting all the requirements for the Webelos: Into the Woods elective. We’ll talk about types of trees, how they grow, what products we can use them for, and their role in local ecosystems. We’ll also hit the trails to identify some of our trees and other plant species. Equipped with your new knowledge, you’ll be able to appreciate and experience the forest like never before!

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Boy Scout Webelos: Into the Wild

November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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This scout program focuses on the respect and understanding of our natural world—we’ll use a variety of interactive approaches to learn about food chains, ecosystems, and how humans impact nature. We’ll look at some of Michigan’s native wildlife species and discover their roles within their ecosystems and how that relates to us. We’ll even put our observational skills to use and see what kind of critters we can observe around Hudson Mills Metropark. Interested in more? Scouts can satisfy the requirements for two elective adventures in the same day! Pack a lunch and attend Webelos: Into the Woods 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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#OptOutside or #OptOutsideWithYourDog Discovery Hikes

November 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Will you go out with us? Walk, hike or bike off that turkey and join us to take part in the growing movement to skip the shopping and spend Black Friday in nature. Just as REI intended in 2017 when they began closing their doors on the biggest shopping day of the year, the Metroparks want to help you reconnect outdoors over the holidays. Miles of our trails are waiting for you. Spend some time alone in nature or bring your family, your friends or even your furry four-legged companion. Check-in at the Activity Center to receive your map of destinations within the park and other goodies, then head out on a refreshing walk and some you-time with nature. Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring your favorite photo-taking device. All dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. All ages and abilities welcome.

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December 2019

Winter Birding

December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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With the leaves off the trees we should get some glimpses of our less common year-round species. Great for the beginning birder as well as seasoned watcher. No birding experience necessary. All ages. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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O Tannenbaum

December 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Are you planning on bringing a tree into your home and stringing it up with lights and glittery decorations?  Ever wonder about how this tradition was started? Join us as we take on the origins of this holiday staple. Discover the reverence for evergreens across many cultures, and enjoy the beauty of our gaily decorated Christmas trees. You’ll get to make and take home a special ornament for your own tree. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

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Santa Central

December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00am

Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States
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Santa Central is a Christmas tradition. Children can create some crafts, enjoy a hayride and snack, and share their wish list with Santa. Don’t stand in line at the mall; we have small groups with little wait to see the jolly guy. Program is geared toward young children. Advanced ticket sales at the Hudson Mills Metropark Office. Please preregister, (734) 426-8211.

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January 2020

Cardboard Sled Creations

January 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

We’ll supply the cardboard and materials while you supply the creativity for this fun sledding program. Build your own creation to sit in, then take it to the hill to test gravity. If you get too cool, warm-up in the…

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Bird Feeder Fun

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Discover which seeds and feeders attract different birds and how to identify these birds. Make yourself a simple birdfeeder to take home. Enjoy the birds from the comfort of your home as they visit your newly made feeder. Ages 6…

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Young Outdoor Explorers: Animal Signs

January 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 for homes, signs and tracks of animals. Through hands-on exploration, your…

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February 2020

Neat-ure Crafts 101

February 1 @ 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 create a small, decorative coat hanger using twigs we gather. Make it uniquely yours by picking the colors and orientation of the twig hangers. You can also choose…

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Nature Play: Snow Day

February 5 @ 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? Bring them out to this Nature Play! We’ll head out and paint the snow, look for animal signs and have other fun snow adventures. This outdoor program…

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Winter Birding

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

Join us to find some of the hardier bird species that, like you, decided to stay here for the winter. Our avian residents are often very active this time of the year as they constantly search for food. Dress for…

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Tracking a Snowman

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road
Dexter, MI 48130 United States

We’ve lost our snowman! Let’s go on an adventure and follow the snowman’s tracks through the trails to see if we can find him.  Along the way, we’ll look for tracks and signs of other animals. To end our program,…

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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

CANCELED: Journey to the Sugar Bush

March 7 @ 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
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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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CANCELED: 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
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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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CANCELED: 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
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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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CANCELED: 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
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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…

Find out more »

CANCELED: 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
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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…

Find out more »

CANCELED: 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
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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…

Find out more »

CANCELED: 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
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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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CANCELED: 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
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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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CANCELED: Maple Sugar Magic

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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. 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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