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Lake St. Clair Metropark

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31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
(586) 463-4581 http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-st-clair-metroparks/

February 2020

Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 1

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 1 participants will meet live arthropods, an indoor up-close experience with these amazing creatures. The Interpreter will engage students using a variety of interactive study tools. Content focus: visually recognizing…

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 1

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 1 participants will meet live arthropods, an indoor up-close experience with these amazing creatures. The Interpreter will engage students using a variety of interactive study tools. Content focus: visually recognizing…

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 1

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 1 participants will meet live arthropods, an indoor up-close experience with these amazing creatures. The Interpreter will engage students using a variety of interactive study tools. Content focus: visually recognizing…

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 1

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 1 participants will meet live arthropods, an indoor up-close experience with these amazing creatures. The Interpreter will engage students using a variety of interactive study tools. Content focus: visually recognizing…

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Heritage Skills: Fire Making

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Expand your skills and learn about the historical art of fire making. Through the guidance of our experienced Interpreter, practice igniting a fire using flint and steel, learn what materials make the best starters and how to build a fire…

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Tracking Winter Wildlife

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us in a search to find our local winter wildlife. All animals leave behind signs to tell us who they are and what they’re up to. Learn how to identify scat, tracks, burrows, and browse. Build your own animal…

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Little Critters: Winter 2

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

We welcome our youngest learners to an hour of nature study just for them! Enjoy parent and child activities with music, movement, sensory, and group play. Short guided explorations with the interpreter indoors and outdoors to search for things in…

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Winter Outdoor Fun Day

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Get outside and play, it’s Mid-Winter Break! Join us for outdoor activities throughout the day - sledding, snowman building, and silly snow games that you can do together as a family! If you would like to participate in our very…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your field guide, working as a team, looking for key characteristics in Michigan fish groups, and differentiating between specific fish species. There will be a “scavenger…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your field guide, working as a team, looking for key characteristics in Michigan fish groups, and differentiating between specific fish species. There will be a “scavenger…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your field guide, working as a team, looking for key characteristics in Michigan fish groups, and differentiating between specific fish species. There will be a “scavenger…

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Science Olympiad: Wildlife Safari

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? We will focus on using your field guide, working as a team, looking for key characteristics in Michigan fish groups, and differentiating between specific fish species. There will be a “scavenger…

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 2

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 2 participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge in a “mock event” (5 stations) using the Science Olympiad tournament format. An Interpreter will engage students using a variety…

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 2

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 2 participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge in a “mock event” (5 stations) using the Science Olympiad tournament format. An Interpreter will engage students using a variety…

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March 2020

Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 2

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 2 participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge in a “mock event” (5 stations) using the Science Olympiad tournament format. An Interpreter will engage students using a variety…

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Science Olympiad: Amazing Arthropods 2

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Need help getting your team ready for Science Olympiad? Session 2 participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge in a “mock event” (5 stations) using the Science Olympiad tournament format. An Interpreter will engage students using a variety…

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Hike to See the Owls

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Learn about Michigan owl species, then take a guided hike to view Lake St. Clair Metropark’s famous Great Horned Owl pair. During this time of the season we hope to see mom sitting in her bucket nest. There will be…

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Paint Like Bob Ross

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 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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Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Ever wonder how you can attract more birds to your yard so you can birdwatch from your porch? You need to start by providing a bird-friendly landscape. Landscape elements that provide food, water, shelter, and nesting places attract resident birds as…

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Hike to See the Owls

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Learn about Michigan owl species, then take a guided hike to view Lake St. Clair Metropark’s famous Great Horned Owl pair. During this time of the season we typically see mom sitting in her bucket nest with an owlet or…

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Compass Navigation Skills

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Compasses have been a means of navigation for thousands of years and are a valuable tool when out in the wilderness. Compasses can help you find your way back home or where you need to go. During this program, participants…

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Nests in your Neighborhood

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

As the spring weather rolls in, birds in your backyard are preparing for the nesting season. Celebrate the start of spring by giving our birds a helping hand with a new nest shelf. All the materials and instructions will be…

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April 2020

Owl Fest

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

HOOT HOOT HOORAY! It’s time for Owl Fest! Enjoy a day of free owl activities and crafts that are fun for all ages. Join us for a guided hike to view our resident Great Horned Owls through spotting scopes and…

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Owl Fest: Live Owl Presentation with Joe Rogers

April 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Joe Rogers from the Wildlife Recovery Association brings live birds to this exciting and engaging program. The audience will have the opportunity to view and photograph owls up close and hear the unique stories of their rescue and rehabilitation journey.…

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MI Wild: Birds of Prey

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

When the trees are bare, it can be a great time to view Red-tailed hawks, Great Horned Owls, and even Bald Eagles in the park. Find out about special adaptations these types of birds have that make them excellent predators,…

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Little Critters: Spring 1

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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We welcome our youngest learners to an hour of nature study just for them! Enjoy parent and child activities with music, movement, sensory, and group play. Short guided explorations with the interpreter indoors and outdoors to search for things in…

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Little Critters: Spring 2

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States
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We welcome our youngest learners to an hour of nature study just for them! Enjoy parent and child activities with music, movement, sensory, and group play related to our seasonal topic. Short guided explorations with the interpreter indoors and outdoors…

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Homeschool: Citizen Science

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Citizen Science is a way for members of the public to contribute to scientific research by gathering data collectively from many locations. The focus for this class is Journey North, an organization that collects information on a variety of species.…

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Earth Day Clean-Up @ Lake St. Clair

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us for an Earth Day Clean-up to help keep our park beautiful and safe for people and wildlife! There will be various areas of the park that we will clean up, including our shoreline. Individuals, families and groups welcome.…

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Heritage Skills: Drills

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

From fire starting to boring holes, drills have been an essential tool throughout history. During this heritage skills class, we’ll learn the history, and many uses, of cord and pump drills and how they are made. There will be tools…

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Music of the Marsh

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

The wetlands of Lake St. Clair Metropark are alive with the calls of frogs and nesting migratory birds. Join us for a hike and listen to the music of the marsh as we discover what frogs and birds are “singing”…

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May 2020

Frog Songs Night Hike

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Frog calls are one of the many sounds that can be heard on a spring night. Learn about the frog species that live in Michigan and the unique sounds they make. Take a guided night hike through our marsh to…

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Paint Like Bob Ross

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 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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Bird Migration Day: Early Bird Hike

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a hike along the nature trails to see what birds are here. Learn what to look for to I.D. migratory birds. After, visit and watch our federally-licensed bird bander catch, band, and release songbirds.…

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Bird Migration Day: Beginning Birders

May 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Have fun with your family as we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a hike along the nature trails. Learn how to use binoculars and what to look for when we ID birds. Use the nature center’s binoculars or bring…

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Girl Scouts: Mariners Mini-Adventure, Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Take a trip through our marsh on our replica 34 ft. voyageur canoe! Explore what wildlife calls Lake St. Clair Metropark home as we paddle through the marsh. Learn about the history of the French voyageurs as we travel in…

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Girl Scouts: Mariners Mini-Adventure, Voyageur Canoe Tours

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Take a trip through our marsh on our replica 34 ft. voyageur canoe! Explore what wildlife calls Lake St. Clair Metropark home as we paddle through the marsh. Learn about the history of the French voyageurs as we travel in…

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Canoe through the Marsh

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us as we paddle through the North Marsh aboard a 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Learn about the Voyageurs who paddled these same canoes during Michigan’s fur trade. Everyone gets to paddle! Seating is limited. Ages 7 and up. Time: 1…

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Sounds of Spring Night Hike

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Spring nights are full of many interesting sounds. Listen for frogs calling, birds singing, and look for the American Woodcock dancing in the sky! Enjoy a guided hike through our marsh in search of these animals and more, all while…

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Canoe through the Marsh

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us as we paddle through the North Marsh aboard a 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Learn about the Voyageurs who paddled these same canoes during Michigan’s fur trade. Everyone gets to paddle! Seating is limited. Ages 7 and up. Time: 1…

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June 2020

Full Moon Hike: Strawberry Moon

June 5 @ 8:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Come out to the nature center to explore the nature trails as we prepare for the hot summer months. The frogs are calling, the birds are singing, and the marsh is full of life! Join us on a guided hike…

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Canoe through the Marsh

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us as we paddle through the North Marsh aboard a 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Learn about the Voyageurs who paddled these same canoes during Michigan’s fur trade. Everyone gets to paddle! Seating is limited. Ages 7 and up. Time: 1…

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Evening Voyageur Canoe

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us as we travel through time aboard a 34-foot traditional Voyageur canoe. You’ll be just like Michigan’s fur traders as you paddle through the North Marsh. Learn about Michigan’s fur trade, hear and see the wildlife living and experience…

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Canoe through the Marsh

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on June 20, 2020 at 1:00pm

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Join us as we paddle through the North Marsh aboard a 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Learn about the Voyageurs who paddled these same canoes during Michigan’s fur trade. Everyone gets to paddle! Seating is limited. Ages 7 and up. Time: 1…

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Raising Monarchs 101

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Beautiful orange and black monarch butterflies are a common sight in the summer and fall. However, did you know that less than 10% of monarch eggs survive to become butterflies? There are many ways to help monarchs, from planting milkweed…

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Summer Discovery Cruises

June 25
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring the heart of the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair. This blue water gem is full of history, wildlife and event shipwrecks! This is a great opportunity to get out on the water for…

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Summer Discovery Cruises

June 28
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring the heart of the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair. This blue water gem is full of history, wildlife and event shipwrecks! This is a great opportunity to get out on the water for…

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Summer Discovery Cruises

June 29
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring the heart of the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair. This blue water gem is full of history, wildlife and event shipwrecks! This is a great opportunity to get out on the water for…

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Summer Discovery Cruises

June 30
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Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045 United States

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring the heart of the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair. This blue water gem is full of history, wildlife and event shipwrecks! This is a great opportunity to get out on the water for…

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