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Activities

The 13 individual Metroparks that comprise the Huron-Clinton Metroparks each offer a variety of acitivities that are tailored to families and individuals throughout the year.

For more information on the wide array of activities available at your local Metropark, please click the options below.

Biking

Dexter-Huron Metropark has a paved path perfect for biking. The trail travels along the winding Huron River. Observe a variety of resident wildlife along the way. Pets on a six-foot leash are permitted.

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Canoeing and Kayaking

Dexter-Huron Metropark has one launch for Canoes and Kayaks. Please view the park map for locations.

Enjoy a three-mile canoe excursion at Dexter-Huron Metropark. The smooth, tranquil waters of the Huron River make this an excellent location for all skill levels. Observe belted kingfishers, great blue herons, and other waterfowl as you glide past tree-lined shores.

Canoe and kayak trips, starting at either Hudson Mills or Dexter-Huron Metropark, and finishing at Delhi Metropark, can be arranged from Skip’s Canoe Livery in Delhi Metropark. The canoe livery is open daily, May 1 through Labor Day and on weekends in April, September, and October, weather and river conditions permitting. Deposit required. To reserve a canoe or kayak, please contact Skip’s Canoe Livery at (734) 769-8686 or the Hudson Mills Metropark office at (734) 426-8211 for more information.

Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery
3780 Delhi Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Fishing

Bring your fishing rod, tackle box and cast your line in the crisp, morning waters of the Huron River. A serene, natural setting and ample wildlife complete your experience. Common catches include smallmouth and largemouth bass. This area is well known for fly-fishing, and there are good spots for shoreline fishing, as well.  A Michigan Fishing license is required.

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Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

Geocaches are located throughout the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. If you wish to place a cache within a Metropark, see the rules, regulations, and site permit application.

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Metal Detecting

Metal detecting is permitted in many, but not all, areas of the Metroparks. A permit is required (no cost) which can be picked up at the park office. Please check with individual parks to see where detecting is prohibited.

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Picnicking

Complete your day at Dexter-Huron Metropark with lunch or supper at the park. The 122-acre remote site is a peaceful haven for an outdoor meal with friends or family. Choose between three picnic shelters and shady picnic areas for meals. Swings, slides, and a baseball diamond are available. Walk the six-circle labyrinth for a peaceful experience. Most parking areas are near the river, providing easy access for kayakers and canoeists. For reservation information call Hudson Mills Metropark at (734) 426-8211.

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