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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.


Canoes and kayaks are welcome on Maltby lake. No gasoline motors are allowed.

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Fishing and Ice Fishing

Huron Meadows Metropark offers the perfect setting for your next fishing day trip. Anglers commonly catch bluegill, sunfish and smallmouth bass in the peaceful waters of Maltby Lake. Try shore fishing along the Huron River and Maltby Lake. A barrier-free fishing pier, accessible by ramp or steps, is located at the Sunset Ridge Picnic Area on Maltby Lake. Ice fishing is allowed when weather conditions permit.



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.



This outstanding par-72, 6,663-yard course with rolling fairways is scenic and challenging. Senior rates are available for guests age 55 and older. Junior rates are available for guests age 20 and younger. Huron Meadows Metropark golf course is one of eight Huron-Clinton Metropark courses in southeast Michigan.

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There are approximately five miles of trails that lead hikers through fields and woodlands. Access the trail south of Hammel Road at Cedar Ridge picnic area. You can access to the trail around Maltby Lake at Sunset Ridge and Acorn Ridge picnic areas.

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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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A day at Huron Meadows Metropark is never complete without lunch. Three designated picnic areas complete your experience. Sunset Ridge Picnic Area has a picnic shelter, volleyball court, children’s play area and combination play/soccer field. Acorn Ridge Picnic Area has a picnic shelter and horseshoe pits. Both of these picnic areas offer spectacular views of Maltby Lake. A handicap accessible ramp and stairway lead to a fishing pier. Cedar Ridge Picnic Area near the Huron River has a picnic shelter, swings and a soccer field. To reserve these shelters, please contact the Hudson Mills Metropark office at (734) 426-8211.

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Play Areas

A large playground is located in the Sunset Ridge picnic area. Swings and a slide can be found in the Cedar Ridge picnic area.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Huron Meadows Metropark is one of just a few parks in southeast Michigan that offers skate-style and classic groomed cross-country ski trails. Choose among 14.8 miles of trails groomed for tracked, classic skiing over easy to moderate terrain, or nine miles of trails groomed for skate-style skiing on moderate terrain with rolling hills. Plus, we have a 1K loop (Buck’s Run) made from snow shot from our snow guns, that is open even if there isn’t much snow!

This park offers spectacular scenery for your next cross-country ski excursion. Glide past snow-glazed fields, an ice-covered lake, and beautiful deciduous forests.

The Ski Touring Center (Golf Starter Building) features ski rentals and a heated lounge, restrooms, and snacks. Groups of 10 or more can make arrangements to rent skis during the week. Dogs are not allowed on ski trails.

Cross-country ski rental

  • 1/2 day full equipment pkg. (4 hrs. & under):
    • Adult: $15
    • Youth (under 16): $9
  • Skis only: $6
  • Boots only: $6
  • Poles only: $4
  • Group Rate (M-F only)
  • Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation call Hudson Mills Park Office at (734) 426-8211: $8/person

Skate-Ski Cross-Country Ski Trail

Ski seven miles of trails set for skate-style skiing. The Ski Touring Center (Golf Starter Building), rents classic and skate-style skis and features a heated lounge, restrooms, and snacks. Groups of 10 or more can make arrangements to rent skis during the week; preregistration is required. Weather and ski conditions permitting, ski rental will be available.


Ice Fishing

The lake is open to ice fishing as conditions permit. A Michigan Fishing license is required.


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