Park Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After a recent inspection, our insurance company recommends temporarily closing the Historic Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark until the structure is inspected by a structural engineer.
There may be some programming changes during this temporary closing, so we encourage you to visit our website calendar for up to date information. The grounds, bathrooms, trails and Farm Center within Wolcott Mill Metropark remain open as usual and we invite you out to experience it for yourself! We know Heritage Holidays is a visitor favorite, and we are already making plans for an exciting event again this year.
We will provide regular updates. Follow us on Facebook to stay in the know!
Wolcott Mill Metropark is really three parks in one. Visit a late-20th century working farm, then drive a few miles and 100-years into the past to see historic Wolcott Mill, built in the 1840s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And if you’re looking for solitude along the North Branch of the Clinton River, visit Camp Rotary.
At the Historic Center, visit one of the few historic grist and feed mills remaining today, and a barn museum to discover the importance of old mills and the history of American barns, complete with antique farming equipment and a restored Model T dump truck. The mill, pond and two adjacent barns located on the property are listed on the National Register of Historic Places through the National Park Service, Department of Interior.
Meet the animals on the 250-acre working farm. Wolcott Mill is the only known public farm in the state of Michigan where all six heritage breeds of dairy cow, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey, Milking Short Horn and Holstein, reside year-round. In addition, the farm features a wide variety of other animals, including miniature and draft horses, multiple species of sheep and goats as well as a wide variety of farm fowl. Visit the greenhouse and gardens or, when available, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the crop fields.
Hike through beautiful wooded trails and open fields at the Historic Center and Camp Rotary. If you are looking for equestrian trails, bring your horse to ride along 10-miles of trails that meander through woods, meadows and along the Clinton River. Indoor and outdoor camping may be booked by organized groups year-round at Camp Rotary.
The Wolcott Mill Metropark provides a unique backdrop for private or corporate events. The bucolic grounds and historic buildings are ideal for weddings, company picnics, family reunions and parties during regular park hours or in the evening. Please click on the activities tab for more information.
Group tours and school field trips are available at the Farm Center and Historic Center. Our tours can be tailored to any age group or to a particular educational focus or interest. Group tours are ideal for home school communities as well. Please click here to access our current school brochure for more information. Tours may be reserved singularly for the Farm Center or Historic Center or we can offer packages that include both centers in one visit.
The Metroparks are committed to removing barriers, creating and improving access, and increasing recreation opportunities for all. As we look to the future, we will develop, update and improve facilities to meet or exceed ADA requirements, and look for ways to remove barriers to access so that individuals of all abilities have equitable access to Metroparks facilities, programs, services, and activities. In this section we have highlighted facilities and amenities that have been updated to improve access within this park. LEARN MORE
New accessible picnic tables and accessible grills are being added to several picnic shelters throughout the park system. Work will continue through the end of the year on the installation of new concrete grill pads and the securing of picnic tables in arrangements that allow for unobstructed movement around them. Updates to the picnic shelter rental information on our website are also being made. The information being added to the shelter pages focuses on accessible features at and around each shelter.
A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Pass gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. 2020 Vehicle Entry Passes are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2020.
You can purchase them at toll booths, park offices, interpretive centers and online!
- Annual Vehicle Pass: $40
- Annual Boat Pass: $35
- Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $75 – This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Annual Passes Seniors (age 62+)
- Annual Vehicle Pass: $29
- Annual Boat Pass: $24
- Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $53 – This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Joint Combination Vehicle Pass
- $59 – This combination permit for vehicles allows entry into the Metroparks and Oakland County Parks.
- $10 per vehicle
- $10 daily boat trailer fee
- Free park entry with a state-issued Disabled Veteran license plate. More Info
Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.
NOTE: Michigan’s Recreation Passport, purchased for your Michigan license plate, does not allow entry into the Metroparks. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a separate regional park system than the Michigan State Parks, and requires its own entry permit.
- October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm