Huron Township: Think Spring! A great place for parks and recreation

The Huron Township LDFA business parks attracts business and taxes to the community and the best of both world also borders on several parks in the township, Willow Metro Park and Oakwoods.

Willow is Conveniently located off I-275, just south of I-94, your sanctuary is minutes away with 1,651 beautiful acres of mature woodlands, scenic 17-acre Washago Pond and the picturesque Huron River. Play a round of golf on an 18-hole golf course. Fish along the Huron River or at Washago Pond. Cross-country ski, ice fish or sled in the winter. Other Metropark features include a 4.5-mile hike-bike trail, a 24-hole disc golf course, and a children’s play area. Just one visit will make Willow Metropark your all-season getaway.

Oakwoods Metropark to enjoy the scenic woods and picturesque Huron River. The Nature Center and surrounding trails are centerpieces of this 1,756-acre Metropark, located near Flat Rock. Take a hike through mature woodlands, along scenic overlooks of the backwaters of the Huron River, and to a 3-acre pond, all located within the Nature Study Area. At the Nature Center you can get up close to turtles swimming in a 700-gallon aquatic tank or look at a live snake. This Metropark also features an equestrian trail and a paved, hike-bike trail connecting to Willow and Lower Huron Metroparks for a 15-mile trail (30-mile round trip). While at the park, stop at the Cedar Knoll Picnic Area to hike the nearby butterfly viewing trail, designated as a monarch waystation by Monarch Watch. Bring your canoe or kayak to ply the river behind the Nature Center. Fish along the shore, at the Cedar Knoll Picnic area, or put in your rowboat at the fishing access.

Other activities include: biking, boating, fishing, disc golf, court games, entertainment, geocaching,  golf hiking, metal detecting, birding, picnics, playscapes, swimming, canoeing, hiking, equestrian trails, and seasonal activities. For more information on the Metro Parks in Huron Township, visit the website or Facebook pages.

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