Huron-Clinton Metro Parks


Another great feature of Huron Township, Michigan is the regional park system.

Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Metroparks are a regional special park district encompassing Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

Michigan Huron Parks are located conveniently throughout the downriver so that individuals don’t have to hike too far to come and enjoy a breath of fresh air the many parks have to offer.

With easy access from I-275 and I-94, you’re never far from the natural beauty of Lower Huron Metropark’s, 258 acres of mature woodlands, grassy meadows and the scenic Huron River. Golf with family or friends on an 18-hole, par-3 golf course. Run or inline skate along a paved, hike-bike trail. Shoreline fish or canoe along the river, as you observe swans or geese floating on the water. In the summer, coast down a water slide or drift along the lazy river at the Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center. Ice-skate or play a game of hockey on three, picturesque frozen ice ponds during the winter. The metropark also offers scenic picnic areas, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts.

Willow Metro Park is the 1,258-acre park is located along the Huron River, and features a spacious swimming pool and waterslide in the summer time; beautiful par 3 golf course, hike-bike trails, as well as self-guided nature trails. ‘Washago Pond’ of Willow Park is open weekends from 10 am to 6 pm, up until October 10th. Willow Metropark is located off Willow Road

During the winter months, the park invites you to lace up your skates and come take advantage of their winter wonderland at one of their skating ponds!

Vehicle Entry Permit Information:
Annual $25
Seniors (62+) $15
Daily$5

Also close by is the Oakwood Metropark of Flat Rock is also available for nature hikes, afternoon picnics along the ‘butterfly viewing trail’, observation at the Nature Study Center, and canoeing, kayaking, and fishing in the Huron River. In addition, this Metropark also features a paved, hike-bike trail connecting to Willow and Lower Huron Metroparks for a 15-mile trail (30-mile round trip), and equestrian trail.

Vehicle Entry Permit Information:
Annual Vehicle – $25
Seniors Vehicle (62+) – $15
Daily Vehicle – $5

Boat Trailer Entry Permit
Annual Boat – $30
Senior Boat (62+) – $15
Daily Boat Launch – $5

These parks mentioned above are just 3 of the 15 total operated by Huron-Clinton Metro Parks. Visit the park’s official website to find out more about the parks, at
http://www.metroparks.com/.

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