Summer Events at Hudson Mills Metro Park

Hudson Mills Metropark has a number of fun events for the family all summer. Admission to Hudson Mills Park is $7/day or $30/year.

This weekend is the Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show from June 6-7 with a rain date on Sunday, June 8. They will have a Kids Pedal Pull on Saturday, June 7 and also have a kiddie train, tractor games, and more.

First Casts in Fishing is a Michigan Free Fishing Weekend Event from 10a-1p on Saturday, June 7. No fishing licenses are required this weekend. They will have poles available to rent for $3 and bait to purchase for $1. Space is limited and you can preregister by calling 734-426-8211.

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform “An American Salute” on Friday, June 20 at 8p. The concert is free with park admission. Beer and wine are permitted in non-glass containers. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on in the park.

On Saturday, June 21 is Amazing Amphibians where kids will search for local frogs, toads, and salamanders. The event is from 10-11a and costs $3/child. Preregistration is required (734-426-8211).


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Hudson Mills will hold their Fireworks celebration on Thursday July 3 with food concessions available beginning at 3p, music beginning at 7p, and the fireworks beginning at dusk. Daily park admission will increase to a special event admission of $10 after 5p.

The Kids Bug Hunt is on Saturday, July 12 from 11a-noon. The bug-hunt is $3/child.  Pre-registration is available at 734-426-8211.

Get out bike riding with the West River Trail Bike-Hike on Sunday, July 13. Join the journey from the Hudson Mills Activity Center to the DexterLibrary on the new West River Trail. Both 10a and noon times are listed, so I guess that means there will be 2 trips (or maybe the noon is the return).  Helmets are required for all participants. The event is $5/adult and $3/child. Pre-registration is required by calling 734-426-8211.

At Kids in the Creek on Saturday, August 2 from 1-2p kids will wander into the river to see some of the small animals that make the Huron River their home. The event is $3/child and you can pre-register at 734-426-8211.

Bats in the Night Sky will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 8-9p. They will explore bat life, behavior, and conservation inside before heading out to see the bats in the park. Pre-registration is required (734-426-8211). $5/adult, $3/child.

Hudson Mills Metropark is located at 8801 N. Territorial Rd in Dexter.

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