Tag: metropark

8 local outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy

Michigan experienced a taste of spring recently with sunshine and temps in the 50s. Then winter decided to pop back in (I’m watching the snow fall outside my window). I already mentally switched my seasonal preference to spring so I hope the snow melts quickly. 2 I’ve been thinking of some fun warm-weather outdoor activities

Fall colors paint the trails at Wolcott Mill park

It was another beautiful fall day in Michigan when I ventured to my next hiking destination. Wolcott Mill is part of the Huron-Clinton Metropark system. Located in Ray Township in north Macomb County, the 2,625-acre park has much to offer visitors. In addition to the amazing beauty of the colorful fall leaves, Wolcott Mill has

Tips for hiking with young children

I enjoy hiking our local nature trails and try to pass that love to my nieces and nephew whenever I get the chance. They all thankfully seem to appreciate the outdoors too, which makes me very happy! Lower Michigan is enjoying some nice weather as we come upon the end of September so I took

Escaping city life to play at Stony Creek Metropark

Hard to believe, and even harder to admit, but Justin and I finally went on our first hike of the year over the weekend to Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township. For years I participated in or taught a backpacking class so was on the trails after the first spring thaw (my titanium knee/femur prohibits