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Chillin' at the Mills Winter Festival

Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter hosts this fun filled family festival Jan. 28, 2012 including indoor and outdoor activities

Photo courtesy of Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Mush! Imagine being part of a Klondike race. Or clomping through the snow in some ginormous, webbed shoes. Well, the entire family can do just that – and loads more – at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter at the Chillin' at the Mills Winter Festival!

This full Saturday of wintertime fun runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can indeed participate in the Klondike races – where they'll get a chance to pull a dog sled, or watch these four-legged friends in action during the dog sledding demos. Want to learn to snowshoe? Try it here, too.

One of the event sponsors, REI, will be teaching winter survival tricks at their winter campsite – by building a shelter. Plus, they'll make a snow sculpture. Note: All of these activities are subject to change, depending on weather.

Once the cold starts to get to you, warm up by a bonfire with hot cocoa. Little ones can do a make-and-take craft, too. And while you're here, don't forget to stop by a meet some of Metro Parent's staff (we're also a sponsor); we'll be passing out magazines and assisting with activities.

Purchase your tickets in advance or the day-of. Admission is $2 per person, in addition to the $5 vehicle entry charge to the park. For $6.50 per person, you will receive a hot dog lunch with potato chips and a drink.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on Chillin' at the Mills at Hudson Mills Metropark in 2012.

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