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winter park activities in metro detroit and ann arbor

Fun Winter Park Activities in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Check out these cool winter park activities in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor in January and February. They'll give kids a chance to get outdoors despite the chilly weather.
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Lake St. Clair Metropark Offers Fun for All Ages

For families interested in outdoor entertainment, Macomb County's Lake St. Clair Metorpark has a playground, scenic bike trail, splash pad and much more.

Best Family Nature Centers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Experience the great outdoors and learn about the wonders of nature at these southeast Michigan nature centers in Metro Parent's 2018-19 guide.
Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Southeast Michigan for Family Fun

Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Family Fun

There are 13 amazing spots for kids and parents to explore all year long in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Beyond the Taste: 5 More Reasons to Get Your Produce from Local Farms

Metro Detroit farmers markets and CSAs offer families a deeper look at how their food is grown and who's growing it, plus a chance to learn about produce.
Ways to explore wildlife

Ways Families Can Explore Wildlife in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Here are some suggestions from The National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes office in Ann Arbor for hands-on ways kids can learn about wildlife.

Inside the Farm Center at Kensington Metropark

This Milford Metropark has much to explore at its Farm Center, packed with rural-life learning opportunities like farm animals and family activities, too.

Helping Preschoolers Learn Through Animals

When it comes to creatures, find out what your toddler likes and go with it. Follow these suggestions to inspire at-home learning all about animals.

Education at Milliken State Park and Harbor in Detroit

This spot near downtown Detroit is fun and it's also teeming with educational opportunities. Here's what you'll learn at this Michigan State Park.

Belle Isle Nature Zoo Lets Kids Explore Nature in Detroit

This urban island is a natural escape for families that brings kids and parents up-close with Michigan's native animals and habitats for some real-life science.

Environmental Interpretive Center Brings Nature to Life

The University of Michigan-Dearborn offers kids a place to learn about the outdoors, from mushrooms and gardens to the natural wonders of the Rouge River.

Mom Susan Westhoff of Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor

The great outdoors is a job, a joy and a family affair for the executive director of this Washtenaw County gem - and her two young kids love that Critter House.