Enjoy Fall Color Changes at a Metropark Near You!

By: Amber Ogden | October 15, 2015

Fall is a beautiful season in Metro Detroit, as the leaves turn from green to red, orange and yellow. Unfortunately, since we live in the Mitten, blink and you just may miss it. Instead of catching a glimpse of those colors only out of your car window as you drive to and from work, get out and enjoy the seasonal colors southeast Michigan has to offer.

Indian Springs Metropark of White Lake offers over 2,000 acres of wooded wetlands and meadows, making it the perfect setting for a Fall Bird Hike. This weekend, join the Metropark’s resident bird specialist on a walk through the woods to enjoy the fall colors.

The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. and there is a $4 fee per person.

Lake St. Clair Metropark, located near Harrison Township, is another great bird-watching location, with more than 230 species commonly spotted. If you’re looking for something fun to do on Sunday, Oct. 18, the Family Nature Club is heading out on a fall color hike!

Bring an extra T-shirt, collect leaves as you hike and make a leaf print T-shirt after the walk. The group heads out at 1 p.m. and registration costs $4 per person.

Stony Creek Metropark, found in Shelby Township, is known for the “up north” setting it provides right here in southeast Michigan. While it may be tough to witness the changing of the leaves as it gets dark out, enjoying moonlight wagon rides is a cinch.

Offered on Friday, Oct. 23 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., participants get to take part in a nature wagon ride that winds through the woods and fields. Then, gather round a bonfire for cider, doughnuts and stories. Admission costs $6.

Kensington Metropark of Milford has hiking and biking trails bursting with beautiful colors this time of year, as well as 4,481 acres of wooded terrain. If you have yet to carve a jack-o’-lantern, enjoy Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides at the Kensington Farm Center all October long!

You’ll get to go on a colorful fall hayride to and from the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin or gourd. Hayrides run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week and from noon to 4 p.m. on the weekends.

Enjoy the changing of the seasons in Metro Detroit!