Southeast Michigan is full of gorgeous scenery, lakes and outdoor activities for the whole family. Some of the best places to go to take in those sights and participate in said activities are at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
Each of the 13 Metroparks offer beauty, breathtaking views and many opportunities for fun. Today’s feature focuses on Kensington Metropark, located at 4570 Huron River Parkway., in Milford. The park spans 4,481 acres and surrounds Kent Lake. Vehicle entry into the park costs $7 daily. Annual passes cost $30 or $20 for seniors ages 62 and older.
Kensington offers many activities for every season, but the current summer season is definitely an ideal time to check out everything the park has to offer. Two beaches – Martindale and Maple Beach – are some of Kensington’s most scenic features.
Martindale Beach remains open through Labor Day, and its hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Unfortunately, Maple Beach was only opened for Fourth of July Weekend. There are no lifeguards on duty at Martindale Beach, so swim at your own risk.
Keeping with the water theme, Kensington also offers its Splash ‘n’ Blast outdoor water facility. The area offers two 250-foot twisted water slides. The spray grounds have palm trees, serpents and cannons, all of which spray water. In addition to park admission, access to Splash ‘n’ Blast costs $6 for adults, $5 for children ages 15 to 2, and is free for children under the age of 2. After 6 p.m., the cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children.
Golf is big here. Kensington offers a 6,345-yard, par-71 course. It boasts various terrains and wildlife is abundant. There are senior rates available for golfers ages 62 and older, and junior rates available for golfers ages 20 and younger.
Biking and hiking trails, picnic areas, disc golf, fishing, horse trails (bring your horse), boating and even a 20-station exercise trail are other summerlike activities to enjoy at Kensington.
Take advantage of this great park and plan a day trip to Kensington this summer. Consider it a getaway right in your own area.