Welcome Spring at the Indian Springs Metropark

With the weather getting warmer, more and more people are going to want to find outdoor activities for themselves and their families. If you’re in the Clarkston or White Lake areas and you want to spend some time in nature – and maybe even learn something – you should check out the Indian Springs Metropark.

The Indian Springs Metropark, part of Michigan’s Huron-Clinton Metroparks system, offers a little something for outdoor adventurers of all ages and sizes. Nature lovers will love the chance to walk miles and miles of unspoiled trails to get a glimpse of what Southeast Michigan used to look like (you know, before all those pesky buildings popped up!), right across the banks of the Huron River. This unspoiled wilderness sanctuary serves as a natural sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife – if you’re lucky, you might see some red foxes running across the prairie or hear coyotes howling at the passing of trains. And for you amateur gardeners and green-thumbs, beginning in April the new growth season brings forth any number of beautiful wildflowers around the trails and fields.

Maybe you’re not much for hiking or plants. How about a round of golf? Indian Springs Metropark offers a 6,688-yard golf course that provides both a great challenge and beautiful scenery for the adventurous golfer. And if you’re a lifelong golfer or a young beginner looking to break into the sport, senior and junior rates are available for golfers over 62 or under 20.

Indian Springs Metropark also offers more hands-on and educational activities as well. The Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) offers a look into the beauty and wildlife of the park’s prairies, woodlands, and waters. With 60 acres of restored native prairies and wetlands reserved exclusively for the park, the EDC building contains classrooms, a biology room, and an event room for school, scout, and public presentations that can house up to 200 people. A number of educational programs for students and Boy/Girl Scouts take place on weekends through the year, such as a program every Saturday teaching kids how to make delicious (and fresh) maple syrup!

Whether you’re looking for a place to hike, a place to learn about nature, or even a place to schedule an event or wedding, the Indian Springs Metropark will have something for you. More information about the location, event schedule, and classes offered can be found at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks webpage. And heck, when you’re done, why not head back to Clarkston to find a good place for dinner?

 

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