Fall Fun in the Huron-Clinton Metroparks

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This season, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks have events and programs allowing people of all ages and interests to fall into some fun. Their fall lineup includes classic activities like trick-or-treating, hopping on a wagon ride, and admiring the bright colors of the leaves. Plus, more original programming like medieval-themed festivals, owl prowls, and a pet-friendly Halloween event!

Keep reading for some more details on the upcoming events and programs in the Huron-Clinton Metroparks!

Halloween Fun

For spooktacular fun this season, the Metroparks have several trick-or-treating opportunities:

The Halloween fun isn’t just for the kids–learn local history at Cemetery Tales: Stories from the Passed at Willow Metropark, register for one of the slightly spooky Evening Lantern Tours at Oakwoods Metropark, or dress up in your medieval best for a night of renaissance fun and sky viewing opportunities at either Night of the Dragon events at Indian Springs or Stony Creek Metropark.

There’s even an event for the four-legged members of your family too! At Thrills at the Mills, dogs are invited for a tail-waggin’ good time with games, prizes, and a Howl-ween Costume Contest. 


On the prowl for owls this fall, or new to birding? The Huron-Clinton Metroparks have just the programs for you to add to your life list! To spot the “hoo’s who” of the forest, there is Calling All Owls at Kensington Metropark, the Owl Festival at Oakwoods Metropark, Owl Hike at Lake St. Clair Metropark, and even more!

Maybe you’re new to birding and looking to break out your binoculars to find migratory species? If so, then there’s Birds in your Binoculars at Lake Erie Metropark. 

Guided Hikes

On the Metroparks’ calendar of events are many guided hikes. They are the perfect opportunity to view all the picturesque fall colors up close, while learning something new about nature and exploring the trails. 


For those looking to let their creativity wander instead of their feet, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks have fall-themed art programs. Use nature as your inspiration and medium in Paint in Fall Colors at Kensington Metropark or Art in Nature: Fall Leaf Crafts at Lake St. Clair Metropark. You could create your own holiday decorations with Clay Workshops at Hudson Mills Metropark, or let your kids’ creativity run free in one of the Art Factory for Kids Workshops!

Pumpkins + Hayrides

What’s fall without a hayride? For those looking to soak up all the beauty of fall, there are weekly Fall Wagon Tours at Stony Creek Metropark. Or, register for a ride to the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Wolcott Mill Metropark. You can also enjoy all things fall all at once with either Fall Festival at Oakwoods or Kensington Metropark. 

Whatever you’re interested in, chances are, you’ll find it at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. So don’t miss out on the fun. Plan something this weekend, next week, or next month. There’s always more to see and more to do at your Metroparks!

To explore the events and programs at your favorite Metropark, check out the Metroparks’ filtered calendars. If you’d like to see all events and programs at once, visit the full Metroparks Events Calendar. 


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