Thursday, May 10, 2012
Stony Creek and Lower Huron Metroparks offer an alternative to campers who don't want to spend the time or money on a trip Up North.
With its scenic lakes, forests and dunes, Michigan is a camper's paradise, but high gas prices may limit the number of trips local residents take "Up North" this summer. Metroparks to the rescue. Both Stony Creek and Lower Huron Metroparks will offer "rustic camping weekends" this summer to provide a local, lower-price alternative for residents seeking a quick getaway into the great outdoors. Moving its campground to the Ridgewood picnic area, Stony Creek will offer five rustic camping weekends through October. The campground contains 43 standard campsites, of which two are handicap-accessible and four are primitive walk-in only. The standard campsites can accommodate up to one camper and two tents, while the premium sites, of which there …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
From Lake St. Clair (formerly Metro Beach) to Stony Creek, local metroparks have dozens of events planned to keep vacationing kids busy during spring break.
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- Jenny Whalen
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Schools across Macomb Township will soon be out for spring break and that means planning a slew of activities to keep the kids busy during the week. If you're planning to stay in the area for spring break, you'll find dozens of kid-centered events planned at Lake St. Clair (formerly Metro Beach), Stony Creek and Wolcott Mill metroparks. Here's a look at what's on the calendar: Natural Egg Dyeing Family Nature Club - Who’s Lost in the Woods? Spring Break Special: Wise Up on Owls Spring Break Special: Eggsperiments Spring Break Special: Nature Songs & Hot Dogs Spring Break Special: Make a Hiking Staff Spring Break Special: Spring Pond Personalities Pioneer Week - Chores Pioneer Week - Making Dinner Pioneer Week - Cabins & Fun Babies, Babies…
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Huron-Clinton Metroparks board of commissioners votes to rename Metro Beach as Lake St. Clair Metropark. Take our poll and tell us what you think of the change.
Say hello to Lake St. Clair Metropark, because Metro Beach just got a new name. The Board of Commissioners for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks last week unanimously approved changing the name of Metro Beach Metropark to Lake St. Clair Metropark at its monthly board meeting. “It is a regional park with so much more than just 1,000 feet of beach along Lake St. Clair,” said Anthony V. Marrocco, chairman of the board of commissioners in a release. “We want the name to better reflect the variety of activities and facilities offered at the park.” The park was named St. Clair Metropolitan Beach when it opened in 1950. According to a 1953 report, it was renamed Metropolitan Beach Metropark to reflect its impact on the Metropolitan Detroit area. Over …