Hudson Mills Metropark

Dexter, Michigan 48130

Hudson Mills Metropark

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"When you want the getting there to be half the fun, consider the Acorn Trail at Hudson Mills. This low-key nature loop is located in north Washtenaw County, just north of Dexter on the Huron River. In summer there’s a lot going on along the river. In autumn the woods practically glow. And in any season the trip up Huron River Drive sets the mood for a great hike.

Beginning at Bird Hills Nature Area Hin Ann Arbor, the drive follows the river upstream, passing a handful of parks on the water along the way. Dexter-Huron Metropark, for example, is a small (122-acre) site with a great view of the water where you can rent canoes and kayaks for exploring by paddle. The drive also takes you through Dexter, a great little town for a lunch break, and ends several miles north at Hudson Mills Metropark."

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45 minutes
Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter, MI 48130 (734) 4268211;
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Maps available at park office and on website; TOPO! CD: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, disc 4
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