2020 Hike #38 on August 19th at the Hudson Mills Metropark in Ann Arbor Michigan

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General Info

The Hudson Mills Metropark is a very nice park which is located in Dexter, Michigan but it's mailing address is 8801 N Territorial Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

With a historic river meandering through its 1,549 acres, Hudson Mills Metropark is located on North Territorial Road, twelve miles northwest of Ann Arbor. The gentle rapids area is one of the river’s most picturesque spots, which is also frequented by bass anglers and picnickers. The park’s trails give easy access to the marriage of serene woods and waters.

Take advantage of an 18-hole, par-71 golf course and two 24-hole disc golf courses. Hudson Mills has a 3-mile loop paved hike-bike trail. In addition, the nearly five-mile West River Trail connects to the Hudson Mills loop, taking hikers and bikers on a journey which ends in downtown Dexter. Play a pick-up game of basketball or volleyball. Or, gather a team and head on out to our softball diamonds or soccer fields. Other amenities include three picnic shelters, swings, slides, a canoe camp, a group camp, children’s play area and shuffleboard courts. Groomed cross-country ski trails provide hours of outdoor fun throughout the winter. Enjoy natural and inviting Hudson Mills Metropark all throughout the year.

Click here for a map of the park.

My visit

Sadie and I stayed in Dexter, Michigan for several days. During our stay, we made a few day trips to Ann Arbor and Detroit. There are many parks in the area, but this park was only 3 miles from our cottage. I decided to check it out because I was tired of the urban scene!

This park has a $10 entry fee ( a little pricey!). There were many activities within the park, and it was also well maintained, so I guess that's where your money goes! There are two hiking trails. One is a 5 mile paved path that will take you into the town of Dexter. The other trail is a Nature Trail in the woods. I decided to venture out on the nature trail.

The nature trail is 2 miles long and takes you along side the Huron River for a short while. There is also a marsh area along the trail. The nature trail crosses a very nice, paved bicycle path. The trail was a nice relief from the city scene!


The Huron River at the Hudson Mills Metropark

The Huron River at the Hudson Mills Metropark