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Explore 13 parks, some with beaches, golf courses and waterparks (including Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center at Lower Huron Metropark), that follow the Clinton and Huron rivers from Mount Clemens to Ann Arbor. Admission: $7 daily or $30 annual, $20 seniors (62+).
Delhi Metropark, BD / 3902 E. Delhi, Ann Arbor, 48103; 734-426-8211.
Dexter-Huron Metropark, BD / 6535 Huron River Drive, Dexter, 48130; 734-426-8211.
Hudson Mills Metropark, BD / 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter, 48130; 734-426-8211.
Huron Meadows Metropark, BD / 8765 Hammel Road, Brighton, 48116; 734-426-8211.
Indian Springs Metropark, O / 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, 48386; 248-625-6640.
Kensington Metropark, GN / 4570 Huron River Pkwy., Milford, 48380; 248-227-8910.
Lake Erie Metropark, DW / 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown, 48173; 734-379-5020.
Lake St. Clair Metropark, M / 31300 Metro Pkwy., Harrison Twp., 48045; 586-463-4581.
Lower Huron Metropark, DW / 40151 E. Huron River Drive, Belleville, 48111; 734-697-9181.
Oakwoods Metropark, DW / 32911 Willow Road, New Boston, 48164; 734-782-3956.
Stony Creek Metropark, M / 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Twp., 48316; 586-781-4242.
If you need a direct connection to Amtrak, make your way to the Weiser Railroad at Greenfield Village, one of a few heritage railways to have such a modern-day link.