MILFORD (WWJ) – The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will waive vehicle entry fees and boat launch fees on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for its “Appreciation Days” program.

The metroparks will also be holding several special programs during Thanksgiving Appreciation Days.

Kensington Metropark near Milford/Brighton

“Farmer for a Day” will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Farm Center. This program is offered to children interested in working on a farm. Kids, ages 7 to 15 years, will work alongside our farmers cleaning stalls, feeding animals and working on other daily or seasonal chores. The program is designed to be both educational and fun. Fee: $30 per child. For additional information, call 1-800-477-3178.

“Chickadee Chow-Down” will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 at 1 pm at the Nature Center. In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails. Fee: $3 person. For additional information, call 1-800-477-3178.

Oakwoods Metropark near Flat Rock

“Walkin’ & Talkin’ Turkey” will be held on Friday, Nov. 25 at 1 pm, Nature Center. Take a leisurely stroll and learn about the wild turkeys that inhabit the park. Program is free. For additional information, call 734-782-3956.

The 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks, located within the five-county Southeast Michigan region, are: Delhi Metropark, Dexter-Huron Metropark, Hudson Mills Metropark, Huron Meadows Metropark, Indian Springs Metropark, Kensington Metropark, Lake Erie Metropark, Lower Huron Metropark, Metro Beach Metropark, Oakwoods Metropark, Stony Creek Metropark, Willow Metropark and Wolcott Mill Metropark.

Entry fees are also waived on Sunday, December 25 for Christmas “Appreciation Day.” For more information, call the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority at 1-800-477-2757 or visit


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