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Located five miles outside of Ann Arbor, Delhi Metropark is an 81-acre park that sits on a bend of the Huron River. This makes the park popular for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Many people come here to unwind by leisurely floating down one of the designated river corridors. The river here is gentle and easy, making a kayak or canoe trip suitable for families with children of all ages.
Delhi Metropark is where you can organize kayak, canoe, and tubing trips via Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery. They are open daily from the first weekend in May through Labor Day for visitors to rent kayaks and canoes. During a float trip, kayakers and canoers can observe many waterfowl species such as the Great Blue Heron and the Belted Kingfisher. White-tailed deer and turtles are frequently spotted too. Trips typically start at either Hudson Mills Metropark or Dexter-Huron Metropark and end at Delhi Metropark.
In addition to the available Huron River watersports, Delhi Metropark offers picnic areas, softball diamonds, and a children's playground. There is one picnic shelter that sits near the Huron River. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a regional park system that requires a Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Pass. A yearly pass gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Visitors that just want to come to explore for the day can purchase a daily pass for $10 per vehicle or boat. Cyclists, hikers, or skaters can access the park for free if entering via the hiking and biking trails or at the main entry gate.
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