Recreation and Outdoors

Dexter City Parks

Community Park has a playground, walking path, picnic areas, sports field, basketball court, and a gazebo. First Street Park (Horseshoe Park), at the end of Edison off Second, has 10 horseshoe pits and picnic areas. Monument...

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Dexter Wellness Center

2810 Baker (734) 580-2500 Fitness floor, exercise studios, indoor track, lap pool, warm-water therapy pool, gymnasium with basketball court and Pickleball nets, locker rooms with showers and sauna, grab-and-go café. Group...

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Delhi Metropark

3902 E. Delhi (734) 426-8211 This 53-acre park is a popular picnic destination and a handy spot to launch a canoe. Restrooms with running water. Shelters can be reserved. Metroparks entrance fees (pay at tollbooth or online):...

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Dexter-Huron Metropark

6535 Huron River (734) 426-8211 A wooded 122-acre park with 3 picnic areas and a softball diamond. Also, a labyrinth. Restrooms with running water. Shelters can be reserved. Metroparks entrance fees (pay at tollbooth or online):...

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Hudson Mills Metropark

8801 North Territorial (734) 426-8211 With 1,549 acres, Hudson Mills has picnic areas, an 18-hole golf course (see Recreational Facilities & Organizations, below), 6 miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing, cross-country...

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Pinckney State Recreation Area

8555 Silver Hill, Pinckney (734) 426-4913 This 11,000-acre park north of Chelsea has many lakes for swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing; modern and rustic campgrounds; and trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback...

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Miller-Smith Preserve

Dexter-Chelsea Rd. 29-acre nature area with one mile of trail through high quality woodlands and past small wetlands. Owned by Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP). parks@washtenaw.org,...

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Dexter Community Pool

3060 Kensington (Wylie Community Pool Building) (734) 424-4180 Lessons, parties, and senior, adult, and open swim available. See website or email for registration info and schedules....

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Hell Creek Campground

10866 Cedar Lake, Pinckney (734) 878-3632 Public campground and RV area; 60 electric sites and 40 primitive sites. Horseback riding, camping. Swimming pool, lighted basketball court, playground, hot showers, hiking, horseback...

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Hudson Mills Metropark Golf Course

4800 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. (800) 234-6534 Open daily Apr.-1st weekend in Nov. Fees vary for 9/18 holes, weekdays & weekends. Senior discounts. Rates include green fees, cart fee, and tax. See website for rates and schedule....

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Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery

Delhi Metropark (734) 769-8686 Rents canoes, kayaks, and tubes; age 12 & over for kayaks. Evening glow paddles. Open Apr.-Labor Day daily; open Sat. and Sun. week after Labor Day-mid-Oct. (depending on river conditions). Two...

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Stinchfield Woods

9401 Stinchfield Woods, Pinckney (734) 764-9316 777 acres of woods owned by U-M. A favorite among naturalists, bird watchers, hikers and runners; no bikes allowed. Open dawn to dusk. All dogs must be leashed. Dogs or people off...

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Michigan Sailing Club

8010 Strawberry Lake Rd. (Dexter Clubhouse) Membership includes beginner sailing lessons and use of club sailboats, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle-boards. Hosts formal regattas and informal racing on Baseline...

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Midwest Sailing and Portage Yacht Club

8930 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. (734) 426-4155 Midwest Sailing sells and repairs sailboats, sails, and docks. Portage Yacht Club has a year-round restaurant, conducts sailboat races on Tues., Thurs., and Sat. has a junior sailing day...

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Brauer Preserve

3200 S. Parker, south of Scio Church Small lake, hardwood swamp and upland woods on a 226-acre farm. More than 2 miles of trails. Owned by Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP). parks@washtenaw.org,...

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West Lake Preserve

21520 Waterloo Rd., north of Chelsea One of NAPP’s most tranquil properties. 217 acres and over 2 miles of trails through a wide range of ecosystems, such as upland forest, wetland, open water shoreline, and open fields. No...

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