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“camping + waterpark is an inexpensive winner for families with kids”

Lower Huron Metropark
Detroit, Michigan
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“camping + waterpark is an inexpensive winner for families with kids”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Kids love camping and waterparks so when they are a bikeride away from each other, it is golden to kids. Walnut Grove Campgrounds at Lower Huron Metropark (In Belleville, NOT Bellvue) are spic and span. It is a 30 minute walk, 15 minute bike ride or 5 minute car ride from Turtle Cove Waterpark within the park. The bike ride between the camp and waterpark is lovely - over a bridge, up one hill that is walkable on the way up and a woo hoo! on the way down. It is nicely paved. We heard owls, woodpeckers and bullfrogs. There was a cute playground and a clean drinking fountain near our site.The bathrooms are the cleanest public restrooms I have ever seen. Each site has a well taken care of fire pit. It is not crowded.

Turtle Cove is a sweet smaller waterpark with 2 water slides, a zero depth pool with toys attached to the pool, a lap pool, a lazy river, a splash pad with a giant wonderful bucket that dumps down every few minutes. (The kids said it is not as big as Kalahari but they still loved it for 2 days). The food at the waterpark is very expensive and unhealthy, so plan to pack a cooler full of food and eat it just outside the park at the picnic tables. Everyone we met that worked at Lower Huron Metropark was friendly and helpful and the people who use the park are a nice group. I recommend this park as a perfect get-away with children. It is inexpensive ($20/night for the campground, $8/adult for the waterpark, $5 admission to the Metropark or a pass), close to metro Detroit, super fun especially from a child's perspective, peaceful, and easy. It is also connected to two other Metroparks where there is a pool and some boat rentals and miles and miles of bike trails. Pack a tent, a cooler, and some bikes to spend some quality time with kids without any hassle.

Visited July 2012
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English first
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41 reviews
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“Wrong town...”
Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

This park is in Belleville, MI. 100 miles east of Bellevue.....

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ypsilanti, mi
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“GOLF - at the metropark! $5 for 18 holes!”
Reviewed 10 October 2011

One of the greatest all time golf deals, golf a beautiful little 18 hole par 3 course in a park setting right next to the river, for only 5 bucks!!!! The holes range from 50 to 110 yards and guess what if you are a senior or under 17 its only $4. This is a perfect place to work on your short game or to bring a novice golfer because hardly anyone knows about this place and there is no pressure to golf fast and it is a judgment free golfing zone.
Teach your kid to golf or come here on a weekday afternoon and be one of only 2 or 3 people on the course. This place is a find.!!!

Visited October 2011
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Thank chino53
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ypsilanti, mi
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“outstanding paved bike trail”
Reviewed 13 January 2011

Starting at the entrance off Haggerty Rd. one can bike along huron river for @ 8 miles ending at a small nature sanctuary. The trail goes over bridges and past an old cemetery with headstones dating back to the 1800s. It winds thru 3 different parks with a spur running off to the city of New Boston where you may stop for a beer and burger or an ice cream, the scenery is very beautiful and there is fishing and canoeing. Good place for small mouth bass.

Visited March 2010
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