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.
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