We are going to try and see the Bald Eagles out fishing on the semi-frozen lake. Last year the park ranger recommended visiting in winter to see this. If you're looking for something a bit different and also some easy, flat walking terrain overlooking Lake Erie, then this is a good option!
Just a short drive from the city, behold 3 miles of captivating Lake Erie shoreline and sweeping vistas that you can only get with a Great Lake and great river at 1607-acre Lake Erie Metropark. Follow the path of lake freighters moving up and down along the Detroit River against exceptional views of Sugar Island, Grosse Ile, and Celeron Island. Scan the sky of this popular bird-watching site, with more than 300 species recorded, and you just might spot a migrating broad-wing hawk or bald eagle flying above. This designated "Important Bird Area" is one of the premier hawk-watching sites in North America.
More details soon about a location to meet within the park if you don't want to carpool.
Carpooling: 10:30am - 10:45am at Panera Bread (6 Mile and Newburgh Rds, near Buschs)
Meeting Place: Park Office, large brown brick bldg at entrance to park, meet in the lobby.
Time: 12 - 12:15 pm
Post walk drinks/lunch: TBD
Metropark Contact Info:
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson Brownstown, MI 48173
Driving Directions from 6 Mile Rd and I-275 in Livonia,
Option 1: Take Telegraph Rd South to Gilbraltor Rd and (go east on Gilbraltor Rd). Pass about 4 traffic lights and then turn Right onto West Jefferson Rd. Park is at the end of the road.
Option 2: Turn right to merge onto I-275 S/I-96 E 2.1 mi
Slight right onto I-275 S 24.3 mi
Take exit 5 toward S Rockwood/Carleton 0.4 mi
Turn left onto Carleton Rockwood Rd 4.6 mi
Continue onto Carlton Rockwood Rd 0.9 mi
Turn right onto S Huron River Dr 0.3 mi
Take the 1st left onto N Dixie Hwy 0.2 mi
Continue onto Fort St 0.4 mi
Turn right onto Huron River Dr 2.0 mi
Turn left onto W Jefferson Ave 0.2 mi
Turn right 0.2 mi
Turn left Destination will be on the right