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Huron River Day

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Event Details

Date(s) - 05/19/2019
Cost: Free (Charge for some activities like canoes or kayaks)


Gallup Park
Region: East Ann Arbor
3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor

Event Description

Huron River Day is an annual celebration of the Huron River held by Ann Arbor Parks at Gallup Park. Starting in 2018, Huron River Day moved from its traditional July date to May.

My daughter and I had a great time at the 2018 Huron River Day. She loved kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and the other activities.

Huron River Day - Stand Up Paddleboarding

Activities include:

  • $5 rentals on canoes and kayaks (free if you ride your bike to the event)
  • Try Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • Bike tune-ups from Common Cycle volunteers
  • Presentations by Dirt Doctors at 2 and 4 p.m.
  • Participate in the Enviro-Challenge to earn a prize
  • Butterfly house from the Michigan Native Butterfly Farm
  • Live animals from the Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Nature Hikes by Natural Area Preservation at 1 and 3 p.m.
  • River critters with the Huron River Watershed Council
  • Stream activity with the University of Michigan Natural History Museum
  • Local Food Trucks

Washtenaw County’s Parker Mill County Park will offer tours of the Pioneer Grist Mill.

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