Winter Fun in Dexter

By Lonnie Huhman,

The weather is cold and snow is finally here, so that means seasonal outdoor activities are in full swing in the Dexter area.

There are plenty of activities to fill these cold winter days.

Starting in the city of Dexter, the downtown ice rink at Monument Park is finally open. Some Dexter residents have been looking forward to it opening after a mild early winter and holiday season.

“It’s good to get outside in the fresh air,” said Kim Kirkey of Dexter, who spent part of the afternoon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day skating at the park with her daughters Gigi and Julia.

“This is a nice, free activity right in downtown, so it’s a lot of fun,” Kirkey said.

Another free activity near downtown for local families is the sledding hill behind Wylie Elementary School. After the recent snow storm the hill saw both young and old taking to the steep hill for some fun.

Sledding behind Wylie Elementary School.

Not too far away from downtown Dexter is Hudson Mills Metropark, which is a great place for any season fun.

There are the six miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing at the park, 8801 North Territorial Road. The park’s website says skiers will, “glide past picturesque snow-glazed fields, ice-covered ponds, and beautiful deciduous forests.”

If it’s too cold the park does offer some indoor fun, such as the Winter Birding activity from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 3. It’s described as a chance to, “Cozy up near our wood-burning stove to hear a story about animals in winter, and then make a craft to explore the secrets of animal survival in our cold Michigan winters.”

These are just a few Dexter area happenings, so if you know of more go to our Facebook page and let us know.

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