Take your Mom out for a fun outdoor activity this weekend around Detroit

Take your Mom out for a fun outdoor activity this weekend around Detroit

Celebrating and honoring mom on Mother’s Day is an ideal way to get the family together for fun activities, especially those that get everyone outside to enjoy spring’s milder temperatures.

This weekend stop by Hart Plaza and check out the Red Bull Skateboarding competition, take a walk or ride a bike along Detroit’s growing riverfront. Consider heading out to Kensington Metropark and jumping on a hayride (mom’s ride free) or take a guided walking tour through the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood.

If you’re looking for even more great things to do this weekend and beyond, check out this month’s GOguide, which makes it even easier to find fun, family-friendly activities.

ROLL ON. The whole fam will find the skateboarding demonstrations at this high-energy event exciting and entertaining.

Hart Plaza
Detroit, MI 48116
Walk along the RiverWalk to Detroit’s Hart Plaza to see the Red Bull Hart Lines’ high-energy skateboard events, which feature some of the top skateboarders in the country. Check out the site for event times.
Cost: FREE
Learn more: https://theboardr.com/events/2171/Red_Bull_Hart_Lines

HAYRIDE. Mom can sit back and relax as someone else does the driving and shuttling of the children with this family-friendly hayride.

MAY 14; NOON – 4 p.m.
Kensington Farm Center
4570 Huron River Pkwy.
Milford, MI 48380
In celebration of Mother’s Day, moms get a free ride when they take their children on a hayride.
Cost: FREE
Vehicle Entry: Metroparks entry pass required. Annual ($35/$21 senior); Daily $10
Learn more: metroparks.com/event/moms-free-hayrides

GARDENING. Check out whether your kid has a green thumb at this gardening event aimed at younger children.

MAY 16; 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Plum Street Market Garden
2202 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Kids up to ages 5 are invited to come out and learn about the basics of growing in containers. The garden is located just east of the MGM Grand Casino. Use the Plum Street entrance off 3rd Street.
Registration: Pre-registration not required
Cost: FREE
Learn more: detroitagriculture.net

WALKING TOUR. As Detroiter Jeanette Pierce always says, Detroit is big enough to explore, but small enough to find your place within it. Check out one of the city’s neighborhoods in this walking tour.

MAY 16; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Always Brewing Detroit
19180 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223
Come out and explore Grandmont Rosedale’s northwest neighborhoods with a guided tour of North Rosedale Park, Minock Park, Rosedale Park and Grandmont. Leave enough time to locate street parking and wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Registration: registration required
Cost: FREE
Learn more: detroitexperiencefactory.org

RIVERFRONT. If you haven’t seen the dramatic changes in Detroit’s riverfront area, this tour is your opportunity to enjoy the views and the impressive developments.

SUNDAYS; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Rivard Plaza
1340 Atwater St.
Detroit, MI 48207
Grab the family and/or a few friends and head out to this free two-hour guided tour along Detroit’s Riverfront. You’ll get a closer look at Rivard Plaza, Milliken State Park, the Outdoor Adventure Center, Dequindre Cut and Orleans Landing Development.
Registration: Registration required
Cost: FREE
Learn more: detroitexperiencefactory.org

URBAN FARM. Find out what’s happening with the city’s urban farms with this event that helps you dig into this cool trend.

SATURDAYS; 9 a.m. – Noon
Capuchin Soup Kitchen Meldrum Site
1264 Medrum (at St. Paul)
Detroit, MI 48207
313-579-2100 #204
Volunteers of all ages will learn more about garden cultivation and how growing food helps bring people together. Wear comfortable clothing, a brimmed hat and sunscreen, and bring a reusable water bottle. Volunteers may work in the covered hoop houses or outside, depending on weather conditions.
Registration: Pre-registration not required for groups of 5 or less
Cost: FREE
Learn more: cskdetroit.org

UPICK. If you want something sweet to do with your Mom or friends, then try this strawberry farm and the u-pick area.

Rowes Produce Farm
10570 Martz Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Grab the kids, friends and neighbors for an enjoyable outing at Rowes “you-pick” strawberry farm. Pickers of all ages are provided free cartons to fill with ripe berries. The berries you pick are weighed and sold to you at market rate. You can also pick Sugar Snap peas (edible pods) and English Shelling peas.
Picking season: Late May Call for conditions.
Learn more: rowesproducefarm.com

NATURE HIKE. There’s nothing like getting outside to see all of Mother Nature in her glory, especially during Michigan’s mild spring.

2nd SATURDAYS (MAY 13); 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Crosswinds Marsh Park
27600 Haggerty Rd.
New Boston, MI 48164
Join Crosswinds naturalists for a two-mile hike (paths change monthly). Upcoming walks are on June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12
Registration: Pre-registration required. Call 734-654-1220 to register.
Cost: $6 adult; $2 child
Learn more: parks.waynecounty.com

WALK ON. Take some time to smell the roses, so to speak, with a slow roll of another kind with this fun walking group.

SATURDAYS; 10 a.m. – noon
Samaritan Center – Ford Wellness Center
5555 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48213
Meet up with this family-friendly walking group, which is open to all ages. Participants 12-years-old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Cost: FREE
Learn more: ezcoalition.org

BIKE RIDE. Grab your wheels and head out with the group that meets every week for the ever-popular Detroit Critical Mass.

FRIDAYS; 6:30 p.m.
Detroit Critical Mass
Trumbull & Warren
Detroit, MI
Riders meet every Friday at Trumbull and Warren for an organized city ride.
Cost: FREE
Learn more: twitter.com/detcriticalmass

Editor’s Note: To see more local activity listings see TheHUB’s GOguide monthly activity calendar, sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation.





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