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Milford, Michigan - Things to Do & Places to Go

I was going to do 365 things to do in the Milford area, but then I realized that I’d have to leave out a whole bunch of things. So below are links to places to go and things to do. Many places, like the Kensington Metro park have literally hundreds of things to do, programs, places to visit. You might be able to come up with 365 things to do just there.

Get outdoors and rent a canoe or kayak from Heavner Canoe Rental - two locations in the area. Al Heavner believes that “No Child should be left inside.”  Guided nature adventures available. Individual rentals & groups rates.

Kensington Metropark just south of the Village of Milford has so many activities, places to visit and programs that it takes two drop down menus to hold them all. Click on the Activities tab and chose the A thru M or the N thru Z menu. Click here for the Summer Activities newsletter.

 The Village of Milford has this wonderful park right on the banks of the Huron River on the south end of the main downtown area. In addition to a huge play structure, there is a covered pavilion for picnics. During the summer there are concerts in the park. Fishing is allowed from the banks of the river and there is a sand volleyball court and basketball courts for the athletically minded.  On the northwest end of the park is a baseball diamond.

Central Park

If it’s winter or you just can’t get enough exercise at the park, you can go to the Carl’s Family YMCA located just west of downtown off Commerce Road (turn is at the Library). The Y has more programs all year around that

you’ll be able to use. It has a great pool and a huge exercise area with lots of machines and exercise stations, plus there are family oriented programs all year. In the summer months there is soccer on the front lawn. The Walking/riding trail to Kensington Metropark also starts at the Y. Go to the Carl’s YMCA home page and click on the programs choice.

The Milford Public Library has tons of programs for all ages, from reading programs for toddlers to adult book studies. There are Internet terminals available and microfiche viewers where you can read through back issues of the Milford Times Newspaper going back to the mid-1800’s. You can read about the programs on the home page.

If you don’t want to join the YMCA so that you can swim, you can use the pools at the two Huron Valley High Schools under their Pools and Ftiness Program. There are individual ansd family memberships available. They have lots of other programs run by the same group for all age groups.

Ya gotta love these little neighborhood one-screen theaters. Thi is how it’s always been in small-town America. The same guy that sells you your ticket also sell the popcorn and runs the projector. First run and near first-runs movies. Click on the picture for more and to see what’s currently showing.

Of course, no destinations or groups have more going on for the whole family than the area’s churches. Here’s a virtual tour of the Churches of Milford and a directory of local churches. Many of the churches have their own Web sites where you can check out their programs.

If you own a horse and enjoy trail riding, yo should get in touch with the Kensington Trail riders association and take part in their programs

If riding bicycles is more your speed, there is the newly finished 3.6 mile Milford Trail from the YMCA out to the entrance to Kensington Metropark. From there you can ride miles and miles of Metropark paths and roads

This will be a work in progress for some time, so check back often to see what has been added