Unlike Kensington, Huron Meadows Metro Park resides completely within the county. This
park is located on both the north and south sides of Hammel Road. The south side of the
park captures a section of the Huron River basin. Nesting BARRED and GREAT HORNED OWLS
are regular here. PILEATED WOODPECKERS and RUFFED GROUSE have been found on occasion as
well. Additionally, this is a good spot for spring migrants. Highlights include fly over
OSPREYS, both HOODED and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS and LINCOLNíS SPARROW. Best spots are the
trail along the river to the west and the trails that are north of the parking lot which
is at the far south end of the entrance road to the south section of the park. The north
section of the park is mainly dedicated to a golf course. However, the area around Maltby
Lake can produce some good migrants as well as being a spot worth checking for waterfowl.
Use the Sunset Ridge Picnic area parking lot to access the lake area. SAVANNAH SPARROWS
and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS can sometimes be found just north of this parking area.
DIRECTIONS TO HURON MEADOWS METRO PARK To get to the park, exit US-23 at Silver Lake Road (exit 55). Go west on Silver Lake Road until it Tís into Whitmore Lake Road (the west service drive to US-23). Go south on Whitmore Lake Road for about 1 block to Winans Lake Road. Go West on Winans Lake Road about Ĺ mile to Rickett Road. Go north on Rickett Road about 1 mile to Hammel Road. Turn west on Hammel Road (your only option) and both the north and south entrance will be about ľ mile to the west. Note that there is a park admission fee ($4 per day or $20 for a Metro Parks annual permit as of 2005).