Next year, you'll be able to easily walk, bike or stroll the 3.5 miles of the Detroit Riverfront from Hart…
If you’re looking to get back to nature this winter, head to Stage Nature Center in Troy for trails, classes and some giant rocks!
Stage Nature Center is one of my families’ favorite places to visit and the large climbing rocks at the front of the front lawn of the building are part of the reason why. If you’re able to convince your kids to leave the rocks, the interpretive building is open to the public and kids can check out the aqua wall with live reptiles and amphibians, an observation beehive, and many other wildlife displays.
My favorite thing about Stage is the Knee-High Naturalist classes for toddlers. It’s structured & educational based and worth the $14. There are other classes too and current schedule is listed below:
- Knee-High Naturalists: Ages 2 to 4
Listen to a nature story, hike, activities, craft and a snack. In January, we will take a closer look at winter sleepers and hibernators. Cost: $14 per child
Next Session: March 18 & 19
- Little Acorns: Ages 2 to 4
Let your child explore the sights and sounds of nature through outdoor activities. Cost: $5 per child
Next Session: Wednesday, March 10
- Nature Explorers: Ages 5+
Participate in hands-on, outdoor experiences to investigate different nature-related topics. Cost: $4 per person
Next session: Saturday, April 10
If you simply want to stop by to climb rocks or walk the 2 mile unpaved trail it is free and open to the public daily.
Address: 6685 Coolidge Hwy Troy, MI 48098
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 3 pm + Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
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About Ashley Hubbbard-Porter
Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.