• Mom helps young boy cross rocks in front of indoor waterfall at Outdoor Adventure CenterBringing "up north" to downtown Detroit!

    Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the historic Globe Building, with the Dequindre Cut trail running through its backyard, the Outdoor Adventure Center gives you a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city.

    Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators -- walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.

    Visit the Outdoor Adventure Center and discover all there is to explore in the spectacular outdoors, parks, public lands and waters that are yours to enjoy.

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  • bridge and river at sunset Detroit River Sunset Photography Social

    Are you ready to shoot photographs of the beautifully colored Detroit River sunset while enjoying a cocktail and meeting other photography enthusiasts? Join us for an evening of photography, drinks and music Saturday, Aug. 26 at our photograph-taking place at the top of the Milliken State Park hill. Guests of this event will have the opportunity to go on photography-themed nature hikes to learn more about opportunities for shooting photos of urban wildlife. Professional and amateur photographers alike are welcome to attend.

    Cost is $20, which includes a souvenir cup. Preregistration required.

    Register for Detroit River Sunset Photography Social.