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Afternoon Adventures for Adults

An adult couple exploring the camping exhibit

Afternoon Adventures for Adults

Afternoon Adventures

Is your senior group looking for a new experience? We have a great new adventure - for groups of 20 or more - for your consideration

Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center for a self-guided experience or attend a special program just for your group. Looking to make a day of it? Spend your morning at beautiful Belle Isle!

Enjoy a self-guided tour for just $2 per person, or add an interesting program (see program options below) for just $2 more per person. Arrival times for Afternoon Adventures are 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Outdoor Adventure Center closes at 3 p.m. each weekday. Each class is one hour long. If you are interested, please contact us as these spots will go fast!

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Program choices include:

Fishing 101

Fishing is a lifetime sport, and it is never too late to try it. If you have never fished -or if you are looking for a chance to refresh your skills - this session will include a discussion of licenses, fish identification and behavior, strategies, and local water to visit and try your luck.

Birding for Beginners

The Detroit River is an amazing place for birders. From our regular friends who live and nest here to the thousands who visit us through fly-ways, we are in a great place to begin a birding hobby. You will learn the basics of birding and practice some bird identification along the riverfront. A limited number of binoculars and field guides will be available for loan. Dress for the weather.

Birth of a Land Ethic

Explore Michigan's White Pine Era and lessons learned about the wise use of natural resources. An interesting travel through Michigan's history.

City Slickers

Learn the special adaptations of wild mammals in urban environments. Explore the concepts of predator-prey relationships and identify common wild mammals in Detroit. Weather permitting, this could include a walk on the RiverWalk or Dequindre Cut, both are paved and flat with no steep grades or hills.