So before we get into the actual trip let me explain some background; that the city of Harrison Township can renamed the park. I always knew this place as Metro Beach but in 2012 the name was changed to Lake St.Clair Metropark. If you ask locals about this place though I’m sure most of them will still call it Metro Beach. If i end up calling this place Metro Beach instead of it’s new name, now you know why!
Now I don’t know about you but as someone who lives in Michigan or anyplace that has winter, by the time April rolls around people tend to be a bit stir crazy. And seeing as their is no place else you can really go to thanks to COVID-19, the people were out in droves! And by droves I mean everyone was maintaining proper social distance from one another. For the most part.
Things seem to be getting greener a little bit. While you can’t see it here many of the trees are beginning to bud. Everything has been so … brown for the last month and a half. I’m looking forward to getting more color around here.
The last time I was visited Lake St.Clair Metropark was back in February. It was the day after Valentines Day and I remember it being just so cold. Or maybe it was because the wind chill was so low. In any event, it was cold. I wanted to acquire some captures of Lake St.Claire. Here are some of them.
By the time i actually reached this spot my hands were so cold and probably in the early stages of frost bite, but I’m happy with the captures I got that day.
This trip, i went to the nature center/trail. My only grievance with this trail is that it’s short. There’s plenty of area to walk around as the park itself is fairly big. But, i had hoped that there would be less people on the trail and boy was I wrong! Again, no judgement! People should get out and enjoy nature if they can, and since schools are closed, I can understand taking your kids to the trail to learn about and experience nature, and again there’s nothing to do now thanks to COVID-19 soooooo…… here we are.
As I stated before, the biggest drawback is that the nature area itself seems rather small. However, there is a beach, a boardwalk that travels parallel to Lake St.Claire, and if you have small kids a pretty cool playground. There’s also a par 3 golf course if you like that sort of thing.
I’ll most likely be back here sometime in the summer at the latest. Things will definitely be greener by then.