Lake Erie Metro Park

LOCATION: Rockwood, Michigan

DIRECTIONS: From 1-75 south of Detroit take exit 29 (Gibraltar Road.) and drive east on Gibraltar Road 2 miles to Jefferson Road. Turn south (right) on Jefferson Road and drive approximately 2 miles to park entrance.

HOURS: Open all year, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

BEST TIMES: Mid-September to mid-November. For greatest diversity visit in October. For greatest number of birds visit from September 15 through 20.

BIRDING HIGHLIGHTS: One of the three best fall hawk-watching spots in North America. And if numbers counted, it is the premier site east of the Mississippi.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Lake Erie Metro park 32481 West Jefferson, P.O. Box 120, Rockford MI 48173. 1-800-477-3189.