Metro Beach Metro Park

LOCATION: Mt. Clemens, Michigan

DIRECTIONS: From 1-94 north Of St. Clair Shores take exit 236 (Metropolitan Parkway) and drive east 2 miles to park entrance.

HOURS: Open daily from 8 a.m.-dusk.

BEST TIMES: Spring and fall are the best times, but a trip anytime of the year can prove rewarding.

BIRDING HIGHLIGHTS: Excellent for migrating waterfowl and songbirds in spring and fall. Good shorebird numbers when low water exposes mud flats. The park also attracts a surprising variety of gulls with rare species being sighted every year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Metro Beach Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway, P0. Box 1037, Mt. Clemens, MI 48046. Phone: (810) 463-4332.