Delhi Metropark is a park in the Huron-Clinton system of metro parks. It is a 81acre park on the Huron River located five miles (8 km) northwest of Ann Arbor. It has picnic areas, two picnic shelters, swings and slides, river fishing, canoe rental and softball diamonds. A children's playground features an adventure playship, ride-on toys and swings. A Metropark daily or annual vehicle permit is required for entry to the park. The park will eventually be linked to Dexter-Huron Metropark and Hudson Mills Metropark via the Border-to-Border Trail.HistoryIn 1835, there was a sawmill located on the Huron River at this site. That year, Norman Gooddale purchased the mill for $50 and added a flour mill to the site. Jacob Doremus platted a village adjacent to the mill in 1836 named Michigan Village, although the name was changed to Delhi shortly afterward. In 1842, Gooddale acquired all of the unsold lots. His son Frank expanded the mill, shipping flour to New England and employing 20 people; in 1880, Delhi Mills shipped 41,000 barrels of flour on the Michigan Central Railroad. In 1883, Delhi had 2 flour mills, a woolen mill and a saw mill, taking power from a dam 150 feet long with a 7-foot head and producing 140 horsepower when all mills run at once.Today's Delhi Rapids is the remains of the collapsed mill dam that once powered Delhi Mills.Delhi Metropark is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Ann Arbor Edition.
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I love this park and have an annual pass ($35) on my car. Daily passes are expensive ($10) but if you come early in the morning or after 6 pm you can get in for free. There is a playground for small c... more »
Located about 5 miles west of Ann Arbor a pleasant riverside park with pavilion shelters, picnic tables, playground, and softball fields. Popular place for dog walking, and workplace picnics. Fee requ... more »
There wasn't anyone at the gate to collect the fare so that was cool. The goose poo was quite substantial. We didn't stay long enough to comment on much else.
Beautiful park on the river with a cool canoe livery. Nice place for bicyclists to rehydrate.
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