Lake St. Clair Metropark Summer Discovery Cruises

Various Dates Throughout the Summer
The Summer Discovery Cruises held at Lake St. Clair Metropark offer anyone interested in exploring Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and the Detroit River the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lake, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers and history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration and wind, waves and water - and much more depending on the cruise them. 
 
There are more than 20 cruise themes to choose from. Most cruises range from 2.5 to 4 hours on the water and range in price from $10.00 - $25.00 per person. Ages six and older are welcome on the cruises. 
 
 
Cruise themes include:
 
  • Lake St. Clair Fisheries
  • Lighthouses of Lake St. Clair
  • Wildlife & Wetlands of Lake St. Clair
  • Shipwrecks
  • The Nature of Lake St. Clair
  • Journey Through the Straits Downbound
  • Birds, Boats & Booze
  • The History of Lake St. Clair
  • Great Lakes Science for Teachers
  • Wind, Waves & Weather
  • Shipping Out
  • Handy Billy
  • Night Watch
  • Aliens Among Us
  • Eco-Art
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March 15, March 22 and March 29
March is National Women's History Month and with a theme of Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives Ford House is celebrating with a series of programs to explore the stories of Women Who Motor.
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Saturday, March 14
Join the Ford House in the Cotswold Cafe to celebrate the spirit of the Irish with a dinner and pairing with craft beer from Shorts Brewery. Enjoy dinner with music from Lac La Belle.
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Saturday, March 14th
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the Corktown Parade with Pat O'Brien's!
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April 4th and April 5th
Ford House's annual Bunny Breakfast egg-stravaganza begins with a delicious, family friendly breakfast in the Visitor Center. Following your meal, hop on outside to meet the Easter Bunny, pet a few new furry friends at the petting zoo, make a craft, and go on an egg hunt.