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Posted on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 10:18 a.m.

People will be 'Chillin' at the Mills,' the Hudson Mills Metropark winter fest

By Ann Dwyer

If every winter finds you asking why you live in such a miserably cold state and why, oh why didn't you move somewhere warm while you still had the chance—Well, maybe you just haven't found the right activity yet.

Luckily, you live relatively close to Hudson Mills Metropark where they just want you to join them "Chillin' at the Mills" on Saturday.

Depending on the weather, they will offer a variety of activities, including snow shoeing, snowsnake tossing and Klondike racing. Visitors can also see dog sledding demos or explore their senses on a scavenger hunt. After trying the activities, kids and their parents can head to the Activity Center to warm up with hot chocolate and make a craft to take home.

This is also a family and Scout festival. Brownies can earn their "Senses" badge and Junior Girl Scouts can complete activities for the "Journey Get Moving: Energy Insights from Wilderness & Wildlife" badge.

Embrace living in Michigan in the winter time and discover an activity that will get you out to enjoy our beautiful landscapes no matter the weather. Hot chocolate (and hot toddies) taste better after coming in from out of the cold.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $3 per person or $7.50 person for event and lunch. A park pass is needed to enter the park. Park passes are $5 per day or Pre-registration and pre-payment required. For additional information, contact the park at 734-426-8211. The Park is located at 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter.