DODGE PARK

40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights

Birders are advised to walk from the parking lot to the bridge that crosses the Clinton River to access the paved Clinton River Park Trail System. The wide, paved trail runs through wooded and open areas. Several dirt trails branch off from the main trail. There are a variety of resident waterfowl, woodpeckers and other woodland species. The trail is good for warbler and other songbird migration in spring. Continuing northwest on the trail will take users to Farmstead Park, Donovan Park and the Sterling Heights Nature Center.

 
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From March through December, the Cove supports Belted Kingfishers and Great Blue Herons. During migration, the shoreline is a regular stopover site for Spotted Sandpipers, migrating ducks and occasionally Least Bittern. During the winter, it's a great place to look for Bald Eagles and winter finches. In spring and fall, the trees are often filled with warblers and thrushes. Rare species include Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Glaucous Gulls, Connecticut Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrushes, and Pileated Woodpeckers.

 

AMENITIES

Below is a list of amenities available at this property.

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VIEWING SEASON

Year-round viewing is available

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PARKING

Paved parking is available

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RESTROOMS

Restrooms are available on this property

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TRAIL CONDITION

The park has paved trails

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PICNIC TABLES

Picnic tables and shelters are available

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BOAT LAUNCH

There is canoe and kayak access, but no boat launch

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FEE

No fee