STONY CREEK METROPARK

4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township

The meadows and shrub edges host Eastern Bluebirds and Eastern Towhee, while the grasslands attract Horned Larks, Eastern Meadowlark, rare Henslow Sparrows and Grasshopper Sparrows. The woodlands along the nature trails attract Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Pileated Woodpeckers, Red-headed Woodpeckers and Eastern Screech Owls. The evergreen trees and riparian areas host nesting Barred Owls, while Sandhill Cranes nest in marshy ponds along Inwood trail. Nesting Bald Eagles, Osprey, and migratory waterfowls are seen on Stony Creek Lake.

 
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Fall and spring-migratory waterfowl such as Common Loon, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, both Scaup species can be seen on Stony Creek Lake. Bald Eagles and Osprey are often seen fishing in the lake. Bald Eagles and Osprey nest along the Inwood trails. Open fields and shrub edges attract nesting Eastern Towhee, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Bluebird, song sparrows, field sparrows and Eastern Kingbirds. The park's large acres of rolling hills with meadows and prairie attract Horned Larks, Eastern Meadowlarks and rare Henslow Sparrows and Grasshopper Sparrows. Woodlands along the nature trails attract Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Pileated Woodpeckers, Red-headed Woodpeckers and Eastern Screech Owls. Evergreen trees and riparian areas play host to nesting Barred Owls. And Sandhill Cranes nest in the marshy pond along the Inwood trail. Grassland sparrows, Eastern Bluebirds, Eastern Towhee, Barred Owls, nesting Bald Eagles and Osprey and Sandhill Cranes are all unique sightings. In the fall and spring, Pileated Woodpeckers and migrating waterfowl can be seen.

Click here for access to the Stony Creek Metropark Website.

 

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 nature trails are gravel. The park also has paved sidewalks and walkways.

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PICNIC TABLES

Picnic tables and picnic shelters are available.

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BOAT LAUNCH

There are canoe, kayak and boat launches

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FEE

Yes. A Metropark vehicle pass is required