Fall hours + Tours + Recreation Passport

Today, we kick off our fall hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. While we are sad to shrink our hours, we are glad when we look back at this wonderful summer! We've added five tours to our October roster, including favorites like Eastern Market, Hamtramck and Haunted Detroit. Note: We are only accepting five Groupons per tour. More info at wheelhousedetroit.com/tours.

Beginning October 1, the state of Michigan is changing how its state parks are funded. There is a $10 Recreation Passport from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, which will replace the state park sticker to provide access to all state parks and recreation areas, including:

  • All 98 state parks and recreation areas
  • 133 state forest campgrounds
  • Nearly 1,000 miles of hiking, biking and skiing trails
  • More than 1,000 boat launches
  • Historic and cultural sites in state parks

What's more, 10% of all funds from the DNRE Recreation Passport will be directed to county, city and township parks through grant-funding. When you opt-in to the Recreation Passport, you are not only supporting the beautiful natural resources managed by the DNRE, but contributing towards an additional funding source for local parks.

To get your Recreation Passport, simply check "YES" on your license plate renewal form. In other states, this has been a boon to recreation funding.

Find out more here.