While Metro Detroit was in the grips of what seemed to be a relentless winter, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy embraced the bitter temperatures and abundant snow and hosted its first-ever winter program this past February.

Almost 100 people joined the Conservancy on a bright and sunny, yet chilly 20-degree day for a fun afternoon of “Winter Antics” that included making s’mores over bonfires, testing state-of-the-art winter wear and snowshoeing through scenic Milliken State Park.  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Moosejaw Mountaineering partnered with the Conservancy to present the program.

Winter Antics added an additional fun and festive component to the Polar Plunge, the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Michigan that took place in Milliken State Park and saw more than 500 brave souls jump into the icy Detroit River to raise money for the charity.

Building off the success of this program, the Conservancy looks forward to a busy year of activities, programs and special events along the riverfront.  Stay tuned to the Conservancy’s website and Facebook pages to find out about future events.