Come Ride With Us
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The Kensington Trail Riders board has many combined years of experience advocating for equestrians by serving on the boards of other equestrian trail associations in the area. Upon recognizing the need for a new equestrian voice at Kensington Metropark, we have come together and strive to not only maintain, but also improve, the equestrian trails and facilities at Kensington Metropark. We look forward to building a membership, cultivating relationships with Kensington Metropark and the other trail groups in our area and together, reaching our goals.
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About the Park
Kensington Metro Park encompasses more than 4500 acres of beautiful flat to rolling terrain through mixed hardwoods and open fields. With more than thirty miles of out and back trails in the park and a single-track connector route to Proud Lake State Recreation Area and its trail system, there is a riding route and terrain elements for any riding preference. The Huron River meanders through the Northwest corner of the park and provides a welcome oasis for watering your horse or taking a swim after a hot ride. The park is home to deer and wild turkeys. You might see the large Sandhill Cranes that frequent the area and get to hear their prehistoric cry. In some places the trail will border Kent Lake or maybe you'll ride to the high points of the nine mile western loop. The staging area off Martindale Road between Dawson Road and GM Road is frequently busy with horse people from all areas and especially during bug or hunting seasons. Kensington allows no hunting and is generally relatively bug free when other areas are unrideable. Facilities at the staging area include a Porta John and nearby hand pump for water although most just ride their horses over the hill to the river to water. In the warmer months many riders like to take a short ride to the Dairy Queen for a treat to complete their day in the saddle so make sure to bring along a little extra cash. It is a beautiful park and we are sure you will enjoy your ride here.