River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe, Michigan was the second National Park Service site we stopped at on National Park Trip Season 3 Summer Edition. It is also our very first Battlefield Park. This place is really small, for now. The Park Service has bought up several blocks around the park and is going to expand in the next few years.
We stopped here and headed inside for our Junior Ranger books, cancellations and a viewing of the film. The film was long and way over our kid’s heads. When the park ranger came to ask us how we liked it, we told him it was a lot of information. He explained to us in detailed form all about the battlefield and he was extremely interesting. We thanked him for his lecture and he informed us he is a retired history teacher. He was amazing and we learned so much from him!!
We took off on a walk around the park on the trails. We did the 17th Infantry Loop trail with informational signs to read and we walked the Mason Run Loop trail. Interesting to learn how America attacked Canada and Michigan was really close to singing Oh Canada.
Back in the Visitor Center and we have earned our Junior Ranger badges.
Great little stop on our way through to Maine (eventually). Not very many cancellations, this one has to share a page with another one.
Until the next stop. We are heading to Niagara Falls for the next 3 days. I will post the next park as soon as I can. I hope you enjoyed our stop here, have you been here?? I can’t wait to come back and see the addition.