Annual Antler Amble in Rochester Hills

Kick Off Spring with this Family Friendly Event

The City of Rochester Hills will host their Annual Antler Amble on Friday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Bloomer Park.

Photo of three kids and an adult examining an antler found in the forest

Annual Antler Amble in Rochester Hills

Each winter, white-tailed deer shed their antlers and to grow new ones in the spring. Join the search for the dropped antlers and learn about this amazing cycle. Families will be guided through the trails and wooded areas of Bloomer Park by city naturalists, Lance and Lauren and be able to take any antlers they find home with them.

“Antler Amble is a great family activity for all ages. It’s a challenging ‘treasure’ hunt that has a fun competitive edge but a relaxing, outdoor calm to it as well,” states Outdoor Interpreter Lauren Oxlade. “This time of year, the birds are singing, the Skunk Cabbage is sprouting, and there’s lots of wildlife activity to enjoy in the woods, even if we don’t find any antlers.”

Deet antler laying on the ground in the forest

Antler Find in Rochester Hills

This event is part of the city’s brand new outdoor engagement programming. These events expand the experiences available to the community to connect to nature. Families will be able to select from a variety of interactive opportunities featuring the city’s diverse range of native plants and wildlife.

This program is geared toward youth ages 7 & up. The fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Dress for the weather and walking in the woods, rain or shine. To register for this event or any other outdoor engagement opportunities visit www.rochesterhills.org/outdoors or call 248-656-4673. The registration deadline for this event is Thursday, April 5. Guests will meet in the parking lot at Bloomer Park.

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