Hudson-Mills Metropark is only a few miles away from Dexter and roughly a dozen miles slightly northeast of Chelsea. The Metropark has been an outstanding place to take the family for decades, with hiking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking and more. I've been going there every year since I was a kid.

The park was built on the site of the former hamlet of Hudson which no longer exists, whatsoever. The only remnants of the little burg are the remains of the old grist mill and the cemetery...the mill was built in the early-mid 1800's along the Huron River to take advantage of the water power.

As for the cemetery, it stands out way better than the old mill. The land for the cemetery was donated to the Hudson settlement in 1841 by David Dudley (d: 1859) and his wife Betsey (d: 1854) whose markers hold up very well, as you can see in the pictures.

The remaining gravestones are plentiful and in decent shape; reading the inscriptions on these stones verify that the hamlet had trouble maintaining itself, which led to it's complete disintegration.

Now, for the most part, I feel that the sighting of "orbs" is a buncha baloney...it's usually a dust particle or a bug flying across the screen, But in this case, they don't appear to be like that at all...there were no lights of any kind behind me and the leaves were not wet with raindrops. There were many of these in other pictures we took. ALSO: a couple of pictures turned out COMPLETELY BLANK, even when the flash went off, as if something was preventing a certain picture to be taken.

As I mentioned, the settlement town of Hudson no longer exists, but the feeling of a once-prosperous burg lingers within the misty area of a town long-gone. AS WITH ANY PARK, CEMETERY, ETC. - ALWAYS TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT AND DON'T RUIN THE EXPERIENCE FOR OTHERS.

Check out my photos from Hudson-Mills Cemetery in the photo gallery above--including the spooky total our bill came to at dinner afterwards!

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