• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

For Kids


Explore the River Raisin area with the Major!

Look below for fun activities you can download and use at River Raisin National Battlefield Park and the surrounding area! Join Major Muskrat and explore and learn about the Heritage Trail -- and if you complete all 20 stops along the trail, you can earn a Heritage Trail VISA patch. Fun for all ages!

Booklets to download:

Our Junior Ranger booklet is in development and will be available soon. Until then, try out these fun activities!! (Files are PDFs, get a free PDF reader program here)

Blaze the River Raisin Heritage Trail

River Raisin VISA program

Major Muskrat's Plant Discovery


Did You Know?


The River Raisin flows for almost 139 miles (224 km), draining an area of 1,072 square miles (2,780 km2) in the Michigan counties of Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw, Jackson, Hillsdale, and also a portion of Fulton County, Ohio. It was named La Rivière aux Raisins by Frenchsettlers because of the wild grapes growing along its banks--since the French word for grape is raisin. More...