Snow is falling in Oakland County and that means it’s a great time to have some winter fun at our area ski resorts. With all three being just a short drive away, you can choose from Alpine Valley in White Lake Township, Mt. Holly in Groveland Township, and Pine Knob in Clarkston. The resorts offer student, child & senior discounts, school ski-clubs, rentals, lessons, and terrain parks. If you’re just starting out on the slopes, have no fear! All three offer beginner hills with tow ropes and magic/wonder carpets to make things easy for you.
Check out our video and see all of the winter fun there is to be had on the slopes in Oakland County!
The warmth of your generosity could help those less-fortunate this winter. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations of new or clean, used coats through November 30th as part of their 30th annual “Coats for the Cold” coat drive.
Donated coats will be sent to a variety of local charitable organizations, who in turn distribute the coats to community members most in need.
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
The splendor of October swept into Oakland County on schedule with traces of frost on the first day of the month. Hours of daylight are shortening, but opportunities for trailside adventure and colorful kayaking adventures are increasing. It’s a month of cider-making, corn mazes and pumpkin hunting. October is the time to watch geese high overhead, listen to trumpeting of Sandhill Cranes, and celebrate Eastern Bluebirds beneath a clear blue sky. Set out an autumn bird bath, and it just may lure these beautiful birds, and a House Finch or two, as quickly as late season wildflowers lure honey bees. The days of October are in a word, glorious for all that love nature’s way and the hundreds of miles of trails that enrich our county and increase accessibility to our woodlands, wildlands and parks. Continue reading
If you love the adrenaline rush of a good jump scare, or if you can’t make it through October without experiencing Halloween’s spookier side, then this list is for you. Whether it’s a corn maze, haunted house, or another type of frightening attraction, you will find the best scares with the Haunted Fun list.
Some say the fall is the best season to be a runner! With cooler temps on the way, and beautiful leaves changing color, running can seem like more of a treat than a chore. In fact, many people fall in love with running at this special time of year.
Take a look at our list of Fall Running Events before you hit the pavement. Signing up for a race now can help get you motivated and ready for the change in season. You’ll find events for every ability, including full marathons, mile walks, fun runs, and more.
Walking and running are great for the heart, mind, and whole body! Be sure to follow these simple tips for safe running.
- Warm up – especially in cooler weather
- Check the weather before you head out
- Invest in proper footwear
- Plan for daylight saving time
- Dress in layers
Planning ahead for your next race? Visit our Spring and Summer Running Events pages to find walks and runs happening in and around Oakland County.
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