Due to wildfires in Quebec and Ontario, Canada, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has declared June 8-10 at midnight to be Clean Air Action days. High levels of tiny particles, called PM2.5, are in the air in southeast Michigan counties, including Oakland County.Continue reading
Oakland County and its surrounding areas offer miles and miles of trails for your fitness and enjoyment! Now that the snow is gone for good (fingers crossed), it’s a splendid time to get outside and take in the much-needed sights and sounds of spring. Whether you want to take a quiet stroll, jog through a park, bike with friends, or saddle up on a horse, there’s a trail for you.
View a partial list below to find a trail in your area. If you love maps, visit our Trails Page for an interactive trail viewer map. The map will allow you to sort by parks and trails, take note of a trail’s surface area, and view a trail’s elevation by clicking on it.
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
I am an unabashed partisan of nature’s way, even when it is limited to small protected pockets of land surrounded by suburbia. One of those pockets is 211-acre Heritage Park, a multi-use park under management of the City of Farmington Hills Department of Special Services. For those that want to explore easy-to-navigate trails that meander through woods, over hills and through meadows, Heritage Park is just the place. Their park brochure states “Never Stop Exploring” and “Every Day Is an Adventure.” I smiled to myself at those slogans but my biggest smile, before I started my exploration, was the slogan on their trail map, “Let Nature Be Your Teacher.” Continue reading
Take advantage of winter days when the mercury falls (or rises) to just the right temperature and head outside for some winter fun! There’s so much to enjoy about the cold season in Oakland County. Take a look at our interactive map or check out our Play Outside this Winter page for lists of sledding, ice skating, skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling locations.
Staying active in the winter is good idea for everyone! Exercise increases endorphins, relieves stress, provides energy, and brightens a bad mood – all great reasons to check out our map and plan your winter adventure.
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!