Winter Fun in Oakland County

Fire & Ice Festival fireworks.

Don’t go crazy sitting inside the house all winter. Get out and explore all Oakland County has to offer, both indoors and out!

Anyone can play in the snow at an Oakland County Park, ski hill or at a festival. Not a fan of the cold? Their are plenty of indoor options too! Make sure to verify hours and location before heading out.

Winter Festivals & Events

January 12th – 14th
Plymouth Ice Festival 2018 – Plymouth

January 14th, February 11th and March 11th
Shiver by the River – Clarkston

January 13th – 28th
North American International Auto ShowCobo Center, Detroit

January 18th – 21st
Michigan 2018 Winter Dog ClassicSuburban Collection Showplace, Novi

January 19th – 21st
Rochester Fire & Ice Festival – Rochester

January  26th – 28th
Motown Winter BlastCampus Martius, Detroit

January 28th
Winter Family Fun Day – Beverly Hills

January 26th – February 3rd
Ferndale Blues & Music Festival – Ferndale

January 27th
Winter Carnival 2018 – Oakland Township

February 3rd
Milford Township Community Snow Day – Milford

February 3rd
White Lake Citizens League Winter Carnival – White Lake

February 3rd
Berkley Winterfest – Berkley

February 9th – 11th
Utica Ice Festival – Utica

February 17th – 25th
Annual Detroit Boat ShowCobo Center, Detroit

February 18th
Oak Park Winterfest – Oak Park

February 18th
Southfield Winterfest – Southfield

March 2nd – 4th
AutoRamaCobo Center, Detroit

Ski Hills



Mt. Brighton
4141 Bauer Road
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 229-9581



Pine Knob Ski & Snowboard Resort
7778 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
(800) 642-7669

Mt Holly big pic


Mt. Holly
13536 South Dixie Highway
Holly, MI 48442
(248) 634-8269



White Lake

Alpine Valley
6775 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48383
(248) 887-4183

Outdoor Ice Skating

Indoor Ice Skating

Oakland County Parks

Cross Country Skier

Explore slowly to take in all the woodland creatures, find new paths and beauty that you didn’t know existed. All Oakland County Parks and Recreation areas (except Groveland Oaks and Lyon Oaks Golf Course) are open for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Glen OaksRed OaksSpringfield Oaks, and White Lake Oaks golf courses do not have groomed trails or warming areas but are open to those with their own equipment when gates are open. Enjoy winter at an Oakland County Park:

Addison Oaks

  • Cross country skiing (groomed and ungroomed)
  • Snowshoeing (groomed and ungroomed)
  • Disc Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice fishing
  • Fat Tire Biking

Highland Oaks

  • Hiking
  • Equestrian trails
  • Cross Country skiing trails (ungroomed)
  • Snowshoeing (ungroomed)

Independence Oaks

  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating
  • Cross Country skiing (groomed, rentals available)
  • Snowshoeing (groomed, rentals available)
  • Hiking
  • Wint Nature Center

Lyon Oaks

  • Hiking
  • Cross Country skiing (ungroomed)
  • Snowshoeing (ungroomed)
  • Off-leash dog park with on-leash walking trails

Orion Oaks

  • Cross Country skiing (ungroomed)
  • Snowshoeing (ungroomed)
  • Hiking
  • Ice fishing
  • Off-leash dog park with on-leash walking trails

Red Oaks

Rose Oaks

  • Cross country skiing (ungroomed)
  • Snowshoeing (ungroomed)
  • Hiking
  • Equestrian trails
  • Ice fishing

Waterford Oaks

*Daily passes or annual vehicle permits are required for park use. They can be purchased online or at select locations.

Indoor Attractions

Portrait of a Young Girl in Winter Clothing Sticking Out Her Tongue and Catching Snowflakes

Auburn Hills





Clinton Township

Farmington Hills

Grosse Pointe Park

Madison Heights



Rochester Hills

Shelby Township

Sterling Heights




Don’t forget to check weather and venues before you head out to ensure they are open.

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