If you need to get out of the house, then you can head outdoors for fresh air and frosty fun throughout January thanks to activities like cross-country skiing, ice skating, fat tire biking, snowshoeing, sledding and hiking. There’s plenty to see and do this January at Oakland County Parks.
If you are looking for some fun cross country skiing trails in Oakland County, then check out our extensive list. With locations all across the county, you are sure to find the perfect space for outdoor fun near you.
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s family-friendly “Winter at Valade” celebration features marshmallow roasting, giant outdoor fireplaces, as well as sledding and food and drink.
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If you are looking for a great spot to enjoy outdoor winter activities, then check out Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township. The 4,461 acre park offers plenty to do, with something for everyone. While the main winter attraction for families is sledding at Stony Creek Metropark, the park also offers snowboarding, cross county skiing, biking and ice skating.
The Kensington Metropark Sledding Hills consist of four different slopes. It’s a perfect outing for families with members that have a variety of sledding abilities.
Oakland County Parks Holiday Winter Programs
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Our guide to the best outdoor ice skating rinks in Metro Detroit. Some locations require admission. Skate rentals may be available.
Jaycee Park is a 45-acre park that offers two ball diamonds, full-sized and small soccer fields, and a sand volleyball court for the sports lovers. The children will enjoy two barrier-free play structures and a gaga ball court. Additionally, the park has a picnic shelter, restrooms, and paved parking.