Winter Activities

​​​​​Winter's snow reason to stay inside – discover a favorite activity to keep your heart and emotions healthy at 11 parks.See what each park has to offer!
Winter Fat Tire Biking
Addison Oaks County Park offers groomed trails for winter fat tire biking. Similar to mountain biking, fat tire bikes are built on a frame specifically designed to support wide, knobby tires. These over-sized tires provide a smooth ride, so they fare very well on groomed, snow-covered trail surfaces all season long.

Addison Oaks County Park features 5.5 miles of groomed, multi-use trails available for cyclists, cross-country skiers and hikers as weather conditions permit. The 6-foot wide trail includes many hills and scenic views. It winds through the park and loops cyclists back to their original starting point.

Family Sledding Hill
Waterford Oaks is your go-to place for the perfect sledding hill for the whole family. It was named the 2017 MetroParent Best Sledding Hill for southeast Michigan. Bring your favorite sled and check it out! 

Ski, Snowshoe or Hike

Many Oakland County Parks and Recreation areas, with the exception of golf courses, are open for cross-county skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

For safety reasons, golf courses are closed to the public throughout the winter. Throughout the off season, we do not monitor the courses for public use. Also, maintenance is done during this season that cannot take place when the courses are open.

Winter hiking is available on most trails in the winter; some paved trails are cleared for easier accessibility.


Independence Oaks Winter Trail Map

Independence Oaks provides groomed ski trails, rental equipment and restroom facilities. Cross-country ski equipment is available for rent. Hours are determined by staff availability and amount of snow. Please call Independence Oaks at 248-625-0877 to learn about trail conditions.


Cross-Country Ski Rental Fees

$5/all-day boot rental

$5/all-day poles rental

$10/all-day skis rental

$20/all-day cross-country ski set rental

Ungroomed trails are available at Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks. 

Ice Fishing - Ice conditions are not monitored by staff for ice fishing. 

Platform Tennis​​​​

​Platform Tennis​ is the only racquet sport played outdoors in cold weather. After snow is removed, the courts’ special floor heating units provide a dry playing surface. Individual or family membership in the Waterford Oaks Platform Tennis group is required to play.

Platform Tennis Membership Application

Park Rules​