Winter's snow reason to stay inside – discover a favorite activity to keep your heart and emotions healthy at 11 parks.
NEW! 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 5.6 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.
Ski, Snowshoe or Hike
All Oakland County Parks and Recreation areas (except Groveland Oaks and Lyon Oaks Golf Course) are open for cross-county skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.
Winter hiking is available on most trails in the winter; some paved trails are cleared for easier accessibility.
Glen Oaks, Red Oaks, Springfield Oaks and White Lake Oaks golf courses are available to those with their own equipment when the gates are open.
Independence Oaks provides groomed ski trails, rental equipment and restroom facilities. Snowshoe and cross-country ski equipment is available for rent Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Addison Oaks grooms the 2.5-mile Buhl Lake Trail for skiing.
Ungroomed trails are available at Highland Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks.
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.