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. The 6-foot wide, 5.5 mile long 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.  Bring your favorite sled and check it out! 

Ski, Snowshoe or Hike

Many Oakland County Parks and Recreation areas are open for cross-county skiing, snowshoeing and winter 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.

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 at Independence Oaks

$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 for hikers and those with their own cross-country ski or snowshoe equipment at Addison Oaks, Highland 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 Open House Flyer

Platform Tennis Membership Application


Park Rules​