Here are some ice skating, cross country skiing and sledding options that provide outdoor Michigan winter fun for Oakland County, Metro Detroit and other areas of SE Michigan.
Metro Detroit, Michigan Sledding
There are plenty of great sledding in Oakland County and Metro Detroit for kids of all ages. Oakland County has some of the best sled hills in Michigan. Oakland County Moms has reviewed numerous sled hills with photo galleries and videos. Most of the sledding hills reviewed feature safe walkways, small sled hills for children and some even feature night sledding on lit hills.
Click here for the Oakland County Moms guide to the best sledding hills in Oakland County and SE Michigan.
Click here for Oakland County Moms "sled cam" videos to see what the rides down the hills look like without having to leave your laptop.
Metro Detroit, Michigan Cross Country Skiing
You can find info on which parks to go to featuring groomed cross country ski trails, which parks in Oakland County rent cross country ski equipment and even find info on Oakland County Parks cross country ski lessons.
Click here for the guide to Cross Country Skiing in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, MI.
Metro Detroit, Michigan Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
Ice Skating in SE Michigan isn't limited to outdoor backyard ponds or indoor ice rinks. There are plenty of places to ice skate outside across Metro Detroit. Oakland County Parks and Metroparks across Metro Detroit offer ice skating rinks on well-groomed ice surfaces for ice skating, pickup hockey games and ice fishing. Some even offer skate rental and warming stations. Oakland County Parks and Metroparks also offer wide open spaces for cross country skiing.
Click here for Metro Detroit, Michigan Ice Skating rinks.
Metro Detroit, Michigan Winter Festivals
Many Metro Detroit communities celebrate winter living in Michigan with free outdoor festivals celebrating the season throughout the winter months. Some winter fests are for a day and some Oakland County winter festivals last an entire weekend. Many of the winter festivals offer ice carving, ice skating, sledding, fireworks, cross country skiing, ice fishing and special winter fun activities for kids. Motown Winter Blast and Fire and Ice Fest (Downtown Rochester) offer food and entertainment!
Click here for info on some Metro Detroit, Michigan winterfests.
If outdoor conditions aren't perfect for ice skating. You can try many of the numerous Oakland County indoor ice-skating rinks for pickup hockey, open skating and skate rentals.
Click here for Metro Detroit, Michigan indoor ice skating rinks.
If the weather is too cold to enjoy the outdoors, you can always browse the Oakland County Moms Indoor Winter Fun Page for kid friendly ideas on where to take the kids on cold winter days. Find Metro Detroit area bouncehouses, inflatable playplaces, indoor trampoline parks, video arcades, laser tag fun and other neat ideas on places to take kids on snow days.
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