Outdoor Winter Fun Metro Detroit – Enjoy Michigan outdoor winter fun things to do with ice-skating, cross country skiing, sled / sledding hills, snow shoeing, winter festivals, and more in Metro Detroit and SE MI! All listings below are to be considered WEATHER PERMITTING.
Outdoor Winter Fun Metro Detroit
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.
Best Sled Hills in Oakland County and Metro Detroit
Oakland County Moms Sled Cam Videos
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. Here’s info on how to choose the best skis for cross country skiing.
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.
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!
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.
OAKLAND COUNTY SNOWSHOEING
Farmington Hills Special Services (Parks & Rec) offers snowshoe rentals at the Heritage Park Nature Center. Snowshoe rentals are $7 per person. Rentals in adult and kids’ sizes are available at the Nature Center front desk from 10a-4p Tuesdays through Sundays, now through March. For more info, visit www.fhgov.com/Activities.aspx
West Bloomfield Parks offers snowshoe rentals from the Recreation Activities Center to be used on the Civic Center Trails behind the building. Adult & youth sizes available. Rentals are available Monday through Friday. For more info, visit www.wbparks.org.
If the weather is too cold to enjoy the outdoor winter fun, you can always browse the Oakland County Moms Indoor Winter Fun Page for kid friendly things to do and 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.
METRO DETROIT OUTDOOR WINTER FUN
METRO DETROIT INDOOR WINTER FUN PLACES
OAKLAND COUNTY SLED HILLS
OAKLAND COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
METRO DETROIT OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINKS
OAKLAND COUNTY INDOOR ICE SKATING RINKS
This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.
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