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Oakland County State Parks

Oakland County State Parks To Explore From Your Cross Country Skis

There are so many things, as I’ve said in previous blogs, to keep us Michiganders active during the time of year most would hibernate inside. Cross-country skiing at an Oakland County State Park is another one of those activities. Let’s explore some of these trails together and please, feel free to let me know what your favorite trails are.

Oakland County State Parks

Bald Mountain Recreation Area – 8 miles of trails for cross-country skiing through hilly terrain (some of the hilliest in Southeast Michigan) in its North Unit.

Location: 1330 E. Greenshield Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360
Phone: (800) 447-2757

Dodge #4 State Park – A sandy beach and a one-mile shoreline on Cass Lake makes Dodge #4 State Park an excellent location for cross-country skiing.

Location: 4250 Parkway Drive, Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: (800) 447-2757
Highland Recreation Area – You’ll find 17 miles of trails with 5,900 acres of forest, marshes, and lakes in the rolling hills of Southern Michigan.
Location: 5200 Highland Road, White Lake, MI 48383
Phone:  (248) 889-3750
Holly Recreation Area – Trails ranging from .25 mile to 25 miles with more than 8,000 acres of rolling woodlands and open fields providing many opportunities for all the cross-country enthusiasts.
Location: 8100 Grange Hall Road, Holly, MI 48442
Phone: (248) 634-8811

Ortonville Recreation Area – Ortonville Recreation Area has 2.5 miles of trails. This wooded area, dotted with many small lakes, offers a sanctuary away from the metropolitan area.

Location: 5779 Hadley Road, Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone: (810) 797-4439

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – You’ll find 11 miles of cross-country trails for your skiing pleasure within a mixture of marshes, ponds, heavy forests, old farm fields, river bottom, and lakes.

Location: 7800 Gale Road, Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: (248) 666-1020
Proud Lake Recreation Area – There are 6 miles of trails and the recreation area found on scenic Huron River. Skiers will enjoy seeing the evergreens draped with snow.
Location: 3500 North Wixom Road, Commerce Township, MI 48382
Phone: (248) 685-2433

Seven Lakes State Park – You’ll find trails ranging from .33 mile to 2 miles on land that’s a combination of farmland, rolling hills, and forests.

Location: 14390 Fish Lake Road, Holly, MI 48442
Phone: (248) 634-7271
Have you pulled out your skis yet? What’s stopping you? 🙂

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