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If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Snowshoeing is a popular “silent sport” and a fabulous way to enjoy a snowy winter day. Best of all, walking in snowshoes is easy and FUN for kids to try. Pick a trail from below, bundle up and strap on your snowshoes for some awesome winter family fun!
MICHIGAN STATE PARKS allow snowshoeing at all locations and many are easily accessible from Metro Detroit. A recreation passport is required for entry.
- Island Lake Recreation Area (Brighton)
- Waterloo Recreation Area (Chelsea)
- Belle Isle Park (Detroit)
- Holly Recreation Park (Holly)
- Maybury State Park (Northville)
- Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (Waterford)
TOP PARKS, RECREATIONS AREAS + NATURE TRAILS
- Nichols Arboretum (Ann Arbor)
- Creekshead Nature Preserve (Plymouth)
- Paint Creek Trail (Rochester)
- Stage Nature Center (Troy)
And if you want to give snowshoeing a try without committing to buying the gear, check out these locations that offer snowshoe rentals. For more information about pricing, snowshoe sizes and availability, please contact the individual location.
- Winter in the Woods at the DEN (Detroit) – pre-registration is required
- Johnson Nature Center (Bloomfield Hills)
- Independence Oaks County Park (Clarkston)
- Nature Center at Heritage Park (Farmington Hills)
- Recreation Activity Center (West Bloomfield)
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About Ashley Hubbbard-Porter
Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.