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Oakland County Parks Offers FREE Admission For Veterans Day

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In honor of Veterans’ Day, Oakland County Parks is offering FREE park entry to visitors. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park.

 

Addison Oaks

1480 West Romeo Rd, Leonard

Addison Oaks is a 1,140-acre natural oasis close to home where visitors can recreate for the day, camp under the stars or explore the park’s rich history. Campers can stay on individual sites or in group camping areas, yurts or cabins. Activities include a 20+ mile trail system for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and winter fat tire biking; boat/kayak and bike rentals, disc golf, fishing, geocaching, picnicking and group picnic shelters. A 2.5-mile connector trail connects the main park to Addison Oaks East and other nearby recreation areas.

  • Archery
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Playground

Highland Oaks

6555 Milford Road, Highland

Located within the Shiawassee River headwaters, Highland Oaks preserves sensitive habitat while providing recreation experiences. The park’s 302 acres of rolling hills, wetlands and old pastures offers 2.5 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, geocaching and cross-country skiing, as well as fishing from an accessible floating dock.

  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trails

Independence Oaks

9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston

Independence Oaks is the largest Oakland County Park at 1,286 acres. The Wint Nature Center offers interactive exhibits, interpretive programs and Scout Badge Days. Camp Wilderness, a youth group overnight camping area, features platform tents and a modern bathhouse. Recreation amenities include: 12+ miles of natural and paved trails; a swimming beach; archery range and volleyball courts.

  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Playground

Lyon Oaks

52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom

Lyon Oaks preserves 800 acres of environmentally-sensitive wetlands within a 1,041-acre park. Park features a day-use area with picnic shelter and playground; volleyball, horseshoes pits, and soccer and cricket fields; 6 miles of natural trails for biking, cross-country skiing and on-leash dog walking; and a 13-acre, fenced dog park for off-leash fun.

  • Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Playgrounds

Orion Oaks

2301 W. Clarkston Road, Orion

Orion Oaks’ 916 acres also offers 10 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, geocaching, and fishing on Lake Sixteen, with a wheelchair accessible fishing pier off Joslyn Road.

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trails

Rose Oaks

10400 Fish Lake Road, Holly

Several glacial lakes within Rose Oaks provide contrast to the gently rolling open meadows and wooded uplands. This 640-acre undeveloped park is a favorite of equestrians who explore its five miles of trails including accessible boardwalks and floating docks, which are also shared by hikers, cyclists, geocachers and cross-country skiers.

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trail

 

Photo credit: Oakland County Parks – Addison Oaks

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