Get that “up north” feeling without leaving the suburbs at top-rated Stony Creek Metropark. Extending across Oakland and Macomb counties, 4,461 scenic-acres abound with opportunity for outdoor recreation all year long. Spend an afternoon boating or swimming in 500-acre Stony Creek Lake. This is prime fishing country with a state record crappie caught here. Hike, bike, run or inline skate through lush woodlands, serene wetlands and tallgrass prairies. In the winter, walk, cross-country ski or snowshoe across marked trails. A winter sports area includes snowboard, sled and toboggan hills. The Metropark also features a nature center, mountain bike skills course, disc-golf course, 18-hole regulation golf course, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, soccer fields, volleyball and basketball courts. Picnic areas with reservable shelters, grills and comfort stations are located throughout the park.
The Nature Center offers classes and special events. Bring your family to Friday Night Canoe trips, Moonlight Wagon Rides, and History Wagon Rides. In the winter, rent some traditional snowshoes and explore the nature study area blanketed in snow.