Many of us here in Metro Detroit are dreaming of a white Christmas. But according to the latest news reports, snow before the holiday is unlikely. Which unfortunately means we have to wait for the snowball fights, snow angels and snowmen. And while that isn’t exactly what we wanted to hear, it means we have some time to plan activities for when we eventually accumulate some fresh powder.
So – here’s some ideas of what to do and where to go when the weather is frosty and we eventually get snow:
- Try out cross country skiing: This form of skiing requires skiers to use their own power to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance. Here in Macomb County, there are several places to practice this sport – including Freedom Hill County Park, Lake St. Clair Metropark and Wolcott Mills.
- Go ice skating: Most anyone can ice skate – all you have to do is try! So whether you’re a seasoned skating pro or a first-timer, we recommend checking out the Warren Community Center Park, Romeo Community Center or Mae Stecker Park (in Shelby Township).
- Enjoy a day of sledding: This classic winter activity only requires something for you to sit on as you glide down a hill or slippery surface. So bring your toboggans, tubes or saucers to one of Macomb County’s many parks, like Beaver Creek Park (Sterling Heights), Spindler Park (Eastpointe) or Beebe Street Park (Richmond). A day spent enjoying this winter activity will surely be fun for the entire family!
You can find additional places to ski, skate, sled, ice fish, play ice hockey and snowboard in Macomb County through our interactive map. This resource allows you to easily search for locations and activities ahead of your next winter outing. OR, if you’d rather stay warm and toasty indoors this season, we also have listings that feature local bowling alleys, roller rinks, amusements centers, bounce houses and trampoline centers. So no matter your extracurricular preference, MMYH has you covered.
Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.