The Southfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Southfield and Lathrup Village Michigan. Based on information content, not articles, Lifestyle provides all the information you need to navigate the Greater Southfield area. It's easy to use format also lends itself to being the locally focused visitors guide and relocation guide for Greater Southfield.
Sports & Recreation Hockey/Ice Skating Southfield Sports Arena (248) 796-4640 Indoor ice rink on grounds of Municipal Complex. Public open skate, drop in hockey and skate rental available. oak Park ice Arena 13950 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park (behind the Library) (248) 542-6557 • www.oakparkarena.com Public open skate, drop-in hockey, teams and leagues. Michigan Amateur Hockey Association District 4 www.maha.org oakland County Parks Offer skating opportunities at Independence Oaks (see “Parks” listing at the end of this section). For numerous local associations and league listings for teams of all ages log on to www.usahockeyclubmi.com or www.michiganhockeyonline.com. Horseback Riding & Trails Oakland County Parks have multi-use trails in: • Addison oaks • Highland oaks • Rose oaks • Springfield oaks has an equestrian arena and stall rentals for events on site. Metro Parks offer trail riding in: • Kensington • oakwoods • Wolcott Mill State Parks offer trails and camps in numerous recreation areas: • Brighton (Stable & Rentals) • Highland (Stable & Rentals) • Pontiac Lake (Stable & Rentals) • Proud Lake • ortonville See “Parks” section for details, locations and websites. Hunting, fishing and snowmobile permits and licenses may be purchased online at www.mdnr-elicense.com Hunting Oakland County Parks have limited archery hunting in 4 parks: • Highland oaks in Highland • Lyon oaks in Wixom • orion oaks in Lake orion • Rose oaks in Rose Twp Limited hunting is allowed in Addison Oaks “east area” in Leonard where there are periods of controlled deer hunting open to the public. Log on to www.oakgov.com . Hunting is also available at these State recreational areas: Pontiac Lake Recreation Area 7800 Gale Rd., Waterford, 48327 (248) 666-1020 3,745 acres of marshes, ponds, lakes and heavily wooded areas support a variety of animals for excellent hunting. Highland Recreation Area 5200 E. Highland Rd., Highland, 48383 (248) 889-3750 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and rolling hills. Boat access sites on 4 lakes. Information about hunting licenses, seasons, fees, timetables and online applications can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnr. To purchase a specific type of license and see availability online, log on to www.mdnr-elicense.com. The local DNR operations service center is in Southfield at 26000 W. 8 Mile Rd. (248) 359-9040. To explore hunting areas by region or specific city log on to www.michigan.org Running For local club information and contact numbers check out: Running in the uSA, www.runningintheusa.com Road Runners Club of America, www.rrca.org Skateboarding For a list of skate parks and instructors log on to www.goskate.com Skiing and Snowboarding DoWNHiLL: Alpine Valley in White Lake (248) 887-4183 www.skialpinevalley.com Bloomfield Hills Ski/Snowboard Club and Lessons (248) 341-6449 • www.bloomfieldrec.org Mt. Holly in Holly (248) 634-8269 www.skimtholly.com Pine Knob in Clarkston (248) 625-0800 www.skipineknob.com CRoSS CouNTRY: Log on to Oakland County Parks website at www.oakgov.com for groomed trail locations. The “Parks” listings in this section also offers more options as well. See Snow Sports and More!! for information about the many ski resorts in Michigan. Snowmobiling There are over 6,204 interconnected trails throughout the state. Michigan Snowmobile Association (616) 361-2285 www.msasnow.org Lists of local clubs, safety class locations, trail maps and conditions. Michigan Department of Natural Resources www.michigan.gov/dnr Information on ORV/ATV registration requirements. www.Michigan.org Website lists parks and locations of trails. Soccer Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (734) 459-6220 • www.michiganyouthsoccer.org Michigan united Soccer League (248) 288-6875 • www.musl.net (adult teams for 30+, 40+, 50+) Michigan Soccer Association Offices at Ultimate Soccer Arena, 867 South Blvd., Pontiac (586) 924-2400 www.misoccer.net Adult teams and tournaments. oak Park Youth Soccer – offered through the Oak Park Recreation Department. (248) 691-7555 • www.oakpark-mi.com For boys and girls ages 3 – 9 years of age. Find information online. South oakland Soccer (248) 515-9243 • www.socsfc.com For youths ages 4 – 18 years of age. Vardar Southfield Youth Soccer League P.O. Box 2607, Southfield 48037 • www.vardarsoccer.com For ages 3 ½ - 14 years of age. Swimming Michigan Swimming (989) 631-4955 www.uss-michigan.com Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs. Michigan Masters Swimming www.michiganmasters.com Lists clubs, practice pools and meets for competitive swimmers over 18 years of age. Southfield Sports Arena – Outdoor 2600 Evergreen Rd., Southfield 48075 (248) 796-4640 www.cityofsouthfield.com Tennis Southfield Sports and Recreation – offers lessons indoors for beginners at Beech Woods Recreation Center. (248) 796-4620 • www.cityofsouthfield.com The City of Southfield has 6 parks with tennis courts. Locations and directions can be found on www.maps.cityofsouthfield.com. 22 Lifestyle ~ 2018
SNOW SPORTS & MORE! With 49 ski areas, 269 lifts, 50 terrain parks, nearly 1,000 runs and the only ski flying hill in the country, Michigan ranks second in the nation for number of ski areas in a state! Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs Alpine Valley of White Lake (White Lake, MI) (248) 887-4183 • www.skialpinevalley.com Apple Mountain (Freeland, MI) (989) 781-6789 • www.applemountain.com Big Powderhorn Mountain (Bessemer, MI) (906) 932-4838 • www.bigpowderhorn.net Bittersweeet Ski Area (Otsego, MI) (269) 694-2032 • www.skibittersweet.com Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • www.boyne.com Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • www.boyne.com Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac, MI) (231) 862-3000 • www.caberfaepeaks.com Cannonsburg Ski Area (Cannonsburg, MI) (616) 874-6711 • www.cannonsburg.com Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Roscommon, MI) (800) 832-2663 • www.cross-country-ski.com Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville, MI) (231) 378-2000 • www.crystalmountain.com The Homestead of Glen Arbor (Glen Arbor, MI) (231) 334-5000 • www.thehomesteadresort.com Indianhead (Wakefield, MI) (800) 346-3426 • www.indianheadmtn.com Marquette Mountain (Marquette, MI) (906) 225-1155 • www.marquettemountain.com Mt. Bohemia (in the UP’s Keweenaw Peninsula) (906) 289-4105 • www.mtbohemia.com Mt. Brighton Ski Area (Brighton, MI) (810) 229-9581 • www.mtbrighton.com Mt. Holly (Holly, MI) (248) 634-8269 • www.skimtholly.com Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs, MI) (231) 526-2131 • www.nubsnob.com Pando Winter Sports Park (Rockford, MI) (616) 874-8343 • www.pandopark.com Pine Knob (Clarkston, MI) (248) 625-0800 • www.skipineknob.com Pine Mountain (Iron Mountain, MI) (906) 774-2747 • www.uppinemtn.com Porcupine Mountains (Ontonagon, MI) (906) 289-4105 • www.porcupineup.com Shanty Creek Resort (Bellaire, MI) (800) 678-4111 • www.shantycreek.com Ski Brule of Iron River (Iron River, MI) (800) 362-7853 • www.skibrule.com Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison, MI) (989) 539-6583 • www.snowsnake.net Swiss Valley Ski Area (Jones, MI) (269) 244-5635 • www.skiswissvalley.com Treetops Resort (near Gaylord, MI) (888) TREETOPS • www.treetops.com A phone system is serious business. Selecting the right phone system for your business can affect productivity, efficiency, and give your business a competitive advantage. If you’re serious about your business... Call The Phone Guy! Call today for a FREE on-site evaluation of your current phone equipment. INSTALLATION • CABLING PROGRAMMING • SERVICE MERLIN • LEGEND • PARTNER ACS • MAGIX IP OFFICE • NORTEL • CICS • MICS • BCM • -TECH New and Refurbished Equipment Available Voice Mail, Auto Attendant & More! Ron Norkiewicz 248.361.0132 Email: email@example.com www.ronthephoneguy.com Winter Time in Oakland County Parks SOMETHING NEW FOR WINTER FAT BIKING IN THE SNOW! This new recreation craze is taking off throughout Michigan. A number of groomed trails have popped up both near to home and a bit farther afield. Here are some locations you may want to give a ride. Addison Oaks in the Oakland County Park System www.oakgov.com Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI www.hansonhills.org Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Thompsonville, MI – www.crystalmountain.com Rolling Hills County Park in Ypsilanti, MI – www.washtenaw.org TART Winter Sports Single Track in Traverse City – www.traversetrails.org Addison oaks offers groomed trails for winter fat tire biking. Its 5.6 miles of groomed multi-use trails can be used by hikers and cross country skiers as well. glen oaks, Red oaks, Springfield oaks and White Lake oaks golf courses are available for those who own their own cross country ski and snowshoe equipment. groveland oaks and Lyon oaks golf course not open for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. independence oaks provides groomed trails, rental equipment and restroom facilities. Greater Southfield Area www.gsalifestyle.com 23