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2018 Southfield Lifestyle

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

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 • Public open skate, drop-in hockey, teams and leagues. Michigan Amateur Hockey Association District 4 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 or 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 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 . 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 To purchase a specific type of license and see availability online, log on to 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 Running For local club information and contact numbers check out: Running in the uSA, Road Runners Club of America, Skateboarding For a list of skate parks and instructors log on to Skiing and Snowboarding DoWNHiLL: Alpine Valley in White Lake (248) 887-4183 Bloomfield Hills Ski/Snowboard Club and Lessons (248) 341-6449 • Mt. Holly in Holly (248) 634-8269 Pine Knob in Clarkston (248) 625-0800 CRoSS CouNTRY: Log on to Oakland County Parks website at 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 Lists of local clubs, safety class locations, trail maps and conditions. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Information on ORV/ATV registration requirements. Website lists parks and locations of trails. Soccer Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (734) 459-6220 • Michigan united Soccer League (248) 288-6875 • (adult teams for 30+, 40+, 50+) Michigan Soccer Association Offices at Ultimate Soccer Arena, 867 South Blvd., Pontiac (586) 924-2400 Adult teams and tournaments. oak Park Youth Soccer – offered through the Oak Park Recreation Department. (248) 691-7555 • For boys and girls ages 3 – 9 years of age. Find information online. South oakland Soccer (248) 515-9243 • For youths ages 4 – 18 years of age. Vardar Southfield Youth Soccer League P.O. Box 2607, Southfield 48037 • For ages 3 ½ - 14 years of age. Swimming Michigan Swimming (989) 631-4955 Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs. Michigan Masters Swimming 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 Tennis Southfield Sports and Recreation – offers lessons indoors for beginners at Beech Woods Recreation Center. (248) 796-4620 • The City of Southfield has 6 parks with tennis courts. Locations and directions can be found on 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 • Apple Mountain (Freeland, MI) (989) 781-6789 • Big Powderhorn Mountain (Bessemer, MI) (906) 932-4838 • Bittersweeet Ski Area (Otsego, MI) (269) 694-2032 • Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls, MI) (800) GO-BOYNE • Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac, MI) (231) 862-3000 • Cannonsburg Ski Area (Cannonsburg, MI) (616) 874-6711 • Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Roscommon, MI) (800) 832-2663 • Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville, MI) (231) 378-2000 • The Homestead of Glen Arbor (Glen Arbor, MI) (231) 334-5000 • Indianhead (Wakefield, MI) (800) 346-3426 • Marquette Mountain (Marquette, MI) (906) 225-1155 • Mt. Bohemia (in the UP’s Keweenaw Peninsula) (906) 289-4105 • Mt. Brighton Ski Area (Brighton, MI) (810) 229-9581 • Mt. Holly (Holly, MI) (248) 634-8269 • Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs, MI) (231) 526-2131 • Pando Winter Sports Park (Rockford, MI) (616) 874-8343 • Pine Knob (Clarkston, MI) (248) 625-0800 • Pine Mountain (Iron Mountain, MI) (906) 774-2747 • Porcupine Mountains (Ontonagon, MI) (906) 289-4105 • Shanty Creek Resort (Bellaire, MI) (800) 678-4111 • Ski Brule of Iron River (Iron River, MI) (800) 362-7853 • Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison, MI) (989) 539-6583 • Swiss Valley Ski Area (Jones, MI) (269) 244-5635 • Treetops Resort (near Gaylord, MI) (888) TREETOPS • 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: 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 Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Thompsonville, MI – Rolling Hills County Park in Ypsilanti, MI – TART Winter Sports Single Track in Traverse City – 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 23