Interactive Map Shows Oakland County’s Outdoor Activities

Oakland County is using technology to make it easier for residents and visitors to find outdoor activities around the county this winter. The County is publishing a new interactive map blog of activities and things of interest around Oakland County each month. Oakland County Outdoor Activities "Oakland County residents and visitors enjoy a premiere quality of life because of the county’s natural beauty and access to many parks and other outdoor recreation venues," Oakland County Executive L. … [Read more...]

Go Play in the Snow

Whether you want to blame Old Man Winter, Jack Frost or Punxsutawney Phil, the snow keeps coming and coming. With at least six more weeks of this, you may as well enjoy the winter. Cross Country Skiing There are two basic kinds of cross-country skiing, Classic style and Skate style; either way, it’s quite the workout. Take advantage of the local Metroparks or county parks and try it. You can rent skis from REI or some of the parks rent as well (call ahead and ask). Downhill Skiing … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Can I Get Out of Ice Fishing?

Dear Crabby, My boyfriend thinks ice fishing is the best thing ever. But, I hate it! The problem is if I don't go ice fishing with him, I barely see him all winter. Help! Sincerely, Freezing Fran Dear Fran, I am probably the worst person to consult with on both of these topics, but I will give it a whirl here. As far as the ice fishing goes, I think the two worst ways possible to spend any amount of free time would be freezing to death or fishing! So by combining the two, you just … [Read more...]