Sports & Recreation Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL) Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2222 www.detroitlions.com
Detroit Pistons (NBA) Little Caesars Arena 313-PISTONS www.nba.com/pistons
Detroit Tigers (MLB) Comerica Park Detroit (313) 962-4000 www.mlb.com/tigers
Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7575 www.nhl.com/redwings
United Shore Professional Baseball @ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica Michigan Independent minor league baseball. www.uspbl.com
Michigan Department of Natural Resources www.michigan.gov/dnr Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off-road vehicle trails are listed by park and trail name.
Top of Michigan Trails Council
(231) 348-8280 • www.trailscouncil.org 300 miles of trails and maps listed online.
Rouge River Watershed Friends of the Rouge River
Watershed, Wayne County Parks, and the eleven communities along the route are developing a water trail from Canton to the Detroit River. Log on for more information. www.therouge.org
Clinton River Watershed offers miles of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Log on to www.crwc.org for exact locations and details!
Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches, slips and storage available at
• Stony Creek Metropark • Kensington Metropark • Lake Erie Metropark • Lake St. Clair Metropark
Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites
Department of Natural Resources
The home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rules and regulations are located here! (517) 332-5046
A specific list of outdoor venues close to home, including boating, hunting and snowmobiling. The site includes addresses, phone numbers and descriptions of recreational areas.
International Mountain Biking Association
www.imba.com There are a number of chapters and clubs throughout the Michigan that are part of the association. Log on to connect to chapter links and information regarding location of trails.
• Michigan Mountain Biking Association One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. There are numerous chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and detailed info regarding location of trails. www.mmba.org
•Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association http://www.cramba.org Mt. Clemens
•Motor City Mountain Biking Association http://mcmba.org Novi
League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) (517) 334-9100 • www.lmb.org Lists clubs, organizes shoreline cruises, various route and maps online. 80
www.michigan.gov/dnr Information on marinas, reservable harbors, harbors of refuge, inland lake maps and online boating safety classes and exam: www.BoatEd.com and www.BoaterExam.com. www.michigan.org Locate a boating lake by city or region and view detailed maps online.
Michigan Boating Industries Association
www.mbia.org • (734) 261-0123 Trade association for the recreational boating industry. List of programs, upcoming boat shows, and boating groups (www.boatmichigan.org).
Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in • Addison Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Groveland Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Independence Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak,canoe, and electric motors)
A small boat launch is located at Orion Oaks for non-motorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to ww.oakgov.com
U.S. Power Squadrons
www.usps.org Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the website for chapter locations.
Palazzo di Bocce
4291 S. Lapeer Road, Orion Township 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com “It’s not just a sport – It’s a frame of mind!”
USBC Metro Detroit Association
28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 www.mdusbc.com “Find a league near you!”
If you are into car racing Michigan has an abundance of tracks for you to visit. Just log on to www.Michigan.org, click on “Things To Do” then scroll down to racetracks to find the listing. But, here are a few near Metro Detroit to check out.
Flat Rock Speedway
14041 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock 48134 (734) 782-2480 • www.flatrockspeedway.com
Lapeer International Dragway
2691 Roods Lake Road, Lapeer 48446 (810) 664-4772 • www.lapeerinternationaldragway.com
Michigan International Speedway 12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn 49230 (517) 592-6666 • www.mispeedway.com
The 11,000 inland lakes and streams and the Great Lakes offer a fantastic variety of choices in fishing locations. Lake trout, brown trout, walleye, salmon, steelhead and bass are just a few species found in great supply.
The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of
local cold and warm water locations, the best access points and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to www.crwc.org.
Rouge River Watershed in the City of Detroit, Wayne,
Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties. The Rouge River has numerous lakes and parks that allow fishing. Log on for the fishing guide and species list. (734) 927-4900 www.therouge.org
www.michigan.org Lists local fishing spots by city, parks and lake maps by county, fish hatcheries, helpful hints and favorite fly fishing locations.
Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council
(630) 941-1351 • www.great-lakes.org News stories, information on clubs and tournaments
Michigan Department of Natural Resources www.michigan.gov/dnr • (313) 396-6890 Weekly fishing report.
Michigan Charter Boat Association
www.michigancharterboats.com • (800) 622-2971 Can help with chartering a fishing boat on any of the Great Lakes and has numerous river charters as well.
A registration certificate must be purchased for all watercraft with permanently attached engines and for anything longer than 16 feet. Log on to the Secretary of State website at www.michigan.gov/sos for more information. Official safety course information may be obtained at www.boat-ed.com.