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Want to experience how snow trailing was done before snowmobiles came on the scene? Try dog sledding. Here are a few locations in the both of Michigan’s peninsulas where you can explore what it’s all about. UPPER PENINSULA

Husky Haven Kennels, Shingleton MI (516) 790-9183 Nature’s Kennel, McMillen MI (906) 748-0513 Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures, Tapiola MI (906) 334-3005 @otterriversleddogs Team Evergreen Kennel, Skandia MI (920) 621-9433 Snowy Plains Kennel, Gwinn MI (906) 249-1011


Lady Luck Kennels, Fowler, MI (989) 307-9711 • Shemhadar Dog Sled Adventures, Cadillac MI (231) 779-9976 • Treetops Resort, Gaylord MI (866) 348-5249 • Team Evergreen offers rides on select weekends throughout the winter months.


The five counties of Southeast Michigan covered in this publication have an extensive list of courses; from venerable, beautiful old city courses to suburban and county Metroparks; as well as nationally renowned country clubs. To view a complete list of courses, resorts and schools log on to:, click on “Things To Do” then scroll down to “golfing”.

Golf Association of Michigan

24116 Research Dr., Farmington Hills, 48335 (248) 478-9242 Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.

Michigan Golf This website lists all public and private courses in theDetroit metro area including detailed descriptions, reviews and estimated greens fees.

Michigan Womens Golf Association

(313) 969-0523 or (248) 471-9030 Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.




Michigan Amateur Hockey Association Find clubs and arenas by zip code. USA Hockey

List of players, coaches, rules and regulations, local teams and ice rinks.

Horseback Riding

Huron Clinton Metroparks

(800) 477-2757 • Trail riding allowed in Kensington, Oakwoods and Wolcott Mill.

Oakland County Parks

(888) ocparks • Equestrian trails can be found in Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks and Rose Oaks. Springfield Oaks has an equestrian arena and stall rentals for events on site. “Oak Routes” trails, Paint Creek and Polly Ann, allow horses. Maps and a list of stables in the County are available online.

State Parks Michigan DNR

(313) 396-6890 • There are numerous state parks and miles of trails in the Detroit Metro area – campsites and horse rentals are also available. See “Parks” for details at the end of this section. Genesee County Parks offers two equestrian centers: Everett Cummings Center at 61 30 E. Mt. Morris Rd. in Morris and the Elba Equestrian Complex in the Holloway Reservoir Regional Park. Call (800) 6487275 for details.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

(313) 396-6890 • The MDNR website has information on application for hunting licenses, guides and information on species and habitat with links to specific areas in each county complete with addresses and phone numbers., click on “outdoors”, then “hunting” Here are a few in the Metro Detroit area: Bald Mountain in Lake Orion (248-693-6767) – shooting range, large hunting area. Open September 15-March 31 . Brighton Recreation Area in Howell (810) 229-6566 – majority of land open for hunting. Highland Recreation Area in White Lake (248) 889-3750 – has hunting and dog field trial areas, as well as rustic cabins. Holly Recreation Area in Holly (248) 634-0240 – most areas open to hunting, call for details. Island Lake Recreation Area in Brighton (810) 229-7067 – hunting for all species between September 15-March 31 . Also open to trapping. Pinckney Recreation Area in Pinckney (734) 426-4913 – Most of the area is open to hunt in season. No target shooting allowed.

Variety Farms Game Preserve

11585 Dunham Road • Hartland (810) 516-6814 • Open to the public. Bring your dog (or they will provide one with a guide) and hunt pheasant, chukar or quail. Lots of cover including hardwood forest. Call for reservations.

Michigan Bow Hunters This is an independent, non-profit association cooperating with the DNR. Log on for events calendar and membership information. Affiliate clubs and shooting schedulescan be accessed here as well. Different counties are in different “districts” so log on and get the specific contact information for your area.

Oakland County Parks and Huron Clinton Metroparks have limited hunting possibilities at certain parks within their systems. Log on to or for more information.

Ice Arenas and Rinks (ice times, lessons, leagues)

Campus Martius Park (Outdoors)

Downtown Detroit • (313) 962-0101

Michigan Skating Rinks

Listed by city at Detailed information includes public skate times, class offerings (figure, hockey), addresses and phone numbers. All counties and a number of municipalities have indoor facilities.


Champion Lacrosse

30700 Telegraph, Ste. 3655, Bingham Farms 48025 248-255-1287 Camps, classes, teams and leagues for youth and adults.

US Lacrosse, Michigan Chapter Informative site for youth, high school, adult players and coaches; also lists job openings.

Hunting and Fishing

The State of Michigan requires a license which can be purchased online 24/7 along with special hunt applications and permits.

General Questions?

(517) 373-1204

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