2022 Community Guide issue - LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield

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Biking, Hiking, Walking Rouge River Trails

The city of Birmingham has a map of the access points for the Booth, Fairway, Linden, Quarton Lake and Willets Trails at www.bhamgov.org. Click on “Parks and Recreation”, then “City Trail System”.

Bloomfield Township

The township continually updates its extensive “Safety Path” trails. Now over 70 miles, with numerous scenic and wooded areas, especially along Lone Pine, Franklin and Maple Roads and the Johnson Nature Center. Log on to www.bloomfieldtwp.org to view a map or call (248) 594-2800 Monday thru Thursday.

Cranbrook Gardens at Cranbrook House

Bloomfield Hills. Explore over 40 acres of gardens along paths, streams and Kingswood Lake. House tours are available June - October. There is an entry fee. Or, you can purchase a season pass if you know you’ll be back over and over! Call (248) 645-3147.

Historic Franklin Village

www.franklin.mi.us Has a walking tour map at the Village Hall that includes the cider mill, private residences, businesses in historic buildings and the village green.

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League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)

(517) 334-9100, www.lmb.org Lists all Detroit Metro area clubs that have organized tour biking or racing.

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.

in Washtenaw Cou nty

The Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail is a partially constructed non-motorized trail in Washtenaw County. The trail is planned to cover approximately 35 miles from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

www.mmba.org One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. There are nine chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and detailed info regarding location of trails.

Oakland County

www.oakgov.com There is a detailed list of the emerging “Oak Routes” network of trails and paths covering much of the 910 square miles of the County. Links to the Oakland County Parks are also listed here. For more information see the complete list of Oakland County Parks at the end of this section.

Iron Belle Trail – The goal of the Iron Belle Trail is to allow travelers the opportunity to hike or bicycle on a continuous trail from Belle Isle in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to Ironwood in the Northern Peninsula. The 1,273-mile hiking route uses existing multi-use trails that have been developed by local units of government, counties, and the State. The Border-to-Border Trail has been incorporated into this statewide trail, which runs through the City of Dexter.

Basketball Birmingham Community Education

(248) 203-3800 www.birmingham.augusoft.net • Piston Academy– youth leagues and camps.

Birmingham YMCA

400 E. Lincoln,Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-9036 www.ymcadetroit.org Offers youth league play and open gym for kids and adults.

Michigan AAU Boys Basketball (269) 327-8074 www.miaauboysbb.mysite.com Log on to www.aausports.org for club locator.

Bloomfield Hills Schools Eddie O’s Basketball

(248) 467-6961 www.bloomfield.org Boys and girls Pre-K - 5th grade

Michigan AAU Girls Basketball

16400 Eastland Dr., Roseville 48066 (313) 580-0351 michigangirlsaaubasketball.com