2022 Community Guide issue - LIFESTYLE 4 Birmingham Bloomfield

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Boating There are numerous lakes in Oakland County that have hard surface ramps for watercraft trailers. They include: Cass Lake, Dodge Park in Waterford Township Maceday Lake, Waterford Township Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, Waterford Township Oakland Lake, Independence and Waterford Townships Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield Lake Orion, in Bald Mountain Recreation Area Long Lake and Proud Lake in the Proud Lake Recreation Area For more information see the “Parks” listings in the previous section. 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 nonmotorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to www.oakgov.com.

Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches,slips and storage available at

• Stoney Creek Metropark • Kensington Metropark U.S. Power Squadrons

www.usps.org, Birmingham Chapter www.bpsd9.org Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the web site for chapter locations.


Palazzo di Bocce

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion, 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Has 10 indoor courts and restaurant. Offers open play, leagues and tournaments.


Metro Detroit USBC Association

28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 • www.mdusbc.com Information on bowling centers and leagues throughout the Metro area.




There are 69 lakes and 5 rivers in Oakland County that and Fishing have public access for fishing. Species include Rainbow The State of Michigan requires a license and Brown Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, which can be purchased online 24/7 along with Bluegill, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Catfish, special hunt applications and permits. and more. A fishing license is required General Questions? for those 17 and older. Log on to www.oakgov.com for all locawww.mdnr-elicense.com RECREATIONAL tions and types of access. Hunting (517) 284-9453 VEHICLES • Addison Oaks Fishing (517) 284-5830

• Orion Oaks • Groveland Oak • Rose Oaks • Independence Oaks

If you own a moped, motorized watercraft longer than 16 feet, and/or snowmobile, you must register them with the Secretary of State office. For details and exemptions, log on to:

Ice Fishing is allowed in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information.



Provides a wealth of information about fishing, including fish identification ,fishing guides by season, maps by county, charter and fly fishing services and links to state fish hatcheries. 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. The Rouge River Watershed offers numerous locations to fish along the shoreline or in the lakes. Log on to the website for fishing guides, species list and which are safe to eat! www.therouge.org

Flag Football

Birmingham Ice Arena

(248) 530-1642 • www.bhamgov.org 2300 E. Lincoln Open skating, hockey clinics and basic skills figure skating are all available.

Birmingham Unified Hockey Team (Kings) www.buvarsity.com

Detroit Skating Club

888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 332-3000 • www.dscclub.com

Figure Skating Club of Birmingham (FSCB)

2300 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1640 • www.birminghamfsc.wordpress.com Has high school age skate team. For skaters who have passed the USFS Basic 8.

Michigan Amateur Hockey Association District 4 www.maha.org

Birmingham/Bloomfield NFL SNAP Flag Football

Players Edge Hockey School

7440 Jackson Park, Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 266-0636 • www.snaptivities.com Ages 3.5 to 14 years of age.

(248) 885-8588 • www.playersedgehockey.net Program is at Birmingham Ice Arena and is designed for ages 3-12 years old. Runs from September through March.

National Flag Football - Michigan

Wallace Ice Arena at Cranbrook Schools

Hockey/Ice Skating

Oakland County Parks

www.michiganyouthflagfootball.com Log on for locations including Bloomfield Hills and Detroit Country Day.

Barnum Park Outdoor Ice Rink

www.bhamgov.org Log on for rules and contact info.

Birmingham Hockey Association

(734) 812-2149 • www.birminghamhockey.net

(248) 645-3186 Open skating, clinics and classes offered. Visit schools.cranbrook.edu formore information.

Offer skating opportunities at Independence Oaks (see “Parks” listing in previous section). For numerous local associations and league listings for teams of all ages log on to www.usahockeyclubmi.com or www.michiganhockeyonline.com.

City of Birmingham has two public courses: Lincoln Hills and Springdale. Membership Passes are required to play golf at the two Birmingham courses. You may purchase or renew your passes at: • Lincoln Hills (248) 530-1670 • www.golfbirmingham.org 2666 W. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009 The Junior Golf Program offers lessons for ages 6-16. League play for 12-16 year olds as well. • Springdale (248) 530-1660 • www.golfbirmingham.org 316 Strathmore, Bloomfield Township 48301 FEE STRUCTURE: Birmingham Resident: 1st Time Resident $15 per year • Renewal: $10 per year Non-Resident: Individual $150/yr. • Dual (same family) $200/yr. • Family: $250/yr. Business: Individual $100 per year