LIFESTYLE 4 Greater Rochester - 2022 Community Guide

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Suburban Ice-Rochester

Car Racing

Waterford Hills Road Racing at Oakland County Sportsmen Club 4770 Waterford Rd, Clarkston, 48346 (248) 623-0700 Racing events, club racing program and open track days for the public.

Michigan International Speedway

Rochester Hockey Club at the Suburban Ice

(248) 601-6699 •

Lapeer International Dragway 2691 Roods Lake Rd., Lapeer, 48446 (810) 664-4772 Cars, motorcycles and even snowmobiles are welcomed. Log on for dragway schedule and rules of the strip.

Fishing/Ice Fishing

There are 1,400 lakes and streams stemming from 6 major watersheds in Oakland County many have public access for fishing. Species include Rainbow and Brown Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and more. A fishing license is required for those 17 and older. Log on to for all locations, types of access and fish speices. Oakland County Parks have 6 that offer fishing access from shore,docks and/or boats. • Addison Oaks • Independence Oaks • Rose Oaks • Groveland Oaks • Orion Oaks • Highland Oaks Ice fishing is permitted in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information. Stony Creek Metro Park in the Huron Clinton MetroParks System offer fishing and ice fishing for bass, pike, walleye, catfish and black crappie in the 500 acre Stony Creek Lake. (See Parks section) Fishing is also allowed in many State Parks. See the State Parks information in this section for more details. NOTE: If you are 17 years of age or older you need a license to fish.There are short-term licenses available. Applications and permits can be purchased online at They are also available at Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, Meijers, and Bass Pro Shop locations.

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 The most popular spot for steelhead fishing is in Yates Park at the intersection of Dequindre and Avon Road - A valid license is required along with a trout/ salmon stamp.

Football and Cheer PO Box 82423 Rochester, 48308 Football Coach Reid (248) 622-8219 www.rochesterfootballand Cheer: Grades 1-8 •Football ages: 7-14

Hockey/Ice Skating Detroit Skating Club 888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 332-3000


Onyx-Suburban Skating Academy (248) 601-6699

12626 US Highway 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230 (517) 592-6666 NASCAR racing in the scenic Irish Hills.

Rochester Football and Cheer

52999 Dequindre Rd., Rochester 48307 (248) 601-6699 Adult leagues, lessons, open skate time and rentals; drop in hockey.

Hunting and Fishing

Skate Outdoors in the Winter • Crooked Lake, in Independence Oaks County Park • Stony Creek Lake, in Stony Creek Metropark • Rochester Municipal Park pond • Bear Creek Nature Park in Oakland Township • Spencer Park in Rochester Hills

Horseback Riding

Oakland County Parks have multi-use trails in: • Addison Oaks • Highland Oaks • Rose Oaks Metro Parks offer trail riding in: • Kensington • Oakwoods • Wolcott Mill • Indian Springs State Parks offer trails and camps in numerous recreation areas including: • Highland • Pontiac Lake • Proud Lake • Ortonville See “Parks” section for details, locations and websites. Oakland Township – many of the parks allow horseback riding although there

are a few restrictions on the limestone trails in the spring. Call (248) 651-7810 or log on to the Parks and Recreation page at

Paint Creek Trail allows riding north of Dutton Road. Check it out at


Oakland County Parks have limited public archery hunting for deer in: • Highland Oaks in Highland • Lyon Oaks in Wixom • Orion Oaks in Lake Orion • Rose Oaks in Rose Twp • Addison Oaks, East only • Independence Oaks, North only Log on to Hunting is also available at these State Recreational areas:

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

7800 Gale Rd., Waterford, 48327 (248) 666-1020 3,745 acres of marshes, ponds, lakes and heavily wooded areas support a variety of animals for excellent hunting.

Highland Recreation Area

5200 E. Highland Rd., Highland, 48383 (248) 889-3750 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and rolling hills. Boat access sites on 4 lakes. Information about hunting licenses, seasons, fees, time tables and online applications can be found at To purchase a specific type of license and see availability online, log on to The local DNR operations service center is in Detroit at 1801 Atwater Street. Phone: (313) 396-6890.

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

General Questions?

(517) 284-6057

To explore hunting areas by region or specific city log on to

Oakland Township has periods of controlled archery deer hunting in Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park. A township permit is required. Log on to for more information.