Metro Detroit winter activities: sledding, cross-country skiing and more!

Posted at 8:42 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 09:56:54-05

(WXYZ)  — Looking for fun ways to get some exercise this winter with your family? Check out the list below of activities across metro Detroit that are sure to provide an outlet to burn off some of that pent-up energy.

This list will be updated often, so check back for new activity options. If you know of a fun outdoor winter activity nearby or want to share your favorite sledding hill, email us at

Port Huron Parks & Recreation

Winter 2021 Guide Port Huron Parks & Recreation by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd


Oakland County Parks

Oakland County Parks Winter Guide by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

Macomb County
Check out this interactive map that lists places for sledding, cross-country skiing, hockey and more: click here to view the map.

Dodge Park in Sterling Heights
Ice skating rink, reservations & masks required.

Learn more here.



Winter at Valade on the Detroit riverfront!

Hours: Friday 5-9PM, Saturday 12-9PM, Sunday 12-7PM.

Free activities and winter games every weekend through February. Check out more here.


The Rink at Campus Martius Park
Reservations & masks are required.

January 16 - March 7
Monday - Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.


Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Check out opportunities for snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing and other winter activities at Huron-Clinton Metroparks. You can find all of the available winter activities for each park here.

Huron Meadows Metropark
Huron Meadows Metropark isn't waiting for Mother Nature to cooperate; they're making snow and now their Cross-Country Ski Center and rentals are open.

Stoney Creek Metropark

Stony Creek Winter Map by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

Washtenaw County Rolling Hills Winter Park
Check out options for cross-country skiing, sledding and more at Rolling Hills Winter Park here.


Metro Detroit Sledding Hills
Metro Detroit Mommy has ranked the top sledding hills in the metro Detroit area. Check them out here. Have a favorite sledding spot? Email us at


Planning a little in-state weekend trip? Pure Michigan has launched its winter travel campaign and has a number of resources to help you explore the outdoors, including the top 10 Michigan trails to experience this winter.