"Mother Nature has hit Michigan with cold temps, which gives many Wayne County residents a bad case of cabin fever," said Beverly Watts, Director of the Wayne County Department of Public Services. "A sure cure is fresh air and exercise. With a full season of winter in the forecast, we have something for everyone to enjoy. "
Patrons are expected to adhere to the Center of Disease Control's social distancing guidelines which includes maintain six feet of distance from each other, masks and regular hand sanitizing.
Weather permitted, ice skating is now available on Newburgh Lake in Livonia during daylight hours. For information regarding skating conditions, call (734) 261-1990.
Hines Park - Cass Benton hill and Hines Park- Middlebelt Hill are both available for sledding. Hines Park - Cass Benton Park is located on Hines Drive between Six and Seven Mile Road in Northville. Middlebelt Hill is located on Hines Drive between Inkter and Middlebelt Roads in Westland. Middlebelt Hill features a warming shelter and handrails to assist younger children. There are also small sledding hills perfect for younger children across from the Nankin MIlls Interpretive Center in Westland at Lola Valley Park in Redford.
FAT TIRE BIKING
Mountain biking trails off Hines Drive remain open during the winterfor fat tire biking. The two mile Lakeview Trail follows the south shoreline of Newburgh Lake. The one mile Riverview Trail continues east of Newburgh to the Rouge River. The trails are best used when dry or snow covered to avoid damaging the trails. The trailhead parking lots are located at the southeast corner of Newburgh and Ann Arbor Road.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIIING AND SNOWSHOEING
Cross Country skiing adn snow shoeing trails are open at Crosswinds Marsh in Sumpter Township.
For more information about Wayne County Parks, please call (734) 261-1990.