Oakland County parks offer free park entry June 13


Oakland County Parks’ Salute to America Appreciation Day offers free park entry at any day-use park on June 13 in celebration of Great Outdoors Month.

Day-use parks include Addison Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks, and Rose Oaks county parks.

Addison Oaks and Groveland Oaks offer swimming, fishing, picnicking, and hiking, plus bike and boat rentals.

Highland Oaks offers hiking, biking, and horse-back riding opportunities.

Independence Oaks is home to the Lewis E. Wint Nature Center which is hosting the fishing program on June 13. Families and individuals can partake in dock fishing, bait and fly casting lessons, crafts, and other fishing activities. Participants are welcome to bring a light-colored T-shirt if they want to create a fish-imprinted shirt. All materials for other activities will be provided.

Lyon Oaks also has a nature center, in addition to a playground, trails, picnic areas, and a dog park.

Orion Oaks offers fishing, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, and a Dog Park.

Individuals or groups can partake in hiking, fishing, and bird watching at Rose Oaks.

Former President George W. Bush proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month in 2004. Great Outdoors Month was established to recognize the many natural resources America has to offer, as well as encourage participation in outdoor activities.

For more information, visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

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