Thursday, June 20, 2013

Local parks offer plenty to do

   From disc golf to BMX, fishing, canoeing, biking, hiking, swimming, camping, bird watching, roller blading, and about anything else you can think of is available in area state parks and recreation areas.
   Add in the ever evolving Oakland County Park system and Huron-Clinton Metro Parks and the decision isn't going to be I don't know what to do, rather, what will I do?
   There is so many activities to choose from, the choices are overwhelming. For instance, if you want to camp but think you need a luxurious motorhome or travel trailer, think again.
   Holly Recreation Area and Groveland Oaks-to name two parks-offer "primitive" camping. Primitive meaning there is no electrical or water hook ups on these sites.
   This is where the tent campers gather. They sleep on the ground or on cots, live out of their tent for a few days and enjoy simple things like sitting around a campfire at night.
   For a little light adventure, rent a canoe and take a trip on the Huron River near Proud Lake out of Heavner Canoe Livery.
   They've been in business since before I was a kid. If you have your own canoe or kayak, Heavner's will allow you access to their launch. Call Heavner, (248) 685-2379 for more information.
   Get outdoors. The choices are there for you to make.

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