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Independence Oaks County Park Clarkston MIIndependence Oaks County Park, Clarkston MIOffers Something for Everybody Year ‘Round

The last couple summers I took my continuing education (6 hours/year for license renewal) at Independence Oaks County Park with another real estate office. There is no better way to learn dry legal updates than in the middle of 1100 acres overlooking a lake.

Independence Oaks County Park is located at 9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston MI about 2 /12 miles north of I-75 exit 89.

Independence Oaks consists of 1088 acres with 68 acre Crooked Lake, about 10 miles of marked natureindependence oaks county park clarkston mi and ski trails, overnight camping area, boat launch (non motorized boats) and boat rental. Picnic areas, ball field, sand volleyball courts, playground. horseshoe pits…

For the bird lover Independence Oaks boasts an extensive bluebird trail and from March through August you have a good chance of seeing both bluebirds and tree swallows. More than 150 species of birds have been sighted here.

Independence Oaks also offers restrooms with flush toilets as well as port-a-johns.

independence oaks county park clarkston miThe Lewis E. Wint Nature Center offers exhibits and year-round educational programs conducted by park naturalists. The Cohn Amphitheater accommodates 150-200 guests, and the Rubach Sensory Garden boasts a gazebo and water garden.

Independence Oaks County Park is just one of the many attractions that makes living in Clarkston MI and the surrounding areas a desirable proposition. You can “vacation” after work or on the weekends and never really leave home.

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Orion Oaks County Park Offers Something for Almost Everybody

Orion Oaks County Park Lake Orion MichiganOrion Oaks County Park covers more than 916 acres in Lake Orion Michigan with entrances off Clarkston Rd, Baldwin Rd and Joslyn Rd. Orion Oaks boasts 10 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, 90 acre Lake Sixteen for fishing or boating (non-motorized boats), bow hunting, and a 24 acre area designated “bark park.”

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Lake Sixteen is just off Joslyn Rd south of Clarkston Rd and boasts and award winning, wheel chair accessible fishing dock and 120 foot boardwalk linking two trail systems. Since Lake Sixteen was stocked with Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass in the early 80’s, hopefully the fishing is better than when I was a kid growing up during the 70’s.

Orion Oaks Dog Park Lake Orion Michigan24 acres of Orion Oaks County Park is fenced and is a designated dog park which seems to be quite popular. Orion Oaks Dog Park has an entrance off Joslyn Rd just north of Lake Sixteen and features a small dog area, trails, picnic area, drinking water, field area, a newer parking lot and access to Lake Sixteen where you can swim your dogs (no human swimming allowed). There are also modern rest rooms on site.

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Access to Orion Oaks County Park requires a daily pass or annual vehicle permit which you can order online.

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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, White Lake Township MI- Outdoor Fun For All

pontiac lake recreation areaWhether it’s fishing, boating, hiking, horse back riding, hunting, camping, fishing, target shooting, snowmobiling or cross country skiing, Pontiac Lake Recreation Areais the place for you. 3745 acres surrounding all sports Pontiac Lake on 3 sides is located just minutes off M-59 in Waterford and White Lake MI. Pontiac Lake Recreation Area has a boat launch and beach right on all sports Pontiac Lake. Pontiac Lake Rec Area also features a beach house, playgrounds, picnic areas with table and fire pits, picnic shelters that are handicap assessable and a shooting/archery range.

Hunting is allowed during the appropriate seasons. Pontiac Lake Rec Area boasts 17 miles of equestrian trails, 11 miles of trails for mountain biking, metal detecting areas and much more.

Excellent location in Southeast Michigan– eastern White Lake Township and western Waterford Township and minutes from expressways, shopping, airport, dining, etc.

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independence oaks county park clarkston miIndependence Oaks County Park, Clarkston MI Offers Something for Everybody Year ‘Round

The last couple summers I took my continuing education (6 hours/year for license renewal) at Independence Oaks County Park with another real estate office. There is no better way to learn dry legal updates than in the middle of 1100 acres overlooking a lake.

Independence Oaks County Park is located at 9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston MI about 2 /12 miles north of I-75 exit 89.

Independence Oaks consists of 1088 acres with 68 acre Crooked Lake, about 10 miles of marked natureindependence oaks county park clarkston mi and ski trails, overnight camping area, boat launch (non motorized boats) and boat rental. Picnic areas, ball field, sand volleyball courts, playground. horseshoe pits…

For the bird lover Independence Oaks boasts an extensive bluebird trail and from March through August you have a good chance of seeing both bluebirds and tree swallows. More than 150 species of birds have been sighted here.

Independence Oaks also offers restrooms with flush toilets as well as port-a-johns.

independence oaks county park clarkston miThe Lewis E. Wint Nature Center offers exhibits and year-round educational programs conducted by park naturalists. The Cohn Amphitheater accommodates 150-200 guests, and the Rubach Sensory Garden boasts a gazebo and water garden. 

Independence Oaks County Park is just one of the many attractions that makes living in Clarkston MI and the surrounding areas a desirable proposition. You can “vacation” after work or on the weekends and never really leave home.

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Sometimes I come across a buyer who wants to live in Oxford or Lake Orion, but what they want in a home really isn’t in their budget. I usually follow up with a question along the lines of: “Is Lapeer too far of a drive?”

Often time the response is along the lines of “What is there to do in Lapeer?”

This post is one in a series covering the numerous amenities both the City and County of Lapeer have to offer.

Smack dab in the City of Lapeer (just outside of the “downtown” area) we proudly boast the City of Lapeer Community Center, a 50,000 square foot community center that offers a plethora of activities including both youth and senior activities.

The Lapeer Community Center features a state of the art swimming pool, indoor track, a gym for basketball and volleyball, a weight fitness area, two official size racquetball courts and several multi-purpose rooms.

Children can begin swimming lessons as young as 6 months old and tumbling and gym activities for children as young as 12 months.

For adults there are a variety of group fitness programs as well as basketball and volleyball leagues.

Therapeutic message, cholesterol screenings, bone density checks and flu shots are all offered.

For a much more complete list of the offerings of the Lapeer Community Center you need to go to their web site which also gives you a list of fees (very reasonable fees).

For more information about purchasing a home or vacant land please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jackie Hawley
ReMax Encore
cell: 248-736-6407
email: Jackie@JackieHawley.com

Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area

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One of the perks of living in Lapeer County Michigan is the abundance metamora hadley recreation area fishing boatingof state land and parks. The Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area accounts for 723 acres of that state land.

Located in Hadley Township in southern Lapeer County, Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area is bordered by Ritchie, Baldwin and Hurd roads with an entrance on Hurd Rd. as well as hunter parking on Hurd Rd.

Metamora Hadley Recreation Area snowmobilingMetamora-Hadley Rec Area features 80 acre Lake Minnewanna in the center with a beach area, 214 campsites and 6 miles of trails. The campground offers modern restroom facilities with flush toilets and hot showers. Each site boasts electricity, fire pits and picnic tables. A camp store is located at the entrance of the campground. The is a marked swimming beach, concession area, boat and Metamora Hadley Recreation Area winter activitiespaddleboat rentals, picnic shelter  and a universally accessible fishing pier.

Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

 

Please visit my web site for a map and contact information for Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area.

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If you are considering a move to Lapeer County Michigan, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jackie Hawley
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Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Lake Orion Michigan

bald mountain recreation area lake orion michigan trout Bald Mountain Recreation Areais comprised of 4 separate parcels totaling 4637 acres in Orion and Oakland Townships. Click here for map. This unique property is open to the public by permit and consists of 15 miles of biking trails, 7 miles of snowmobile trails, 8 miles of trails groomed for cross country skiing, picnic areas, a shooting/archery range. There’s a sandy beach and swimming on Lower Trout Lake. Inland lakes offer fishing and Trout Creek and Paint Creek are designated trout streams. The park is open to hunting during regular seasons from Sept. 15 until March 31.

Because of the unique positioning of the 4 parcels, you’re just minutes from state land from just about anywhere in Lake Orion. Several subdivisions butt up to Bald Mountain, and even more neighborhoods within walking distance.

Thinking about moving to Lake Orion, Michigan? Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more community information or for help finding that new home.

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