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Where to find winter fun in Macomb County

-Posted on January 9, 2020

 

The holidays may be over, but there’s still plenty of winter fun to be had!

For instance, this weekend will see the 13th annual Warren Cold Rush Ice Festival, a free event for people of all ages. The festival will be held on Saturday, January 11 from 2-9 p.m. at Warren City Square across from City Hall (just north of 12 Mile Road and east of Van Dyke Avenue). Attendees can enjoy all types of winter activities, including ice skating ($3/skate rental), the new Super Snow Slide, ice sculpting and an interesting ice sculpture which will house an open bon fire. Sounds like fun, right!? And for adults looking to indulge in a cold brew, there’s even a beer tent and concessions (non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale, too).

Admission to the Warren Cold Rush Ice Festival is free – so make sure to stop by this weekend to experience all winter has to offer!

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t make it out on Saturday, but are interested in outdoor activities this season, you can find places to ski, skate, sled, ice fish, play ice hockey and snowboard in Macomb County through our interactive map. This resource allows you to easily search for locations and things to do, like:  

  • Trying out cross country skiing: This form of skiing requires skiers to use their own power to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance. Here in Macomb County, there are several places to practice this sport – including Freedom Hill County Park, Lake St. Clair Metropark and Wolcott Mills.
  • Enjoying a day of sledding: This classic winter activity only requires something for you to sit on as you glide down a hill or slippery surface. So bring your toboggans, tubes or saucers to one of Macomb County’s many parks, like Beaver Creek Park (Sterling Heights), Spindler Park (Eastpointe) or Beebe Street Park (Richmond). A day spent enjoying this winter activity will surely be fun for the entire family!

OR, if you’d rather stay warm and toasty indoors this season, we also have listings that feature local bowling alleys, roller rinks, amusements centers, bounce houses and trampoline centers. So no matter your extracurricular preference, MMYH has you covered.

 

Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.