10 Things to Do in White Lake That You Shouldn't Miss

July 28, 2017 Major Galusha

White Lake Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Together with its two unincorporated communities, the township makes up part of the Detroit metropolitan area outskirts. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 30,019.
Restaurants in White Lake

1. Indian Springs Metro Park

5200 Indian Trl, White Lake, MI 48386-1165 +1 248-625-6640
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Indian Springs Metro Park

Reviewed By Trcjmatt - Detroit, MI

Great trails for hiking. Bike paths. Fun kid areas. The nature center is small, but interesting. The event area is such a beautiful indoor/outdoor mix. I would get married here. Easy to borrow backpacks for hiking adventures. Very close to downtown Clarkston.

2. Long Family Orchard, Farm, and Cider Mill

Commerce Rd, Commerce Township, MI
Excellent
67%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Long Family Orchard, Farm, and Cider Mill

Reviewed By 968laurell - West Bloomfield

Every year in the fall our family makes our way to Longs to buy our pumpkins for Halloween. It is so much fun! We would go out to the pumpkin patch and then the kids would pick out the one or two that they thought were the best! Another annual thing to do there is picking apples in their orchard and then buying a bag full of hot fresh doughnuts. They are soooooo delicious.

3. Kensington Metropark

2240 W Buno Rd, Milford, MI 48380-4410 +1 800-477-3178
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Kensington Metropark

This public park will give you a list of birds to be spotted on its grounds.

Reviewed By cairom2013 - Rome, Italy

I have been coming here since the mid 1990's, I admit I am biased because it brings me good old memories. I have been there twice in August and appreciated - as usual - the cleanliness and the varieties of activities available.
Aside for the lake and the nice playground (Martindale beach), we have been to the petting farm which is nice and very educational.
On our second visit my kids loved the Splash 'n Blast (fee to enter), a good alternative to the beach.
Very neat bike route.

4. The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield

6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3003
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 217 reviews

The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield

Appealing to outdoor fun-seekers age 5 through adult, the Adventure Park features multiple zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses for hours of "fun in the trees." Suitable challenges for kids, teens and adults. The Adventure Park consists of ten different "ropes courses" through the trees, of varying challenge levels, from introductory to advanced. The self-guided courses do not require previous climbing experience. After receiving a safety briefing and harness, each climber selects a course at their comfort level and then proceeds to navigate its different "bridges" or "elements" moving from tree platform to tree platform. The courses include zip lines as well. Climbers proceed at their own pace and each course requires anywhere from approximately 15 - 30 minutes to complete. Upon completion of one course the visitor may again ascend the starting platform and select another course. Generally, a climbing ticket entitles the visitor to unlimited climbs during a three-hour period. Park staff members are continually on-site and available for assistance or questions. All climbers wear safety harnesses that employ "double-clipped-on" technology to help keep the climber continuously connected to a safety cable throughout their time in the trees. The courses are designed for ages five and older, with appropriate challenges suited for kids, teens and adults. (Five- and six-year-olds are permitted to climb on our Purple courses only and are each required to have an adult climbing with them. One adult per child.)

Reviewed By Laura C

The haunted forest was amazing. Only one small fright for my preschoolers. The entire family enjoyed the Halloween theater experience. The actors were great, Short skits at each stop kept the little ones engaged and the participation requirement to get a token was so much fun. The goodie bag at the end was surprisingly decent. We will return for this event. My girls have been practicing their "best scarecrow pose" for next year.

5. Proud Lake State Recreation Area

3500 Wixom Rd, Wixom, MI 48382-2049
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Proud Lake State Recreation Area

Reviewed By jiml3222 - Rochester MI

Proud Lake State Park os just a quick drive from many western Detroit subburbs, but gives the feel of "up north", albeit with an occasional sound of traffic. They offer swimming, boating, canoe rental, and camping. Because of its close proximity getting a camping space may be a challenge on nice weekends. I'd recommend the state's online reservation portal to assure yourself a spot. If you did not spring for the $12 liscense plate "recreational passport" tag upgrade you will need to pay only for your admission, except if you want to rent a camping space of course.

6. Alpine Valley Ski Area

6775 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48383-2844 +1 248-887-2180
Excellent
23%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
41%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 26 reviews

Alpine Valley Ski Area

Reviewed By thedudespeaks

Skiing is okay for the area, but the owners seem to have given up on any renovations years ago. Many of the lifts are old and suffering from wood rot. The bar area is in bad need of cleaning and updates. The competition has been reinvesting. Why not this place?

7. Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

7800 Gale Rd, Park Office, Waterford, MI 48327-1058 +1 248-666-1020
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

Reviewed By tprkolbas - Metro Detroit, MI

I live on Pontiac Lake and have for a number of years, but I have never been to the Rec Area until this past summer. From the lake the beach looks very nice. I went to the Rec Area for the bike trail. An experienced mountain biker friend took me here for my first ride. The trail was very challenging and definitely not for novice riders (I went over the handle bars once). Still, I'd ride the trail again.

8. Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club

9085 Big Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346-1015 +1 248-922-0300
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club

Shepherd's Hollow has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Public Golf Club's in the United States by Golf Digest. Set on more than 350 rolling acres, at one of the highest elevations in Oakland County, Shepherd's Hollow is among the most unique golfing experiences in the state of Michigan. 27 Holes tucked into a towering forest of pine and oak offers the golfer a natural setting that provides a sense of tranquility. Shepherd's Hollow is a true destination course. The golf is only part of the story. Our secluded club house offers beautiful surroundings with complete dining facilities. Our relaxing open air veranda and pine covered terrace allow each diner to enjoy the splendor of nature with a wide variety of expertly prepared culinary delights. We think you'll agree that dinner here is more than a meal, it's a unique dining experience.

Reviewed By MBC300 - Guelph, Canada

We were a 4some on a 3 day Stay and Play visit. Shepards Hollow is a good course but a bit dangerous with lots of blind fairway shots were you cant see the 4some in front.

There were about 4 4somes in front of us in some sort of extended family event with some new golfers that should have played best ball rather than stroke play.

We came up on the 4 some in front of us (again) on the 13 hole. 1 cart was into the fairway and ready for their second shot but the other cart was still at the tee box. 1 of the players in that card was FISHING!!! In the lake adjacent to the tee!

In 40 years of playing, I have never seen that lack of golf etiquette. We called the proshop and complained, but absolutely no response from the Marshall.

Will not return.

9. Mitchell's Marina Boat Rentals

2543 N Duck Lake Rd, Highland, MI 48356-2454 +1 800-426-4824
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
67%
Overall Ratings

1.5 based on 3 reviews

Mitchell's Marina Boat Rentals

Pontoon and row boat rentals. Fishing equipment. Weekly bass tournaments. Seasonal boat slip rentals. Ice fishing in the winter.

Reviewed By Ken W - Highland, Michigan

This place is a dump and his dock rental prices are a joke. His dock wiggles and is about ready to collapse. All he ever does is collect money and patch the rotten wooden dock. He knows he's the only place to rent a dock on a nice lake and cares less about the safety of his customers. OSHA needs to visit him.

10. Marshbank Park

2805 Hiller Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48324-2120 +1 248-451-1900
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Marshbank Park

Reviewed By Pauline N

Well maintained park with walking trails and a dock for fishing. Great play areas for kids and BBQ grills with covered eating picnic tables. There is a baseball field and you can practice soccer skills as well. Dogs are welcome on leash and doo doo bags are available on site. A dog drinking fountain is located by the screened in porch which is rentable. There is a building with meeting rooms available too.

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