Walking Group: July 2021
FREE | Thursdays at 6:00 pm |All ages and levels of fitness are welcome!
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July 1, 6pm: Royal Oak Arboretum & Quikstad Park, Royal Oak
Park at Mahany/ Meininger Senior Community Center (3500 Marais Avenue, Royal Oak)
From the Senior Center, we’ll follow the path through Royal Oak’s arboretum, past a variety of native trees and wildflowers. From the arboretum, we’ll cross Lexington Blvd. to walk the beautiful Tenhave Woods Trails at Quikstad Park. Distance: 1 – 3 miles.
July 4: Village Fitness Challenge Begins!
Play fitness bingo with a history twist! From Independence Day to Labor Day, take on our Village Fitness Challenge as an individual or as a family. Walk, run, ride, roll, swim, paddle, stretch—move however you like as you work to complete the challenge. Details and registration:
July 8, 6pm: Ambassador Park & Red Oaks/Friendship Woods, Madison Heights
Park at Ambassador Park (600 E. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights)
Two parks in one walk! We’ll meet at Ambassador Park near the tennis courts, then head east on Thirteen Mile to visit Red Oaks Nature Park, also known as Friendship Woods. We’ll explore the paved, wooded trails, then head back to walk a lap or two around Ambassador Park. Distance: 2.5 – 3 miles.
July 15, 6pm: Avon Nature Area & Clinton River Trail, Rochester Hills
Park at Rochester Hills City Hall (1000 Rochester Hills Drive – park on the left side of the lot)
From the City Hall parking lot, we’ll enter the Avon Nature Area via the Highlands Sensory Trailhead. This gorgeous, wooded trail features some hills and really pretty river overlooks. Next, we’ll make our way to the Clinton River Trail, heading southwest. Turn around at the Rotary Overlook or at Hamlin Road.Distance: 3.5 – 5 miles.
July 22, 6pm: Jaycee Park, Troy
1755 E. Long Lake Drive, Troy (north side of Long Lake between Rochester and John R.)
We’ll head into the woods at the back of Jaycee Park to walk the super-secret trail along the river. From there, we’ll head out of the park, taking John R. to a nearby subdivision with lots of shade trees for the last 2 miles. Distance: 1 – 3 miles.
July 29, 6pm: Hawk Woods Nature Park, Auburn Hills
3799 Bald Mountain Road, Auburn Hills (west side of Bald Mountain Rd, south of Dutton)
Explore woods, marshes, and meadows in southeast Michigan nature preserve that has a distinct “up north” feel. Distance: 2 – 4 miles.
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