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Spring has sprung: Resources for planning all types of outdoor fun

-Posted on March 20, 2019


Today marks the first day of spring, and we could not be happier! Winter has been…..well, winter. And while there’s still a chance of flurries and cold temps in the forecast, we’ve got our rose-colored glasses on and are planning all types of outdoor activities! To help you do the same, we put together some helpful resources filled with Macomb County parks, trails and other fun things to do. After a season stuck indoors, we’re certain these lists will be the exact tools you need to get outdoors and get active!


  • Macomb County parks and trails — Some of the greatest assets of Macomb County are its world-class recreational opportunities. Macomb is home to 34 miles of coastline along Lake St. Clair, with ample opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, and many other ways to enjoy the water. The county also features the Clinton River and its tributaries, which host kayaking, canoe liveries, waterfront restaurants and more. And we can’t leave out our parks. Macomb County is home to three state recreational facilities, as well as three Huron-Clinton Metroparks, and over 3,800 acres of municipal parks. Click here to learn more.
  • Attractions map — Easily locate parks, nature centers and dog parks with our digital attractions map. So whether you’re in northern or southern Macomb, you can find the exact outdoor resource you desire. Click here to access the map.
  • Summer camps galore —- Hoping to enroll your child in summer camp or summer programming? We’ve done all the research for you! From STEM camps to sports-themed activities, our comprehensive list of opportunities in Macomb County is the perfect resource for parents looking to keep their children active and engaged during their time off from school. Click here for more details.
  • Wineries and breweries – While you’re planning exciting activities for the kids, make sure to plan a few fun outings for yourself! And for all those wine and beer lovers, we’ve got you covered. Here you’ll find a list of wineries in the region and here you’ll get details on our local breweries. Whichever you choose, make sure you partake responsibly!

In the coming months, we’ll release lists of Macomb County ice cream parlors and waterfront dining – so stay tuned to the MMYH blog! And as always, if we missed something, please let us know in the comments. Happy spring everyone!


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