Sports are good for the body and mind. Be it on the water, at the park, on the fields or on the golf course. You name a physical activity, and Detroit has probably got it covered. The city is also super supportive when it comes to its professional sports teams. In fact, cheering them on could be considered its own type of physical exercise.
Get out and enjoy all of the activities that the summer months have to offer. We’ve got kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.
You can rent all of the above at most of the 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. While you're at your park of choice, check the open water to see if you spot any kite boarders. This newfangled sport is all the rage. You can contact Great Lakes Kite Boarding (M) for information about lessons and renting equipment.
If the catch of the day is more to your liking, try casting a line on Lake St. Clair. Fresh water in Michigan is a dime a dozen, so fishing and boating are always an available option. Other places to get off the land for a bit are Lake Erie Metropark (DW), William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, the Clinton River and Belle Isle Park.
If you prefer more of a challenge, check out Fox Hills Golf and Banquet center (GN) with 63 holes of scenic views. You can also try footgolf here, a combination of soccer and golf. Fieldstone Golf Club is another challenging course.
Or, take the family to one of metro Detroit's miniature golf courses. CJ Barrymore’s in Clinton Township has two 18-hole courses where you can putt your ball through castles and waterfalls. Other putt-putt courses in metro Detroit: Royal Oak Golf Center (O), Oasis Golf Center (GN) and Garden City Mini Golf (DW).
The Detroit Tigers have roared their way through the first half of the season. Pick up tickets for a Saturday game and you can stick around after to enjoy a fireworks show. On Sundays, kids under the age of 14 can run the bases after the game.
You can also catch some great baseball at the new Jimmy John's Field. Watch the Utica Unicorns as part of the United Shore Baseball League and numerous professional and amateur baseball teams. Concerts also take place at the venue.
When doing something sporty outside isn't ideal, don't fret.
You may need your sunglasses at night for the Big Bright Light Show in Rochester, which uses millions of Christmas lights each year in its display.
Book a dinner cruise or go for a late-night moonlight party aboard the Detroit Princess. The five-story riverboat is back in action for the season.
Fall is in full swing and that means Detroit Red Wings hockey at The Joe. No ticket? Cobo Joe's is a surefire hot spot on game days.
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