751 Christina St. North
Sarnia, ON N7V 1X5
Phone: (519) 344-1157
Fax: (519) 344-5561
For the best in racing action while in Dresden, head to the Dresden Raceway to see the beautiful steeds in action. For race schedules and betting options, call ahead or check out their website.
Imagine jumping out of an aircraft, experiencing a minute of freefall at 120 miles per hour (193 kilometers per hour) before deploying your parachute and gliding to the ground below! If you're interested in this extreme sport, visit the Midwest Freefall that is known for its skydiving and sport parachuting. Beginners often love Tandem skydiving where your instructor is strapped to your back. The club has a very good safety record.
Spread over 6,330 acres of land, the Pinery Provincial Park is a beautiful park. Surrounded by the natural environment that is a great place for camping and picnicking, the site is widely visited by many people featuring about 1,500 campers daily. The people can also enjoy the free wireless internet services provided by the park.
One of the biggest freshwater beaches in the world, Lake St. Clair Metropark has over a mile of sand on a point of land jutting into Lake St. Clair, as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Three marinas and eight boat ramps provide boaters with access to the lake. There are two boardwalks totaling 1600 feet in length and an extensive marsh area with nature walks. Canoeing, picnicking, a fitness trail, tennis and shuffleboard courts, miniature golf and an 18-hole par-3 golf course are among other recreation options, with ice-skating and cross-country skiing in the winter. It's worth the 40-minute drive from downtown if you like beaches and boats.
Located at the Lake St. Clair Metropark, this Nature Center has interesting and educational exhibits about the surrounding area. You'll learn about the wetlands, the lake, waterfowls and more. You'll even see wildlife! The center displays reptiles and amphibians, plus there are feeding stations near the center where you can watch wildlife, like deer and birds, stop by for a bite to eat. The Nature Center also hosts programs and interesting outings, such as hikes and cruises. If you want to go for a hike on your own there are trail maps available at the center.
Patterned after its popular predecessor, Kensington Metropark, Stony Creek has 4,461 hilly acres around a lake created by a dam on the Clinton River. It's a year-round recreational paradise. During the summers, it's a place to swim on several sandy beaches, launch boats, fish, picnic, bicycle or hike on the 10-mile park road or play golf on the 18-hole public course. Bike rentals are available. In winter, it's a great place for cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice fishing or ice-skating. A nature center, a nine-hole frisbee golf course and group camping are also featured. It's a long hour's drive from downtown Detroit but easily accessible from the Pontiac-Auburn Hills area or anywhere in northern Macomb County.
The New Rink is a great location for a birthday part, or just a day of family fun. Skate your heart out or jump around in the Bounce Zone.
If looking to get your adrenaline soaring, take a seat at the Grand Bend Motorplex. Scheduling a number of exciting championships and races, this is a great place to spend a day in Grand Bend. For more information, do check out the website.
Freedom Hill County Park is a huge area that caters to many events that take place at Sterling Heights. There's a nice picnic area where you can enjoy relaxing on the green bed of lawn, munching your favorite bite. And if this doesn't impress you much, there's loads of activities that you can enjoy doing at the play-scape, nature trail and outdoor pavilions. For those who like watching performances, there's an amphitheater too, just for you. The park is also home to a gigantic conference center that can be booked for any event under the sun.
Plum Brook is a public 18-hole golf course where everyone from beginners to advanced players can hone their skills. This isn't one of the fancier courses around, but the no-frills course, which occupies 6300 yards (5750 meters) is great for those on a budget. The greens here are impeccable and the course has consistently received high ratings within the Tri-County area.
Paint Creek Trail is more than just a trail, it is commonly described as a "8.9 mile linear park", as each step is scenic and filled with natural beauty. The path itself was a part of the Penn Central Railroad, and its appeal draws many visitors each year, including hikers, cyclists and horse back riders. The trail mostly follows the natural route of Paint Creek, letting you admire the water and the trees surrounding it. Take a moment to stand still and enjoy the noise of the babbling creek and the birds singing at this gorgeous spot.
The Maple Lane Golf Club in Sterling Heights is a public golf course with three 18-hole courses. With so many options there is never any trouble booking a tee time in advance; in fact, they are not even required. The golf club also has a club house with a full menu and bar, for your enjoyment after a long day on the links.