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Posted on: July 3, 2023

5 Ways to Stay Active in Sterling Heights this Summer


By Abby Jenkins

The sun is officially shining on our vibrant city, and there is no better time to explore new activities and get active around our community. There are many ways for you to stay engaged this season. Residents and visitors can find ways to stay active and make the most of their summer here in Sterling Heights.

Explore our trails:

Sterling Heights has over fifteen miles of dedicated trails and 31 parks throughout the city. There are soft surfaced gravel paths, concrete, and asphalt trails. Park users can be seen on these trails taking a peaceful stroll, or engaging in extreme physical fitness. All park trails are shared use trails, so you can enjoy biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading, etc.

Play golf:

Sterling Heights is home to many beautiful golf courses. Whether you’re looking to play 18 holes, or just practice your swing in the range, there’s a place for you. Head over to Maple Lane Golf Club (33203 Maple Lane Drive), Rammler Golf Club (38180 Utica Road), Plum Brook Golf Club (13390 Plumbrook Drive), or Henriksen’s Driving Range South (43800 Van Dyke Ave).

Try a new fitness activity:

Shake up your exercise routine by trying new fitness activities such as yoga or kayaking. Take on a canoe or kayak paddling adventure down the Clinton River. There are nine miles of wildlife to explore. Find yourself at one of the two docks, one at Rotary Park (37328 Utica Road) and another at North Clinton River Park (8600 Riverland Drive). The EZDock launches make this activity available to beginners, seasoned participants, and participants with disabilities. Both landings are free to the public.

Enjoy outdoor sports:

Challenge yourself by taking on a new sport, or engage in some friendly competition with friends. If you are looking to play volleyball, head over to Dodge, Nelson, Farmstead, or Imus Park. For soccer, check out Dodge, Nelson, Baumgartner, Delia, and Farmstead Parks. Tennis courts can be found at Delia, Arlingdale, Avis, Beaver Creek, Carpathia, Family, Franklin, Hampton, Magnolia, and Washington Square Park. If you’re into pickleball, venture to Avis, College, Hampton, or Magnolia Parks. Basketball fans should make their way to Dodge, Farmstead, Arlington, Carpathia, College, Family, Hampton, Imus, Magnolia, or Washington Square Park.

Take advantage of Parks and Recreation:

Our Community Center is home to an indoor track and drop-in gym activities, so even on a rainy day you can stay moving. Our two full size gymnasiums host an array of drop-in style activities year round such as pickleball, volleyball, basketball, adaptive sports, parent/child sports and family gym time. You can also register for fitness classes offered at the Community Center or Senior Center for 50+ participants. We offer a range of low impact and intense fitness classes for ages 18+, and 50+, perfect for a variety of fitness goals. Get enrolled in Zumba, Yoga, Line Dance, Lift, Shred & Burn, and more.

With an activity available for everyone to enjoy, staying active in Sterling Heights has never been easier. So what are you waiting for? Embrace the warmth and soak up the sun in our bustling city today!

Is there anything we missed? Let us know your favorite ways to stay active in Sterling Heights during the summer!

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