"Stony Creek Metropark" Top 5 Page for this destination Detroit Things to Do Tip by bilgeez

Detroit Things to Do: 232 reviews and 473 photos

  Sign at Main Entrance
by bilgeez
  • Sign at Main Entrance - Detroit
      Sign at Main Entrance
    by bilgeez
  • Stony Creek Lake with Sailboat - Detroit
      Stony Creek Lake with Sailboat
    by bilgeez
  • Fountain on Golf Course - Detroit
      Fountain on Golf Course
    by bilgeez
  • Patio at Eastwood Beach Concession Stand - Detroit
      Patio at Eastwood Beach Concession Stand
    by bilgeez
  • Panorama of Eastwood Beach from marina - Detroit
      Panorama of Eastwood Beach from marina
    by bilgeez

Stony Creek (Yes, the spelling is correct) is another park in the Huron-Clinton Metroparks System. It is north of Detroit about 25 miles (40 kilometers). This is what one could label a "full service" park. It has a championship golf course. Boat, paddle boat, and bike rentals. A marina, paved hike/bike trails, off-road bike trails, and of course plenty of picnic and beach area. There is a bar at the golf course and a food concession there and at Eastwood Beach. The lake is confined to non-motorized boats, so small sailboats, rowboats and kayaks are allowed. Paddleboats are for rent at the marina.
The paved hike/bike trail is a favorite of mine, a circuit is six miles (ten kilometers) around the lake, and is rather hilly. I used to do three laps in under an hour on my hybrid bike, now with my recumbent I'm lucky if I can do two. One of the picnic areas also has a disc golf course. This serene park is great to get away and relax with the family. You can join the crowds at the main, Eastwood Beach, or find one of the more secluded beach areas in the park.
One can do virtually any outdoor sport or activity here except use a powered water craft.

Address: 4300 Main Park Road Shelby Township, MI 48316
Directions: This is at the end of Shelby Road and 26 Mile Road. Take M53 (VanDyke Freeway) to the 23 Mile RD exit and go west to Shelby Rd, turn N to the park and follow the signs. One can also take 23 Mile from Rochester to Shelby Rd and turn North.
othercontact: 1-800-477-7756
Phone: 586-781-4242
Website: http://metroparks.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jun 16, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


bilgeez Lives Here!


“Go where the wind blows you!”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 2 5 0

Have you been to Detroit?

  Share Your Travels