Lyon Oaks County Park

Wixom, Michigan

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Its size and noble bearing make the great blue heron a favorite among birders (and non-birders) here in Michigan. Lyon Oaks County Park features a heron rookery, which gives you the chance to see these birds in their nesting habitat. The long loop trail includes a walk around a wetland-creation project, a mixed hardwood forest, and transition wetlands. This is the first of the Oakland county parks featured in this guide. The county parks all have the word “Oaks” in their name: Independence Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Addison Oaks, etc. Lyon Oaks is not the largest of the group, but at 1,204 acres (800 of which are wetlands) it’s certainly not small. The park features an eighteen-hole golf course, its main attraction, as well as picnic areas and a nice dog park.
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by Matt Forster (Falcon Guides)

Its size and noble bearing make the great blue heron a favorite among birders (and non-birders) here in Michigan. Lyon Oaks County Park features a heron rookery, which gives you the chance to see these birds in their nesting habitat. The long loop trail includes a walk around a wetland-creation project, a mixed hardwood forest, and transition wetlands.

This is the first of the Oakland county parks featured in this guide. The county parks all have the word “Oaks” in their name: Independence Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Addison Oaks, etc. Lyon Oaks is not the largest of the group, but at 1,204 acres (800 of which are wetlands) it’s certainly not small. The park features an eighteen-hole golf course, its main attraction, as well as picnic areas and a nice dog park.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wixom
Distance: 2.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lyon Oaks, 52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393; (248) 858-0906; www.destination oakland.com/parksandtrails/parks/lyonoaks
Local Maps: Maps available at park office and on website; TOPO! CD: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, disc 4
Driving Directions: Directions to Lyon Oaks County Park

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