Huntington Woods Attractions
Author: Bobby Winters
Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and has a number of suburbs on its outskirts. One of those suburbs is Huntington Woods, which has around 6,500 residents. Chosen as one of the best places to live and raise a family, this small city is home to some great attractions and entertainment options.
Despite its name, the Detroit Zoo is actually just outside the city and sits between two suburbs. Founded in 1883, the zoo closed down for a few decades before reopening in the late 1920s. Different habitats inside the zoo are home to birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians. You can view snow leopards, grizzly bears, penguins, snakes, toads and many more animals. Always check with the zoo before you visit to see if there are any special programs or events taking place.
Parks and Recreation
Some of the more popular things to do in the area include the parks operated by the parks and recreation department. The large cultural center in the city houses a swimming pool, library and other things to do. As a visitor, you can buy a day pass to enjoy the swimming pool. The Gordon L. Hassig Center Park has its own horseshoe pits, shuffleboard courts, gardens and picnic pavilion, and the Val Jones Skate Park has a hockey rink, playground and skate park.
The Rackham Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the Detroit area and is in Huntington Woods. Donald Ross designed the course, which opened in 1924. It is a par 71 course that has more than 6,500 yards of play space. Golfers love that it doesn't include any water traps and that it has a net set up to catch balls and keep those balls from flying off the course. As the course is pretty popular, you should book a tee time before you visit.