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City of Novi
City of Novi

Lakeshore Park

Lakeshore Playground

Mountain Bikers at Lakeshore Park

Couple sitting on bench looking at Walled Lake

Playscape at Lakeshore Park

Address

601 S. Lake Drive
Novi, Michigan 48375

Park Shelter Reservations Available: Yes

Hours

8:00am - dusk

Summer Season

  • Beginning Memorial Day Weekend
  • Full service available - full staff on duty - beach open - restrooms open
  • Beach hours -
    11:00am - 5:00pm
    Day after Novi schools are out until Labor Day:
    10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Temporary Update on Beach Hours:
    Due to staffing constraints Lakeshore Beach will be closed 8/29 and 8/30. Lakeshore beach will be back open on 8/31 from 11am-5pm, 9/1 from 1-7pm and 9/2 - 9/5 from 11am-5pm.
  • There is a fee of $5 per car for non-residents. Or pay $30 for an annual pass.

Description

The largest of the City’s parks, Lakeshore Park offers a wide variety recreational opportunities and plays host to many community events. Active recreation opportunities include a swimming beach (on Walled Lake, the largest lake in the City) in the summer months, well maintained mountain bike and walking trails and two play structures. The park is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Two picnic shelters are available for community use at the park. Pavilion Shore Park is only a short walk (.2 miles) from the Lakeshore Park entrance and provides additional amenities to enjoy such as lake front seating, pathways and open space. .

Mountain Bike Trail

Lakeshore Park Trail Map
Lakeshore Park
Trail Map

Lakeshore Park's mountain bike trail is approximately 10 miles long and covers a variety of terrain for both the intermediate and experienced rider.  In addition to the more challenging mountain bike trail, Lakeshore Park also contains an extensive network of wider trails suited to walking, family biking, and cross-country skiing..  The trail head and information kiosk is located at the south end of Lakeshore Park (601 South Lake Drive).  Note that motorized vehicles are not permitted anywhere on park property. The trail is maintained through a partnership with the Motor City Mountain Biking Association. Click here for Information regarding MCMBA or via their Facebook Page.

Lakeshore's Mountain Bike Trail (4:38 YouTube video)

In August 2016, local Eagle Scouts installed four benches along the mountain bike trails and sapling loop at Lakeshore Park, allowing tired riders to rest and take a break along their journeys.

Lakeshore Bench

Kids Single Track Mountain Bike Trail

Just north of the main trail entrance, members of the Motor City Mountain Biking Association constructed a Kids Single Track Mountain Bike Trail in fall 2015. The track is the first of its kind in Michigan and serves children ages 2 and older by providing a safe place to play, ride and develop biking skills.

Kids Bike Trail at Lakeshore Park Kids Riding on Bike Trail at Lakeshore Park Kids Bike Trail Lakeshore Park


The Michigan Recreation and Park Association presented a Park Design Award to Novi in February 2016 for the kids track during their annual conference in Traverse City.

Kids Bike Trail Award Acceptance

Amenities

Barbeque Beach and swimming
Nature Trails Playground
Picnic Shelters Restrooms
Sledding Soccer
Open Greenspace Volleyball
Horseshoe Pit  

Other Information

Access to ski and bike trails is from the south end of the park.  Maps are available.  In the "off-season" the south end of the park is closed to vehicles.  Park in the main lot please.

Park Entrance Fees

Daily Non-Resident Fee: $5.00
Annual Non-Resident Fee: $30.00
Daily Resident Fee: FREE
Annual Resident Fee: FREE
MMBA Volunteer:  (Michigan Mountain Bike Association, SE Chapter) FREE
(with 16 hours of park trail maintenance with the organization)