Grosse Pointe South Cross Country~ DIRECTIONS ~and course maps
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Ypsilanti High School (End of Summer Classic)
Huron Meadows Metropark (Coaching Legends Classic)
Course map: Elizabeth Park Course MapI-94 east to 26 Mile Rd (exit 248) toward Marine City.Turn right on 26 Mile Rd.26 Mile Rd becomes Marine City Hwy.Go 11 Miles and turn left on King Rd (light at the dead end of Marine City Hwy).Turn right on Meisner Rd (blinking yellow).Turn left on River Rd / MI-29 (at dead end of Meisner).Turn left on Recor Rd and go to East China Park on left. (701 Recor Rd., East China)Directions Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=701+recor+rd.,+East+China,+michigan&daddr=&hl=en&geocode=FZF_jAIdIUAV-ylDGSel7W0liDE-nvb0QGE3gQ&mra=ls&sll=42.66368,-82.835437&sspn=0.712953,1.778412&ie=UTF8&ll=42.758987,-82.483635&spn=0.044491,0.111151&z=14Driving Directions (53 miles - about 1 hour): http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-mMPwDRQK*a15kJz9s4TVMap: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=s&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-bk-gm&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20maps
Take I-696 west until it blends into I-96
Take I-96 to exit 148A (near Brighton) to US-23 (South)
Drive 11 miles to Exit 49 (N. Territorial Road)
Turn Right (West) on N. Territorial Road and drive 8 miles
The entrance to Hudson-Mills is on the left (south) side of the road just past the lawn mower shop
Once inside the park continue straight at the toll booth and travel south for approximately ½ mile. The XC course is located to the south of the park’s Activity Center.PARENTS: Metro Parks charge $7 per car entry fee.Directions Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hudson+mills+metropark,+mi&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.817312,76.816406&ie=UTF8&ll=42.383948,-83.909744&spn=0.018639,0.037508&z=15
I-94 east – exit at M29 - New Baltimore/Algonac (this is the 23 Mile Rd. exit #243)
Right on M29 – go about 15 miles to Ainsworth (just past the Marathon gas station - Meldrum Collision is on the corner).
Turn left on Ainsworth – one block to the school.
(about 2 miles before Ainsworth you will see "The Colony" lighthouse on the right side of M29.Total distance is about 50 miles.MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=algonac+high+school&sll=42.437774,-82.877297&sspn=0.007791,0.013733&ie=UTF8&ll=42.630644,-82.57895&spn=0.015535,0.027466&z=15
I-94 to I-696 west.
Exit I-696 at 11 Mile Rd. (just before I-75). Stay in the right lane to Dequindre.
Turn right on Dequindre and go to 18 Mile Rd.Right on 18 Mile Rd. – go about 1/3 mile – park is on the left.
I-94 to I-696 west. Exit at VanDyke.
Right on VanDyke (north). When VanDyke splits just past 18 Mile Rd., stay to the right (M53 – north). Take M53 north to 26 Mile Rd.
Exit at 26 Mile Rd – WEST.
Follow 26 Mile to park entrance (on left side of 26 Mile Rd.).
Go to the OAKGROVE PICNIC AREA (for DeLaSalle meet)Metropark car admission is $4.00.
MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=stony+creek+metropark&sll=42.575332,-82.796745&sspn=0.130455,0.219727&ie=UTF8&ll=42.781291,-82.845154&spn=0.520091,0.878906&z=10&iwloc=AI-94 to I-696 west to I-96 west. Take to the Lansing area to exit 127 (I-496 north / US 127).Take I-496 to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn right at the first traffic light which is Harrison Rd.Turn left at the third traffic light which is Mount Hope Rd.Lot 89 will be on the left side just before Farm Lane. Take the shuttle to the golf course.
DO NOT USE THESE DIRECTIONS FOR THE 2015 AUTUMN CLASSIC ON SEPT. 19! SHELBY ROAD IS CLOSED NEAR THE PARK ENTRANCE.USE ONLY THE EMAILED DIRECTIONS!!!I-94 to 21 Mile Rd exit. Go left (west) to Shelby Rd.
You will be on 21 Mile for about 15 minutes - 21 Mile will dead end at Shelby.
Turn right on Shelby - go one mile to 22 Mile Rd.
Turn left on 22 Mile - go about 1/3 mile and look for entrance sign (Riverbends)on left side of road shortly after the railroad tracks.
I-94 west to I-96 west to I-275 North.
Exit off I-275 at the Six Mile Rd. exit.
Turn left on Six Mile Rd. (west).
Go to Northville Rd. (just past the train overpass).
Turn right on Northville Rd.Go about a half mile. The entrance to Cass Benton is on the left - look for sign. Turn left in this entrance and follow the dirt road to the parking areas and course which is along Hines Dr. (You can park in the small lots just before you reach Hines Dr. or park right along Hines Dr.)
MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=cass+benton+park+northville&sll=42.660222,-83.047628&sspn=0.032569,0.054932&ie=UTF8&ll=42.425326,-83.472748&spn=0.015586,0.027466&z=15&iwloc=BI-94 west to I-96 west to M14 (pick up M14 where I-96 meets I-275). Just before Ann Arbor, take US23 north to exit 55.Once you get off this exit, go west (left) about 500 feet to the Old Service Drive.Go South (left) on the service drive about 1,000 feet and you will come to a stop sign.This is Winans Lake Road. Turn right (go west) about a half mile.First road to the right is Rickett Road. The only way you can turn is right.Go down Rickett Road about a mile and you will see Metropark sign.Turn left onto Hammel Road (it is dirt and a little hard to see so go slow so you don't pass it!)Hammel Road is the road that takes you to the park...about 1/4 mile and you are there. Metropark car admission: $5DIRECTIONS MAP (60 miles ~ just over 1 hour): http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=11+Grosse+Pointe+Boulevard,+Grosse+Pointe+Farms,+MI&daddr=42.3832435,-83.3475749+to:huron+meadows+metro+park,+Brighton,+MI&hl=en&geocode=FerRhgIdQwYP-ylx4sNACyoliDH3W_cvxuvaKw%3BFYu3hgIdijcI-ymLKORPb7MkiDH3qxHlcee5hA%3BFaYHiAIdRu8B-yG1PgPRuaOS0A&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.77566,113.818359&ie=UTF8&ll=42.458421,-83.386917&spn=0.357649,0.889206&z=11&via=1Take I-94 west (past Metro Airport) to I-275 South. Take I-275 South to exit 11A (Huron St). (You will be on I-275 for about 4 miles.) Follow back over the freeway (east) until the road ends at Willow Metropark. Turn right (south) and go approximately 2 miles to Chestnut Picnic Area. $4 car entry fee.
I-94 to I-696 west.
I-696 to Hoover exit.
Stay on the service drive to Arsenal.
Left on Arsenal – go about ½ mile until Arsenal dead ends.
Turn left to the parking lot area.
I-94 to I-696 to I-75 north.
Exit I-75 at M-24 (Lapeer).
Turn right (north) on M-24.
Go through Lake Orion.
One mile before Oxford you will see the Oxford Hills Golf Course on the right.
Just past the golf course turn right on Drahner Rd.
Entrance to golf course will be on your right.
(Allow plenty of time for the traffic on M-24 – it is always crowded.)
I-94 east to Metropolitan Parkway exit.
Right on Metro Parkway – 3 miles to the entrance of the park. OR - take Jefferson all the way to Metropolitan Parkway - turn right and enter the park.
($4.00 car admission to the park)Races are on the "point" area along the water. Start and finish lines are near the boardwalk. After you park, walk toward the flagpole and around the pool area - you will be at the start / finish area.
I-94 west to exit 181A.
(This is the Saline / US12 exit - 43 mile from South)
US12 west to Michigan Speedway. Turn right on Brooklyn.
Total distance: 79 miles (36 miles on US12).Total time: 1 ½ hours with good traffic.
The Vernier Hill park is directly behind the G.P. Shores City Hall building on the corner of Lake Shore and Vernier. Park in the lots along Lake Shore or Vernier.
I-94 to I-696 west to Hoover Rd. exit.
Turn right on Hoover – take to 15 Mile Rd. (at 14 Mile Hoover becomes Maple Ln)
Turn right on 15 Mile – school is ½ mile on the left. Course is behind the school
I-94 to I-696 west.
Exit I-696 at Mound.
North (right) on Mound to 12 Mile Rd.
West (left) on 12 Mile Rd.
Mott is on 12 Mile between Ryan and Dequindre (right side on street – 3131 12 Mile Rd.)
Take I-94 east to Gratiot exit (exit 231 on left).
Take Gratiot to 16 Mile Rd / Metro Pkwy. Turn right and do U-turn to head west.
Take 16 Mile Rd west to Garfield.
Turn right on Garfield and take to 17 Mile Rd.
Turn right on 17 Mile Rd. and take to Clinton River Rd.Turn left on Clinton River Rd and take to Romeo Plank Rd.Left on Romeo Plank - go about 1/2 mile to park entrance on right.MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=clinton+township+park&sll=42.765162,-82.487926&sspn=0.031002,0.054932&ie=UTF8&ll=42.61078,-82.936907&spn=0.032595,0.054932&z=14