|Elevation||1,201 ft |
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map|
Pine Knob, Independence Township, Michigan
It extends from Waldon Road to the south, to Clarkston Road to the north, and from Sashabaw Road to the west, to Pine Knob Road to the east.
It is home to Pine Knob Ski Resort, DTE Energy Music Theater, Pine Knob Mansion, Pine Knob Golf Club, as well as residential homes.
Pine Knob is a ski and snowboard resort located off of Sashabaw Road and Pine Knob Road in Independence Township. It features seventeen trails, twelve lifts and three terrain parks. Its signature trail is "The Wall" an almost vertical mogul run .
DTE Energy Music Theatre is a 15,274-seat (7,202 seats in the pavilion; 8,072 on the lawn) outdoor amphitheater concert venue that has featured hundreds of celebrities and is always one of the highest grossing outdoor amphitheaters in the United States. It is located off of Sashabaw Road in Independence Township.
Colonel Sidney D. Waldon (b.1873, d.1945), an executive at Packard Motor Company, purchased 840 acres of land near Clarkston, Michigan in 1927. There he built a 19-room English Manor residence located atop the highest point in Southeastern Michigan. A Carriage House was constructed several hundred feet away from the mansion for the caretaker and his family. Behind this home were barns that housed his fine thoroughbreds and exquisite carriages.
Today, the Mansion and Carriage House serve as a banquet facility for weddings and other events. It is located off of Waldon Road in Independence Township.
Pine Knob Golf Club is a 27-hole championship golf course, designed by Leo Bishop and Dan Pohl. The three courses are the Eagle, Falcon and Hawk. The first tee-box on the Eagle course is the highest elevation in Oakland County. It is located off of Waldon Road in Independence Township.
Fairways at Pine Knob, Pine Knob Enclaves and Pine Knob Manor are residential developments located on Pine Knob and include luxury homes and luxury condominiums. They are located off of Waldon Road in Independence Township.