Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 27, 2019)

Over the past few years, Oakland County Times has brought you photo stories of some of the area’s nature centers, parks, popular destinations, and other attractions.  Now we’ve got them all together in one easy place.  So check below for places to explore, and SIGN UP FOR DAILY HEADLINES, so you know when we add more!

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Beverly Hills

Douglas Evans Nature Preserve

Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Art Museum

E.L. Johnson Nature Center


Depot Park

Garden of Healing and Renewal

Commerce Township

Robert H. Long Nature Park

Farmington Hills

Heritage Park


Go Comedy

Hazel Park

Green Acres Park

Hazel Park Museum


Detroit Model Railroad Club

Hadley House/Historic Museum

Holly Antiques

Holly Historic Train Depot (NOTE: No Trespassing, only admire from afar!)

Holly Hotel (restaurant)

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Sorensen Park

Train Mural

Lyon Township

Lyon Township Library

Madison Heights

Red Oaks Nature Center


Lakeshore Park

Oak Park

Victoria Park and Charlotte M. Rothstein Park


Your Best Friend Pet Memorial Park

Pleasant Ridge

Community Center

Gainsboro Park


Pine Grove Museum

Rochester Hills

Yates Cider Mill

Rose Township

Rose Oaks County Park

Royal Oak

Civil War Reenactment at Orson Starr House

Detroit Zoo (part 1) (part 2)


American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve


Troy Historic Museum


Dodge Park 4



Cross Village

Legs’s Inn on Lake Michigan

Grand Rapids

Gerald R. Ford Museum


Ludington in Wintertime

Mackinaw City

Blue Ice Melting, Bridge Work, and Tourist Prep

Historic Photo Show Mackinac Bridge Being Built


Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk


Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Port Huron

Blue Water River Walk

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