Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

(Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2020)

Avoiding people doesn’t necessarily mean staying inside. Not all places will be open or appropriate, but here’s a list of parks and other places to explore in Oakland County, as well as some other destinations that may not be good to visit during the pandemic, but can give you some ideas for future outings.  Of course please use all precautions to avoid spread of infection.

Be sure to call or check online to see if a destination is open:


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

Holocaust Memorial Center


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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