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Explore: Robert H. Long Nature Park in Commerce Twp

September 22nd 2018

Explore: Robert H. Long Nature Park in Commerce Twp (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 22, 2018) Commerce Township, MI – Former Commerce Township Supervisor Robert H. Long was passionate about nature and the creation of spaces to protect it. That’s why the Robert H. Long Nature Park bears his name. And it is, indeed, an oasis. […]

Explore: The Parks Over I-696 in Oak Park

September 6th 2018

Explore: The Parks Over I-696 in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 6, 2018) Oak Park, MI- Driving along I-696 between Lincoln and Coolidge in Oak Park and Southfield, one might not even realize they are driving underneath parks – complete with trees, pathways, and playground equipment. Two of those parks – Victoria Park and […]

Explore: E L Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills

September 1st 2018

Explore: E L Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 2, 2018) Bloomfield Hills, MI – There is something exciting about walking across a lake on a long wooden walkway and looking down into the water and seeing a foot long trout swimming  alongside. On a recent visit to the E. L. […]

Explore: Rose Oaks County Park

August 24th 2018

Explore: Rose Oaks County Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 24, 2018) Rose Township, MI- Rose Oaks County Park is an amazing place to explore and get some steps in.  People and horses can enjoy over 5 miles of trails in this 640 acre wonderland of nature. There are woods, wetlands, lakes and meadows. The trails […]

Explore: Garden of Healing & Renewal, McLaren Clarkston

August 19th 2018

Explore: Garden of Healing & Renewal, McLaren Clarkston (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2018) Clarkston, MI – McLaren Clarkston has an enchanting bit of nature mixed with man-made comforts inside their Garden of Healing and Renewal, which is located across from the hospital at Sashabaw Road and Bow Pointe Drive. The flowery landscaping around the […]

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford

August 15th 2018

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2018) Waterford, MI – Dodge Park 4 is a State Park in Waterford with little slices of different scenery, which makes it extra fun to explore.  The park is located off Cass Elizabeth Road and covers one mile of Cass Lake shoreline. Along that […]

Explore: Depot Park in Clarkston

August 12th 2018

Explore: Depot Park in Clarkston (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2018) Clarkston, MI – Depot Park in Downtown Clarkston is a center point for community life, as well as a great place to visit and connect with nature.  Especially ducks. The Clinton River winds through the park, and a quaint bridge and gazebo make for […]

Explore: Favorite Finds at Holly Antiques

July 29th 2018

Explore: Favorite Finds at Holly Antiques (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 29, 2018) Holly, MI- Holly Antiques, located at 118 S Saginaw St in Downtown Holly, has been an advertising sponsor of Oakland County Times since they launched with new ownership in April 2017.  Every once in a while I like to stop in and see what […]

Explore: Blue Water River Walk in Port Huron

July 29th 2018

Explore: Blue Water River Walk in Port Huron (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 29, 2018) Port Huron, MI – I spent a drizzly Sunday morning in one of my favorite writing spots – Port Huron. This has all one needs for a beautiful day away, just an hour from SE Oakland County. The Great Lakes Maritime […]

Reporter Food: Legs’s Inn on Lake Michigan

July 2nd 2018

Reporter Food: Legs’s Inn on Lake Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 2, 2018) Cross Village, MI- A recent up north excursion led to one of the most interesting Reporter Food meals ever. Thirty Minutes south west of Mackinaw City, in an area high on dunes, is a beautiful place called Cross Village. Overlooking Lake Michigan […]