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Explore: Green Acres Park in Hazel Park

October 24th 2018

  Explore: Green Acres Park in Hazel Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 24, 2018) Hazel Park, MI – In Hazel Park there is an area that holds multiple opportunities to get fit, to enjoy nature, and to take in some interesting views.  It’s called Green Acres, and if you want to enjoy a nice hour […]

Explore: Heritage Park in Farmington Hills

October 13th 2018

  Explore: Heritage Park in Farmington Hills (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2018) Farmington Hills, MI –  There are times when Heritage Park in Farmington Hills is full of people – kids enjoying day camp and exploring the nature trail, people playing volleyball and hockey, families playing on a splash pad and roaming through the […]

Explore: Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk in Midland

October 2nd 2018

Explore: Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk in Midland (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 2, 2018) Midland, MI- “There is a perceived sense of danger. Perceived is the key,” said Mike Whiting, President of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation of the new canopy walk at Whiting Forest in Dow Gardens. “There’s an adrenaline […]

Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve

October 1st 2018

Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2018) Beverly Hills, MI -A recent adventure in Beverly Hills put me in the middle of an 18 acre nature preserve that has the most beautiful insects, and a pretty walking path. With fields of flowers and patches of woods along the Rouge River, there […]

Explore: Red Oaks Nature Center

September 29th 2018

Explore: Red Oaks Nature Center (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2018) Madison Heights, MI – On 13 Mile Road between John R and Dequindre is the Red Oaks Nature Center.  This oasis offers just over a mile’s worth of trails through a pretty patch of woods.  Along the way one can listen to the calls […]

Explore: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield

September 26th 2018

Explore: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 26, 2018) Southfield, MI- A one mile trail through deer-filled woods and wetlands is a great way to enjoy a morning, and Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield offers up a delightful place for it. Visitors are first greeted by an area of large […]

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: Yates Cider Mill

September 9th 2018

Explore: Yates Cider Mill (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 9, 2018) Rochester Hills, MI- An autumn tradition continues as Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills is serving up family fun and fresh-pressed apple cider. In 1863 William and Caroline Yates moved to Michigan from New York and purchased 80 acres of land on the Clinton River. […]

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. […]