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Pet Cemetery in Ortonville Gives “Your Best Friend” a Place to be Remembered 

June 23rd 2019

Pet Cemetery in Ortonville Gives “Your Best Friend” a Place to be Remembered (Lara Mossa, Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2019) Ortonville, MI –“A bundle of happiness with four paws and a tail has quietly left you behind. But sweetness stays close in memories shared with the best friend a person could find.” The poem […]

Explore: Lakeshore Park in Novi

January 4th 2019

Explore: Lakeshore Park in Novi (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2019) Novi, MI- Even in dreary winter weather, parks like Lakeshore Park in Novi have plenty to delight the senses.  Located at 301 S. Lake Street, Lakeshore Park boasts two kids’ play areas as well as trails for hiking and mountain bikes. The trails lead […]

Explore: American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve in Southfield

December 28th 2018

Explore: American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve in Southfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2018) Southfield, MI – A privately-owned public space set aside for natural preservation in the midst of a commerce park was a delightful find on my quest to explore Oakland County. American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve at 26495 American Drive in Southfield […]

Explore: Sorensen Park in Holly Township

December 19th 2018

Explore: Sorensen Park in Holly Township (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 19, 2018) Holly, MI- Northwest Oakland County is full of natural places, one of which is Sorensen Park in Holly Township.  This 93-acre gem has a nature center, two softball fields, a playground, and a 5k (3.1 mile) trail that leads over a quaint stream […]

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 […]