Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

(Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2021)

Social distancing 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.

This is a compilation of our Explore! columns, with more to be added as we can.  Help us add more by becoming a sponsor!

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

Stroll through Hazel Park


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

Orion Township/Lake Orion

Orion Oaks County Park

Van Tassel Pedestrian Bridge and Paint Creek Trail


Your Best Friend Pet Memorial Park

Pleasant Ridge

Community Center

Gainsboro Park


Pine Grove Museum


Stroll Through Downtown Rochester

Rochester Hills

Innovation 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) (Wild Lights)


American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve


Troy Historic Museum


Dodge Park 4

West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve



Lake Erie Metropark

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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