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Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

July 18th 2021

Oakland County Times has a growing list of parks, trails, family-friendly destinations and more in our area and beyond. 

Explore: Innovation Hills Park in Rochester Hills

June 26th 2021

Innovation Hills is located at 2800 W. Hamlin Road in Rochester Hills.

Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

April 9th 2021

Here’s a list of parks and other places to explore in Oakland County…

Explore: Van Tassel Pedestrian Bridge and Paint Creek Trail

February 24th 2021

The Van Tassel Pedestrian Bridge is named for former Orion Township Supervisor JoAnn Van Tassel, whose leadership helped Orion to develop in a way that respected the natural beauty of the area.

Explore: West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve

February 7th 2021

These challenges are worth it though as the trail leads over ravines and includes a couple scenic outlook points.

Explore: Lake Erie Metropark

January 28th 2021

The park is a tracking place for hawk migration, and a sculpture includes pictures of the various birds one might see and the time of year they pass through.

Explore: Innovation Hills in Rochester Hills

December 5th 2020

Innovation Hills is a dynamic park growing before the eyes of it’s visitors, and I look forward to doing an update next year as more of it is completed. 

EXPLORE: Parks, Trails, and Attractions in Oakland County

November 20th 2020

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

Shiawassee River Earns “National Water Trail” Designation

October 26th 2020

The Shiawassee River Water Trail is eighty-eight miles in length stretching from Holly, MI to Chesaning, MI, crossing through four counties in mid-Michigan. 

Explore: Raintree Park and the New “Storybook Trail” in Troy

October 26th 2020

Part of the trail is in a forested area so there is a great opportunity for families to enjoy nature during their visit.