Here’s a list of parks and other places to explore in Oakland County…
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.
These challenges are worth it though as the trail leads over ravines and includes a couple scenic outlook points.
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.
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.
Be sure to call or check online to see if a destination is open:
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.
Part of the trail is in a forested area so there is a great opportunity for families to enjoy nature during their visit.
From there it was easy to spot details that make Downtown Farmington unique, especially now with their Halloween-themed Grand Raven Festival…
But a Wednesday morning walk at Woodland Hills Nature Park in Farmington Hills gave this reporter an up close look at a red tail hawk hunting in the forest.
Hazel Park, MI – Hazel Park is a place with plenty to see, and it was a joy to get some steps in along John R., 10 Mile, and 9 Mile and some of the neighborhoods in between.
Even after several visits there is still much to explore in this 4,461 acre oasis.
Downtown Rochester has the best of two worlds – a thriving shopping district with eclectic locally owned shops and restaurants, plus a serene bit of nature with the Rochester River Walk and the Paint Creek Trail.
Spotting details on walks is a great way to give your brain and your body a temporary break from the worries of contemporary life.
But there is plenty to be seen, including the Downtown Development Authority’s investment in public art…
Other topics have included coyotes and the massasauga rattlesnake, which is the only venomous snake in Oakland County.
Social distancing doesn’t necessarily mean staying inside.
One example is the way propaganda and stereotypes are used not only to insult people, but to dehumanize them and to simplify a narrative.
Of course there were traditional items like cider, donuts, and applesauce. But there were also other Michigan-made and Franklin Cider Mill-made products…
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…