Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

Oakland County Times has a growing list of parks, trails, family-friendly destinations and more in our area and beyond. If you have any to suggest, please message us at editor@oc115.com. Also, please check with the website of the destination before you head out to check for the latest hours, costs, amenities etc.

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Happy EXPLORING!

Addison Township
Polly Ann Trail

Auburn Hills

Downtown Auburn Hills
Beverly Hills
Douglas Evans Nature Preserve
Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook Art Museum
E.L. Johnson Nature Center

Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham

Clarkston
Depot Park
Garden of Healing and Renewal
Commerce Township
Robert H. Long Nature Park
Farmington Hills

Downtown Farmington
Heritage Park
Holocaust Memorial Center

Ferndale

Downtown Ferndale
Go Comedy
Hazel Park
Green Acres Park
Hazel Park Museum
Stroll through Hazel Park

Holly
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
Downtown South Lyon
Lyon Township Library
Madison Heights
Red Oaks Nature Center
Novi
Lakeshore Park
Oak Park
Victoria Park and Charlotte M. Rothstein Park

Orion Township/Lake Orion
Orion Oaks County Park
Polly Ann Trail
Van Tassel Pedestrian Bridge and Paint Creek Trail
Ortonville
Your Best Friend Pet Memorial Park
Oxford
Polly Ann Trail
Pleasant Ridge
Community Center
Gainsboro Park

Pontiac
Pine Grove Museum
Rochester
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)

Southfield
American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve
Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

South Lyon

Downtown South Lyon
Troy
Troy Historic Museum
Waterford
Dodge Park 4
West Bloomfield
West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve

BEYOND OAKLAND COUNTY
Brownstown
Lake Erie Metropark
Cross Village
Legs’s Inn on Lake Michigan
Grand Rapids
Gerald R. Ford Museum
Ludington
Ludington in Wintertime


Mackinaw City
Blue Ice Melting, Bridge Work, and Tourist Prep
Historic Photo Show Mackinac Bridge Being Built
Midland
Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk
Muskegon
Explore: Beautiful Historic Library with Glass Floor in Muskegon
Newberry
Oswald’s Bear Ranch
Port Huron
Blue Water River Walk
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