LIFESTYLE 4 Greater Rochester - 2022 Community Guide

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GREATER ROCHESTER 2022 COMMUNITY GUIDE Visit us online @ www.LIFESTYLE4GR.com www.rrc-mi.com or other community websites. Follow the Daily Plug for Greater Rochester @ www.facebook.com/gradailyplug

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WHAT’S INSIDE

Welcome to Greater Rochester.............4

Rochester……………..………6 Rochester Hills……..………….8 Oakland Township……..…..10 Communities at a Glance..…12

When You’re

In Rochester …………….….………….…...14 In Macomb County…………….……………15 In Oakland County ……….………..….…….16 In Wayne County…………………….....……17 In Detroit………………………..……………..18 Looking For More – Everything Michigan...20

The Parks…………………………..……..22 Sports & Recreation………………..…..26

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Other Community Information

Basics ..............................................30 Education ........................................38 Healthcare.......................................38 Civics ...............................................40 Clubs and Organizations.................41 Houses of Worship..........................43

Featured Section

Rochester Regional Chamber Leadership, Programs & Events .....................45

t Our Cover u o Ab 10 years ago, LIFESTYLE 4 Greater Rochester began its journey as the Greater Rochester Area Lifestyle – a community resource guide for Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. Ten years of service saw Lifestyle evolve to incorporate an online book, expand beyond a community resource guide to locally focused visitors and relocation guide (through placement in State of Michigan Visitors Centers) and include a social media page (the Daily Plug for Rochester – Rochester Hills). Through this journey Lifestyle never lost sight of its focused history of providing complete yet concise information about Greater Rochester. As Lifestyle enters 2022 another change comes to this iconic community resource – a new name and logo – less traditional, more contemporary, more active than passive. LIFESTYLE 4 Greater Rochester.


Along with this new name and logo KPG felt a new look for the cover was also in order. One that moved from a collage of images to one image iconic to the community – the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The Museum/Farm has a long history that tracks with the rural life that was the Rochester area in a different era. Yet as Greater Rochester evolved to present day with all the amenities, services and conveniences of a modern community so has the Museum/Farm. Over the past few years Rochester Hills has invested in the Museum/Farm, improving both the experience and facilities. So much so, the Museum/Farm received the 2022 award for Historic Farmstead Preservation from the Michigan Barn Preservation Network. The Museum/Farm combines up to date facilities for events and presentations by residents and organizations, yet retains the programs, tours and multi-media resources that benefit students, teachers and other groups. As LIFESTYLE 4 Greater Rochester continues to evolve KPG looks forward to providing residents the information they need in the manner they need it. Thank you for being part of LIFESTYLE; let’s see where the journey takes us. Larry Ribits, Publisher

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Welcome to Greater Rochester The Greater Rochester Area is comprised of three communities - the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills (originally known as Avon Township) and Oakland Township. Rochester was originally settled in 1817 as the first settlement in Oakland County. It quickly became a center of commerce connected by a spur roadway to Royal Oak, Michigan, which was situated on the Detroit – Pontiac highway. These roads eventually became what is now Rochester Road and Woodward Avenue. The early settlers of Rochester discovered an area of rich farmland, with forests of oak and other hardwoods. A number of streams, creeks and rivers crisscrossed the landscape and soon the local waterpower was harnessed to power a sawmill, which became the community’s first industry. The building of a school came soon after with a school system organized and funded by 1848. In 1869, the Village of Rochester was incorporated as a separate community apart from Avon Township. In the 1870’s the railroad came to Rochester which enhanced the commercial and industrial activity of the area. Many of the rail tracks were placed along various canal banks and alongside the Clinton River and Paint Creek. These routes connected Rochester to Pontiac, Lake Orion, Port Huron, Bay City and Detroit. Most of these rail lines no longer exist, but their roadbeds have been repurposed into a network of biking and hiking trails that have enhanced the recreational opportunities of the residents and visitors to Greater Rochester. Each community has a distinct personality and lifestyle. Oakland Township has retained a more rural setting, including a working farm that provide local produce to area markets. Rochester Hills is more suburban with housing developments, shopping malls and executive/industrial parks. Rochester is more urban with a downtown filled with shops and restaurants surrounded by tree-lined residential streets. Together they form Greater Rochester, a community centrally located in the Metro Detroit/ Southeast Michigan Area. From here residents and visitors alike can access an amazing array of cultural assets and recreational opportunities or just “chill,” enjoying the many local treasures Rochester has to offer.

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City of Rochester The City of Rochester was the first settlement in Oakland County when it was established in 1817. It is a city of great beauty featuring municipal parks, winding nature trails and nearby waterways. Rochester’s history is closely tied to the Clinton River and Paint Creek. Both tributaries provided the water power that made Rochester an early industrial center.

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Although those days are long past, these waterways still benefit city residents with fly fishing for trout, canoeing and kayaking and scenic bike rides. Rochester is home to Michigan’s largest Christmas parade, which is broadcast on local Detroit television. The city also hosts the “Big Bright Light Show” for the Christmas season. The Show is a display of more than a million light bulbs on Main Street buildings that draws thousands of sightseers from all over the Metro Detroit area each night during the month of December.


Downtown Rochester features a refurbished Main Street as the gateway to its vibrant shopping district with its unique mix of high-end boutiques, restaurants, cafes and wine bars, specialty stores and service providers. Just off Main Street is one of Metro Detroit’s best bakeries Give Thanks Bakery (the almond croissants are a must!). Just around the corner is The Rochester Brunch House and The Meeting House. Minutes from downtown are farmer stands, cider mills, championship golf courses, hiking trails and one of Southeast Michigan’s premier parks – Stony Creek Metropark. Residents enjoy quiet streets that boast a broad range of housing options, award winning schools and an active seniors community located at the Older Persons Commission. Rochester is historic, vibrant, changing and just a little more than 200 years young. It is committed to being businessfriendly and family-welcoming. Take a look, you’ll like what you see.

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“In September 2021, the community of Rochester Hills was honored with the Rochester Hills is focused Michigan Municipal League’s 2021 Community Excellence on innovation and the Award during the League’s future. But its roots go Annual Convention in back to 1835 when Avon Grand Rapids.

Township was organized. In 1978 Avon became a Charter Township and in 1984 its residents voted to become the Home Rule City of Rochester Hills. Today, Rochester Hills is a leading community of Oakland County offering quality city services and infrastructure, proximity to major roadways, access to diverse and advanced fiber optic networks, the research and development firepower of a major university, a Michigan SmartZone and a dedicated planning and development department.

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Rochester Hills features a quality of life focused on people and draws its uniquepersonality from the diversity of its residents. Rochester Hills is family oriented, which is clearly evident in its neighborhoods, the quality of education and the recreation programs that are available. The Rochester and Avondale Community Schools provide K-12 education for Rochester Hills. Rochester University, Oakland University and Oakland Community College are either located in the city or just outside the city. With nearly 1,000 acres of parkland, including the cutting-edge Innovation Hills, Rochester Hills offers the opportunity for relaxation and recreation few others can match. The Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails wind through the community, providing hiking, jogging, bike riding and in specific areas – horseback riding. Organizations like the Older Persons Commission and the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority sponsor countless activities and the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Meadow Brook Hall, Meadow Brook Music Festival, Yates Cider Mill, the Rochester Hills Public Library and other cultural assets enrich the community. A wide variety of industries have chosen Rochester Hills as their home. The Village

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Oakland Township Oakland Township is one of Michigan’s oldest townships. It was one of the original 25 townships in existence when Michigan organized as a territory back in 1827. Over time the boundaries of the Township changed many times and its original landmass grew smaller and smaller as other townships, cities and villages were carved out of its acreage. Today, Oakland Township borders are Dequindre Road on the east, Kern Road on the west, Romeo Road to the north and Dutton and Meade Roads to the south. Oakland is a charter township, which provides additional powers to streamline its administration and protect it from annexation by other municipalities. Oakland is one of the wealthier communities in southeast Michigan. Its wooded and rolling terrain provides the perfect setting for private estates and residential developments featuring upscale homes on oversized lots. Oakland serves as a bedroom community to both the Metro Detroit and Metro Flint communities, which is why many business executives live in the area. Its agricultural and rural heritage is preserved through a small number of working farms and an expanding list of equestrian facilities. It is also noted for the many championship golf courses and country clubs that call Oakland Township home. The unincorporated village of Goodison is located in the Township. Goodison is host to a number of cider mills, which is why it is a very popular autumn destination place. The Paint Creek Trail wanders through the Township as it winds its way up to the Village of Lake Orion and the sixteen acre Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District is a fun place for young and old to visit.

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City of Rochester

City of Rochester Hills

Area: 3.8 sq. miles

Area: 32.9 sq. miles

Location: Located in Northeast Oakland County, surrounded by Rochester Hills on three sides and Macomb County on its eastern edge. Government: Council – Manager, Mayor is elected by Council Members

Location: Northeast section of Oakland County, north of Troy, east of Auburn Hills, south of Oakland Township. It surrounds the City of Rochester and Macomb County runs along its eastern border.

Median Household Income: $90,000

Government: Home Rule Council, Mayor

Median Home Sale Price: $380,000 (February 2022)

Median Household Income: $94,000

Population: 12,917 (July 2021)

Median Home List Price: $365,000 (February 2022)

2021 Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead 31.8426 Non-Homestead 50.0226 (Includes administrative fee.)

Population: 76,909 (July 2021)

City Offices: 400 Sixth St., Rochester, 48307, 733-3700,www.ci.rochester.mi.us

School Districts: Rochester Community Schools, 726-3000, www.rochester.k12.mi.us Avondale School District, 537-6000, www.avondaleschools.org

Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 656-2900, www.rhpl.org Protection: Emergency 911 • Fire 651-4470 • Police 651-9621 School District: Rochester Community, 726-3000, www.rochester.k12.mi.us Utilities: Gas – Consumers Energy (800) 477-5050 Electric – DTE (800) 477-4747 Water & Sewer – The eastern half of the city is served by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) and the western half has a municipal well field. Additional Phone Numbers: 52-3 District Court: 853-5553 Cat & Dog Licenses (City Clerk): 733-3700 Community House: 651-0622 Oakland County Assessor: 858-0776 GFL Environmental Trash Pickup and recycling: 844-464-3587 Main Street Program (Oakland County): 858-0721 Rochester Avon Recreation Authority: 656-8308 See Sports and Recreation section. Hazardous Waste: (NO HAZ) 858-5656 and SOCRRA with voucher purchase 288-5150

2021 Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead Non-Homestead

Rochester Avondale 29.2255 34.2123 47.2255 52.2123

City Offices: 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills, 48309 656-4600, www.rochesterhills.org Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 656-2900, www.rhpl.org Protection: Emergency 911 • Fire 656-4720 (5 Stations) Police by Oakland County Sheriff Substation 537-3530 Utilities: Gas – Consumers Energy (800) 477-5050 Electric – DTE (800) 477-4747 Water & Sewer – Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Lake Huron is water source and the City operates and maintains the system. Refuse – GFL Environmental provides curbside trash removal and recycling. (248) 204-6750 Additional Phone Numbers: 52-3 District Court: 853-5553 Dog Licenses (City Treasurer): 841-2581 Assessing: 656-4605 Oakland County Animal Control: 858-1090 Recycle Bank (rewards program): (888) 727-2978 Rochester Avon Recreation Authority: 656-8308 See Sports and Recreation section. Hazardous Waste: SOCRRA (248) 288-5150

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(All numbers (248) area code except where noted)


Township of Oakland Area: 36.7 sq. miles Location: Just north of Rochester and Rochester Hills in the Northeast section of Oakland County Government: Charter Township, Supervisor and Board of Trustees Median Household Income: $146,000 Median Home Sale Price: $580,000 (February 2022) Population: 20,228 (July 2021) 2021 Tax Rates in Mills: Lake Orion Homestead 30.5951 Non-Homestead 48.5951

Rochester 24.3095 42.3095

Romeo 26.3906 44.3906

City Offices: 4393 Collins, Rochester, 48306 651-4440, www.oaklandtownship.org Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 656-2900, www.rhpl.org Protection: Emergency 911 • Fire Chief (586) 752-5013 (2 Stations) Police by Oakland County Sheriff Substation 652-4617 School Districts: Rochester: 248-726-3000, www.rochester.k12.mi.us Lake Orion: 248-693-5400, www.lakeorionschools.org Romeo: 586-752-0200, www.romeok12.org Utilities: Gas – Consumers Energy (800) 477-5050 Electric – DTE (800) 477-4747 Water & Sewer – is provided by a variety of sources depending on location, including individual well and septic. Refuse – is contracted with private haulers (list of choices is online at the Township website.) Additional Phone Numbers: 52-3 District Court: 853-5553 Burn Permits: Free online burn permits available through township. 651-4440 Dog Licenses (Township Treasurer) 651-4440 Park Information: 651-7810 (See Sports and Recreation section.) Hazardous Waste: (NO HAZ) 858-5656 Oakland County Equalization: 858-0740

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When You’re In Rochester

When you are in Rochester you’re just a hop, skip or a jump away from the many attractions to be found in the Metro Detroit area. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor activity, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to go, some place to call Avon Players 1185 Washington, your favorite. Check for hours and fees before you Rochester Hills 48306 go because they are subject to change. But most of (248) 608-9077 all make sure you go and ENJOY! www.avonplayers.org

September 9, 10, & 11, 2022. For more than 55 years, the Art & Apples Festival ® has transformed the 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park into one of the nation’s top fine art fairs bringing together over 200 art exhibitors, a wide range of food trucks and tents, live entertainCommunity theatre September ment, and art activity stations May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call across the three-day weekend. or log on for performance and ticket information.

Events

Main Street Downtown Rochester

IN DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER

Downtown Rochester hosts signature events throughout the year. Below is a list of events spanning April – October, 2022. For the most up to date log of events go on www.DowntownRochesterMI.com to check their calendar of events and stay up to date on details and protocols you need to be aware of.

Through April 8, 2022 Deck Art Registration May 12-13, 2022 Deck Art May 5 – October 29, 2022 Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Saturday mornings starting at 8:00 am July 14 – August 6, 2022 Explorers Club July 14 – 16, 2022 Sidewalk Sales July 15, 2022 Dancin’ in the Streets 6:00 pm

July 16 – August 6, 2022 Movies in the Moonlight Saturdays 6:30 pm September 5 – October 17, 2022 Taste of Fall September 5 – 30, 2022 Magical Mural Tour October 6, 2022 Rochester Posed 7:00 pm October 15, 2022 Trick or Treat Downtown & Halloween Fest 3:30 pm

Downtown Rochester 431 S. Main Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307 248-656-0060 www.downtownrochestermi.com

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2022 Art & Apples Festival

Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com THE CHRISTMAS PARADE IS BACK! The parade is a televised event running down Main Street in Rochester in early December. Stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every six inches. A wonderful sight at night.

Meadow Brook Theatre

Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • www.mbtheatre.com Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. Over the years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of the comedians, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to the lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Locate on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking.

Meadow Brook

(on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, Rochester, 48309 Amphitheatre - (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadow Brook Gardens as well. Meadow Brook Hall - (248) 364-6200 • www.meadowbrookhall.org The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 23 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 3 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year-round. Fee. Rochester Hills Museum 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 • www.rochesterhills.org (Click on “Things to Do”) Open year round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Tours available. Admission charge. Located in an 1840s Greek Revival farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was home to five generations. It features period furnishings and artifacts. Located within historic Stoney Creek Village, the area includes the 1848 Stoney Creek School, farmhouses and Greek Revival homes built before the Civil War. A self-guided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.

North Oakland Concert Band 2183 Willow Leaf Ct. S., Rochester Hills 48309 www.nocb.org One of Michigan’s leading wind ensembles. Performs broad selection of concert band music with styles The Lifestyle 4 Greater Rochester offers pages of information that allows ranging from traditional marches to modern works you to access websites or dial phone numbers to hundreds of locations and at various locations in and around the Orion Oxford community. Membership is through audition process organizations. Please check with the organization or specific venue for updates and includes many professional music educators. regarding open dates, hours of operation and protocols that may be in place. Log on to their website for schedule of concerts Helpful information may also be found through the Rochester Regional Chamber and locations.

The Greater Rochester area is getting back to normal. However, residents and visitors alike are encouraged to stay current on any local restrictions and/or recommendations being suggested, requested or enforced.

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Crocker House Museum

15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.com Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the first mayor of Mount Clemens. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and first Sunday of every month.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival®. PCCA adapted its programs during Covid to offer classes and workshops both in-person and virtually for all ages and levels of experience. Check out all our programs and activities here: www.PCCArt.org • (248) 651-4110

Grand Pacific House Museum

51065 Washington, New Baltimore • (586) 725-4755 Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is a now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Call for days and hours of operation.

Lorenzo Cultural Center

44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com Call for hours of operation, varies at different times of year. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (586) 286-2222 • www.macombcenter.com This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery.

Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights • www.313presents.com This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

16600 Stephens, Eastpointe • (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Rochester Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 80262, Rochester 48308 (248) 651-4181 www.rochestersymphony.com Since 1961 this dedicated group of musicians has performed a wide variety of music in local venues, sponsors a young artist competition, and has an active guild with numerous events to enjoy. 6200 Drake Rd., West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 www.treerunnerparks.com/westbloomfield Over 100 obstacles and zip lines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours. Also, one in Rochester Hills on the campus of Oakland University at Walton and Adams Road.

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All The World’s a Stage

66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township (586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage.

Anton Art Center

125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events.

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200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career. Depot open every Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Richmond Community Theatre

69619 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com For over 50 years, this community gem produces five shows per year involving a wide circle of actors, stage crafters, costume makers and the other creative talents that combine to create a magical experience.

Selfridge Military Air Museum

Selfridge Air National Guard Base M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information.

Starkweather Arts Center

219 N. Main Street, Romeo (586) 752-5700 http://starkweatherarts.com This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts,


In Oakland County Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, art camps for children, juried exhibitions, the Michigan Fine Arts Competition and Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may be purchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.

Clarkston Village Players

4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org • (248) 625-8811 Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.

Cranbrook Educational Community

39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions features a stateof-the-art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. www.cranbrookartmuseum.org Cranbrook House and Garden – (248) 645-3147 Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit. The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. House tours June thru October. www.housegardens.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Institute of Science (248) 645-3200. Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need to log on to www.science.cranbrook.edu

Saarinen House – Built in 1930, it is considered an Art Deco masterwork. It was the home and studio of Eliel and Loja and their son Eero. Open May thru October for public walk-in and private tours. Call for exact dates and times. (248) 645-3307 Smith House – Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomfield Hills; this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Museum (248) 645-3307 for more info.

Detroit Zoo

Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak (248) 541-5717 • www.detroitzoo.org Open 362 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 230+ species. There are numerous attractions including a new Penguinarium, Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees.

Flagstar Strand Theatre Pontiac

12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac (248) 309-6442 • www.FlagstarStrand.com Offering a diverse selection of high-quality arts programming the Flagstar Strand Theatre hosts a wide variety of events each year from international touring artists to local favorites and performances by the STArt Youth Theatre company. Housed in a three story Renaissance-style building in the heart of downtown Pontiac, Flagstar Strand Theatre has 2 internal performance venues – the historic 900 seat Grand Theatre and the more intimate Second @ Strand Stage. In 2020 it opened a third performance space using their iconic marquee as a performing space.

Holly Dickens Festival

Late November/Early December each year. www.hollydickensfestival.org Lose yourself to the “Spirit of Christmas” by being part of a very real, very unique “A Christmas Carol” immersion. Be part of the oldest and longest running Dickens Festival in the United States.

Holocaust Memorial Center

28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (248) 553-2400 • www.holocaustcenter.org This is an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, European Jewish communities and Jewish visitors can research their roots in the world’s largest collection of books and resources. There are lecture series, travel opportunities, teacher seminars and a speakers’ bureau. Numerous exhibits and gift shop. Call for hours.

Lego Discovery Center

(Great Lakes Crossing) Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills legolanddiscoverycenter.com /michigan. This indoor family attraction is perfect for children ages 3 -10. There is a large play area, creative workshop, models of Detroit landmarks, Lego rides and 4-D theater. Closed Monday and Tuesday, tickets my be purchased online.

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Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (248) 626-5020 • www.marvin3m.com Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one-of-a-kind collectibles.

Michigan Renaissance Festival

12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • www.michrenfest.com A truly unique entertainment experience with knights in armor, joisting, strolling musicians, themed feasts and weekends, specialty acts and active marketplace. Runs from mid-August through September. Check the website for information about activities, events and festival fees.

Oakland County Fair

PO Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-8830 • www.oakfair.org This annual fair was founded in the 1880’s. 4-H fair memberships and event applications are available online.

Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market

2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford • (248) 858-5495 www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/farmers-market Open year round, but not on a daily basis, the market offers food specialty items, farm and garden produce and flea market booths on site.Log on for hours and links to vendor websites.

y t n u o C e n ay W In Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn • (313) 582-2266 www.arabamericanmuseum.org Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission charge. The museum is the first in the country to celebrate the Arab American story. Along with the exhibits there is an auditorium, library/resource center and gift shop. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and can access its programs, speakers, and artifacts. Call to confirm hours.

Automotive Hall of Fame

21400 Oakwood, Dearborn • (313) 240-4000 www.automotivehalloffame.org Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the first gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores (313) 884-4222 • www.fordhouse.org Open Tuesday - Sunday with a variety of tours. Call for hours. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view.


Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society 405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac (248) 338-6732 • www.ocphs.org Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Call Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for information and hours.

Olde World Canterbury Village

2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com A designated historical landmark, the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are specialty shops and restaurant on site along with cider mill. Call for hours.

Palazzo di Bocce

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Closed Sundays and Mondays. Largest and most elaborate bocce facility in the United States, a unique venue and comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Play bocce on one of 10 indoor tournamentsized courts. Courtside snacking and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Soft-soled shoes and appropriate casual attire required for bocce play.

Greenmead Historical Park

20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia www.Livonia.gov • (248) 477-7375 This 95-acre park site includes Greek revival farmhouse (exhibits), north barn, farmhand house, gardens, and historical village. The village includes homes built in mid-1800s, gift shops, picnic and recreational facilities.

Grosse Pointe Theatre

Pine Knob Music Theatre

(313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.

Ridgedale Players

(at the Historic Baldwin Theatre) 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak 48061 (248) 541-6430 • www.stagecrafters.org September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.

205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.

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Sea Life Aquarium

34660 Woodward, Birmingham (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp.

(at Great Lakes Crossing) 4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, 48326 (866) 622-0605 • www.visitsealife.com This 35,000 square foot underwater world features 5,000 creatures in 20 themed displays. Come explore the interactive touch pool, walk through the ocean tunnel, watch the sharks feeding, and listen to the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for hours and tickets.

Motor City Youth Theatre

Grantland Street Playhouse, 27555 Grantland, Livonia (313) 535-8962 • www.mcyt.org This high-quality group of children and adults puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Classes are offered for new actors ages 5-10.

Plymouth Historical Museum

315 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe, (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing five plays, “main stage” plays and smaller “black box” productions. Log on for more info.

155 S. Main Street, Plymouth (734) 455-8940 • www.plymouthhistory.org Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop.

Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill

32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms • (313) 881-7511 • www.warmemorial.org On Lake St. Clair, this historic site serves as a center for enrichment programs, numerous community events and services in honor of veterans. Built in 1910 as the former home of Russell Alger.

Stagecrafters

10685 Warren Road, Plymouth (734) 455-2290 • www.plymouthorchards.com 16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, petting farm, music offered most weekends. Seasonal.

481 Lake George Rd., Oxford (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com Hayrides, camps and special events.

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Wyandotte Museum

2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte • (734) 324-7284 Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian Ford-Mac Nichol home, built in 1896. The building features a wraparound porch, turret, six fireplaces, and original decor. The museum offers archives and exhibits highlighting local history; other buildings on site.

Yankee Air Museum

(located at historic Willow Run Airport) 47884 D Street, Belleville 48111 (734) 483-4030 • www.yankeeairmuseum.org Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for specific hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor Company built more than 8,500 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft and artifacts on display from World War 1 through the Vietnam era and beyond including jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight Experience rides on either a B-17 Flying Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional costs) are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. This small museum offers big memories and promises plenty of smiles.

Hamtramck Historical Museum

9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and future. Has a wide range of programs and services including slide/power point presentations, book signings, guest lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic cultural demonstrations (dance, song, etc.) video presentations and school programs. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4 pm or by appointment.

Mill Race Historical Village

(Downtown Northville) (248) 348-1845 This charming historical village was built on 12.5 acres of land preserving architectural styles found in the Northville community prior to 1900. The village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by. For additional information and calendar of events and activities log on to www.millracenorthville.org.

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 982-6001 www.thehenryford.org Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. MondaySunday.Admission charge. The complex is America’s greatest history attraction. The past, present and future is represented in four distinct venues: the Museum exhibits 300 years of history, Greenfield Village (seasonal, log onto website for hours) includes Main Street, railroad junction and Model-T rides, an IMAX theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.

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In Detroit Garden Bowl

2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 • www.mlb.com There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum and restaurants add to the fun.

Detroit Artists Market

4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 833-9700 • majesticdetroit.com For over 100 years this 16-lane bowling alley in Midtown has been a recreation destination. Full service bar and lounge, patio and pizza.

4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists.

Ford Drive-In

Detroit Film Theatre

10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn (313) 846-6910 • forddrivein.com First Opened in 1950 this movie theatre always offers a double feature! Concession stand, playground, and restrooms available.

Belle Isle

www.michigan.gov (Go to Dept. of Natural Resources) This state park can be accessed using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 982-acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs. Call for hours. The Whitcomb Conservatory, Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (313) 821-9844.

Campus Martius

www.downtowndetroitparks.com Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Rocket Mortgage, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit

440 Burroughs St., Detroit 48202 Office: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 www.chambermusicdetroit.org Detroit concerts at WSU Schaver Recital Hall. Grosse Pointe concerts at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Pontiac concerts at Flagstar Strand Theatre. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative program CMS is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more information about concerts and tickets, go to the website. Charles H. Wright Museum of

African American History

315 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org Open Tuesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit.

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Comerica Park

5200 Woodward Ave. (Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft Contemporary and classic films, special events for adults and children.

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805 www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy”, and “Doorway to Freedom” are fantastic! Call or log on to website for hours. Admission fee.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 576-5111 • www.dso.org Now over 100 years old, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Max M. Fisher Music Center.

Eastern Market

Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 www.easternmarket.org Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This 11-acre open-air market sells fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, wines, flowers and plants. It is the largest historic public market district in the U.S.! The area also features specialty stores and restaurants.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit (313) 833-7900 www.dia.org Considered one of the top museums in the country. Open Tuesday- Sunday. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations being recently completed. Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free.

Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre

1526 Broadway, Detroit Tickets (313) 237-7464 • www.michiganopera.org Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre first opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to flourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well... for tours see website.

Detroit Experience Factory (DXF)

440 Burroughs St., Ste 118, Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org Public and customized tours allow exploration of the city in a variety of ways - walking tours, bus tours, happy hour bar tours. Nothing is off limits, get creative and give DFX a call! Also, a great resource for house hunting, retail shopping, bar and restaurant locations. Lists and maps broken down by geographical areas.

Ford Field

2000 Brush, Detroit (313) 262-2100 www.detroitlions.com Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s) and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours and group tours are available.

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows.

Greektown

Monroe Street between Randolph and I-75. Authentic Greek restaurants, bakeries, shops, nightlife and a casino are all easily accessible to hotels and other attractions by the Detroit People Mover.


Guardian Building

500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 (313) 963-4567 • www.guardianbuilding.com Built in 1928-29 this significant skyscraper is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the best examples of art-deco architecture. Standing tall at 40 floors, it is made of 1.8 million custom tangerine colored bricks and features glass from France, marble from Italy and Africa, Rookwood Pottery and Pewabic tile. The 5 story Michigan Mural and Tiffany clock make this Detroit gem a must see.

Huntington Place

One Washington Blvd., Detroit • (313) 877-8777 www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com The convention center is the 17th largest in the country hosting conferences, conventions, and trade shows. The People Mover has a station on the 4th floor and the largest MoGo bike share station. Huntington Place has a large art collection on display and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store.

Indian Village

Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts.

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight-story building is built in a bowl shape with its floor 40 feet below street level. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the 2nd largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour info are online.

Majestic Theatre Center

4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations.

Masonic Temple

500 Temple Street, Detroit (313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts.

Midtown Detroit

3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • midtowndetroitinc.org Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center.

Motown Historical Museum

2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit (313) 875-2264 • motownmuseum.org Currently closed for expansion construction. Projected opening in spring 2022. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; galleries featuring numerous displays and artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center

1801 Atwater, Detroit (844) 622-6367 • www.michigan.gov/oac This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.

Pewabic Pottery

10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday call for group tours.

Renaissance Center

Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million sq. ft., houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores located on the Detroit River.

Rivertown

Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue – the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.

Skillman Library

121 Gratiot, Detroit (313) 481 -1850 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Open Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories are available by appointment. Call (313) 481-1862.

Tuskegee Airmen National Museum

Exhibits and artifacts located in the Coleman A. Young Gallery of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201. Admission charge. Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Aircraft, all youth programs and administrative offices at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 11499 Corner St., Detroit 48213 (313) 843-8849 • www.tuskegeemuseum.org Honors the legacy and achievements of the nation’s first all-black air fighter squadron.

The Heidelberg Project

Art Environment, 3600 Block of Heidelberg, Detroit 48207 (313) 458-8414 • www.heidelberg.org Artist Tyree Guyton has taken on urban blight and created an indoor/ outdoor art gallery incorporating found objects, sidewalks, vacant lots, and houses into his works. Log on for tour and lecture information.

Wayne State University Theatre & Dance

(313) 577-3508 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Gateway - New performance complex for theatre, music, dance and art-related events. Coming Fall 2022. • Hilberry Theatre - Will be renovated to become the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center for music and dance performances. • Underground at the Hilberry - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Theatre - Small theatre on the third floor of the Old Main Building.

Mexicantown

Southwest of downtown at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. This area offers numerous annual events including Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Summer Mercado. Restaurants and craft stores abound.

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R, Detroit (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org Family oriented, hands-on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission charge.

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Everything Michigan Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org This world class, Smithsonian affiliated aerospace and science museum features over 100 historic aircraft, flight simulators, experience theater, amusement rides, hands on exhibits and a restoration program for planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan. Log on for hours and directions to the Flight Innovation and Discovery Centers.

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio

315 Post St., Midland (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours.

City of Marshall

(800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • www.marshallmi.org Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), Town Hall (1857), Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Barton theatre organ, and much more!

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1580 •. www.meijergardens.org Ranked in the top 100 most visited art museums worldwide and billed as one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. The 158-acre campus features numerous indoor and outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory, nearly 300 permanent sculptures, amphitheater, music concerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.

From the Birmingham Bloomfield area you can easily reach the many wonders of Michigan. It could be a day trip to Frankenmuth for a family chicken dinner or a weeklong tour above the Mighty Mac exploring the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you go the diversity of Michigan will amaze and humble. From picture rocks and picturesque waterfalls to a presidential library and museum, resort beach communities, a “tunnel of trees” or wine tour, Michigan has it all. And when you’re done, the 5 B’s and Franklin will be awaiting your return so you can continue your adventure closer to home. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research. Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504 (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection Have Fun Exploring America’s Cool highlights the President from his youth to his Climate Wine Region in Michigan life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia The longest freshwater coastline in the US stabilizes the and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also climate and most vineyards are within 25 miles of Lake temporary exhibits and educational program Michigan allowing the insulating “lake effect” to extend features.

the growing season up to a month for a variety of grapes. There are 5 appellations in Michigan, each a little different Hartwick Pines State Park in environment and feel. The Lake Michigan Shore and & Logging Museum Fennville AVAs are in the southwest corner of the State 4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling • (989) 348-7068 and the Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in and Tip of the Mitt AVAs are along the northern the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, most coastline of the lower peninsula of Michifour lakes and a wide variety of habitats. gan. There are numerous wineries, tasting rooms and tours within each region. Interlochen Center for the Arts All have received high ratings. 4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen So go have some fun! (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing arts students.

Mackinac Island

(906) 847-3783 • www.mackinacisland.org Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to destinations around this jewel of an island located at the very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge tasting whenever you can. Make the journey!

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48170 (989) 964-7125 • www.marshallfredericks.org Over 2,000 objects and a sculptor’s studio are on exhibit. Well known locally for his downtown landmark “Spirit of Detroit”, the “Cross in the Woods” up north in Indian River and numerous pieces gracing local parks, churches and libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Mr. Fredericks lived and worked in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area until his death in 1998.

Michigan State Capitol

100 N. Capital Ave., Lansing 48933 (517) 373-2348 • www.capital.michigan.gov Dedicated in 1879. It was one of the first buildings to copy the architecture of the Capital in Washington, DC. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, call for tour information.

Monroe County Historical Museum

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126 S. Monroe, Monroe 48161 (734) 240-7780 • www.co.monroe.mi.us Open daily year-round, call for hours. An exhibit dedicated to General George Armstrong Custer (on land where he lived) traces his life at West Point and Civil War battles, including his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn.


Pictured Rocks National Shoreline

West Coast Beaches & Communities

1505 Sand Point Road, Munising 49862 (906) 387-3700 • www.nps.gov Hugging the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, the best way to view the dramatic towering cliffs, waterfalls, beaches, and multicolor rock formations is by boat! The park also offers miles of trails, bogs, beaches, and campsites. It is a four-season recreation destination and a true Michigan treasure.

New Buffalo to Muskegon On the shores of southern Lake Michigan. Dotting the coastline are many beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing. Enjoy the many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival which draws thousands of visitors annually.

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

1809 Eastman Ave., Midland (800) 362-4874 www.dowgardens.org Enjoy 4 miles of hard surfaced paths within acres of woodlands, orchards, and meadows. There is a playground, program shelter, cafe, and the nation’s longest Canopy Walk at 1,400 feet long, climbing up to 40 feet.

S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry)

701 Maritime Dr., Ludington 49431 (800) 841-4243 • www.ssbadger.com Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, Wisconsin (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, outside decks, and on-board gift shop. SS Silversides Submarine Museum 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 • www.silversidesmuseum.org Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars for her service. The museum is also home to the Prohibition era Coast Guard Cutter McLane, one of the last of its class in existence. Sub-Tech classes are available for children and adults. Tours daily. Log on for times depending on time of the year.

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

41382 W. M123, Paradise MI, 49768 www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails (906) 492-3415 50,000 acres State Park with its centerpiece being the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls. A 4-mile River Trail connects the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River with a drop of nearly 50 feet and more than 200 feet across.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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9922 Front St., Empire 49630 (231) 326-5134 • www.nps.gov One of the most beautiful areas along Lake Michigan (35 miles long). Stop at the Visitor’s Center, take a seven-mile scenic drive or get out and climb the dunes! The dune climb is located off M-109 and is complete with vending machines and bookstore.

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The Leelanau Peninsula

Located in the Grand Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan, the Peninsula features a wide variety of top attractions. The 35 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been voted “the most beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America. Historic Fishtown is comprised of old weathered fish shanties on docks now used for galleries, retail and restaurants. It still operates as one of the only working commercial fishing village in the State. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is divided into 3 mini-trails, each with numerous stops for tasting rooms and beautiful views of the bay. Grand Traverse Lighthouse is a museum complete with a climb to the tower, fog signal building and shipwreck exhibit. Located at the tip of the peninsula in the Leelanau State Park.

S ARK P Y Six State parks in Michigan are home to protected SK dark sky preserves. Michigan is also home to TWO internationally designated dark sky preserves. The first internationally designated preserve was Headlands.

Headlands International Dark Sky Park

The Headlands is open 24 hours a day, every day, at no charge. Programs take place rain or shine! Visitors are welcomed to stay out through the night for dark-sky viewing opportunities (camping units like tents and campers are not permitted; the Headlands is not intended as an overnight sleeping destination but a place to stay awake and view the stars!). You may bring blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc. Plan accordingly and dress for temperatures 10 degrees below what you expect. For a list of upcoming programs, events, maps and more, visit the website below. 15675 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 231-348-1704 •www.midarkskypark.org

730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth (800) 863-7999 www.zehnders.com Click on “restaurant”. A Michigan “must do”! One of the oldest and largest family restaurants, famous for its family-style, all-you-can-eat chicken dinners. Numerous special events, especially around Christmas.

The second internationally designated dark sky preserve opened in 2019 at the

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park

Located in Cass County in the southwest corner of the State. Includes inland lakes and streams and is named after Dr. Theodore Kenneth Lawless MD who posthumously deeded the land (850 acres) to the County in 1971. Hours of operation are posted at the park. Admission is $1 for county residents, $3 for non-residents. Also includes trails, ballfields, disc golf, cross-country skiing, inner tube sledding, mountain biking, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts. Modern restrooms and electricity in the shelters are provide for comfort. 15122 Monkey Run Street Vandalia, MI 49095

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Parks

Greater Rochester benefits from the abundance of parkland, conservation and recreation areas that are set aside for residents of Metro Detroit to enjoy. From local community parks to county and regional parks, to state parks and recreational areas there are tens of thousands of acres for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting or just walking your dog. There are hundreds of lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs for boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. With all these natural resources Metro Detroit is a recreational and conservation paradise. Take time to check out the many options for a day adventure or a weekend getaway. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – the parks of Southeast Michigan are there for your enjoyment. Take advantage!

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offer more than 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks located across Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Metroparks Washtenaw counties). Head to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for year-round outdoor recreation. The Metroparks host 7.3 million visitors each year! Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at www.metroparks.com. Delhi Metropark (81 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Colorful Delhi rapids, picnicplayground park along the Huron River with tables, play equipment and softball diamond, children’s playground, fishing and boat rentals. (734) 426-8211. Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic-playground Park along the Huron River, canoe launch, fishing, boat rentals and biking. (734) 426-8211. Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron River with scenic wooded areas, camping, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnicplayground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shore fishing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include basketball, shuffleboard and volleyball courts plus a softball diamond near the Outdoor Activity Building. Cross-country skiing with rentals in winter. Two 24-hole disc golf courses. (734) 426-8211. Huron Meadows Metropark (1,576 acres) south of Brighton. Paddle boats and rowboats, picnic areas, children’s playground, fishing pier on Maltby Lake. 18-hole regulation golf course, driving range. Cross-country ski trails and equipment rentals in the winter. Boat rental. (734) 426-8211. Indian Springs Metropark (2,547 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp land at headwaters of the Huron River, with an Environmental Discovery Center, a large nature center and labeled nature trails, paved bike-hike trail and picnic areas. Naturalist guided nature hikes, underwater pond viewing room, special events and workshops, 18-hole regulation golf course, Spray-n-Play and tot lot. (248) 625-6640.

Kensington Metropark (4,486 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for fishing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, 19 miles of equestrian trails, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, two 18-hole disc golf courses, Splash-n-Blast, nature center and trails. Visit the Kensington Farm Center and pet the animals. Enjoy a ride aboard the Island Queen II, a 46-passenger pontoon boat. And enjoy a full range of winter sports. (810) 227-8910. Lake Erie Metropark (1,607 acres) near Brownstown Township near Gibraltar. Three miles of shoreline along Lake Erie provide a panoramic view. Shore fishing, wave-action swimming pool, bathhouse, food service building, picnic areas, shelter, children’s play area and marina. Cross-country skiing and ice fishing in winter. 18hole regulation golf course. Marshland Museum and Nature Center, nature trails. Three-mile paved hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020. Lake St. Clair Metropark (770 acres) In Harrison Township. Large sandy beach along Lake St. Clair for swimming and sunning. “Squirt Zone” spray park, swimming pool, boardwalk, paved hike/bike trail, boat ramps and marinas along the Black Creek. Par 3 18-hole and Adventure golf courses, exercise “fit-trail,” picnic areas, open-air dance pavilion, tot lot, and nature study area. Naturalist-guided nature hikes. Ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (586) 463-4581. Lower Huron Metropark (1,256 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the Huron River with a parkway, picnic areas, playfields, fishing, playscape for tots, tennis courts, softball diamonds, nature trails, swimming pool and two waterslides, food service and bathhouse. Colorful redbud in the spring. Plus, beautiful fall colors. Bike-hike trail. (734) 697-9181. Oakwoods Metropark (1,756 acres) in New Boston. Primarily a nature-oriented site with nature center, exhibits and live displays. Labeled nature trails for self-guided hikes and voyageur canoe trips to observe the wonders of nature. Horseback riding trail, paved bike-hike trail. Bring your own canoe/kayak. (734) 697-9181. Stony Creek Metropark (4,435 acres) in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly countryside surrounds 500-acre Stony Creek Lake, perfect for swimmers, anglers and boaters. Two beaches, waterslide, boat rentals, paved bike-hike trail, exercise “fit-trail,” 18-hole regulation golf course, 24-hole disc golf course, picnic-playground areas, nature center and nature trails, winter sports including tobogganing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating and cross-country skiing. (586) 781-4242. Willow Metropark (1,532 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, waterslide, playscape, bathhouse, food service, 18-hole golf course, 24 holes of disc golf, basketball, shuffleboard, softball, volleyball, soccer and paved bikehike trails. Boat rentals and fishing on Huron River. Sledding and crosscountry skiing in winter. (734) 697-9181. Wolcott Mill Metropark (2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven. Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; fishing, hiking and biking and 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm).

Macomb County Parks

Macomb County is home to more than 3800 acres of municipal parks, 3 Metroparks and one State Park. The county has access to numerous inland lakes and Lake St. Clair with 31 miles of shoreline, over 100 marinas, and 40 golf courses. For more information visit www.macombcountymi.gov/parks. Major parks include:

Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, 100 acres. Hosts numerous events including festivals, outdoor markets and concerts at the amphitheater. There is a playscape, bike path, nature trail and pavilions.

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Macomb Orchard Trail – Shelby Township (24 Mile Road and Dequindre) northeast to Richmond. This 24-mile linear hiking and biking path will link to 180 miles of trails in Southeast Michigan.

Stony Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester (see Huron Clinton Metroparks).

Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (See Huron Clinton Metroparks).

Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932 (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in Ray Township (see Huron-Clinton Metroparks).


Oakland County Parks

14 parks, 5 golf courses 3 dog parks, 2 nature centers. The parks offer year-round recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, golfing and picnicking to cross country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. For information call 88-OCPARKS or visit www.oakgov.com.

Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, Leonard. This scenic 1,140-acre park offers camping at individual or group sites, yurts and cabins. A 20+ mile trail system for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Boats, kayaks and bikes are available to rent, 18-hole disc golf course, fishing, geocaching and picnic shelters. The historic Tudor style Buhl Estate can be rented for weddings, banquets or business functions. Catalpa Oaks, off Greenfield Road in Southfield. Offers 24 acres of open space featuring four soccer fields, playgrounds, playscape, perimeter walking trail, pavilion and restrooms. Glen Oaks Golf Course, 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings. Pro shop, grill room and outdoor patio. Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway in Holly. Features full hook up and modern campsites, eight cabins, four yurts and island pavilions located on Stewart Lake. The park has a sandy beach, fishing pier, boat, kayak and bike rentals. Other amenities include miniature golf, skateboard park, playscapes, volleyball and basketball courts, concessions and campground store. Highland Oaks off Milford Road in Highland. Located within the Shiawassee Headwaters, 302 acres of hills, wetlands, forests and pastures. Archery deer hunting is allowed in season. There are trails for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Fishing available from a floating dock. Holly Oaks ORV Park, Dixie Hwy., Holly. Enter the park via Mt. Holly Ski Resort. Ticket sales can be purchased online and is highly recommended. Remember DNR ORV and ORV trail stickers are required ahead of time. Vehicles must have mufflers and spark arresters. Log on to www.oakgov.com or michigan.gov/dnr for rules and regulations. (248) 653-0710 Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally maintained, 1,286-acre park with picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating (Crooked Lake) youth group camping, nature study, 12 miles of nature and ski trails with two paved trails. Also includes Wint Nature Center and Cohn Amphitheater.

Lyon Oaks, Pontiac Trail, Wixom. This park has a day-use area with hiking trails, picnic area with shelter, playground and a 13-acre, fenced, off-leash Bark Park. Lyon Oaks Nature Center offers interpretive programs. The adjacent 18-hole, Arthur Hills-designed golf course offers bent grass greens, tees and fairways, plus a stateof-the-art practice facility and driving range. The golf course’s picturesque clubhouse accommodates up to 450. Orion Oaks, Clarkston Road, Orion Township. Nature preserve of more than 916 acres of green space. Amenities include fishing on 90-acre Lake Sixteen, hiking, bird watching and mountain biking. Wheelchair-accessible fishing deck is also available. A 13-acre off-leash Bark Park offers swimming access. Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road. This popular attraction includes a wave action pool, triple-flume waterslide, splash pad with numerous interactive features, picnic areas and pavilions. The golf course is off John R Road and is great for beginners. Foot golf can be played as well. A dog park, nature center and youth soccer complex. Rose Oaks, Buckhorn Lake Road, Rose Township. The park has 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching and fishing are available. Five miles of equestrian off Fish Lake Rd. Springfield Oaks, Andersonville Road near Hall Road, Davisburg. A large activity center and surrounding grounds hosts the annual Oakland County Fair. The 18hole, par 71 golf course also has a clubhouse, pro shop, cart rental, bar and grill room. Home to a 5-acre community garden, 2 outdoor arenas and an indoor arena in the grand 14,000 sq. ft. historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885. Waterford Oaks, Scott Lake, Waterford. This 199-acre park is home to a waterpark, world class BMX track, playscape, trails, platform tennis and sand volleyball courts. Winter sledding hill, picnic shelters for rent, Lodge and Activity Center. The Oakland County Farmers Market and Oakland County Parks headquarters are also located here. White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This Scenic 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities, pro shop, club room and garden patio.

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Wayne County Parks

An integral part of the term “rest and relaxation” since 1919, the Wayne County Parks Division has been caring for and constantly improving these priceless investments. There are more than 7,500 acres devoted to recreation (including two golf courses) and 391 miles of streams and rivers. For more information call (734) 261-1990, www.waynecounty.com.

Bell Creek Recreation Area – Redford Township, corner of 5 Mile Road and Inkster Road, (734) 261-1990. These scenic 62 acres along the banks of the Rouge River include soccer fields, ball diamonds and tennis courts. Also shows movies and hosts concerts.

Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Preserve – 27600 Haggerty Road, Sumpter,

between Will Carleton and Willow Roads. (734) 654-1220. This is an interpretive park, education, and fun all in one! Open year round there are trails for horseback riding, cross-country skiing or walking. A 40-foot observation tower and campgrounds are also on the property.

Elizabeth Park – East of I-75 off W. Jefferson and Van Horn Road, Trenton.

The first county park in Michigan! This park offers 162 acres of fun including softball, biking, inline skating and ice-skating venues. There is a Victorian shelter and wedding gazebo perfect for parties. The park’s Detroit River shoreline (1,300 feet) allows for a 52-slip marina (open April 1 - October 31) and boat launch. Jazz concerts and kids programs are featured. “Chateau on the River” party venue located here.

Hines Parkway – The parkway runs 17 miles and includes over 20 individual

parks in its path from Northville (entrance off 7 Mile Road between Sheldon and Northville Roads) to the southeast end of Dearborn Heights (entrance off Ford Road between Outer Drive and Evergreen). There is a paved pathway for biking, hiking or rollerblading and many places to picnic in the various parks along the way. (Go to www.waynecounty.com/parks for information on the individual parks accessible along the parkway, each with unique amenities.)

Inkster Valley Golf Course – 2150 Middlebelt Road, quarter mile north of Michigan Avenue, Inkster, (734) 722-8020. This 18-hole, par 72 championship course opened in 1998 and uses 100 acres of wetlands in its natural setting. There is a clubhouse and advanced reservations are necessary.

Lola Valley Park – Beech Daly and Puritan Road, Redford Township, (734) 261-1990. Located along the banks of the Lola Valley Creek, the slopes are perfect for sledding in the winter. Summer weather allows perfect conditions for the disc golf course to be enjoyed.

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

9311 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 • www.fws.gov This international refuge is the first and only refuge in North America managed by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Located in the heart of a major metropolitan area the refuge consists of coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, islands and waterfront parks stretching for 48 miles along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie shoreline. Humbug Marsh is a hot spot for fish spawning and is classified internationally as important to threatened and endangered wildlife species.

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Lower Rouge Parkway – Along the banks of the Rouge River, (734) 261-1990. Three different parks are featured here… Colonial Park at Inkster and Colonial Roads has baseball, soccer and picnic areas. Inkster Recreation Area in downtown Inkster has a great playscape, ball diamond and picnicking. Venoy-Dorsey Recreation Area has baseball diamonds available, call to reserve. Wayne County Family Aquatic Center – 12600 Chandler Park Drive, Detroit, (313) 822-7665. Splish Splash Land includes a wave pool, two giant water slides and a concession area. We dare you to stay dry!

William P. Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve – Along the Tonquish Creek in the northeast part of the county, it encompasses 550 acres with the land left in its natural state. There are woods, wetlands and meadows to explore with over ten miles of hiking trails. (Check out www.co.wayne.mi.us/dps for more information.)


Michigan State Parks

within the Southeast Michigan area

Most state parks require a Recreation Passport which can be purchased at any park entrance. Both day passes and annual permits are available. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any sporting goods store.

The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for over 100 parks and operates 16 harbors on the Great Lakes. There are 306,000 acres with over 14,000 campsites and over 900 miles of trails. Log on to www.Michigan.gov/dnr for information about all the state parks. Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767

Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, boat rental, waterpark, numerous trails for hiking and biking. A shooting range allows everything from archery to skeet shooting.

Belle Isle State Park – Access at E. Jefferson & E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit (313)

821-9844. Michigan’s 102nd State Park is a 982-acre island in the Detroit River connected to the city of Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It is home to an aquarium, conservatory, nature center, lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.

Brighton Recreation Area – Howell, (810) 229-6566

Almost 5,000 acres, this park has open hunting and trapping; lakes for swimming, fishing, boating; trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus equestrian facilities.

Dodge #4 State Park – Waterford, (248) 682-7323

A mile of shoreline on Cass Lake this popular sandy beach has mobile concession stands on weekends during the summer. Ice fishing and hiking in the winter months.

Highland Recreation Area – White Lake, (248) 889-3750

This park has a horse stable, 15 miles of riding trails, 17 miles of hiking trails, four lakes with boat access, fishing and Haven Hill Natural Area, former estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford.

Holly Recreation Area – Holly, (248) 634-8811

8,008 acres, with several thousand being maintained for wildlife habitat. Swim in McGinnis Lake, fish and boat in others. Over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. Camping available.

Island Lake Recreation Area – Brighton, (810) 229-7067

“Up North” feel with cabins, trails, fishing, hunting. Four inland lakes, beaches and a portion of the Huron River run through the park. Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 A linear park, 34 miles long. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Outdoor Adventure Center

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. There is an entrance fee.

Maybury State Park – Northville, (248) 349-8390

This facility operates a year-round working farm representing life in the early 1900s. There are also miles of trailing for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding and riding stables.

Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913

This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails, 40 miles of multi-use, the 35 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020

Ponds, marshes, fields, miles of trails, horseback riding, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panfish and excellent hunting areas.

Proud Lake Recreation Area – Wixom, (248) 685-2433 This park has three lakes, hunting, fishing, canoeing and campground with its own beach and boat launch. Cross-country skis and canoes are available for rent. River Hawk Lodge on site.

GREAT LAKES

Seven Lakes State Park – Fenton, (248) 634-7271 Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, boating and fishing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground equipment available for rent.

Facts about the

Spanning more than 750 miles from west to east, the Great Lakes are one of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystems. 84% of North American’s surface fresh water (Enough to cover the contiguous U.S. States with a uniform depth of 9.5 feet of water!)

William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor –

21% of the worlds supply of surface fresh water The Great Lakes Basin is home to nearly 25% of Canadian agricultural production and 7% of American farm production.

Detroit, (313) 396-0217 Located close to Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen, this is Michigan’s Has a population of more than 30 million first urban state park. Includes Detroit’s three-mile Riverwalk people - roughly 10% of the U.S. and 52 slip marina. Complete with population and more than 30% of lighthouse, picnic tables, and shorethe Candadian population. fishing famed for walleye.

Waterloo Recreation Area –

Chelsea, (734) 475-8307 The largest park in the lower peninsula, it covers 20,500 acres. Eleven lakes, 47 miles of trails (including equestrian), stables cabins for camping and Eddy Discovery Center which explores Michigan’s geological history.

Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve – Brooklyn, (517) 467-7401 1,122 acres of open meadows, mixed hardwoods, low wetland areas and open water. An excellent waterfowl refuge, the park plans to offer hiking, birdwatching, upland hunting, mountain biking and other activities.

W.C. Wetzel Recreation Area – Marine City, (810) 765-5605.

900 acres of undeveloped park. Great for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

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Sports and Recreation Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL) Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2222 www.detroitlions.com

Detroit Tigers (MLB) Comerica Park Detroit (866) 66-TIGER www.mlb.com/tigers

Detroit Pistons (NBA) Little Caesars Arena 313-PISTONS www.nba.com/pistons

Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7575 www.nhl.com/redwings

United Shore Professional Baseball (USPBL) Jimmy John’s Field 7171 Auburn Rd., Utica 48317 (248) 601-2400 • uspbl.com

Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites www.OakGov.com

Oakland County parks system (See full listing at end of this section.)

www.mhsaa.com The home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rules and regulations are located here!

www.michigan.org A specific list of outdoor venues close to home, including boating, hunting and snowmobiling. The site includes addresses, phone numbers and descriptions of recreational areas.

Local Community Facilities

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation (248) 651-7810 4480 Orion Rd., Rochester 48306 • www.oaklandtownship.org Oakland township offers seasonal programs for residents and non-residents.

Bear Creek Nature Park Playground for children 5-12, picnic shelter, grill, trails, boardwalks and docks. Outdoor ice rink conditions permitting. Equestrian trail use June - February

Cranberry Lake Park Site of Oakland Township’s historic district. Trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding.

Draper Twin Lake Park Shoreline fishing, trails, biking, cross-country skiing.

Gallagher Creek Park Playground, picnic pavilion, restrooms.

Lost Lake Nature Park

The parks include Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, a pond, tot lots, tennis courts, sand volleyball, Community House, portions of the Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails and smaller parks with various athletic facilities. There is a kayak rack under the main street bridge. NOTE: City parks require dogs to have a permit. Applications are online or call the clerks office.

City of Rochester Hills www.rochesterhills.org General questions and shelter reservations: (248) 656-4673, Sports field reservations: (248) 656-4797 Has 14 parks (2 not developed) with a variety of venues and athletic facilities including:

Avon Nature Area

Nature trails, pond, gazebo, scenic overlook, Clinton River frontage.

Avondale Park

Sports fields for rent, shelter, picnic and play areas, tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts.

Bloomer Park and Velodrome

Shelters, cricket field, sledding hill, volleyball nets,play structures and hiking/biking trails.

Brooklands Plaza

Features a splash pad, restrooms, tables and chairs, and lit at night.

Borden Park

Features batting cages, roller hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, pickleball, tennis courts, play structure, picnic tables, vending machines, restrooms.

Helen V. Allen Park

Ball fields for rent. Trail, boardwalk, playground, 2 ponds, kayak landing.

Innovation Hills

Access to the Clinton River, ponds, fishing, kayak landing and carts, a mile long boardwalk, shelter, playgrounds, restrooms.

Pine Trace Golf Course (See golf information) Rochester Hills Museum and Van Hoosen Farm (See Rochester Attractions and About Our Cover)

Thelma G. Spencer Park

Features a lake with swimming beach, fishing,ice skating and boat rentals, tennis and sand volleyball courts.

Veterans Memorial Pointe

Granite monument, gazebo, memorial pathway.

Wabash Park

Community garden plots. Applications available thru Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve. Call 656-0999. Play structure, picnic tables, and grills.

Yates Park

Fish the Clinton River here, picnicking and hiking. Spencer, Boomer and Yates parks require vehicle entry passes. Daily and annual permits can be purchased at the park locations, online or at City Hall.

Archery

Detroit Archers

Sledding hill and warming shelter, nature center, floating docks, wetlands and farmlands.

(248) 661-9610 • 5795 Drake Rd., West Bloomfield 48322 Classes, leagues, open shooting

Marsh View Park

Oakland County Parks

Features a beginning archery range, basketball court, scenic overlook, trails, picnic area, and active recreation fields.

Paint Creek Trail 5.3 of the 8.9 miles run thru Oakland Township.

Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park Pedestrian trail map is available online.

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (248) 656-8308 500 E Second St., Rochester 48307 www.rararecreation.org Youth programs, leagues, camps, special needs programs and adult sports leagues open to residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills. Oakland Township residents pay an additional fee.

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City of Rochester www.ci.rochester.mi.us

There is limited public deer archery hunting in six parks. Rules are listed on the individual park archery maps. Log on to www.OakGov.com • Independence Oaks- Offers archery classes and has a public archery range.

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department is offering target archery classes. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Open range shooting is also offered in Marsh View Park. Pre-registrationis required. Call (248) 6517810 or log on to www.oaklandtownship.org for fees, dates and times.

Royal Oak Archers 2762 Orion Rd., Oakland Township 48363 (248) 693-9799 www.royaloakarchers.org Clubhouse and its 3 ranges just off the Paint Creek Trail overlooking the creek.


Baseball/Softball (Tball to Travel) Rochester Avon Recreational Authority (RARA)

(248) 656-8308 • www.rararecreation.org Adult modified, competitive, and co-ed leagues. Register online. Youth lessons and leagues.

The Shadbush Tract Nature Study Area is a legally dedicated nature area

Rochester Hills Little League

P.O. Box 80313, Rochester Hills 48308 (248) 852-3204 www.rochesterhillslittleleague.com • Boys baseball ages 5-15 • Girls softball ages 8-14

Michigan Travel Baseball/Softball

www.yteams.com 2022 Spring/Summer tryout and team information

Basketball

Michigan AAU Boys Basketball www.aauhoops.com

Michigan Girls AAU Basketball

16400 Eastland Drive, Roseville 48066 (313) 580-0351 • www.michigangirlsaaubasketball.com

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA)

(248) 656-8308 www.rararecreation.org Division league play for children in kindergarten through 12th grades Mens, Womens, and Co-Ed Competitive and Recreation Teams. Open gym time available.

Biking/Hiking/Mountain Biking Clinton River Trail - Has 16 miles of trail winding thru the communities of

Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester and Rochester Hills. For more informationlog on to www.clintonrivertrail.org.

Paint Creek Trail - Has 8.9 scenic miles of trail connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Lake Orion. For more information log on to www.paintcreektrail.org.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

www.michigan.gov/dnr Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off road vehicle trails are listed by park and trail name.

Oakland County Parks

www.OakGov.com There are numerous trails throughout the parks system covering miles of land, many of which connect parks and recreation areas. Thre are trails specifically for mountain bikes and Addison Oaks in Leonard and Groveland Oaks in Holly offer mountain and specialty bikes for rent.

comprised of 70 acres running from Rochester to Utica. The Clinton River runs along the eastern boundary. 50 different species of shrubs and trees and a large variety of wildflowers can be found in the study area. Shelby Township owns and operates the Nature Center at the southern end of the area.

International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (IVBP)

345 John R., Rochester Hills 48307, (248) 961-3705 www.ivbp.org Less than 30 in North America! Banked race track offers classes and public hours for use. Bloomer Park also has 7 miles of mountain bike trails. Call (248) 656-4753 for more information. There is a motor vehicle entry fee at the park.

Stony Creek Metro Park

4300 Main Park Rd., Shelby Township (586) 781-4242 Offers 14 miles of “hills, gravel, rocks and ruts”. Also has a mountain bike skills course featuring 5 acres of obstacles and the areas largest pump track. Please note a vehicle permit is needed to enter.

Boating/Paddling

There are numerous lakes in Oakland County that have hard surface ramps for watercraft trailers. They include: Big Lake,Springfield Township Cass Lake, Dodge Park in Waterford Township Maceday Lake, Waterford Township Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, Waterford Township Oakland Lake, Independence and Waterford Townships Lake Orion, in Bald Mountain Recreation Area Long Lake and Proud Lake in the Proud Lake Recreation Area. For more information see the “Parks” listings later in this section.

Clinton River Watershed offers miles of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Log on to www.crwc.org for exact locations and details!

Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in:

www.lmb.org • Local clubs listed online.

• Addison Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Groveland Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Independence Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak, canoe, and electric motors) A small boat launch is located at Orion Oaks for non-motorizedwatercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to www.OakGov.com

Michigan Mountain Biking Association – MCMBA Motor City

Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches, slips and storage available at

League of Michigan Bicyclists

www.mmba.org One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Biking Association. There are numerous chapters throughout the state. Log onto connect to chapterlinks and information regarding location of trails.

• Stony Creek Metropark • Lake St. Clair Metropark

• Kensington Metropark • Lake Erie Metropark

Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce

4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion, 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Has 10 indoor courts and restaurant. Offers open play, leagues and tournaments.

Bowling

Avon North Hill Lanes

150 W. Tienken Rochester Hills, 48306 (248) 651-8544 www.avonnorthhilllanes.com www.myclassiclanes.com

Classic Lanes

2145 Avon Industrial Dr., Rochester Hills, 48309 (248) 852-9100

USBC – Metro Detroit Association

28200 Southfield Rd.Lathrup Village, 48076 (248) 443-2695 www.mdusbc.com Provides information on all bowling alleys, leagues, records, rules and tournaments in the Metro Detroit area.

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Suburban Ice-Rochester

Car Racing

Waterford Hills Road Racing at Oakland County Sportsmen Club 4770 Waterford Rd, Clarkston, 48346 (248) 623-0700 www.waterfordhills.com Racing events, club racing program and open track days for the public.

Michigan International Speedway

Rochester Hockey Club at the Suburban Ice

(248) 601-6699 • www.onyxicearena.com

Lapeer International Dragway 2691 Roods Lake Rd., Lapeer, 48446 (810) 664-4772 www.lapeerinternationaldragway.com Cars, motorcycles and even snowmobiles are welcomed. Log on for dragway schedule and rules of the strip.

Fishing/Ice Fishing

There are 1,400 lakes and streams stemming from 6 major watersheds in Oakland County many have public access for fishing. Species include Rainbow and Brown Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and more. A fishing license is required for those 17 and older. Log on to www.oakgov.com for all locations, types of access and fish speices. Oakland County Parks have 6 that offer fishing access from shore,docks and/or boats. • Addison Oaks • Independence Oaks • Rose Oaks • Groveland Oaks • Orion Oaks • Highland Oaks Ice fishing is permitted in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information. Stony Creek Metro Park in the Huron Clinton MetroParks System offer fishing and ice fishing for bass, pike, walleye, catfish and black crappie in the 500 acre Stony Creek Lake. (See Parks section) Fishing is also allowed in many State Parks. See the State Parks information in this section for more details. NOTE: If you are 17 years of age or older you need a license to fish.There are short-term licenses available. Applications and permits can be purchased online at www.mdnr-elicense.com. They are also available at Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, Meijers, and Bass Pro Shop locations.

www.michigan.org

Provides a wealth of information about fishing, including fish identification, fishing guides by season, maps by county, charter and fly fishing services and links to state fish hatcheries. The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of local cold and warm water locations, the best access points and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to www.crwc.org. The most popular spot for steelhead fishing is in Yates Park at the intersection of Dequindre and Avon Road - A valid license is required along with a trout/ salmon stamp.

Football and Cheer PO Box 82423 Rochester, 48308 Football Coach Reid (248) 622-8219 www.rochesterfootballand cheer.com Cheer: Grades 1-8 •Football ages: 7-14

Hockey/Ice Skating Detroit Skating Club 888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 332-3000 www.dscclub.com

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Onyx-Suburban Skating Academy (248) 601-6699 www.onyxskatingacademy.com

12626 US Highway 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230 (517) 592-6666 www.mispeedway.com NASCAR racing in the scenic Irish Hills.

Rochester Football and Cheer

52999 Dequindre Rd., Rochester 48307 (248) 601-6699 www.onyxicearena.com Adult leagues, lessons, open skate time and rentals; drop in hockey.

Hunting and Fishing

Skate Outdoors in the Winter • Crooked Lake, in Independence Oaks County Park • Stony Creek Lake, in Stony Creek Metropark • Rochester Municipal Park pond • Bear Creek Nature Park in Oakland Township • Spencer Park in Rochester Hills

Horseback Riding

Oakland County Parks have multi-use trails in: • Addison Oaks • Highland Oaks • Rose Oaks Metro Parks offer trail riding in: • Kensington • Oakwoods • Wolcott Mill • Indian Springs State Parks offer trails and camps in numerous recreation areas including: • Highland • Pontiac Lake • Proud Lake • Ortonville See “Parks” section for details, locations and websites. Oakland Township – many of the parks allow horseback riding although there

are a few restrictions on the limestone trails in the spring. Call (248) 651-7810 or log on to the Parks and Recreation page at www.oaklandtownship.org

Paint Creek Trail allows riding north of Dutton Road. Check it out at www.paintcreektrail.org

Hunting

Oakland County Parks have limited public archery hunting for deer in: • Highland Oaks in Highland • Lyon Oaks in Wixom • Orion Oaks in Lake Orion • Rose Oaks in Rose Twp • Addison Oaks, East only • Independence Oaks, North only Log on to www.OakGov.com Hunting is also available at these State Recreational areas:

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

7800 Gale Rd., Waterford, 48327 (248) 666-1020 3,745 acres of marshes, ponds, lakes and heavily wooded areas support a variety of animals for excellent hunting.

Highland Recreation Area

5200 E. Highland Rd., Highland, 48383 (248) 889-3750 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and rolling hills. Boat access sites on 4 lakes. Information about hunting licenses, seasons, fees, time tables and online applications can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnr. To purchase a specific type of license and see availability online, log on to www.mdnr-elicense.com. The local DNR operations service center is in Detroit at 1801 Atwater Street. Phone: (313) 396-6890.

The State of Michigan requires a license which can be purchased online 24/7 along with special hunt applications and permits.

General Questions?

(517) 284-6057 www.mdnr-elicense.com

To explore hunting areas by region or specific city log on to www.michigan.org.

Oakland Township has periods of controlled archery deer hunting in Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park. A township permit is required. Log on to www.oaklandtownship.org for more information.


Lacrosse

Skateboarding

Rochester United Sharks Lacrosse

(248) 376-8033 • www.rochesterunitedsharks.com Based on school grade levels, there are various levels of play.

Michigan Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse

www.michiganlacrosse.org • “Where to Play” lists local chapter members.

Auburn Hills Skate Park

202 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills 48326, (248) 370-9353 Free and unsupervised. For skateboard, in-line skates and BMX bikes. Open 8am - dusk April to November.

Skiing/Snowboarding Alpine Valley in White Lake

(248) 887-2180 www.skialpinevalley.com

Running

For local club information and contact numbers check out:

Running in the USA, www.runningintheusa.com Road Runners Club of America, www.rrca.org

Mt. Holly in Holly

(248) 634-8269 www.skimtholly.com

Pine Knob in Clarkston

(248) 625-0800 www.skipineknob.com

Cross Country trails are available throughout the area. Skiing can be enjoyed at these locations that have miles of groomed trails: Addison Oaks in Leonard Independence Oaks in Clarkston Rochester Hills has ungroomed trails in Bloomer and Spencer Parks. Log on to www.michigan.gov for a complete list of destinations.

Soccer

Rochester Soccer Club

6841 N. Rochester Rd. #301A, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 650-0113 • www.rscsoccer.org

Michigan State Youth Soccer

Snowmobiling

(734) 459-6220 • www.michiganyouthsoccer.org

There are over 6,500 maintained interconnected trails throughout the state.

Magic Soccer

P.O. Box 70502, Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 941-5160 • magicsoccer.info

Michigan Snowmobile and ORV Association

(616) 361-2285 www.misorva.org Lists of local clubs, safety class locations, trail maps and conditions.

Michigan Youth Soccer League

www.michigansoccer.com • Competitive leagues for youth U7-U19

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA)

(248) 656-8308 www.rararecreation.org Check online brochure for all leagues and tournaments. Youth and adult indoor and outdoor play.

www.michigan.gov/dnr Information on ORV/ATV registration requirements, maps of trails, routes and new interactive guide online.

www.Michigan.org Website lists parks and locations of trails.

One Club. Two Choices. Your Path.

Swimming Michigan Swimming

Michigan Stars Lightning and Michigan Stars Elite represent the premier and elite travel soccer programs of Rochester Soccer Club. The programs are designed for players to develop and compete at the highest level. The year long commitment, with professional and nationally licensed coaches and one of the best player development methods, is designed to maximize player development and focus on every player's long term success. The program offers a range of competitive leagues: Michigan Youth Soccer League, Directors Academy, Michigan State Premier Soccer Program and National League Conference.

(248) 997-6696 www.teamunify.com Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs.

Michigan Masters Swimming

www.michiganmasters.com Lists clubs, practice pools and meets for competitive swimmers over 18 years of age.

Tennis

RARA (Rochester Avon Recreation Authority)

(248) 656-8308 www.rararecreation.org Offers outdoor lessons for children and adults spring, summer and fall. There are lighted tennis courts in Rochester’s Municipal Park, downtown behind city hall. Avondale, Bordon and Spencer Parks in Rochester Hills have outdoor courts. Log on to www.rochesterhills.org for more info.

GOLF • Blackheath

3311 North Rochester Rd., Rochester 48306 (248) 601-8000 www.blackheathgolfclub.com

• Fieldstone Golf Club

1984 Taylor Rd. Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 370-9354 www.fieldstonegolfclub.com

• Great Oaks Country Club (Private) 777 Great Oaks Blvd. Rochester 48307 (248) 651-5200 www.greatoakscc.com

• Myth Golf Course & Banquets 850 Stoney Creek Road, Oakland 48363 (248) 693-7170 www.golfthemyth.com

• Pine Knob Golf Club

5580 Waldon Road Clarkston, 48348 (248) 625-4430 www.pineknobgolfclub.com

• Pine Trace Golf Club 3600 Pine Trace Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 852-7100 www.pinetrace.com

• Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club 455 Twin Lakes Dr., Oakland 48363 (248) 650-4550 www.twinlakesgc.com

• The WestWynd Bar, Grille & Golf 4161 North Adams Rd., Oakland Township 48306 (248) 608-7820 www.westwyndgolf.com

• The Wyndgate Country Club (private) 1975 West Gunn Rd., Rochester 48306 (248) 652-4283 www.thewyndgate.com

Other Golf Resources Oakland County Parks Courses

• Springfield Oaks, in Davisburg • White Lake Oaks, in White Lake Township

Huron-Clinton Metropark Course

• Indian Springs, in White Lake Township

(For more information see Parks)


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C O MMU N ITY

IN FORM ATI ON

Basics

Archives, Museums and Historical Data City of Rochester Historical Commission

400 Sixth St., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-9061 www.ci.rochester.mi.us Features buildings, people and objects of historical significance online and does “Historic Marker” project for homes in area over 50 years old.

Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

388 W. Predmore Rd., Oakland Twp. 48363 (248) 651-7810 Tours by appointment Sixteen acres within Cranberry Lake Park. Consists of the main house, caretakers house, Flumerfelt Barn (circa 1879) replica of a carriage house, spring house, greenhouse and other out buildings.

Rochester Grain Elevator (formerly Griggs Brothers)

303 E. University, Rochester This two and three story wood structure is made up of three separate buildings joined to make one. Built in 1880 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens

480 S. Adams Rd., Rochester 48309 (248) 364-6200 www.meadowbrookhall.org Built in 1926-29 for Matilda Dodge Wilson in Tudor Revival architecture - 110 rooms, 88,000 square feet. Open to public year round.

Oakland County Historical Resources

www.oaklandcountyhistory.org This consortium of libraries and historical societies offers a wide variety of books, documents, newspapers, postcards, etc. online for public view.

Business Connections Automation Alley

2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy 48083 (800) 427-5100 www.automationalley.com Offers numerous services to grow high tech businesses

City of Rochester Economic and Community Development 400 Sixth Street, Rochester 48307 (248) 733-3700 www.ci.rochester.mi.us

City of Rochester Hills Planning and Economic Development 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 656-4660 www.rochesterhills.org

BBB Serving Eastern Michigan

20300 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 202, Southfield 48076 (248) 223-9400 • bbb.org/detroit

Detroit SCORE Chapter 18

(313) 226-7947 www.semichigan.score.org Counseling workshops for small business owners in various locations

Michigan Small Business Development Center Southeast Michigan Region (833) 522-0025 www.michigansbdc.org

Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

(248) 858-0783 www.oakgov.com “Advantage Oakland” has numerous programs available to help with resources, connections, and development. Log on and click Business and Program tabs for more information.

Oakland Township Planning and Zoning

4393 Collins Rd., Rochester 48306 (248) 651-4440 • www.oaklandtownship.org

Oakland Township Historical Society

OU Incubator

Rochester Avon Historical Society

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce

384 W. Predmore Rd., Oakland Twp. 48363 (586) 752-6154 www.oaklandtownshiphistoricalsociety.org Log on for meetings schedule, programs and projects. (248) 266-5440 www.rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org Log on to view newsletters, calendar of events and projects. The society has launched a website that shows pictures and locations of numerous sites of historic interest www.oaklandregionalhistoricsites.com

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 656-4663 www.rochesterhills.org In Stoney Creek Village; 16-acre award winning museum complex featuers an 1840’s Farmhouse,1850’s Red House and renovated dairy barn. Has archives, exhibits, programs, store, Stoney Creek one room schoolhouse and (active) vintage Rochester Grangers Baseball Club.

Rochester Hills Public Library

500 Old Towne Rd., Rochester 48307 (248) 656-2900 www.rhpl.org

Schuette Oak

Corner of Letts and Rush Roads in Oakland Township. Measuring 120 feet tall, 20.5 feet in diameter this National Tree Champion (from 1972-1978) is thought to be over 500 years old.

419 Golf View Ln., Oakland University, Rochester 48309 Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion, (248) 648-4800 www.oakland.edu/ouinc 71 Walnut St., Ste. 110, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-6700 www.rrc-mi.com

Rochester Downtown Development Authority 308 ½ Main St., Rochester 48307 (248) 656-0060 downtownrochestermi.com

National Trust For Historic Preservation

(202) 588-6000 www.savingplaces.org Main Street award organization. Log on for preservation issues and membership information.

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

1001 Woodward Ave., Ste. 1400 Detroit, 48226 (313) 961-4266 www.semcog.org Provides data and analysis on Southeast Michigan and direct assistance in areas of environment, transportation, community and economic development. Also lobbies in Lansing and Washington D.C.

T-Mobile (866) 866-7509 www.t-mobile.com

Communications (cable, internet, and phone) Apple 800) MY-APPLE www.apple.com

Apple Store @ Somerset Collection in Troy (248) 822-0081 Apple Store @ Partridge Creek in Clinton Twp. (586) 840-0500 AT & T (248) 601-1818 or 611 from cell phone www.att.com Authorized Dealer at: • 1270 Walton, Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 601-1818 Century Link (800) 788-3600 www.centurylink.com DirecTV (Satellite) (888) 359-9016 www.directv.com Dish Network (Satellite) (888) 359-8966 www.dishnetwork.com Frontier (844) 316-6749 www.frontier.com HughsNet (844) 281-9091 internet.hughsnet.com

(Services T-mobile and Sprint) Authorized Dealers at: • 3082 S. Rochester Rd. • 1168 S. Rochester Road Rochester 48306 Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 844-5100 (248) 652-1823 • 6910 N. Rochester Rd. • 3158 Walton Rochester Hills 48306 Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 601-4141 (248) 453-5299

Verizon www.verizonwireless.com Authorized Dealers at: • 3159 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 • (248) 853-0550 • 1467 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 • (248) 608-0010 • 2554 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills 48326 • (248) 371-3500 Wide Open West (866) 496-9669 • www.wowway.com


Assisted Living, Nursing Homes and Home Health Care Assisted Living and Nursing All Seasons of Rochester Hills

175 E. Nawakwa Dr. Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 266-0564 www.allseasonsrochesterhills.com

Blossom Springs

3215 Silverbell Road Oakland Township, MI 48306 (248) 601-0505 www.moceriseniorliving.com Secure Assisted Living and Memory Care

Cedarbrook of Rochester

Sunrise of Rochester

500 E. University, Rochester 48307 (248) 939-5831 www.sunriseseniorliving.com

Waltonwood on Main

1401 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (586) 232-5469 www.waltonwood.com

790 Letica Dr., Rochester MI 48307 (248) 481-5800 www.cedarbrookofrochester.com

Waltonwood at University

Medilodge of Rochester Hills

Wellbridge of Rochester Hills

3741 S. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 853-2330 • www.americanhousemi.com

1480 Walton Boulevard, Rochester Hills MI 48309 (248) 651-4422 www.medilodgeofrochesterhills.com

252 Meadowfield Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 218-4800 www.thewellbridgegroup.com

American House The Village Senior Living

Pomeroy Living

In-Home Care Ascension At Home

American House Elmwood Senior Living

2251 West Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 852-1980 • www.americanhousemi.com

American House Stone Senior Living

3617 S. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 327-3554 • www.americanhouse.com

Anthology of Rochester Hills

1775 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 266-0357 www.AnthologySeniorLiving.com Assisted living, memory and respite care.

Bellbrook

873 W. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 656-6300 www.trinityhealthseniorcommunities.org

Blossom Ridge

3095 Blossom Blvd. (Clubhouse) 3145 Lily Trail (Residence) Rochester, MI 48306 (248) 759-8500 www.moceriseniorliving.com Retirement, Independent, and Assisted Living

3434 W. South Blvd., Rochester 48309 (248) 829-1030 • www.pomeroyrochester.com Independent Living

Pomeroy Living

3500 W. South Blvd., Rochester 48309 (248) 852-7800 • www.pomeroyrochester.com Short-term nursing, rehab

Pomeroy Living – Rochester

3466 W. South Boulevard Rochester Hills MI 48309 (248) 564-2200 www.pomeroyrochester.com Assisted Living

Sheltering Arms Adult Day Care

(Division of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan) 3300 S. Adams Rd. Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 537-3300 • www.ccsem.org

3250 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 331-9102 www.waltonwood.com

2251 N. Squirrel Rd., Ste. 320 Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 656-6757 www.healthcare.ascension.org

Comfort Keepers

1130 Tienken Ct., Ste. 203 Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 206-0314 • www.comfortkeepers.com

Guardian Angel Home Care

1715 Northfield Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 293-2400 www.guardianangel.net Medical equipment & transportation services.

Synergy Home Care of Rochester

410 W. University Dr. Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 608-3970 • www.synergyhomecare.com

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Driver License, Auto Registration and License Plates, and State Park “Recreation Passports” MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE Lansing 48918-0001 Information Center: (888) 767-6424 Website: www.michigan.gov/sos/ You must title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon purchase or moving to Michigan. Residents can secure new driver licenses and auto license plates through any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. State park permits can be purchased each year when updating your auto license plate registration. If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements before a Michigan driver license can be issued (drivers under the age of 18 are issued graduated drivers licenses that have various restrictions). 1. You must have proof of identity, residency and social security number 2. Pass a vision test and meet physical and mental standards set by the Secretary of State’s office. 3. Pass a written and driving skills test if a new driver. 4. Pay the license fee. There is a charge and a chart of various fees online under “Online Services and Information.” 5. Complete a minimum of 30 days of practice driving on a temporary instruction permit (TIP).* 6. Pass a road skills test, which is administered by an independent testing agency approved by the Secretary of State.* *A person with a valid out-of-state driver license may have the road skills test, knowledge test, and 30-day practice requirements waived. The Secretary of State will contact your previous home state to obtain your driver record, which then becomes part of your Michigan driver record. Four forms of ID are required, along with proof of no-fault auto insurance, before you can register your car. For persons 65 years or age or older or anyone that can’t drive for either a physical or medical reason, a FREE State ID card is available through the Michigan Secretary of State (www.michigan.gov/sos) and must be accepted by law as a form of personal identification.

Local offices of the Michigan Secretary of State: • 1111 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy 48085 • 7090 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston 48348 • 1270 Pontiac Road, Pontiac 48340 • 2250 Crooks Rd., Rochester Hills 48309

Driving for Life: A Guide For Older Drivers and Their Families Need information to cope with the driving challenges of older persons and help identifying when its time to put the keys to the car away? Check out this pamphlet published by the Michigan Secretary of State.

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Vicki Griffin 124 E. Fourth Street Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651‐9872 Tues‐Fri: 9 a.m. ‐ 6 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m. Schedule your appointment at Barbersonfourth.com


Family Support Services AA of Oakland County

Brian McCurdy

(248) 332-3521 www.aa-semi.org Will provide meeting locations in the area.

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AlAnon/AlaTeen Central Oakland County

720-988-8952

c/o Meridian Health Services, 2nd Floor 1255 N. Oakland Blvd., Waterford Twp. 48327 (248) 706-1020 www.oaklandafg.org Log on for meetings, locations and times.

brian.mccurdy@wealthwave.com wealthwave.com/brianmccurdy

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

PO Box 80932, Rochester 48308 Store (248) 656-0414 • www.semich.assistanceleague.org Operates the store Resale Connection at 204 S. Main St. in Rochester. Open Tuesday-Saturday

Avondale Youth Assistance

410 Evelyn Lane #101, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Oakland Family Services

114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-7766 www.oaklandfamilyservices.org

1435 W. Auburn, Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 852-3716 www.avondaleschools.org Counseling for students and families.

Rainbow Connection

Common Ground

1410 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 456-8150 (administration), 24 Hour Crisis Line (800) 231-1127 www.commongroundhelps.org Six locations provide mental health counseling, outreach, crisis and support services and residential facilities.

Community Foundation of Greater Rochester

303 East St., P.O. Box 80431, Rochester 48308 (248) 608-2804 www.cfound.org Funds “Blessing in the Backpack” program for all school children

Crossroads Pregnancy Center

3205 South Blvd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 293-0070 • www.crossroadscarecenter.org

Food Pantry

@ First Congregation Church, 1315 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-5836, Food Pantry (248) 656-4904 • www.ranh.org Operated thru the Neighborhood House; Log on for eligibility requirements.

Haven

24 Hour Crisis Line (248) 334-1274 • General info (248) 334-1284 www.haven-oakland.org Oakland County domestic violence and sexual assault counseling center

Leader Dogs for the Blind

1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 651 -9011 www.leaderdog.org

Lighthouse of Oakland County

46156 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48342 (248) 920-6000 www.lighthousemi.org For those families moving from crisis to self-sufficiency.

621 W. University, Rochester 48307 (248) 601-9474 www.rainbowconnection.org

Rochester Area Neighborhood House

1720 S. Livernois, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-5836 www.ranh.org Helps those in need or in crisis with a variety of support services

Rochester Area Youth Assistance

3200 W. Tienken, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 656-3558 www.raya-mi.org Professional counseling and caseworkers for children ages 5-16 and their families.

Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition P.O. Box 80304, Rochester 48308 (248) 396-0508 www.rahcc.org Promotes drug abuse prevention.

SCAMP

(248) 656-8308 www.rararecreation.org Summer camp for those with mental or physical disabilities. Log on to the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority website for full list of activities.

Sober Support Unit @ Resource and Crisis Center 1200 N. Telegraph Bldg. 32 East, Pontiac 48341 (248) 464-6363 www.oaklandchn.org Program for substance abusers.

Teacher’s Pet

(248) 840-5107 • www.teacherspetmi.org Dogs and Kids learning together

United Way of Southeastern Michigan

3011 W Grand Blvd., Ste. 500, Detroit 48202 (313) 226-9200 • www.unitedwaysem.org

Older Persons' Commission (OPC)

C

ers ty Cent i n u m om

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

333 North Hill Circle, Rochester 48307 (248) 656-0999 www.dinosaurhill.org This interpretive nature center offers various programs and events for the Rochester community, including Daffodils for Dinosaurs, Heritage Days, and community gardens.

Financial Professional

650 Letica, Rochester 48307 (248) 656-1403 www.opcseniorcenter.org Offers a variety of programs and recreational amenities for persons 50+ years of age and many special events open to the public.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) 407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-4110 • www.pccart.org Non-profit art center offers classes, lectures, community outreach,art gallery and gift shop.

Rochester Hills Public Library

500 Old Towne Rd., Rochester 48307 (248) 656-2900 www.rhpl.org Computers and meeting rooms available.

Rochester Community House

816 Ludlow, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-0622 www.rochestercommhouse.org Gathering place for many clubs and organizations. Offers classes and specialized events throughout the year.

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Information Centers Area Agency on Aging 1-B

29100 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 400, Southfield, 48034 (800) 852-7795 www.aaa1b.com

BBB Serving Eastern Michigan

Did you know?

20300 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 202, Southfield 48076 (248) 223-9400 www.bbb.org/detroit

Rochester Hills Public Library

Michigan State University Extension - Oakland County (248) 858-0880 www.oakgov.com/msu

Innovation Items Collection has a great selection of items you can borrow. They include air quality detector, airbrush cake decorating kit, beginner guitar, bike repair kit, bongos, cameras, drill, leaf blower, staple gun, metal detector, moving kit, night vision goggles, paper shredder, keyboard, rock tumbler kit, stud finder, video projector, walkie-talkies and much more! Interested yet? Log on to www.rhpl.org and browse by item or category.

Oakland County 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, 48341 (248) 858-1000 www.oakgov.com

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce 71 Walnut St., Ste. 110, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-6700 www.rrc-mi.com

Libraries

Oakland Talking Book Service

Rochester Hills Public Library (248) 650-7150, www.otbs.rhpl.org Free service that loans talking books, magazines, large print books, Braille materials, and book players. Applications may be made in person or online.

Rochester Hills Public Library

500 Old Towne Rd., Rochester 48307 (248) 656-2900 www.rhpl.org Bookmobile services, book carts at extended care facilities and a mini-branch at the Older Persons Commissions.

Orion Township Public Library

825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion 48362 (248) 693-3000 www.orionlibrary.org

Romeo District Library

www.romeodistrictlibrary.org • Graubner Branch 65821 VanDyke, Washington 48095 (586) 752-0603 • Kezar Branch 107 Church St, Romeo 48065 (586) 752-2583

Local Public Access Television

CMNtv (Channel 18 on Comcast and WOW) 1230 Souter Blvd., Troy 48083 (248) 589-7778 www.cmntv.org Features high tech studios, live local events, classes and government access for local Council and Board of Trustee Meetings (log on for channels). Note: Many events are streamed live or are available to view online at www.cmntv.org/watch.

RHTV (Rochester Hills Television) (248) 656-4715 www.rochesterhills.org A division of the mayors office. YouTube TV and city council meetings carried on WOW-Channel 10, Comcast Channel 20, and AT&T Channel 99. City Hall tours available through this office as well.

EEN INFORMATION RECYCLING / GR Oakland Township www.oaklandtownship.org Click on “Community Info”, then “Environmental Information.” Residents of the Township will be mailed a postcard that may be used to access drop-off recycling at Eagle Valley Landfill on Silverbell Rd. Questions? Call (248) 391-0990

Rochester

www.ci.rochester.mi.us Click on “community” then scroll down to “Sustainable Rochester” for updated presentation and plans.

Rochester “City Beautiful” Commission “Green City” Sub-Committee

www.rochestermi.org Includes information and applications for the community garden.

Rochester Hills www.rochesterhills.org

Click on "Residents" then “Guide to Neighborhood Living’ for information regarding the Community Garden, Green Spaces, Recycling and Water Conservation.

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The City of Rochester has a mandatory recycling program providing bins to all residents. Call GFL Environmental (844) 464-3587 with questions or bin needs.

Michigan Green Schools

Rochester Hills has curbside recycling and

1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Dept. 416, Pontiac, 48341 (248) 858-0880 www.oakgov.com/msu

participates in the Recycling Bank program, which offers point rewards. Call (888) 727-2978 or log on to www.recyclebank.com for more info.

North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NOHAZ) (248) 858-5656 www.oakgov.com

Rochester and Oakland Twp. are part of this program. Log on to see the collection events and schedule. NOTE: There is a $10.00 fee, per event, for Oakland Twp and the City of Rochester residents may pick up a free voucher at City Hall.

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

333 North Hill Circle, Rochester 48307 (248) 656-0999 www.dinosaurhill.org Educational corporation fundraisers, supports, develops and maintains the preserve. 16-acres are the setting for many classes and programs.

Clinton River Watershed Council

1115 W. Avon Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 601-0606 www.crwc.org

michigangreenschools.us Log on for local contacts.

Michigan State University Extension Office Michigan Recycling Coalition

(517) 974-3672 www.michiganrecycles.org Provides helpful information, links and guides.

North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy P.O. Box 285, Clarkston, 48347 (248) 795-2808 www.nohlc.org

Paint Creek Trail

Mailing: 4393 Collins Rd., Rochester 48306 (248) 651-9260 www.paintcreektrail.org

Six Rivers Land Conservancy

4480 Orion Rd, Rochester 48306 (248) 601-2816 www.sixriverslc.org

SOCRRA - Troy Station

995 Coolidge, Troy 48084 (248) 288-5150 www.socrra.org Rochester and Rochester Hills residents may use after purchasing voucher from their City Hall.


Mailing Services

Post Office Locations: (800) ASK-USPS (275-8777) www.usps.com

• 511 Old Towne Rd., Rochester 48308 • 2632 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 Federal Express (Fed Ex) (800) 463-3339 www.fedex.com Shipping Centers • Classic Shipping (Village of Rochester Hills) 3128 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309, (248) 375-3388 Fed Ex Office Print and Ship Center • 133 S. Main St., Rochester 48307, (248) 651-2679 • 2500 S. Adams (Inside Walmart), Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 270-9448 • 2785 University, Auburn Hills 48326, (248) 377-2222 • 4193 Baldwin, Auburn Hills, 48326, (248) 253-0719 United Parcel Service (UPS) Toll Free (800) PICK-UPS (7425877) www.ups.com Store Locations: • Classic Shipping, 3128 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 375-3388 • 145 South Livernois, Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 656-2106 • 2956 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 289-6620 Log on to the website to find information about drop boxes and smaller annex locations.

Pet Information and Critter Control The State of Michigan requires all dogs must be licensed by four months of age. Verification of updated rabies vaccine and sterilization, if applicable, must be presented. Dog and cat licenses may be purchased at or online through the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center, 1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 42E, Pontiac, (248) 858-1070 and Animal Control (248) 858-1090. www.oakgov.com

Newspapers & E-Newsletters Detroit News www.detroitnews.com Detroit Free Press www.freep.com

You can subscribe to either paper by calling (800) 395-3300

Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine (877) 824-9374

www.crainsdetroit.com Oakland Press (248) 745-4700 www.theoaklandpress.com

Rochester Post (586) 498-8000 www.candgnews.com

Oakland County Parks are Dog Friendly! Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Red Oaks County Parks offer acres of OFF LEASH dog heaven, including trails, picnic shelter, drinking water, field area and beaches for dog swimming only. They even have modern restrooms for people use only. Sections of each park are open on a rotating basis. For more information and to view maps of the parks online log on to

www.oakgov.com

The City of Rochester requires cats and dogs to be licensed by March 1st. There’s an additional late fee unless you are a new resident. A park permit is required for dogs to enter city parks. For purchases and information visit www.rochestermi.org or call the Clerks office at (248) 733-3700. Lost pet owners call the police department at (248) 651-9621. Rochester Hills requires that dogs of new residents be licensed within 30 days. Licenses are valid January 1 – December 31. Licenses not renewed by June 1 have a fee increase unless a new resident. Contact the City Treasurer at (248) 841-2581. Oakland Township requires that dogs of new residents be licensed within 30 days. If renewing, it must be purchased by June 1st of the following year. Contact the Treasurers office at 651-4440. Note: dogs must be on a six foot leash in parks at all times.

Animal Xtractors

(248) 678-9931 www.animalxtractors.com

Critter Catchers (248) 432-2712 • www.crittercatchersinc.com Licensed company has a trapping program, bat and mice control, can install chimney caps and TAP pest control insulation

Rochester Hills Wildlife Removal (248) 829-6291• www.rochester-wildlife-removal.business.site

Michigan Humane Society Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care 3600 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills 48309, (866) MHUMANE www.michiganhumane.org Performs adoption, cruelty investigations and emergency rescue and provides wildlife information.

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Senior Services

Veterans Services

29100 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 400, Southfield 48034 (800) 852-7795 www.aaa1b.org Comprehensive organization that helps with advocacy, Medicare and Medicaid issues, care giving, respite, driving program, meals on wheels and more.

4646 John Rd., Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 576-1000 www.detroit.va.gov

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Oakland County Health Department (248) 858-1280, www.oakgov.com This website offers a guide to older adults who need help with housing, health and medical or legal issues and can connect to all the local senior centers, medicare and social security offices.

Older Persons' Commission (OPC)

650 Letica Dr., Rochester 48307 (248) 656-1403 www.opcseniorcenter.org This community treasure offers classes, activities, sports facilities, travel opportunities, adult day services, hot weekday lunches, a mini library branch, cafe and gift shop.Open to all residents 50+ years of age in Oakland Township,Rochester and Rochester Hills. Log on to the OPC website for details. Transportation for 60+ or disabled (248) 652-4780 and Meals on Wheels (248) 608-0264.

Rochester Hills Public Library (248) 650-7150, www.rhpl.org The library provides numerous services for seniors including large print books, mail services and specialized materials for many other needs.

Social Security Administration 1280 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac 48340 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesday 9:00AM - 12:00PM (866) 299-3777, www.ssa.gov

SAVE Task Force Adult Protection Services (855) 444-3911, www.oakgov.com

Utilities

Consumers Energy

(800) 477-5050 www.consumersenergy.com

DTE Energy (800) 477-4747 GAS LEAKS (800) 947-5000, www.dteenergy.com

Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) (313) 267-6000 EMERGENCIES (844) 455-GLWA Information www.glwater.org

Rochester Department of Public Works (248) 651-5165 rochestermi.org

Oakland County Environmental Health Department Well & Septic Permits (248) 858-1280, www.oakgov.com

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John D. Dingall VA Medical Center Oakland County Services Pontiac Office, (248) 858-0785 Troy, (248) 655-1250 www.oakgov.com/veterans Oakland University

Veterans Certification Office (in Office of the Registrar) (248) 370-4010 Support Services (248) 370-2010 www.oakland.edu/veterans Offers support services and priority registration for students.

U.S. Veterans Office - Detroit Regional Office (800) 827-1000 benefits.va.gov/detroit

Voters Registration (and Election Results)

You can register to vote and find out election results at their city or township offices, secretary of state offices and the Oakland County Clerks Office. For secretary of state offices see listing under Driver License, Auto Registration And License Plates And State Park Recreation Passports information above or access online at www.Michigan.gov/sos

Zip Codes

Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township have the following zip codes: 48306, 48307, 48308, 48309, and 48363. The 48308 zip code is for post offices boxes only.

Vital Records, Property and Land

The Oakland County Clerks Office records birth, death and marriage certificates that occur in Oakland County. Copies are available through this office. The Clerk also supplies marriage licenses, notary public and passport applications and concealed weapons permits. If you have any questions log on to www.oakgov.com/clerkrod Vital Records: (248) 858-0571 Deeds and Mortgages Office: (248) 858-0606 The City of Rochester Hills can process applications for certified copies of birth and death certificates occurring within the city. Call the Clerks office at (248) 656-4630. www.rochesterhills.org


Transportation

Shared Office Space Affordable, More Infrastructure and Friends! The Main Space 222 S Main St. Rochester 48307 (248) 770-6259 www.themain.space

HubWorx 360 360 E Maple, Ste. A Troy 48083 (248) 800-6391 www.hubworx360.com

Seven Co 888 W. Big Beaver Troy 48084 (248) 301-0010 www.sevenco.co

Regus (888) 204-3790 www.regus.com • Stoneridge Office Park 41000 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304 • Columbia Center 101 W. Big Beaver Troy48084 • The Ford Building 135 N. Old Woodward Birmingham 48009

AmeriCenters Executive Office Network www.Americenters.com • AmeriCenter of Bloomfield 7 W Square Lake Rd Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 452-5680 • AmeriCenter of Troy 200 E Big Beaver Troy 48083 (248) 524-4888 More locatons including Southfield, Livonia, Novi

Amtrak Train and Bus Service (800) 872-7245 www.amtrak.com Train stations are located in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Lapeer, Pontiac, Royal Oak and Troy.

Passports

Rochester Post Office at 511 Olde Towne Road processes passport applications. An appointment is required and a passport photo can be taken here as well. Call (248) 601-1011. City of Rochester Hills offers passport acceptance services. Call the hotline at (248) 841-2469. www.rochesterhills.org Expedited processing and foreign visas can be obtained by appointment at:

The Detroit Passport Agency 211 W. Fort St., Detroit 48226 877-487-2778 For further information log on to the U.S. Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov

AIRPORTS/AIRLINES

Bishop International Airport (FNT) 3425 W. Bristol Rd.• Flint (810) 235-6560 • www.bishopairport.org Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69, with five airlines, numerous non-stopflights, free Wi-Fi, business center, lounge, restaurant and bar, gift shop. AIRLINE

RESERVATIONS

WEBSITE

Allegiant American Airlines Delta United

(702) 505-8888 (800) 433-7300 (800) 221-1212 (800) 864-8331

www.allegiant.com www.aa.com www.delta.com www.united.com

Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) 6500 Highland Rd. • Waterford • (248) 666-3900 • www.oakgov.com Nation’s 12th busiest general aviation airport accommodating air trafficin Michigan. Corporate, private, air cargo. Detroit/Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (Identifier: DTW) Located off I-94 at Exit 198 or off I-275 at Eureka Rd. www.metroairport.com Call (734) AIRPORT for General Information (734) 942-3126 Lost & Found Information (800) 642-1978 24 Hour Parking Hotline

Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide

McNamara Terminal AIRLINE

RESERVATIONS

WEBSITE

Air France Delta

800-237-2747 800-221-1212

www.airfrance.com www.delta.com

Warren Cleage Evans Terminal AIRLINE

RESERVATIONS

WEBSITE

Air Canada Alaska Air American Frontier Jet Blue Lufthansa Royal Jordanian Southwest Spirit United

888-247-2262 800-252-7522 800-433-7300 801-401-9000 800-538-2583 800-645-3880 212-949-0050 800-435-9792 855-728-3555 800-864-8331

www.aircanada.ca www.alaskaair.com www.aa.com www.frontierairline.com www.jetblue.com www.lufthansa.com www.rja.com www.southwest.com www.spirit.com www.united.com

Transportation Serving Airport Smart Bus Service

www.smartbus.org

Luxury Sedan and Taxi Service

Metro CARS (800) 456-1701 Metro CAB (734) 997-6500

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Education

For Information about the school systems servicing the Greater Rochester Area please call or log on:

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Avondale School District

2940 Waukegan St, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (248) 537-6000 • www.avondaleschools.org

Lake Orion Community Schools

315 N. Lapeer St., Lake Orion, MI (248) 693-5400 • www.lakeorionschools.org

Rochester Community Schools

Health Organizations/Associations

Romeo Community Schools

25200 Telegraph Ste. 100 Southfield 48033 (248) 351-0280 • www.alz.org/gmc

501 W. University Dr. , Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 726-3000 • www.rochester.k12.mi.us

316 N. Main St. , Romeo, MI 48065 (586) 752-0200 • www.romeok12.org

PRESCHOOL TO 8TH GRADE • Providing an Excellent, Christ-Centered Education • Half Day and Full Day Preschool 3’s, 4’s and Young 5’s • Half Day, Full Day, and Half-to-Full Day Kindergarten • Challenging Academics, with Specials including Art, Foreign Language, Technology Instruction, PE and Music

American Cancer Society

2000 Town Center, Ste. 1900 Southfield 48075 (248) 663-3400 • www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association

20700 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 100 Southfield 48076 (248) 433-3830 • www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association

• Fine Arts including Choir and Band

27777 Franklin Rd., Ste. 1150 Southfield 48034 (248) 936-5800 • www.heart.org

• Extra-Curricular Activities and Competitive Sports Teams

American Red Cross

• Lutheran Special Education Ministries (Resource Room)

• Accredited by Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools and National Lutheran Schools Accreditation • Tuition Assistance, Hot lunch, Care Room and Bus Transportation • Enrollment Is Open to the Community!

1011 W. University Drive | Rochester, MI 48307 248.402.8000 | stjohnrochester.org

Michigan Graduation Requirements Michigan has some of the toughest high school graduation requirements in the country. They consist of:

● 4 credits math and English language arts ● 3 credits science and social studies ● 2 credits foreign language ● 1 credit physical education/health ● 1 credit visual and performing arts ● 1 online learning class All students are required to take the Michigan Merit Exam which replaces the MEAP testing.

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Alzheimer’s Association

SE MI Chapter 7800 W. Outer Dr., Ste. 205 Detroit 48235 (313) 833-4440 • www.redcross.org/mi/detroit

American Lung Association

1475 E. 12 Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 784-2000 • www.lung.org

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

25200 Telegraph, Ste. 110 Southfield 48033 (248) 351-7979 • www.epilepsymichigan.org

Michigan Lupus Foundation

30200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 170 Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 705-6677 • www.milupus.org

Michigan Parkinson Foundation

30400 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 150 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 433-1011 • (800) 852-9781 www.parkinsonmi.org

National Arab American Medical Association

2265 Livernois, Ste. 720 Troy 48083 (248) 646-3661 • www.naama.com


National Bone Marrow Transplant Link 2900 Union Lake Rd., Ste. 213 Commerce 48382 (800) 546-5268 • www.nbmtlink.org

Oakland County Medical Society

30700 Telegraph, Ste. 3445 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 792-7062 • www.ocms-mi.org

Oakland County Dental Society

16205 W. 14 Mile Rd., Ste. 201 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 540-9333 www.oaklanddentalsociety.com

Michigan Poison Center

Wayne State University 550 E. Canfield, Lande Bldg. Detroit, 48201 (800) 222-1222 poison.med.wayne.edu

Tri-County Dental Health Council

Hospice

Hospice of Michigan • 400 Galleria Office Center, Ste. 400 Southfield, 48034 • 43097 Woodward Bloomfield Hills, 48302 24-hour information line: (888) 247-5701 www.hom.org Serving Oakland County

St. Joseph Mercy Home Care & Hospice

34505 W 12 Mile Rd., Ste 100 Farmington Hills 48331 (855) 559-7178 www.trinityhealthathome.org

Assisted Living, Home Care, Nursing Centers & Retirement Homes

45580 Woodward Pontiac 48341 248-559-7767 www.dentalhealthcouncil.org

Please see the information listed under this caption in the Basics section.

Unified

Ascension Providence Hospital-Rochester

3968 Mt. Elliot Detroit 48207 (313) 446-9800 • www.miunified.org Comprehensive AIDS service organization providing HIV related services through compassionate direct care, prevention and outreach.

Michigan Community VNA

30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728 Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 852-1232 • www.vna.org

Visiting Physicians Association Metropolitan Detroit Office 500 Kirts, Ste. 200 Troy, 48084 (248) 824-6060 www.visitingphysicians.com

Hospitals & Health Systems Oakland County 1101 W. University Dr., Rochester 48307 (248) 652-5000 www.healthcare.ascension.org

Ascension St. John Hospital Cancer Center 1901 Star Batt Dr. Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 844-4000 www.healthcare.ascension.org

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak

3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 www.beaumont.org

Beaumont Hospital – Troy

44201 Dequindre, Troy 48085 (248) 964-5000 www.beaumont.org

LIVE HEALTHY DISCOUNT PROGRAM Oakland County joined the National Association of Counties “Live Healthy Discounts Program” to help residents with healthcare costs. (*Note - this is not health insurance.) Prescription, dental, and health discount cards are available. Registration is online at www.oakgov.com. Call the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Office at (248) 858-0100 or (877) 321-2652 (prescription card) (877) 573-2395 (dental health card).

Childrens Hospital of Michigan Troy 350 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524-7180 www.dmc.org

Pontiac General Hospital

461 W. Huron St., Pontiac 48341 (248) 857-7200 www.pontiacgeneral.com

McLaren-Oakland (osteopathic) 50 N. Perry St., Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000 www.McLaren.org

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-3000 www.stjoeshealth.org

Genesee County

Ascension Genesys Hospital

1 Genesys Parkway, Grand Blanc, 48439 (810) 606-5000 www.healthcare.ascension.org

OAKLAND COUNTY

DISCOUNT DENTAL PROGRAM Dental Care is available for families and individuals in Oakland County that are not able to obtain such care through other measures. The application and all details and requirements are available online at www.oakgov.com. For further questions call the Health Division at (248) 858-1306.

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Civics U.S. Officials

President Joe Biden (D) Vice President Kamala Harris (D) The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Comments: (202) 456-1111 Switchboard: (202) 456-1414

U.S. Senators

Gary Peters (D) Washington: (202) 224-6221 Local: (248) 608-8040 www.senate.gov Debbie Stabenow (D) Washington: (202) 224-4822 Local: (313) 961-4330

U.S. Representative

(8th District) Elissa Slotkin (D) Washington: (202) 225-4872 Local: (517) 993-0510 www.slatkin.house.gov

State Senators

P.O. Box 30036 Lansing 48909 www.senate.michigan.gov 12th District – Townships of Addison, Bloomfield, Independence, part of Oakland, Orion, Oxford, and Southfield. Cities of Auburn Hills, Keego, Harbor, Pontiac, and Sylvan Lake and the Village of Clarkston

Rosemary Bayer (D) (517) 373-2417 13th District – Cities of Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, and Troy

Mallory McMorrow (D) (517) 373-2523

State Representatives

N-894 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014 Lansing 48933 www.house.mi.gov 45th District – Serves part of Oakland Twp, Rochester and Rochester Hills.

Mark Tisdel (R) (517) 373-1773 46th District – Serves Addison, Brandon, Orion, Oxford, and part of Oakland Township.

John Reilly (R) (517) 373-1798

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State Officials

www.michigan.gov Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (D) P.O. Box 30013 Lansing 48909 (517) 373-3400 Lt. Governor: Garlin Gilchrest II (D) (517) 373-6800 Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson (D) (517) 373-2510 Treasurer: Rachael Eubanks (D) (517) 335-7508 Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D) (517) 373-1110

Oakland County Officials

www.oakgov.com/elected_officials

County Clerk: Lisa Brown (248) 858-0581 Executive: David Coulter (248) 858-0484 Water Resources Commissioner: Jim Nash (248) 858-0958 Prosecutor: Karen McDonald (248) 858-0656 Sheriff: Michael Bouchard (248) 858-5000 Treasurer: Robert Wittenberg (248) 858-0611 Oakland County Commissioners 1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac, 48341 (248) 858-0100 21 members represent 21 equally populated districts, operating under a “committee system”. Elected to a two-year term, they’re responsible for: • Formulating county policies • Establishing property tax millage rates • Adopting ordinances and rules • Adopting County budget and development plans • Adopting and enforcing rules establishing authority and duties of County departments.

Three commissioners cover the Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township area: District 3 (Oakland Township) Michael Spisz (R) District 11 (Part of Rochester Hills) Thomas E. Kuhn (R) District 15 (Rochester and part of Rochester Hills) Adam Korchenderfer (R)

District Court

52nd-3 District Court 700 Barclay Circle Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 853-5553 Covers all of Oakland Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills. Divisions include: Traffic, Civil, Criminal and Probation.

Circuit Court

Oakland County 6th Circuit Court 1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac, 48341 www.oakgov.com/circuit Information: (248) 858-0344 Division of the State judiciary serving as the trial court for all Oakland County citizens. Hears both civil and criminal cases, as well as appeals from the District and Probate courts. Has exclusive jurisdiction on certain family matters. Oakland County Probate Court 1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac 48341 www.oakgov.com/probate Information: (248) 858-0260 Probate Court deals with issues related to wills, trusts, estates, guardianships and mental health.

Local Government

The Charter Township of Oakland lists the names and contact information for the Board, Supervisor and Trustees on their websites. Log on to www.oaklandtownship.org. The City of Rochester operates under a Council, Mayor and Manager form of government. Contact numbers and information are on the City website www.ci.rochester.mi.us The City of Rochester Hills operates under a Home Rule Council and Mayor form of government. Contact information is on the City website www.rochesterhills.org

Other Contacts

Citizens Research Council of Michigan 124 W. Allegan, Ste 480, Lansing 48933 (517) 485-9444, www.crcmich.org Independent, not-for-profit public policy research organization. Does not lobby for, support or oppose candidates. Provides information on issues concerning voters; has an expansive library of publications. League of Women Voters – Oakland County Area (248) 594-6602 • www.lwvoa.org Provides voters guides, information about special elections, including local elections, election results and holds candidate forums. Voter Registration You may register by contacting the City offices, Township offices or any Secretary of State office. (See Basics – Drivers License for locations.)


Clubs and Organizations AA – Alcoholics Anonymous Immediate help hotline (248) 332-3521 www.aa-semi.org Log on for meeting information around the county. Al-Anon Family Groups (Al-Anon / Alateen) 248-706-1020 www.oaklandafg.org c/o Meridian Health Services, 2nd Floor Physical Address: 1255 N. Oakland Blvd., Waterford Twp. 48327 Mailing Address: Oakland AFG, PO Box 155, Keego Harbor 48320 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Rochester MI Branch www.rochester-mi.aauw.net Meetings are held at the Community House. Interest groups include: • AAUW Juniors • Chix Flix • Kaleidoscope • Book Groups • Bridge Groups • Galloping Gourmets • Great Decisions • International Couples Potluck • Cultural Interest Programs American Legion Homer Wing Post 172 234 Walnut Blvd., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-2247 www.homerwingpost172.com Assisance League® of Southeastern Michigan 248-656-0414 www.semich.assistanceleague.org The ReSale Connection - part of ALSM Authors in April P.O. Box 81634, Rochester 48306 www.authorsinapril.org Week long community event encourages reading by bringing authors, illustrators and children together. Avon – Rochester Moose Lodge 3967 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills 48307 Loyal Order of the Moose #409 (248) 852-4090 Women of the Moose #1748 (248) 852-4090 www.mooseintl.org Boy Scout Troop 101 Rochester Hills, MI. Follow on Facebook. Boy Scout Troop 123 bsatroop123.com Boy Scout Troop 125 www.glctroop125.org Boy Scout Troop 255 www.bsatroop255.com Community Foundation of Greater Rochester 303 East St.,, PO Box 80431, Rochester, MI 48308 (248) 608-2804 www.cfound.org Raises funds in a variety of ways to provide local grants and scholarships.

CORE (community resource exchange) www.rochestercore.org Meetings at the Library Corinthian Lodge #241 F.&A.M. 318 Walnut St. , P.O. Box 80003 Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-1529 www.corinthian241.org Masonic Lodge of Freemasons Fraternal Order of Eagles #2634 650 Woodward, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-9874 2634.mifoe.com Friends of the Clinton River Trail P.O. Box 81971, Rochester 48308 www.clintonrivertrail.org Friends of the Rochester Community Chorus (248) 218-2141 Follow on FB Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (248) 650-7179 www.rhpl.org Volunteers run the gift shop, book cart and book sales.

Knights of Columbus • St. Mary of the Hills Council 13950 (248) 853-5390 www.kofc13950.org • Father Baumgartner Council 5452 www.kofc5452.org League of Women Voters (248) 594-6602 www.lwvoa.org Leader Dogs for the Blind 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 651-9011 www.leaderdog.org MADD Michigan Office 1739 W. Big Beaver Rd., Ste. 200, Troy 48084 (248) 528-1745 www.madd.org News, events, victim impact panel locations. Meadow Brook Hall Docents (248) 364-6200 www.meadowbrookhall.org Meadow Brook Theatre Guild (248) 370-3349 www.meadowbrooktheatreguild.com Michigan Humane Society 3600 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (866) MHUMANE www.michiganhumane.org

Freedom Road Transportation (248) 232-1259 www.freedomroadtransportation.org Volunteer driver program

Michigan Senior Olympics 650 Letica Dr., Rochester 48306 (248) 608-0250 www.michiganseniorolympics.org

Gold Wing Road Riders Association www.gwrra-mi.org Social club for riders of all types of motorcycles

Newcomers and Neighbors Club of the Greater Rochester Area P.O. Box 80134, Rochester 48308 (248) 805-1385 rochesternewcomers@gmail.com Interest groups include: • Book Groups • Coffee Groups • Lunch and Dinner Groups • Cooking • Friday Night Movies • Bunco • Members on the Go • Meadow Brook Theatre Ushering • Pub Night

Greater Oakland Republican Club (248) 690-5861 • www.gogop.club Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association www.glfwda.org Online version of laws and regulations, land use issues, list of local clubs and phone numbers. Inspiring Hearts for Autism P.O. Box 523, Lapeer 48446 • (810) 656-6139 Support group helping families navigate through the journey of autism. Kiwanis Club of Rochester Contact: (248) 656-0560. Follow on Facebook. Weekly meetings at Mr. B’s.

North Oakland Concert Band 2183 Willow Leaf Ct. S., Rochester Hills 48309 www.nocb.org Oakland Audubon Society P. O. Box 796, Birmingham 48012 (248) 646-1200 www.oaklandaudubon.org


Follow on FB Rochester Community House 816 Ludlow, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-0622 www.rochestercommhouse.org

Oakland County Genealogical Society P.O. Box 1094, Birmingham 48012 www.ocgsmi.org Oakland Literacy Council 43700 Woodward Ave., Ste. 20, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 253-1617 www.oaklandliteracy.com Paint A Miracle 400 Water St., LL4, Rochester 48307 (248) 652-2702 www.paintamiracle.org Paint Creek Folklore Society www.paintcreekfolkloresociety.org Paint Creek Garden Club www.paintcreekgardenclub.org Rochester Area Democratic Club www.rochesterareadems.org JCI Rochester Area P.O. Box 80161, Rochester 48308 (248) 652-7777 www.rajc.org Monthly meetings at Community House Jaycee organization for 21-40 yr. olds Rochester Area Optimists Club P.O. Box 80613, Rochester 48308 Contact Bill at (248) 207-6155

Rochester Community Schools Foundation 501 W. University Dr., Rochester 48307 (248) 726-3190 www.rcs-foundation.org Provides financial support for academics, athletics and activities of the Rochester Community Schools. Rochester Elks - North Oakland 2225 3100 Pond Rd., Leonard 48367 (248) 572-7118 (lodge and office) www.elks.org The Rochester Garden Club www.rochestergardenclub.org Branch member of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association Monthly meetings at the Rochester Community House Rochester Guardians of Harmony Dave Anderson (586) 286-4860 www.guardiansofharmony.org Barbershop chorus practices at Oak Arbor Church School Rochester Junior Women’s Club P.O. Box 80743, Rochester 48308 (248) 266-2913 www.rjwc.org Monthly meetings at Community House.

Rochester Area Republican Club RARC Michigan (248) 840-3553 www.rochester-gop.com

Rochester Lions Club P.O. Box 80393, Rochester 48308 www.rochesterlionsclub.org Meets at Community House. Rochester Rotary P.O. Box 81523, Rochester 48308 (248) 327-4555 www.rochesterrotaryclub.org Meets at Community House. Rochester Symphony Guild (248) 340-9215 www.rochestersymphony.com Monthly meetings at the Royal Park Hotel Rochester Toastmasters #4890 Pixley Memorial Hall, 322 W. University, Rochester 48307 Mike Andrews (248) 828-5649 4890.toastmastersclubs.org Meets at the hall two times a month. Rochester University Alumni Association 800 W. Avon, Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 218-2000 www.rochester.edu Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club Contact: scmrrc@gmail.com Monthly meetings. Stony Creek No. 5 F.&A.M. 318 Walnut St., P.O. Box 80003, Rochester 48308 (248) 651-7181 www.stonycreek5.com Masonic Lodge of Freemasons

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Houses of Worship Abiding Presence Lutheran Church 1550 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 651-6550 www.abidingpresence.org Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center 1730 W. Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 293-0072 Bethany Pentecost Tabernacle 103 S Castell Ave Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-7836 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1610 Brewster Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 651-0728 www.churchofjesuschrist.org Church of the Holy Redeemer 3050 Grant Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 376-9668 www.holyredeemer.us City Light Church 3075 Shimmons, Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 759-4978 www.citylightchurch.com

First Baptist Church of Rochester 6377 Orion Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 652-6151 www.fbcrochester.org First Church Christ Scientist 1119 N Main St Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 652-3155 www.christianscienceinfo.org Christian Science Reading Room 412 S Main St Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-1881 First Congregational Church 1315 N Pine St Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-6225 www.fccrochester.org Good Life Church 1892 E Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 852-5510 www.goodlifechurch.net Hanbit Christian Reformed Church of Detroit 1849 S Livernois Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 608-9888 www.hanbitcrc.org

Congregation Shir Tikvah 3900 Northfield Parkway Troy, MI 48084 (248) 649-4418 www.shirtikvah.org

Heart of the Hills Christian Church 5085 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306 (248) 841-1679 www.heartofthehills.com

Covenant Christian Church 900 W Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 650-3770 covenant-christianchurch.net

Islamic Association of Greater Detroit 879 W. Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 852-5657 www.iagd.net

Creekside Christian Church 1892 E. Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 531-8360 www.creeksidechristianchurch.org Crown of Life Lutheran Church 2975 Dutton Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 652-7720 www.crownoflifechurch.org Doxa Church 3821 S Adams Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 www.doxadetroit.org Epic Church 47488 Dequindre Shelby Township, MI 48317 (248) 606-4348 www.epicchurch.com Faith Church 160 W Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-3535 faithchurchrochesterhills.org

Jehovah's Witnesses 3400 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 375-2131 www.jw.org Korean First Baptist Church 127 E Avon Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 656-3355 www.kfbc.modoo.at Meadowbrook Christian Church 2741 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 659-8481 www.mccrochester.org

Paint Creek United Methodist Church 4420 Collins Rd Oakland, MI 48306 (248) 373-2360 www.paintcreekumc.org Rochester Church of Christ 250 W Avon Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-1933 www.rochestercoc.org Rochester Church of Nazarene 1799 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 651-5744 www.rochesterchurch.org Rochester Christian Church 4435 N Rochester Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 652-3353 www.rcc4me.com Rochester Hills Baptist Church 3300 S Livernois Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 852-0585 www.rhbchurch.com St Andrew Catholic Church 1400 Inglewood Ave Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-7486 www.standrewchurch.org St Irenaeus Church 771 Old Perch Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 651-9595 www.stirenaeus.org St John Lutheran Church 1011 W. University Dr. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 402-8000 www.stjohnrochester.org St Lukes United Methodist Church 3980 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 373-6960 www.stlukesrochester.com St Mark Orthodox Church 400 W Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 656-1630 stmarkrochester.org

St Mary’s of the Hills 2675 John R Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 853-5390 www.smoth.org St Paul Albanian Catholic Church 525 W Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-2150 www.stpaulalbaniancatholicchurch.org St Paul’s United Methodist 620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-9361 www.stpaulsrochester.org St Philip's Episcopal Church 100 Romeo Rd Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-6188 www.stpfeeds.org Sikh Gurdwara Temple 271 W Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-1139 www.sikhgurdwara.com Turning Point Church of Rochester 900 W University Dr. Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 266-6638 www.turningpointcares.com Unity Church of Rochester 1038 Harding Ave Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 656-0120 www.unitychurchofrochester.org University Presbyterian Church 1385 S Adams Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 375-0400 www.universitypres.org Vision Baptist Church 3931 W Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 852-4438 Woodside Bible Church 6600 Rochester Rd. Troy, MI 48085 (248) 879-8533 www.woodsidebible.org Zen Meditation Center of Michigan 1370 John R Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 650-2999

Oak Arbor Church 495 Oak Arbor Circle, W. Rochester, MI 48306 (248) 652-3420 www.oakarbor.org Oakland Christian Church 5100 N Adams Rd Rochester, MI 48306 (248) 276-9900 www.oaklandchurch.me

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Metro Detroit, and by extension Greater Rochester is a hiker and biker paradise with each county in the metro area having numerous trails for you to explore. Some trails (or parts of trails) even allow horses to share the space with hikers and bikers. Some of the trails are repurposed rail lines that give you a feel for how the area developed before cars took over. Here are some of the trails you may want a to consider. So GET OUT, SADDLE UP and RIDE, RIDE, RIDE!!! Are

er t s e h r Roc e t Hiking and B a e r G iking Around the NTY U O The Clinton River C WAYNE Trail extends for 16 miles

in Oakland County and runs from Sylvan Lake to Rochester.

The West Bloomfield Trail is a 6.8 mile rail trail connecting West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The eastern end connects with the Clinton River Trail.

I-275 Metro Trail offers 40 miles of paved bike path in a north/south direction from Novi in Oakland County to New Boston in Wayne County.

Belle Isle State Park is located near downtown Detroit in the Detroit River. The park has a 6 mile bike lane that circles the outer edge of the island.

The Detroit Riverwalk offers views of the Detroit Skyline for 3.5 miles along the Detroit River.

Locations, trail heads, maps and trail The Grosse Ile Trail is located downriver; runs 6.2 miles along activities can be found on Michigan the entire length of Grosse Ile. State, Metro and County Park systems websites. Or you can Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path log on to www.traillink.com just over a mile long in downtown to get needed information. Detroit. The trail has separate The Huron Valley Trail is an extensive network connecting Polly Ann Trail is an overall ride of 34 miles through Oakland and Lapeer Counties (14.2 in Oakland and 20 in Lapeer). Is open to horses throughout its length. Connects communities of Orion Township, Lake Orion, Oxford Township, Oxford, Addison Township ad Leonard in Oakland County.

25 miles of trails, including Kensington MetroPark in Milford and Lyon Oaks County Park in Wixom.

The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. At the trail’s southern endpoint, it meets the Kensington Metropark Trail, which continues into the popular park and around scenic Kent Lake. The Paint Creek Trail is 8.9 scenic miles connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Lake Orion. First “rail to trail” route in State of Michigan.

lanes for cyclists and pedestrians and you'll find entrance ramps at Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue, Franklin, Mack Avenue, and Woodbridge Street. The trail is called the “Cut” because it’s a wide trench that was sunk 25 feet below street level in the 1920s by the Grand Trunk Railroad to avoid foot and vehicle traffic, which continued overhead unimpeded on more than a dozen bridges.

OAKLAND COU NT Y E S E N E E C G OUNTY

Black Creek Nature Trail is in Davison Township and runs along Black Creek to join with the Abernathy Park Trail located in the city of Davison. George Atkins Jr. Recreational Trail runs 7.5 miles along Pine Run Creek in the city of Clio in Vienna Township. The wide concrete path travels through a series of tunnels and bridges for an uninterrupted ride. Flushing Riverview Trail is only 1.4 miles starting at the Main Street bridge but travels through forest and wetlands along the Flint River. It includes a 72 foot bridge over Cole Creek and a 200 foot bridge over the Flint River.

MB COUNTY O C MA The Macomb Orchard Trail is completely paved its 23.5 mile length; runs across northern Macomb County from Shelby Township in the west to Richmond in the east. The Metro Parkway Trail (Freedom Trail) is 11 miles of paved trailway stretching from Lake St. Clair MetroPark in Harrison Township to Schoenherr Rd. in Sterling Heights.

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Hines Park Trail offers 17.2 miles of paved trail along Edward Hines Drive in the Rouge River Basin that travels through Wayne County parks and recreation areas. Go through Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn Heights meeting up with the 2 mile scenic Rouge River Gateway Trail which is heavily wooded and located close to Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford. The Lower Rouge River Trail follows the Rouge River from Canton Center Rd. to the I-275 Metro Trail. The 3 mile trail crosses the river over 8 bridges and ties in with the ITC Corridor Trail that runs north for another 3 miles. The Downriver Linked Greenways Trail stretches 24.5 miles from the Lower Huron Metropark to Lake Erie Metropark. This asphalt trail travels the Huron River basin through numerous metroparks and downriver communities.

LIVINGSTON COUN TY

The Island Lake Pathway runs east–west through the densely-wooded landscape of the Island Lake Recreation Area southeast of Brighton. Although relatively short, the paved trail may prove a challenge to some as it courses through hilly terrain. Lakelands Trail State Park is one of Michigan’s “linear” state parks which is made up of 8 miles of paved asphalt and 12 miles of compacted limestone trail which allows horseback riding from Pinckney to Stockbridge.




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