Page 1





ch este

r Hills


o dT




For community updates. events & activities, follow

Online @, and other community websites.

Moving Across the Street, Across Town or Across Country Call Real Living Great Lakes Real Estate

YOUR LIFESTYLE ADVISORS 2915 S Rochester Rd. 5767 W Maple 5825 S. Main St. Ste. 105 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 West Bloomfield, MI 48322 Clarkston, MI 48346





Welcome to Greater Rochester...4 Rochester .......................................6 Rochester Hills................................8 Oakland Township ........................10 Communities at a Glance .............12

Things To Do...........................14 In Rochester .................................14 In Oakland County .......................16 In Wayne County ..........................17 In Detroit ......................................18 In Macomb County.......................18 Looking For More.........................20

Sports & Recreation................22 The Parks ................................28 Other Community Information...31 Basics............................................31 Civics………………………………..39 Healthcare ....................................40 Education .....................................42 Houses of Worship .......................43 Clubs and Organizations ..............44

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

Lynn Marie Oates Loan Originator NMLS #1495433 120 W. 4th Street, Rochester, MI 48307 office 248.218.0663

cell 248.875.1029



fax 248.864.2517


Publisher Lawrence A. Ribits 8959 Sturgeon Bay Drive • Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 537-3330 • Proud Member of the Greater Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Rochester Area Lifestyle™ is published by Keaton Publications Group, LLC. Copyright © 2011-2019. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information herein; however, it cannot be guaranteed. No part of this publication, either in print or web-based version, may be reproduced in any part or in its entirety or duplicated in any form without the expressed written permission of the publisher.


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 of 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.


City of Rochester

The City of Rochester has the honor of being the first settlement in Oakland County when it was established in 1817. It is a city of great beauty featuring municipal parks, two winding nature trails and three 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. 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 newly rebuilt and 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 business-friendly and family-welcoming. Take a look, you’ll like what you see.


“Making dreams come true for Buyers & Sellers!�

Darlene Kujanek, Associate Broker

Call 248-408-6721 210 W. University, Suite 4, Rochester, MI 48307


City of Rochester Hills Although Rochester Hills is focused on the future, its roots go back to 1835 when Avon 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 one of the jewels of Oakland County. It offers 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. Rochester Hills features a quality of life focused on people and draws its unique personality from the diversity of its residents. Rochester Hills is a family oriented community, which is clearly evident in its many neighborhoods. It is also evident in the quality of education and recreation programs that are available. The award winning 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, 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 HoosenFarm, 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 of Rochester Hills and other shopping areas offer excellent opportunities for every possible purchase inclination and the City is host to some of the best dining options in all of Michigan. The City of Rochester Hills is the new horizon for living, working and prospering. Come and experience the best of Oakland County.


WALK-INS WELCOME • Acute Illness, Injury Or Trauma • Sports, Camp, School & Work Physicals • DOT/Truck Driver Physicals • Vaccinations - TB, Influenza, Tetanus

For All Your Medical Needs!

• B 12 shots

Exceptional Care • Experienced Providers • Affordable Price

• Tele-Medicine (Video Visit)*

Open 365 Days a Year, Extended Hours

• Digital X-Ray - Lab - Point of Care Testing

Conveniently Located in Walton Square Shoppe Across the Street From Acension/Crittenton

• Patients of all ages

SPORTS PHYSICALS - $25.00 1268 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills |

Call Now or Schedule Your Office Visit Online

248-710-2900 | | Mon.- Fri. 8am-8pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am-6pm


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 workingfarms 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.


Providing Superior Cosmetic, Implant, Family and Restorative Dentistry.

Jeffrey C. Grabiel, D.D.S.

Raymond J. Kim, D.D.S.

We believe in beautiful smiles for a healthy life because your health is as important to us as it is to you. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and be at the leading edge of the dental field while providing modern, state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable, caring environment. We welcome all patients; from those who simply need to continue to keep their teeth healthy and beautiful to those with the most challenging of concerns.

950 S. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI With free private parking


Done with diets? Lose weight via nutrition, activity & coaching developed by physicians at Sanford Health. 2886 W. Maple Rd. Troy, MI 48084


We provide 1:1 coaching to help you lose weight and keep it off. Try our weight loss program at Profile today!


• Personal Training • Team Training • Private Tumbling Lessons

7:00 am - 12:00 pm & 4:00 - 8:00 pm

110 E Second Street, Rochester MI 48307

248-285-9868 11

Communities at a Glance City of Rochester

City of Rochester Hills

Township of Oakland

Area: 3.8 sq. miles

Government: Council – Manager, Mayor is elected by Council Members

Area: 32.9 sq. miles 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.

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: $92,000

Government: Home Rule Council, Mayor

Median Household Income: $111,000

Median Home List Price: $399,000 (May 2019)

Median Household Income: $90,000

Median Home List Price: $597,900 (May 2019)

Population: 13,480 (July 2018)

Median Home Sale Price: $311,200 (May 2019) Population: 74,556 (July 2018)

Population: 18,990 (July 2018)

Location: Located in Northeast Oakland County, surrounded byRochester Hills on three sides and Macomb County on its eastern edge.

2018 Tax Rates in Mills: Homestead 34.3850 Non-Homestead 52.3850 City Offices: 400 Sixth St., Rochester, 48307, 651-9061, Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 656-2900, Protection: Emergency 911 Fire 651-4470 Police 651-9621 School District: Rochester Community, 726-3000, 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): 651-9061 Community House: 651-0622 Oakland County Equalization: 858-0740 Main Street Program (Oakland County): 858-5444 Rochester Avon Recreation Authority: 656-8308 See Sports and Recreation section. Hazardous Waste: (NO HAZ) 858-5656 Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce: 71 Walnut, Ste 110, Rochester 48307 651-6700

2018 Tax Rates in Mills: Rochester: Homestead Non-Homestead Avondale: Homestead Non-Homestead

32.0754 50.0754 34.1654 52.1654

School Districts: Rochester Community Schools, 726-3000, Avondale School District, 537-6000, City Offices: 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills, 48309, 656-4600, Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 656-2900, Protection: Emergency 911 Fire 656-4720 Police by Oakland County Sheriff Substation 537-3530 Utilities: Gas – Consumers Energy (800) 477-5050 Electric – DTE (800) 477-4747 Sewers – Small portion of township served by Oakland County Drain Commission 858-0958 Water & Sewer – Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Lake Huron is water source and the City operates and maintains the system. Refuse – private haulers, list at city clerk’s offices Additional Phone Numbers: 52-3 District Court: 853-5553 Dog Licenses (City Treasurer): 656-4675 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.

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


Hazardous Waste: (NO HAZ) 858-5656 Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce: 71 Walnut, Ste 110, Rochester 48307 651-6700

2018 Tax Rates in Mills: Lake Orion: Homestead Non-Homestead Rochester: Homestead Non-Homestead Romeo: Homestead Non-Homestead

30.6962 48.6962 27.2545 45.2545 24.5584 42.5584

City Offices: 4393 Collins, Rochester, 48306, 651-4440, Library: Rochester Hills Public Library, 656-2900, Protection: Emergency 911 Fire Chief (586) 752-5013 Police by Oakland County Sheriff Substation 858-4950 School Districts: Rochester: 248-726-3000, Lake Orion: 248-693-5400, Romeo: 586-752-0200, 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 Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce: 71 Walnut, Ste 110, Rochester 48307 651-6700

Fitting Women Since 1947

Specializing in hard-to-fit-sizes.

"Gift certificates available" Hours Monday-Saturday 9:30am - 6pm Closed Sundays

Reach your audience in print, digital, mobile and social!

265 S. Old Woodward Birmingham (248) 642-2555

LIFESTYLE is the premier resource guide for the Greater Rochester area. Featuring print, online and social media to brand your business in the community.

KPG is taking ad placements for the 2020 Community and Resource Guide issues.

Lifestyle offers: • Targeted distribution. • Significant presence at city offices, libraries, chamber of commerce,recreation facilities, and local businesses. • At Welcome Centers throughout the State of Michigan. • Online Lifestyle provides 24/7 exposure. Interactive. Trending on 5,000 views;15% conversion to reads with 5+ minutes average read time. • PLUS social media access via the Daily Plug for the Greater Rochester Area – community updates, new service/product announcements and offers, current events and activities – keep your audience informed of “everything you”.

For details contact (231) 537-3330

(office) (716) 536-2839 (cell) • email:


When You’re In Rochester

ART AND APPLES FESTIVAL® September 6-8, 2019 Municipal Park in downtown Rochester (248) 651-4110 •

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 your favorite. Check for hours and fees before you go because they are subject to change. But most of all make sure you go and ENJOY!

Over 250 artists from across the country participate in Michigan’s second largest juried fine arts fair. Eighteen categories of fine art, a wide variety of food, especially homemade apple pies, live entertainment, kids art and activities zones.



Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Saturdays – Through October 26

Holiday Farmers’ Market November 7, 14, 21 December 5, 12, 19

Junk in the Truck August 17

Holiday Expo November 11

Farm to Table Dinner September 22 Rochester Posed October 3 Trick or Treat Downtown October 19 Trick or Treat at the Farmers’ Market October 26 14

Festival of Trees November 22-24 Lagnlappe November 25 The Big Bright Light Show November 25 – January 5

Small Business Saturday November 30 Kris Kringle Market December 6-7 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade December 8 Caroling in the City December 15 Fire & Ice Festival January 17-19


Avon Players

1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 608-9077 • Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information. Main Street Downtown Rochester Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day

Me! Me? Me. The parade is over 60 years old and is a major televised event; stake out your space early! The light show has been lighting every building on Main Street for over 10 years and is an awesome sight to behold!

September 21 – October 26

Holiday Art Market

Meadow Brook Adams and Walton, Rochester (on Oakland University campus)

November 15 – December 21

Amphitheater - (248) 377-0100 • May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadowbrook Gardens as well.

Classes @ the PCCA FALL TERM 2019 September 16 – November 16

Meadow Brook Hall - (248) 364-6200 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 24 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 13 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year round. Fee.

Online registration for the Fall Term 2019 begins August 1, 2019

WINTER TERM 2020 January 13 – March 14

Meadow Brook Theatre (on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. For over 50 years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of its comedies, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to its lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking. Paint Creek Center for the Arts 407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-4110 • Art exhibits, gift gallery, classes for children and adults.

North Oakland Concert Band 2183 Willow Leaf Ct. S., Rochester Hills 48309, One of Michigan’s leading wind ensembles. Performs broad selection of concert band music with styles ranging from traditional marches to modern works at various locations in and around the Orion Oxford community. Membership is through audition process and includes many professional music educators. Log on to their website for schedule of concerts and locations.

Rochester Hills Museum 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester 48307 (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 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. Rochester Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 80262, Rochester 48308 (248) 651-4181 • 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.

Goodison Cider Mill 4295 Orion Rd., Rochester (248) 652-8450

Rochester Cider Mill 5125 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester (248) 651-4224

Middleton Cider Mill 46462 Dequindre, Shelby (586) 731-6699

Stony Creek Cider Mill 2961 W. 32 Mile Rd., Romeo (586) 752-2453

Paint Creek Cider Mill 4480 Orion Rd., Rochester (248) 656-3400

Yates Cider Mill 1990 E. Avon Rd., Rochester (248) 651-8300

An Apple a Day...and a Donut!

Yates Store at Canterbury 2375 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion (248) 481-9203


In Oakland County Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, artcamps 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.

Detroit Zoo

Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society

Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak (248) 541-5717 • 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.

405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac (248) 338-6732 • Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Open Tuesday - Thursday.

Holocaust Memorial Center Clarkston Village Players 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 • (248) 625-8811 Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.

Cranbrook Educational Community 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48304 Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions feature a state of the art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. 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. Open May thru October.

28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (248) 553-2400 • 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) 4240 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills 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. Open daily; tickets my be purchased online.

Main Street Downtown Rochester Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day The Christmas parade just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is a major televised event each year running down Main Street; stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every 6 inches. A wonderful sight at night!

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 log on to

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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. (Art Museum)

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

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 Art Museum at 645-3323 for exact dates and times.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit Office (313) 335-3350 Tickets (313) 335-3300 Series concerts are offered at the Seligman Performing Arts Center at Detroit Country School, Midtown at the Schaver Music Recital Hall and at Oakland University Varner Recital Hall in Rochester. For more information, log on to

DTE Energy Music Theatre Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston, (800) 745-3000 May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.

Michigan Renaissance Festival 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • 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 July 5-14, 2019 • (248) 634-8830 P.O. Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 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 • Open year round, 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.

Olde World Canterbury Village 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion (248) 391-5700 • A designated historical landmark , the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are 18 specialty shops displaying one of the world’s largest Department 56 and nativity collections. Restaurant on site along with cider mill. Open daily – its always Christmas!

Palazzo di Bocce 4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills) (248) 371-9987 • Open 7 days a week. 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 tournament-sized courts. Courtside snacking and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Soft-soled shoes and appropriate casual attire required for bocce play.

Ridgedale Players 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy (248) 988-7049 • One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (“Born” in 1931), with a junior actor program as well.

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

Rochester Hills Museum 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 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.

Discount tickets are available for everyone! General admission, yearly passes and dining in the zoo meal vouchers are available through 2019! Visit for details.


In Wayne County

Sea Life Aquarium 4316 Baldwin Rd (Great Lakes Crossing), Auburn Hills (866) 622-0605 • Opened in 2015, 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 listento the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for pictures and discount tickets.

Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn (313) 582-2266 • 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.

Motor City Youth Theatre

Automotive Hall of Fame

Plymouth Historical Museum

21400 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 240-4000 • Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the first gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.

Tree Runner Adventure Park 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 • Over one hundred obstacles and ziplines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours.

Grantland Street Playhouse 27555 Grantland, Livonia (313) 535-8962 • This high quality group of five to 18 year olds puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Workshops and summer programs are offered as well. 155 S. Main Street, Plymouth (734) 455-8940 • 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.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Upland Hills Farm 481 Lake George Rd., Oxford (248) 628-1611 • Hayrides, camps and special events.

Village Players of Birmingham 34660 Woodward, Birmingham (248) 644-2075 (tickets) Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp.

1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores (313) 884-4222 • 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 the Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view.

Greenmead Historical Park 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia • (248) 477-7375. This 95 acre parksite 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 315 Fisher Road, Grosse Pointe (313) 881-4004 • More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing "main stage" plays and smaller "black box" productions. Log on for performances at a variety of venues.

Grosse Pointe War Memorial 32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms (313) 881-7511 • 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.

The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 982-6001 • Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Sunday. 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 includes Main Street, railroad junction and Model-T rides, an IMAX theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.

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

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill 10685 Warren Road, Plymouth • (734) 455-2290. U-pick orchard, cider mill, country store, petting farm, cross-country skiing. Seasonal.

Wyandotte Museum 2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte (734) 324-7284 • Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian Ford-MacNichol 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 • 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.

In Detroit Belle Isle One of Michigan’s new State Parks. Access 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 983 acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs and is open Wednesday - Sunday, April thru October. 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. (844) 235-5375

Campus Martius 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 Compuware and Quicken Loans, 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.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History 315 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit (313) 494-5800 • 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.

Cobo Center One Washington Blvd., Detroit (313) 877-8777 • Venue for the International Auto Show, home and garden shows, Detroit Economic Club, media and other special events.

Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)

Detroit Segway

2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 • There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the 2012 AL Champion Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum, and restaurants, add to the fun.

2934 Russell St. (in the Eastern Market) 855-U-SEGWAY • A variety of tours include uptown, downtown, the riverfront, Belle Isle, and the “whole shebang.” Log on for calendar, restrictions, and reservations are a must!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Artists Market 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • 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.

Detroit Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Avenue (at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • Foreign and art films shown on weekends, fall through spring. Films and live music concerts June and July.

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805• Established in 1 928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Glancy Trains,” and “Kid Rock” are fantastic! Closed Mondays. Free Admission.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-7900 • Open Tuesday-Sunday and late night Fridays. 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 Ticket Office: (313) 237-7464 • 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 call (313) 237-3425.

Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 576-5111 • For nearly a century, 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 Music Center.

Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) 123 Monroe St., Detroit (313) 962-4590 • Offers public and customized tours by and with residents that love Detroit!

Eastern Market Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 • Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This eleven 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.

Ford Field 2000 Brush, Detroit (313) 262-2100 • 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 available at 11 :00 a.m. and 1 :00 p.m.; varies – September through December offered Monday, Thursday, Friday; January through August, Monday and Friday.

In Macomb County All The World’s A Stage

Center for the Performing Arts

66136 and 66130 Van Dyke, Washington Twp. (586) 243-2253 • 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.

Macomb Community College 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (586) 286-2222 • 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.

Anton Art Center

15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • 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.

125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens (586) 469-8666 • 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.


Crocker House Museum

Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights Box Office (888) 929-7849 This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.

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. Open Wednesday and Saturday only, March thru December. Call for hours.

Fox Theatre


Pewabic Pottery

2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (800) 745-3000 • Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest survivingmovie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows.

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.

10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (313) 626-2000 • 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. 10 am.-6 pm MondaySaturday, noon-4pm. Sunday. Free self-guided tours Monday-Friday, call for group tours.

Michigan Science Center Greektown Monroe Street between Randolf 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.

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 Ceasars Arena 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 (customer service) Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena in the Detroit District is the new 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 second largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour information are online.

5020 John R, Detroit (313) 577-8400 • 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. Open daily, extended hours in the summer months.

Midtown Detroit 3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • . 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 • Closed Mondays. Admission charge. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; five galleries with displays and artifacts, showcase the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop.

Majestic Theatre Center 4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-9700 • 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 • 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.

Renaissance Center Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million square feet, houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores, and movie theaters. Tours offered daily Monday - Friday.

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.

Skillman Library 121 Gratiot, Detroit (313) 481 -1850 • Hours: 10am-6pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories.

Outdoor Adventure Center – Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Wayne State University Theatre & Dance

1801 Atwater, Detroit (844) 622-6367 • 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 a 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.

(313) 577-3508 •, Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Theatre - Operated by the Graduate Repertory Company. • Bonstelle Theatre - Used for major productions by the undergraduate program. • Studio Theatre - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Theatre - Small theatre on thrid floor of the Old Main building.

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

Michigan Transit Museum 200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens (586) 463-1863 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.

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe (586) 872-2581 • 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.”

Richmond Community Theatre 69619 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • Celebrating 45 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 • 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 • This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop.


Greater Rochester has easy access to many attractions located elsewhere in Michigan. Try out these places for a fun daytrip or overnight stay, but make sure you come back. Because there is a whole lot more to do in Greater Rochester!

Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum 4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling (989) 348-7068 At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, four lakes and a wide variety of habitats.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Air Zoo Located at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport 6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • Billed as the giants of history, performance and accomplishment, the stars of this museum have names like Curtis P-40N Warhawk, F-18, F-14 Tomcat, SR-71 Blackbird and SBD Dauntless. There are full motion flight simulators, a 4-D theatre and amusement park rides for more excitement.

Alden B. Dow House & Studio 315 Post St., Midland (866) 315-7678 • 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. Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens 1809 Easlman Ave., Midland (800) 362-4874 • 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.

Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park 1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1 580 •. Numerous special collections include an arid, English perennial, seasonal, Victorian, woodlands, a children’s and Michigan farm garden. A sculpture park, garden trails and concert series are also featured. Call for special exhibits, hours and admission fees.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum • 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 highlights the President from his youth to his life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also temporary exhibits and educational program features.


4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen (231) 276-7200 • 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.

Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw 527 Ezra Rust Dr., Saginaw (989) 759-1648 • Three acres along the shore of Lake Linton, authentic tea house and ceremony. Open April thru October Tuesday-Saturday 12 Noon - 4:00 p.m

Leelanau Peninsula/Old Mission Peninsula Jutting out into the blue waters of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay, these areas are worth touring for their vineyards and winery tours. Michigan is the 6th largest grape-growing state, has more than140 commercial wineries, 14,000 acres of vines. The wineries have attracted almost 2 million visitors annually bringing hundreds of millions of dollars to the states economy. Wine events calendar is available on the website.

City of Marshall (800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • 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!

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum Gardens: 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Arboretum: 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor (734) 647-7600 (both) • Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Conservatory, gift shop, trails and natural areas. No admission charge. Mackinac Island (906) 847-3783 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, where ever you can. Make the journey!

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw • (989) 964-7125 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 BirminghamBloomfield area until his death in 1998.

Michigan Firehouse Museum 110 Cross St., Ypsilanti • (734) 547-0663 Treasure trove of firefighting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898, including bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Open Thursday thru Sunday.

Monroe County Historical Museum 126 S. Monroe, Monroe (734) 240-7780 • 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 1505 Sand Point Road, Munising 49862 (906) 387-3700 • Hugging the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, the best way to view the dramatic towering cliffs, waterfalls, beaches, and multi-color 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.

Purple Rose Theatre 137 Park Street, Chelsea (734) 433-ROSE • Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theatre year round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 9922 Front St., Empire • (231) 326-5134 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.

State Capitol Building N. Capitol and W. Michigan Ave., Lansing Dedicated in 1879, it was one of the first buildings to copy the architecture of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it is open for tours including the House and Senate galleries. For info call (517) 373-2348.

S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry) (800) 841-4243 • Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, WI (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 • 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 inexistence. Sub-Tech classes are available for children and adults. Tours daily. Log on for times depending on time of the year.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park 41382 W. M-123, Paradise 49768 • (906) 492-3415 This is the land of Longfellow’s Hiawatha encompassing close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. The centerpiece of the park is the Upper Falls with a drop of 50 feet and the Lower Falls made up of a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Row boats and canoes are available for rent and campsites are located in the park.

West Coast Beaches & Communities (New Buffalo to Muskegon) On the shores of southern Lake Michigan, dotting the coastline, are numerous beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing, and many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival, drawing thousands of visitors annually.

Zehnders of Frankenmuth 730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth (800) 863-7999 • Click on “dining”. 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.

You’re Welcome! Greater Rochester Lifestyle is now available at Welcome Centers throughout Michigan.


Sports and Recreation Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL)

Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2009

Detroit Tigers (MLB)

Comerica Park Detroit (313) 471-BALL

Detroit Pistons (NBA)

Little Caesars Arena (248) 377-0100

Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7444

United Shore Professional Baseball

@ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica Michigan Independent minor league baseball.

Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites

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

This site offers a neat list of links to an unusual variety of sports and amusement locations throughout the area. It covers everything from archery to wrestling, boxing and scuba diving.

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

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 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.

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

Marsh View Park Features a beginning archery range, basketball court, scenic overlook, trails, picnic area, active recreation fields, and outdoor ice rink.

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 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.


City of Rochester The seven municipal 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 are Kayak lockers under the main street bridge.

City of Rochester Hills

General questions and shelter reservations: (248) 656-4673, Sports field reservations: (248) 656-4797 Has 14 parks 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.

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

Earl Borden Park Features batting cages, roller hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis courts.

Pine Trace Golf Course (See golf information) Rochester Hills Museum and Van Hoosen Farm Thelma G. Spencer Park Features a lake with swimming beach, fishing, ice skating and boat rentals.

Veterans Memorial Pointe Granite monument, gazebo, memorial pathway.

Wabash Park Community garden plots. Applications available thru Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve. Call 656-0999.

Yates Park Fish the Clinton River here. Spencer, Boomer and Yates parks require vehicle entry permits. Daily and annual permits can only be purchased at the park locations. NOTE: Seniors and handicapped residents may purchase annual passes at the Treasurer’s office as well.

Novaks Youth Sports Leagues (248) 632-6166

3100 Walnut Hills, Leonard, MI 48367 Basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer and lacrosse camps volleyball, T-ball and coach pitch for children ages 3-14.

Archery Oakland County Parks

Offers limited public deer archery hunting in six parks. Rules are listed on the individual park archery maps. Log on to

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-registration is required. Call (248) 651-7810 or log on to for fees, dates and times.

Bald Mountain Recreation Area (State park) in Lake Orion (248) 693-0567 Range is open year round. Log on to for days and hours.

Royal Oak Archers

2762 Orion Rd., Oakland Township 48363 (248) 693-9799 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 Adult modified, competitive, and co-ed leagues. Register online.

Rochester Hills Little League

P.O. Box 80313, Rochester Hills 48308 (248) 852-3204 T-Ball, Baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 5 – 16.

Basketball Michigan AAU Boys Basketball

(269) 327-8074


St ev eG lins k

i RS

C Bo

ard M ember

Michigan Girls AAU Basketball

t Pho

sy rte ou c o

16400 Eastland Drive, Roseville 48066 (313) 580-0351 •

North Oakland YMCA

(248) 370-9622, Offers youth and inter-YMCA travel basketball league play for ages 4-11. Adults age 18 and older can play “pick up” at lunch time or play during open gym time. (Schedule online.)

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA)

(248) 656-8308 Pistons Academy Division league play for children in 1st through 12th grades Mens Competitive and Recreation Teams

Biking/Hiking/Mountain Biking

Clinton River Trail - Has 16 miles of trail winding thru the communities of Sylvan The Shadbush Tract Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester and Rochester Hills. For more information Nature Study Area is a log on to legally dedicated nature area Paint Creek Trail – Has 8.9 scenic miles of trail connecting the communities comprised of 70 acres running from of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Lake Orion. For more Rochester to Utica. The Clinton River runs information log on to along the eastern boundary. 50 different species of shrubs and trees and a large vaMichigan Department of Natural Resources riety of wildflowers can be found in the Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off road vehicle trails are listed by park study area. Shelby Township owns and trail name. and operates the Nature Center at the southern end of Oakland County Parks the area. 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. League of Michigan Bicyclists –Oakland County Region 3

Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA) Metro North Chapter One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Biking Association. There are nine chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and information regarding location of trails.

International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (IVBP)

345 John R., Rochester Hills 48307, (248) 961-3705 One of only 26 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 pumptrack. Please note a vehicle permit is needed to enter.


Classic Lanes

Bocce Palazzo di Bocce

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

Bowling Avon North Hill Lanes

150 W. Tienken, Rochester Hills, 48306 (248) 651-8544

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

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


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.

Stony Creek Metro Park in the Huron Clinton MetroParks System offer fishing and ice fishing for bass, pike, walleye, and pan fish 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 They are also available at Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, Meijers, and Bass Pro Shop locations.

Clinton River Watershed offers miles of canoeing and kayaking

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.

Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in

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 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.

opportunities. Log on to for exact locations and details! • 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-motorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to

Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches, slips and storage available at • Stoney Creek Metropark

• Kensington Metropark

Car Racing Waterford Hills Road Racing at Oakland County Sportsmen Club 4770 Waterford Rd, Clarkston, 48346 (248) 623-0700

Racing events, club racing program and open track days for the public.

Michigan International Speedway

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

Lapeer International Dragway

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

Fishing/Ice Fishing

There are 320 lakes in Oakland County that allow fishing! Log on to and click on “lakes” to get the details.

Oakland County Parks have 5 that offer fishing access from shore,

docks and/or boats. • Addison Oaks • Independence Oaks • Rose Oaks • Groveland Oaks • Orion Oaks Ice fishing is permitted in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information.


Football and Cheer Rochester Redskins Football and Cheer

PO Box 82423 Rochester, 48308 (248) 726-5700 For boys and girls ages 6-14

Hockey/Ice Skating Detroit Skating Club

888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 332-3000

Onyx-Rochester Ice Arena

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

Onyx-Suburban Skating Academy (248) 601-6699

Rochester Hockey Club at the Onyx (248) 478-1600

Skate Outdoors in the Winter

Crooked Lake, in Independence Oaks County Park Stony Creek Lake, in Stony Creek Metropark Rochester Municipal Park pond, Marsh View Park and Bear Creek Nature Park in Oakland County

Hunting and Fishing Horseback Riding

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

Oakland County Parks have multi-use trails in: • Addison Oaks • Highland Oaks • Rose Oaks • Springfield Oaks has and equestrian arena

Hunting (517) 284-9453 - Fishing (517) 284-5830

and stall rentals for events on site.

Metro Parks offer trail riding in: • Kensington • Oakwoods

• Wolcott Mill

Highland Recreation Area

State Parks offer trails and camps in numerous recreation areas: • Highland • Pontiac Lake • Proud Lake • Ortonville See “Parks” section for details, locations and websites.

5200 E. Highland Rd., Highland, 48383 (248) 889-3750 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and rolling hills. Boat access sites on 4 lakes.

Oakland Township – many of the parks allow horseback riding al-

though 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

Information about hunting licenses, seasons, fees, timetables and online applications can be found at To purchase a specific type of license and see availability online, log on to The local DNR operations service center is in Southfield at 26000 W. 8 Mile Rd. (248) 3599040. To explore hunting areas by region or specific city log on to

Paint Creek Trail allows riding north of Dutton Road. Check it out

Oakland Township has periods of controlled archery deer hunting


Hunting Oakland County Parks have limited public archery hunting for deer in: • Highland Oaks in Highland • Orion Oaks in Lake Orion • Addison Oaks, East only Log on to

• Lyon Oaks in Wixom • Rose Oaks in Rose Twp • Independence Oaks, North only

in Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park. A township permit is required. Log on to for more information.

Lacrosse Rochester United Sharks Lacrosse

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

Michigan Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse

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.

• Great Oaks Country Club (Private)

777 Great Oaks Blvd. Rochester 48307 (248) 651-5200

• Myth Golf and Banquets Local Courses

• Blackheath


850 Stoney Creek Road, Oakland 48363 (248) 693-7170 •

• Pine Knob Golf Course 3311 North Rochester Rd., 5580 Waldon Rd., Clarkston, 48348 Rochester 48306 (248) 625-4430 (248) 601-8000

• Fieldstone Golf Club

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

• Pine Trace Golf Club

3600 Pine Trace Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 852-7100 •

• Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club

455 Twin Lakes Dr., Oakland 48363 (248) 650-4550

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

• The Wyndgate Country Club (private)

1975 West Gunn Rd., Rochester 48306 (248) 652-4283

Oakland County Parks Courses • Springfield Oaks, in Davisburg • White Lake Oaks, in White Lake Township Other Golf Resources Golf Association of Michigan

24116 Research Dr., Farmington Hills, 48335 (248) 478-9242 •

Huron-Clinton Metropark Course • Indian Springs, in White Lake Township For more information see Parks at the end of this section.

Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.

Michigan Womens Golf Association

Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.


Soccer Rochester Soccer Club

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

Michigan State Youth Soccer

(734) 459-6220 •

Magic Soccer

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

Michigan Youth Soccer Competitive leagues for youth U7-U19

Ultimate Soccer Arena

867 South Blvd., Pontiac (248) 648-7000 Leagues for youth U8-U18. Leagues for adults (men and women) - over 30 - over 40 - open mens - open co-ed

Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA)

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

North Oakland YMCA

(248) 370-9622 Offers youth soccer classes. Michigan Lightning is the premier travel soccer program of Rochester Soccer Club. The program is designed for players to develop and compete at the highest level. This year long commitment, with professional and nationally licensed coaches and one of the best player development methods, is designed to maximize the 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.

Running For local club information and contact numbers check out: Running in the USA, Road Runners Club of America,

Skateboarding Auburn Hills Skate Park

202 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills 48326, (248) 370-9353 Free and unsupervised.

Skiing/Snowboarding Alpine Valley in White Lake

(248) 887-4183

Mt. Holly in Holly

(248) 634-8269

Pine Knob in Clarkston

(248) 625-0800

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 for a complete list of destinations.


There are over 6,500 maintained interconnected trails throughoutthe state.

Michigan Snowmobile Association

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


Michigan Department of Natural Resources Information on ORV/ATV registration requirements.

Website lists parks and locations of trails.

Swimming North Oakland Waves Swim Team

At the North Oakland YMCA (248) 370-9622 USS competitive year round age group swim team for ages 5 – 18+ years of age.

Michigan Swimming

(989) 631-4955 Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs.

Michigan Masters Swimming Lists clubs, practice pools and meets for competitive swimmers over 18 years of age.

Tennis RARA (Rochester Avon Recreation Authority)

(248) 656-8308 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 for more info.

HIKING & BIKING IN AND AROUND THE GREATER ROCHESTER AREA & METRO DETROIT The biking in Greater Rochester Area and Metro Detroit is more than good – IT’S FABULOUS! Trailways are offered in most of the County, Metro and State parks in the region. Additional trails can be found linking several communities together, taking the bike traveler on a wonderful trip of exploration and discovery. A number of these trails pass along a sense of history as riders use repurposed rail lines that allow them to trace the pathways used to connect communities in days long past. Rides run through meadows and forests while others take you through urban canyons. All are pet friendly and on some trails you may even have to share space with horses – so be careful where you roll!

Listed here are some trails you may want to consider. There are many more to discover. Get out, saddle up and RIDE, RIDE, RIDE.

heads, maps Locations, trail s can be found ie it iv ct a il a tr d an d tate, Metro an on Michigan S s. stems website County Park sy ction of (See the Parks se ore details.) rm fo on ati cre Sports and Re

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 Clinton River 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. 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. 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. Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path just over a mile long in downtown Detroit.The trail has separate lanesfor cyclists and pedestrians and you'll find entrance ramps at Lafayette Street, Gratiot 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. The Huron Valley Trail is an extensive network connecting 25 miles of trails, including Kensington MetroPark in Milford and Lyon Oaks County Park in Wixom. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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.



Greater Rochester benefits from being part of the Metro Detroit area, which is unique from most metropolitan areas because of the abundance of parkland, conservation and recreation areas available for its residents 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 of these natural resources it is easy to see that Metro Detroit is a recreational and conservation paradise. Take time to check out the many options for a day adventures or a weekend getaway. Summer or Winter – the parks of Metro Detroit are there for your enjoyment. Take advantage!

Huron-Clinton Metroparks 13 Metroparks cover almost 25,000 acres welcoming over 7 million visitors a year. Located along the Clinton and Huron Rivers, they offer more than 55 miles of trails, 7 regulation golf courses (and a par-3), 10 interpretive centers - focused on nature, farming, history and provide numerous programs on and off site. Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at

Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic-playground park along the Huron River, canoe launch, fishing, play equipment and softball diamond. (734) 426-8211

Delhi Metropark (81 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Colorful Delhi rapids, picnic-

Wolcott Mill Metropark (2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven.

playground park along the Huron River with tables, play equipment and softball diamond, children’s playground and adventure ship. (734) 426-8211

Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; tours available. 18-hole regulation golf course. 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm).

Lower Huron Metropark (1,258 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the

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

Stony Creek Metropark (4,461 acres) in W. Shelby Township. Scenic, hilly countryside surrounds 500-acre Stony Creek Lake, perfect for swimmers, anglers and boaters. Two beaches, 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

HuronRiver with a parkway, picnic areas, playfields, fishing, Par 3 18-hole golf course, playscape for tots, tennis courts, softball diamonds, nature trails, swimming pool and water slide, food service and bathhouse. Colorful redbud in the spring. Plus beautiful fall colors. Bike-hike trail. (734) 697-9181

Willow Metropark (1,651 acres) near New Boston. Beautifully landscaped grounds surround the central plaza area, with swimming pool, bathhouse, food service, basketball, shuffleboard, softball, skate park, large tot lot, 18-hole regulation golf course, outdoor dance center, paved bike-hike trails. Boat rentals and fishing on Washago Pond. Sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing in winter. (734) 697-9181

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, picnic-playground areas, beaches, boat rentals, 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc golf course, 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 46passenger pontoon boat. And enjoy a full range of winter sports. (810) 227-8910

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

Hudson Mills Metropark (1,549 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Along the Huron River with scenic wooded areas, paved bike-hike and nature trails, picnic-playground areas, 18-hole regulation golf course, shore fishing, canoeing and scenic lagoon. Facilities include tennis, 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

Genesee County Parks Buell Lake County Park, 14098 Genesee Road, Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, fishing site, snowmobile area and radio controlled model airplane field. Davison Roadside County Park, Davison and Belsay Roads, Burton. Offerspicnic area and sledding hill on four acres. Everett Cummings (Equestrian) Center at 6130 E. Mt. Morris Rd. in Morris Flushing County Park, 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing. Covering 105 acres with ball diamonds, tennis courts, cross-country skiing, playground and pavilions. Genesee Recreation Area is 4,540 acres including 600 acre Mott Lake and Richfield County Park (345 acres) offering baseball diamonds, BMX motor track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country trails, snowmobiling


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) 782-3956

Lake Erie Metropark (1,607 acres) near Brownstown Township near Gibraltar. Three miles of shoreline along Lake Erie provide a panoramic view. Shorefishing, 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 pave hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020 and picnic areas. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach, Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf Course are also within the recreation area. Holloway Reservoir Regional Park in Linden includes the 1,975 acre reservoir in its 5,500 total acres. The Elba Equestrian Area is located here along with Walleye Pike Boat Launch, fishing sites, toboggan hill and snowmobile areas.

Linden County Park, 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden. 135 acres with ball diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas. Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area, 5161 Branch Rd., Flint. Waterfalls, picnictables and access to Flint River bike path. For information, call Genesee County Parks at 800-648-7275 or visit online at

Oakland County Parks 13 parks and 5 golf courses. 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

Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally-maintained, 1,276 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 with educational programming.

Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road and offers: Soak Station, a children’s water playground; River Ride a 1,000 foot raft ride with sprays; Spray ‘n Play, a toddler water play area; Terrific Tides wave-action pool; and Triple Turn, a giant triple flume waterslide. The golf course is located on John R and is a completely redesigned Jerry Matthews course with three sets of tees; bunkers, berms and larger greens; and a 2,700 square-foot clubhouse.

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.

Rose Oaks, Fish Lake Road, Rose Township. The parks has 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching and fishing are available.

Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road, Holly. This park offers camping with 269 modern campsites with electrical/water hookups, plus 194 additional sites with electrical hookups and water nearby. There are also six rental log cabins with electricity available onsite. A sandy beach and waterslide are found on Stewart Lake with rowboat, paddleboat and specialty bike rentals. Picnicking and three islands available for group outings.

Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, near Oxford. This scenic 1,140 acre park offers, swimming, picnicking, 24 hole Disc Golf, row, pedal boat and mountain bike rentals and over 20 miles of trails. There is also a 174 site campground and rental cabins. An elegant conference center is available to rent for weddings and banquets.

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 state-of-the-art practice facility and driving range. The golf course’s picturesque clubhouse accommodates up to 450.

Waterford Oaks, Watkins Lake in Waterford. Enjoy active recreation at this 185-acre park near Pontiac with a BMX track, court games complex and paved walking and nature trails. This park is also home to Oakland County’s waterpark offering The Wave, a 475,000 gallon wave-action swimming pool; Ragin’ Rapids group raft ride; the Big Bucket water playscape; and the Slidewinder, a giant double waterslide.

Springfield Oaks, Andersonville Road near Hall Road, Davisburg. A large activity center and surrounding grounds hosts the annual Oakland County Fair. The 18-hole, 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 historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885.

Highland Oaks (new to the park system), is located at the intersection of Milford Road and White Lake Road. Offers 302 acres of wetlands, forests and meadows. Archery deer hunting is allowed October 1 - January 1. DNR rules apply.

Catalpa Oaks, on Catalpa Dr. in Southfield. Offers 25 acres of open space featuring six soccer fields, a baseball diamond and softball field.

Glen Oaks Golf Course, 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings.

White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities for up to 300.

Macomb County Parks Macomb County features numerous parks covering thousands of acres. It offers a wide variety of activities on inland lakes as well as 34 miles of Lake St. Clair shoreline and the Clinton River, which runs through 10 of the 27 communities in the County. Log on to for more information.

Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights (800) 745-3000 • Concert venue includes playscape, pavilion, and trails.

Macomb Orchard Trail – (586) 469-5125. Shelby Township at 24 Mile Road and Dequindre northeast to Richmond. This 24 mile linear hiking and biking path will eventually link 180 miles of trails in Southeast Michigan.

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

Stoney Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester (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 has a zipline that move from park to park and it’s available for rent! Log on to to check out its current location and rental information.


Outdoor Adventure Center –

Michigan State Parks You are never more than half an hour from a State Park, forest, campground, or trail system. One of Michigan’s most important natural resouces, millions use them year-round and the State is always ranked nationally in snowmobile, fishing, and hunting licenses sold. For complete information, log on to or call (517) 284-7275.

Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767 Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, 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 (844)

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 a activities and exhibits. There is an entrance fee.

235-5375. 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, yacht club, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.

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

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

Proud Lake Recreation Area – Wixom, (248) 685-2433

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

At 7,817 acres, several thousand are maintained for wildlife habitat. Swim in McGinnis Lake, fish and boat in others. Over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. Camping available.

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. Michiga n has the Seven Lakes State Park – Fenton, (248) 634-7271 lo n g est Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, freshw ater coa boating and fishing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground s tline in the U .S. and equipment available for rent. 2nd lon gest ne William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor xt to Alask (313) 396-0217. Detroit a. Located close to Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen, this is Michigan’s first urban statepark. Includes Detroit’s three-mile Riverwalk and 52 slip marina. Complete with lighthouse, picnic tables, and shore-fishing famed for walleye.

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

Waterloo Recreation Area – Chelsea, (734) 475-8307

“Up North” feel with cabins, trails, fishing, hunting. Kent Lake and Spring Mill Pond have swimming beaches.

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

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 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, 12 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

Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 A linear park, 13 miles long, with a gravel surface. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

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.

Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913 This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails, 26 miles for mountain bikers, the 46 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, backpacking, fishing and hunting.

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 offers hiking, birdwatching, upland hunting, mountain biking and other activities.

W.C. Wetzel State Park – Harrison Township, (810) 765-5605 No permit is required at this undeveloped park. Great for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Most state parks require a motor vehicle permit 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 Great Lakes contain an estimated 5,500 cubic miles of water – one fifth of all the liquid surface fresh water on Earth. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, third largest by volume.



Business Connections

City of Rochester Historical Commission

400 Sixth St., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-9061 Features a number of buildings, people and objects online that commemorate the areas historical significance. Also responsible for the “Historic Marker” project which designates homes in the area over 75 years old.

Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

388 W. Predmore Rd., Oakland Twp. 48363 (248) 608-6807 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. University at Water St., Rochester

Meadowbrook Hall and Gardens

480 S. Adams Rd., Rochester 48309 (248) 364-6200 One of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture. Built between 1926 and 1929 for Matilda Dodge Wilson. 110 Rooms, 88,000 square feet. Open to the public year round.

Oakland County Historical Resources This consortium of libraries and historical societies offers a wide variety of books, documents, newspapers, postcards, etc. online for public view.

Oakland Township Historical Society

384 W. Predmore Rd., Oakland Twp. 48363 (586) 752-6154 Log on for meetings schedule, programs and projects.

Rochester Avon Historical Society

(248) 266-5440 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 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 656-4663 Located in Stoney Creek Village, this 16-acre museum complex features the 1840’s Farmhouse, 1850’s Red House and renovated dairy barn. Archives, exhibits, programs, store and Stoney Creek one room schoolhouse and is home of the vintage (and active) Rochester Grangers Baseball Club.

Rochester Hills Public Library

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

City of Rochester Economic Development 400 Sixth Street, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-9061

City of Rochester Hills Planning and Economic Development 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 841-2573

BBB Serving Eastern Michigan

20300 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 202, Southfield 48076 (248) 223-9400

Detroit SCORE Chapter 18

(313) 226-7947 Counseling workshops for small business owners

Michigan Small Business Development Center Southeast Michigan Region (734) 487-0355

Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

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

OU Incubator

418 Golf View Ln., Oakland University, Rochester 48309 Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion, (248) 648-4800

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

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

National Trust For Historic Preservation

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

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

535 Griswold St., Ste 300, Detroit, 48226 (313) 961-4266 Provides data and analysis on issues related to Southeast Michigan. Gives direct assistance in areas of environment, transportation, community and economic development. Lobbies on behalf of Southeast Michigan in Lansing and Washington D.C

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.


you need to know about the Greater Rochester Area

is just a click away. Online version of the Rochester Lifestyle @

Stay Connected - Get Your Daily Plug @


Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

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


Griggs (circa 1880) and Newberry (circa 1872) Elevators

Automation Alley


Archives, Museums and Historical Data

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) 841-4478

American House Elmwood Senior Living

2251 West Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 327-0497

American House Stone Senior Living

3741 S. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 257-4011

American House The Village Senior Living

3617 S. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 327-3554

Pomeroy Living

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

HarborChase of Auburn Hills – Memory Care

3033 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 972-6473 Specializing in Alzheimer and dementia care


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

Sheltering Arms Adult Day Care

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

Stonecrest of Rochester Hills

1775 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 710-2239 Assisted living, memory and respite care.

Planting Tips

Sunrise of Rochester

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

Waltonwood on Main

1401 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 266-0568

Waltonwood at University

3250 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 266-2699

Wellbridge of Rochester Hills

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

In-Home Care Ascension At Home

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

Comfort Keepers

1130 Tienken Ct., Ste. 203, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 651-9880

Golden Heart Senior Care - Rochester Hills

(248) 469-0021 Non-medical services, medication reminders, housekeeping, personal care, transportation and more.

Guardian Angel Home Care

1715 Northfield Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 293-2400 Includes medical equipment and transportation services.

Synergy Home Care of Rochester

410 W. University Dr., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 608-3970

• Spring and fall are both great seasons for planting. • Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. • Don’t mix added types of soil like sand, peat, top soil fill as it creates a false environment and doesn’t encourage outward growth of the roots and creates drainage problems when watering different kinds. • Apply mulch correctly





Applying Mulch • Spread mulch under trees, shrubs, and throughout planting beds to a recommended depth of 3-4 inches for medium to course-textured materials. • Pull mulch away from bases of trees and shrub trunks creating a donut-hole. Do not pile it up against the trunk (volcano mulching). Excessive mulch on the trunk causes moisture to build up, creating ideal conditions for insect pests, diseases, and decay. • Ideally, the mulched area around the tree should extend to the drip line of the branches, or at least cover a 4-5 foot diameter around the trunk. The larger the mulched area, the more beneficial. • Check the mulch depth annually and replenish as necessary.


Basics Communications (cable, internet, and phone) Apple 800) MY-APPLE Apple Store @ Somerset Collection in Troy (248) 822-0081 Apple Store @ Partridge Creek in Clinton Twp. (586) 840-0500

AT & T (800) 331-0500 or 611 from cell phone Authorized Dealer at: • 1270 Walton, Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 923-0417 Century Link (800) 788-3600 DirecTV (Satellite) (888) 359-9016 Dish Network (Satellite) (888) 359-8966 Frontier (844) 316-6749

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: 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).

HughsNet (844) 281-9091 Sprint (866) 866-7509 Authorized Dealers at: • 3082 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester 48306 (248) 844-5100 • 6910 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 601-4141 Verizon Authorized Dealers at: • 3159 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 853-0550 • 1467 N. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 608-0010 Wide Open West (866) 496-9669 Xfinity 66 Adams Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (888) 266-2278

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.

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.

Local offices of the Michigan Secretary of State: East Oakland County Plus, 1111 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy 48085 (Accepts charge cards, renew license plates tabs 24/7)

North Oakland County Plus, 7090 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston 48348 (Accepts charge cards, renew license plates tabs 24/7)

Oakland County Supercenter, 1270 Pontiac Road, Pontiac 48340 (Accepts charge cards, renew license plates tabs 24/7, open Saturday mornings 9-12)

Rochester Hills, 2250 Crooks Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (Accepts charge cards, renew license plates tabs 24/7) 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 ( and must be accepted by law as a form of personal identification.


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

Older Persons' Commission (OPC)

407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-4110 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 Computers and meeting rooms available.

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

Rochester Community House

Family Support Services

North Oakland Family YMCA

AA of Oakland County 168 University Dr., Pontiac 48342 (248) 332-3521 Will provide meeting locations in the area.

AlAnon/AlaTeen Central Oakland County

3720 Elizabeth Lake Rd., Waterford 48328 (248) 706-1020 Log on for meetings, locations and times.

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan

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

Avondale Youth Assistance

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

Common Ground

1410 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 456-8150 (administration), 24 Hour Crisis Line (800) 231-1127 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 Funds “Blessing in the Backpack” program for all school children

Crossroads Pregnancy Center

3205 South Blvd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 293-0070

Food Pantry

@ First Congregation Church 1315 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-5836 Operated thru the Neighborhood House; Log on for eligibility requirements.


24 Hour Crisis Line (248) 334-1274 General info (248) 334-1284 Oakland County domestic violence and sexual assault counseling center

Leader Dogs for the Blind

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

Lighthouse of Oakland County

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


Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA)

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

3378 E. Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 370-YMCA

Oakland Family Services

130 Hampton Circle, Ste. 100, Rochester Hills, 48307 (248) 853-0750

Rainbow Connection

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

Rochester Area Neighborhood House

1234 Inglewood, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-5836 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 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 Promotes drug abuse prevention.


(248) 601-4041 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 Program for substance abusers.

Teacher’s Pet

(248) 840-5107 Dogs and Kids learning together

United Way of Southeastern Michigan

600 Woodward, Detroit 48226 (313) 226-9200 •

Information Centers

Local Public Access Television

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

CMNtv (Channel 18 on Comcast and WOW)

20300 W. 1 2 Mile, Ste. 202, Southfield 48076 (248) 223-9400

1230 Souter Blvd., Troy 48083 (248) 589-7778 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

Michigan State University Extension - Oakland County

Mailing Services

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

BBB Serving Eastern Michigan

(248) 858-0880

Post Office Locations: (800) ASK-USPS (275-8777)

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

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

Libraries Oakland Talking Book Service

Rochester Hills Public Library (248) 650-7150 Free service that loans more than 20,000 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 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

Romeo District Library • Graubner Branch 65821 VanDyke, Washington 48095 (586) 752-0603 • Kezar Branch 107 Church St, Romeo 48065 (586) 752-2583


• 511 Old Towne Rd., Rochester 48308 • 2632 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 Federal Express (Fed Ex) (800) 463-3339 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 (742-5877) Store Locations: • Classic Shipping, 3128 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 375-3388 • 145 South Livernois, Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 656-2106 Log on to the website to find information about drop boxes and smaller annex locations.

Newspapers & E-Newsletters Detroit News Detroit Free Press

You can subscribe to either paper by calling (800) 395-3300 Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine (877) 824-9374 Oakland Press (248) 745-4700 Rochester Post (586) 498-1071 Rochester and Rochester Hills Gazette (248) 524-4868

Rochester Hills

Clinton River Watershed Council

Click on "Living In" for information regarding the Community Garden, Green Spaces, Recycling and Water Conservation.

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

All three communities are in different stages of developing strategies to preserve and protect green spaces, natural wildlife habitats, and offer a wide variety of conservation tips. Log on to:

The City of Rochester has a mandatory recycling program providing bins to all residents. Call (248) 651 -9061 withquestions or bin needs.

2111 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, 48328 (248) 209-2000

Oakland Township

Rochester Hills has curbside recycling and 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

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


All three communities 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 Rochester Hills residents. Rochester residents may pick up a free voucher at City Hall. Click on “community” then scroll down to “Sustainable Rochester” for updated presentation and plans.

Rochester “City Beautiful” Commission “Green City” Sub-Committee Includes information and applications for the community garden.

North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NOHAZ) (248) 858-5656

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

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

Michigan Green Schools – Oakland County

Michigan State University Extension Office

1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Dept. 416, Pontiac, 48341 (248) 858-0880

Michigan Recycling Coalition

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

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

Paint Creek Trail

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

Six Rivers Land Conservancy

4480 Orion Rd, Rochester 48306 (248) 601-2816


Basics 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 the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center, 1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 42E, Pontiac, (248) 858-1090 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 or call the Clerks office at (248) 651-9061.

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

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) 656-4675. 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.

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

Critter Control – Rochester Hills (586) 323-1010 Provides animal and damage control, prevention services and animal removal.

Michigan Humane Society Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care 3600 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills 48309, (248) 852-7420 Performs adoption, cruelty investigations and emergency rescue and provides wildlife information.



The 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. Expedited processing and foreign visas can be obtained by appointment at: The Detroit Passort Agency 211 W. Fort St., Detroit 48226 • 877-487-2778 For further information log on to the U.S. Department of State website at

Transportation Amtrak Train and Bus Service

(800) 872-7245 Train stations are located in Flint, Lapeer and Pontiac. (734) 997-6500

Metro Cars

(800) 456-1701 www,

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

Older Persons' Commission (OPC) 650 Letica Dr., Rochester 48307 (248) 656-1403 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.

Keep in Touch Directory • Rochester Hills Public Library

Senior Resource Directory and Senior Advocate Newsletter (248) 858-0213 Online publications for seniors.

AIRPORTS/AIRLINES Bishop International Airport (FNT) 3425 W. Bristol Rd.• Flint (810) 235-6560 • Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69, with five airlines, numerous non-stop flights, free Wi-Fi, business center, lounge, restaurant and bar, gift shop. RESERVATIONS (702) 505-8888 (800) 433-7300 (800) 221-1212 (800) 864-8331

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

(248) 650-7150 List of phone numbers includes emergency, home chore services, clubs, crisis assistance, recreational and cultural programs.

Metro Cab

AIRLINE Allegiant American Airlines Delta United

Senior Services


Social Security Administration 1280 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac 48340 Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 4:00 PM, (800) 772-1213, TTY (800) 325-0778,

Elder Abuse and Neglect State of Michigan (855) 444-3911

Oakland International Airport (OCIA) 6500 Highland Rd. • Waterford • (248) 666-3900 • Nation’s 12th busiest general aviation airport accommodating air traffic in Michigan. Corporate, private, air cargo.


Detroit/Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (Identifier: DTW) Call (734) AIRPORT for General Information (734) 942-3126 Lost & Found Information (800) 642-1978 24 Hour Parking Hotline Located off I-94 at Exit 198 or off I-275 at Eureka Rd. One of the busiest in the U.S., has six runways, 145 gates,19,000 parking spaces, serving over 30 million people a year. The award winning McNamara Terminal features a major shopping experience!

DTE Energy

Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide McNamara Terminal

Consumers Energy

(800) 477-5050 (800) 477-4747 GAS LEAKS (800) 947-5000,

Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) (313) 267-6000 EMERGENCIES (844) 455-GLWA Information

Rochester Department of Public Works (248) 651-5165

Oakland County Environmental Health Department Well & Septic Permits (248) 858-1312,




Air France Delta Aero Mexico

800-237-2747 800-221-1212 800-237-6639

Veterans Services




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

888-247-2262 800-252-7522 800-433-7300 800-432-1359 800-538-2583 800-645-3880 212-949-0050 800-435-9792 800-772-7117 800-241-6522

Oakland County Services Pontiac Office, (248) 858-0785 Troy, (248) 655-1250

North Terminal

(Includes Express Link)

John D. Dingall VA Medical Center

4646 John Rd., Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 576-1000

Oakland University Veterans Certification Office (in Office of the Registrar) (248) 370-3450 Support Services (248) 370-2010 Offers support services and priority registration for students.

U.S. Veterans Office - Detroit Regional Office (800) 827-1000


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

Zip Codes

A phone system is serious business. Selecting the right phone system for your business can affect productivity, efficiency, and give your business a competitive advantage. If you’re serious about your business...

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.

Call The Phone Guy! VITAL RECORDS 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. Deeds and mortgages for land ownership are also recorded in the Vital records Office (248) 858-0597. If you have any questions log on to 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

Call today for a FREE on-site evaluation

MERLIN • LEGEND • PARTNER ACS • MAGIX IP OFFICE • NORTEL • CICS • MICS • BCM • -TECH New and Refurbished Equipment Available Voice Mail, Auto Attendant & More!

of your current phone equipment. INSTALLATION • CABLING PROGRAMMING • SERVICE

The New Way in Office Space

248.361.0132 Email:

Shared Office Space Affordable, More Infrastructure and Friends!

Intelligent Office 755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 2020 Troy, MI 48084 (248) 519-2300 Shared Space Rochester 150 S. Elizabeth St. Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 812-9614


Ron Norkiewicz

Civics U.S. Officials President Donald J. Trump (R) Vice President Mike Pence (R) 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) 273-4227 Debbie Stabenow (D) Washington: (202) 224-4822 Local: (313) 961-4330

U.S. Representative

(8th District) Elissa Slotkin (D) Washington: (202) 225-4872 Lansing: (517) 702-8000

State Senators

P.O. Box 30036 Lansing 48909 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 45th District – Serves part of Oakland Twp, Rochester and Rochester Hills.

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

John Reilly (R) (517) 373-1798

State Officials 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: Nick A. Khouri (R) (517) 373-3223 Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D) (517) 373-1110

Oakland County Officials

Oakland County Courthouse 1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac 48341 County Clerk: Lisa Brown (248) 858-0581 Executive: L. Brooks Patterson (248) 858-0484 Water Resources Commissioner: Jim Nash (248) 858-0958 Prosecutor: Jessica Cooper (248) 858-0656 Sheriff: Michael Bouchard (248) 858-5000 Treasurer: Andrew Meisner (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.

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 Information: (248) 858-0355 Jury Service: (248) 858-0029 Friend of the Court: (248) 858-1565 Adult Probation: (248) 858-0303 Juvenile: (248) 858-0112 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 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 The City of Rochester operates under a Council, Mayor and Manager form of government. Contact numbers and information are on the City website The City of Rochester Hills operates under a Home Rule Council and Mayor form of government. Contact information is on the City website

Other Contacts Citizens Research Council of Michigan 124 W. Allegan, Ste 620, Lansing 48933 (517) 485-9444, 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 • 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.)

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)


Health Care Health Organizations/ Associations

Health Organizations/ Associations Continued

Alzheimer’s Association

American Red Cross

25200 Telegraph Ste. 100 Southfield 48033 (248) 351-0280 •

American Cancer Society

20450 Civic Center Drive Southfield 48076 (248) 663-3400 •

American Diabetes Association

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

American Heart Association

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

SE MI Chapter 7800 W. Outer Dr., Ste. 205 Detroit 48235 (313) 833-4440 •

American Lung Association 1475 E. 12 Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 784-2000 25200 Telegraph, Ste. 110 Southfield 48033 (248) 351-7979 30200 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 170 Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 705-6677 •

Understanding that individuals have different schedules in their lives, we provide a variety of options in the morning, afternoon, and evening, depending on your needs. We also have an online therapy option if it is difficult for you to get in to the office. Give yourself the gift of self-care and give us a call or visit our website at

National Arab American Medical Association 2265 Livernois, Ste. 720 Troy 48083 (248) 646-3661 • 20411 W. 12 Mile Rd., Ste. 108 Southfield 48076 (800) 546-5268 •

Oakland County Medical Society

Michigan Lupus Foundation

step. Our therapists recognize that and work hard to make sure that you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. We have over 75 years of experience among our clinicians. Whether it is a question about a brief concern or a more significant mental health or substance abuse concern, we can help you to begin your journey to overall health.

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

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

Making the decision to schedule an appointment with a counselor takes a great deal of courage. From the first phone call, you have taken a big

Michigan Parkinson Foundation

39577 Woodward Ave., Ste. 230 Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 773-4000 •

Oakland County Dental Society 16205 W. 14 Mile Rd., Ste. 201 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 540-9333

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 Call the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Office at (248) 858-0100 for more information.



Call 248-266-6166 945 S. Rochester Road, Suite 101 Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307


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 For further questions call the Health Division at (248) 858-1306.

Poison Control Center

Childrens Hospital of Michigan Troy

Childrens Hospital of Michigan 4160 John R, Ste 616 Detroit, 48201 (800) 222-1222 •

Doctors Hospital of Michigan

Tri-County Dental Health Council 29699 Southfield Rd. Southfield 48076 248-559-7767

350 W. Big Beaver, Troy 48084 (248) 524-7180 •

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

McLaren-Oakland (osteopathic)

50 N. Perry St., Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Unified 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Ste. 230 Detroit 48202 •  (313) 446-9800 Comprehensive AIDS service organization providing HIV related services through compassionate direct care, prevention and outreach.

44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-3000 •

Genesee County Genesys Regional Medical Center

1 Genesys Parkway, Grand Blanc, 48439 (810) 606-5000 •

Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan 30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728 Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 882-5720 •

Visiting Physicians Association Metropolitan Detroit Office 21540 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Ste 200 Southfield 48076 (248) 352-2000 • (888) 742-0285

Hospice Hospice of Michigan 400 Galleria Office Center, Ste. 400 Southfield, 48034 24-hour information line: (888) 247-5701 • Serving Oakland County

St. Joseph Mercy Home Care & Hospice 34505 W 12 Mile Rd., Ste 100 Farmington Hills 48331 (855) 559-7178 •

Assisted Living, Home Care, Nursing Centers & Retirement Homes Please see the information listed under this caption in the Basics section.

Hospitals & Health Systems Oakland County Ascension Providence Hospital-Rochester

1101 W. University Dr., Rochester 48307 (248) 652-5000 •

Ascension St. John Hospital Cancer Center

1901 Star Batt Dr. Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 844-4000 •

Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak

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

Beaumont Hospital – Troy

44201 Dequindre, Troy 48085 (248) 964-5000 •


Education For Information about the school systems servicing the Greater Rochester Area please call or log on: Avondale School District 2940 Waukegan St, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 (248) 537-6000 •

Lake Orion Community Schools 315 N. Lapeer St., Lake Orion, MI (248) 693-5400 •

Rochester Community Schools 501 W. University Dr. , Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 726-3000 •

Romeo Community Schools 316 N. Main St. , Romeo, MI 48065 (586) 752-0200 •

Toddlers and Preschoolers Preschool through 8th Grade • Small learning groups • STEM education • Advanced math curriculum • Spanish for all ages

To schedule a tour, please call

To schedule a tour

• Small learning groups.

please contact us at

• Spanish every day for all ages.

(248) 814-1111

(248) 475-9999

• Proven curriculum for learning reading, writing and math.

3739 Kern Road Rochester Hills, MI 48363

• Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Alpine Academy 3100 W. Gunn Rd. Oakland, MI 48363

PRESCHOOL TO 8TH GRADE • Providing a Christ-centered education since 1943 • Pre-K 3’s, Pre-K 4’s, and Young 5’s session options • Kindergarten options include Half Day and Full Day as well as Half to Full Day progression • Competitive athletics program • Comprehensive fine arts with performance opportunities • Accredited by Michigan Non-public School Accrediting Association and National Lutheran Schools Accreditation View our website for current enrollment event information, or contact us today for a personal tour. We welcome your visit! 1011 W. University Dr. | Rochester, MI 48307 248.402.8012 |


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.

Houses of Worship Abiding Presence Lutheran Church 1550 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 651-6550 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 Christ Community Church 501 E. University Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 652-7888 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1610 Brewster Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 651-0728 Church of the Holy Redeemer 3050 Grant Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 852-4081 City Light Church 180 S. Livernois Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 759-4978 Congregation Shir Tikvah 3900 Northfield Parkway Troy, MI 48084 (248) 649-4418 Covenant Christian Church 900 W Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 650-3770 Creekside Christian Church 925 E. Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 531-8360 Crown of Life Lutheran Church 2975 Dutton Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 652-7720 Doxa Church 3821 S Adams Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 844-2361 Epic Church 47488 Dequindre Shelby Township, MI 48317 (248) 606-4348

Faith Church 160 W Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-3535 First Assembly of God 4435 N Rochester Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 652-3353 First Baptist Church of Rochester 6377 Orion Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 652-6151 First Church Christ Scientist 1119 N Main St Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 652-3155 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 Gethsemane Lutheran Church 1892 E Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 852-8150 Hanbit Korean Christian Reformed Church 1849 S Livernois Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 608-9888 Heart of the Hills Christian 5085 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306 (248) 652-7774 Islamic Association of Greater Detroit 879 W. Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 852-5657 Jehovah's Witnesses 3400 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 375-2131 Korean First Baptist Church 127 E Avon Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 656-3355 Living Word Lutheran Church 2975 Dutton Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48306 (248) 651-5316 Sharing space with Crown of Life Lutheran

Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word Troy Historical Village 66 Wattles, Troy, MI 48098 (248) 930-0173

Meadowbrook Christian Church 2741 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 659-8481 Oak Arbor Church 495 Oak Arbor Circle, W. Rochester, MI 48306 (248) 652-3420 Oakland Christian Church 5100 N Adams Rd Rochester, MI 48306 (248) 276-9900 Paint Creek United Methodist Church 4420 Collins Rd Oakland, MI 48306 (248) 652-1583 Rochester Church of Christ 250 W Avon Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-1933 Rochester Church of Nazarene 1799 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 651-5744

St Mary’s of the Hills 2675 John R Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 853-5390 St Paul Albanian Community Center 525 W Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-8091 St Paul United Methodist 620 Romeo St. Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-9361 St Philip's Episcopal Church 100 Romeo Rd Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-6188 Sikh Gurdwara Temple 271 W Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 651-1139 Turning Point Apostolic Ministries 900 W University Dr. Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 266-6638

Rochester Hills Baptist Church 3300 S Livernois Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 852-0585

Unity Church of Rochester 1038 Harding Ave Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 656-0120

St Andrew Catholic Church 1400 Inglewood Ave Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 651-7486

University Presbyterian Church 1385 S Adams Rd Ste 1 Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 375-0400

St Irenaeus Church 771 Old Perch Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 651-9595

Vision Baptist Church 3931 W Auburn Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 852-4438

St John Lutheran Church 1011 W. University Dr. Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 402-8000 St Lukes United Methodist Church 3980 Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309 (248) 373-6960 St Mark Orthodox Church 400 W Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 656-1630

Watchers of Truth 145 S. Livernois, Box 350 Rochester 48307 800-435-1977 Woodside Bible Church 6600 Rochester Rd. Troy, MI 48085 (248) 879-8533 Zen Meditation Center of Michigan 1370 John R Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 650-2999


Clubs and Organizations AA – Alcoholics Anonymous (District 16 & 20) Immediate help hotline (248) 332-3521 Al-Anon Family Groups Central Oakland County Office 3720 Elizabeth Lake Road, Waterford 48328 248-706-1020 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Rochester MI Branch Meetings are held at the Community House. Interest groups include: • AAUW Juniors • Chix Flix • Book Groups • Bridge Groups • Great Decisions • Dinner and Night Music • Kaleidoscope • Galloping Gourmets • International Couples Potluck American Legion Homer Wing Post 172 234 Walnut Blvd., Rochester 48307 (248) 651-2247 Assisance League® of Southeastern Michigan 248-656-0414 The ReSale Connection - part of ALSM Associates of Rochester College (ARC) 800 W. Avon, Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 218-2000 Authors in April P.O. Box 81634, Rochester 48308 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 Boy Scout Troop 101 Rochester Hills, MI. Follow on Facebook. Boy Scout Troop 123 Boy Scout Troop 255 Community Foundation of Greater Rochester 303 East St.,, PO Box 80431, Rochester, MI 48308 (248) 608-2804 Raises funds in a variety of ways to provide local grants and scholarships. Contemporary Knitters Guild Meetings at the Community House 3rd Monday of the month CORE (community resource exchange) Meetings at the Library Corinthian Lodge #241 F.&A.M. 318 Walnut St. , P.O. Box 80003 Rochester, MI 48307 248-651-1529 Masonic Lodge of Freemasons Cribbage Club of S.E. Michigan #295 (248) 299-8220 www.cribbageclubofsemichigan. org Weekly tournaments September - May at C.K. Diggs Restaurant Fraternal Order of Eagles #2634 650 Woodward, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-9874 Friends of theClinton River Trail P.O. Box 81971, Rochester 48308 Friends of the Rochester Public Library (248) 650-7160 Volunteers run the gift shop, book cart and book sales. Freedom Road Transportation (248) 232-1259 Volunteer driver program


Gold Wing Road Riders Association Michigan District Region - D Social club for riders of all types of motorcycles Greater Oakland Republican Club P.O. Box 583, Lake Orion 48361 (248) 318-0072 Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association 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) 664-9268 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. Knights of Columbus • St. Mary of the Hills Council 13950 (248) 853-5390 • Father Baumgartner Council 5452 League of Women Voters (248) 594-6602 Leader Dogs for the Blind 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 651-9011 MADD Michigan Office 1739 W. Big Beaver Rd., Ste. 200, Troy 48084 (248) 528-1745 News, events, victim impact panel locations. Meadowbrook Hall Docents (248) 364-6200 Meadowbrook Theatre Guild (248) 370-3349 Michigan Humane Society 3600 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 852-7420 Michigan Senior Olympics 650 Letica Dr., Rochester 48306 (248) 608-0250 Newcomers and Neighbors Club of the Greater Rochester Area P.O. Box 80134, Rochester 48308 (248) 805-1385 Interest groups include: • Book Groups • Coffee Groups • Lunch and Dinner Groups • Cooking • Friday Night Movies • Bunco • Members on the Go • Meadowbrook Theatre Ushering • Pub Night North Oakland Concert Band 2183 Willow Leaf Ct. S., Rochester Hills 48309 North Oakland Family YMCA 3378 E. Walton Blvd., Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 370-9622 Oakland Audubon Society P. O. Box 796, Birmingham 48012 (248) 646-1200 Oakland County Genealogical Society P.O. Box 1094, Birmingham 48012 Oakland Literacy Council 43700 Woodward Ave., Ste. 20, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 253-1617 Paint A Miracle 400 Water St., LL4, Rochester 48307 (248) 652-2702

Paint Creek Folklore Society Paint Creek Garden Club Pontiac Area Vicariate Sacred Heart Parish 3400 Adams, Auburn Hills 48326 (248) 852-4170 Rochester Area Democratic Club (248) 656-8891 Rochester Area Jaycees P.O. Box 80161, Rochester 48308 (248) 652-7777 Monthly meetings at Community House Rochester Area Optimists Club P.O. Box 80613, Rochester 48308 Contact Bill at (248) 207-6155 Rochester Area Republican Club (586) 604-0501 Meetings downtown Rochester. Rochester Community Chorus (248) 218-2141 Rochester Community House 816 Ludlow, Rochester 48307 (248) 651-0622 Rochester Community Schools Foundation 501 W. University Dr., Rochester 48307 (248) 726-3190 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) The Rochester Garden Club 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 Barbershop chorus practices at Oak Arbor Church School Rochester Junior Women’s Club P.O. Box 80743, Rochester 48308 (248) 266-2913 Monthly meetings at Community House. Rochester Lions Club P.O. Box 80393, Rochester 48308 Meets two times a month at the River Crest Banquet Facility Rochester Rotary P.O. Box 81523, Rochester 48308 (248) 327-4555 Weekly meetings at the River Crest Banquet Facility Rochester Symphony Guild (248) 340-9215 Monthly meetings at the Royal Park Hotel Rochester Toastmasters #4890 Pixley Memorial Hall, 322 W. University, Rochester 48307 Mike Andrews (248) 828-5649 Meets at the hall two times a month. Stony Creek Model Railroad Club Contact: Monthly meetings. Stony Creek No. 5 F.&A.M. 318 Walnut St., P.O. Box 80003, Rochester 48308 (248) 651-7181 Masonic Lodge of Freemasons

Profile for Keaton Publications Group LLC

2019 Greater Rochester Lifestyle Resource Guide Issue  

The Greater Rochester Area Lifestyle is the premier resource guide for Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. Lifestyle focusses o...

2019 Greater Rochester Lifestyle Resource Guide Issue  

The Greater Rochester Area Lifestyle is the premier resource guide for Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. Lifestyle focusses o...

Profile for jeribits