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WHAT’S INSIDE Welcome to the 5B’s and Franklin……………4 Community Profiles.…..6
Bloomfield Hills………..…..…6 Bloomfield Township………….7 Birmingham…………….……....9 Beverly Hills…………….......…....10 Bingham Farms………….…........11 Franklin Village……………..……...12
Things to Do………….……..…14 Parks……………………………..24 Basics…………………….…......…29 From Archives & Museums to Zip Codes and everything in between – comprehensive information about the Birmingham Bloomfield Area
Civics…………………………………….35 Sports & Recreation………………….…36 Health Care…………………………………41 Houses of Worship………………….……….42 Clubs and Organizations……………..……….43 2
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to the 5 B’s and Franklin
Birmingham Bloomfield is comprised of six communities - Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and Franklin. It is a highly sought after area for shopping, living and investment. While the Birmingham Bloomfield community represents upscale living at the upper end of the Telegraph and Woodward Corridors in Oakland County, each community has its own individual personality.
Birmingham, with its central downtown shopping district, has a more urban quality with high-end retail, restaurants and varied housing options. Franklin gives a glimpse of the past with its quaint district of boutique shops and eateries, along with a neighboring cider mill. Bloomfield Hills has large homesteads in beautiful settings and a community of historic distinction – the Cranbrook Educational Community. Bingham Farms and Beverly Hills are mostly residential and serve as bedroom communities to Birmingham and Detroit. Both have areas of commerce, along Telegraph Road and Southfield Road. Bloomfield Township is more suburban with most of its residential areas in well maintained subdivisions, with retail along Telegraph Road and shopping areas at major intersections. These distinctive personalities lend themselves to a diverse blend of residents and lifestyles, which extends to the retail and restaurant offerings and to those who come to visit. Birmingham Bloomfield’s location also makes it convenient to the vast number of cultural and recreational assets that are available in Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan. It does not matter if you are a long-time business or resident, or someone who just arrived. WELCOME TO BIRMINGHAM BLOOMFIELD! Enjoy!
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ADDENDUM: Bloomfield Hills
Area: 5 square miles. Boundaries: Quarton Road to Hickory Grove, Lahser Road to areas east of Kensington Road and west of Squirrel Road. Population: 4,489 Median Sale Price: $713,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Family Income: $179,000 Economic Base: Residential, 10-15% of property is occupied by Although Bloomfield Hills is small in size (five square miles) and private schools and clubs. Tax Rates: (2021) Per $1,000 Homestead Non-Homestead is limited in population it features some of the most beautiful Birmingham School District: 36.6001 48.3213 residential settings in the country with an exclusive quality of life. Bloomfield Hills School District: 36.0834 47.9749 Library: Baldwin Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700, www.baldwinlib.org Lending library bookshelf in City Hall. Houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, J. Robert Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, F. Swanson and Minoru Yamasaki can be found along its winding Bloomfield Hills Public Schools (248) 341-5400 residential roads. Many of these estates are graciously secluded Protection: Public Safety- (248) 644-4200. Emergencies call 911. behind ivied walls and lush landscaping. Caretaker or in-law cottages, Transportation: Bloomfield Hills is an opt-out community. No bus service is available. Bloomfield Township Seniors Services offers door to door medical terraced gardens and ponds, private tennis courts and swimming transportation to seniors. Call (248) 723-3500
pools are standard features for these one-of-a-kind estates. New construction stays in step with the old with the new enclaves offering unparallel luxury for high achieving residents, many of whom are leaders in business, the professions, education and the arts. Private schools, religious institutions and private clubs occupy approximately 10-15% of Bloomfield Hills. The Cranbrook Educational Community alone covers 315 acres. While most of these clubs and institutions are not part of the tax base they do make an outsized contribution, which cannot be duplicated or replaced, to the unique social, spiritual and intellectual lifestyle of Bloomfield Hills. 6
Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Comcast (cable), SOCWA (248) 288-5150, GFL Wastehauler (844) 464-3587 (See Basics) City of Bloomfield Hills 45 E. Long Lake Road • Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 644-1520 • www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court………………………………………………………(248) 647-1141 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber……………………….…………….(248) 644-1700 Bloomfield Hills Recreation………………………………..……………(248) 341-6400 The Community House………………………………….……………...(248) 644-5832 Cranbrook Educational Community……………………..…………..(248) 645-3000 Critter Control……………………………………………………..…..(734) 454-7171 Hazardous Waste - S.O.C.R.R.A. …………………………….… (248) 288-5150
Bloomfield Township is one of the most desirable communities in the State of Michigan for your business or home.
Known for its natural beauty, it features scenic lakes and streams, rolling hills and winding roads. Located in proximity to the region’s major expressways and thoroughfares, its 26 square miles has a population of approximately 41,000. Ninety-five percent of the Township is residential with houses ranging from small, affordable homes to grand estates. Many of the region’s top executives live in Bloomfield Township because of its amenities and excellent public services. Education is a high priority for Township residents. Bloomfield Hills Schools and Birmingham Public Schools are the main public school systems serving the community, with Avondale and Pontiac schools covering small areas. A number of private schools with national reputations for excellence are also within the Township’s borders. Reflecting the area’s rich cultural mix, many of the world’s religions are represented by places of worship in the community, such as Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth El and the Muslim Unity Center. Several well-known landmarks are located within the Township, most notably Oakland Hills Country Club and the Franklin Cider Mill.
The range of businesses that call Bloomfield Township home range from international headquarters to specialty boutiques. Most are located along Telegraph, Maple and Square Lake Roads and Woodward Avenue. Bloomfield Township has Sound management practices have resulted in a safety paths that connect schools, AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s that shopping areas and points of interest allows Bloomfield Township to deliver a full range for walkers, joggers and bikers. of top-quality public services.
Log on to the Township website www.bloomfieldtwp.org for a map of the existing and proposed safety paths.
If you are looking for a welcoming community for your family or business, consider Bloomfield Township – it’s where you want to be!
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ADDENDUM: Bloomfield Township Area: 26 square miles. Boundaries: Inkster Road to Adams Road, 14 Mile to Square Lake are the rough boundaries with neighborhoods outside of these limits and the City of Bloomfield Hills within. Bloomfield Village covers approximately one square mile from Maple to Quarton and Lahser to Birmingham on the east. Population: 44,470 Median Sale Price: $500,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Household Income: $133,000 Economic Base: Primarily residential with large concentrated areas of retail/office space along Maple Road, Telegraph Road and Woodward Ave. 2021 Millage Rates (Per $1,000) Avondale Public Schools: Birmingham Public Schools: Bloomfield Hills Public Schools: Pontiac Public Schools: Bloomfield Village:
36.8112 38.7900 38.2733 31.5104 40.4040
54.8112 50.5112 50.1648 49.5104 52.1252
Treasurer’s Office: 433-7705 Library: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Township, (248) 642-5800, www.btpl.org Schools: Avondale Public Schools (248) 537-6000 Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000 Bloomfield Hills Public Schools (248) 341-5400 Pontiac Public Schools (248) 451-6800 Protection: Fire (248) 433-7745 • Police (248) 433-7755 EMS dial 911
Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes along Woodward Ave., Maple Road and Telegraph Road. Connector advanced reservations for curb to curb service call (866) 962-5515 or visit www.smartbus.org. Senior Services provides transport door to door for seniors with advanced reservations. (248) 723-3500 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Comcast (cable), Township Water (248) 594-2800 GFL Wastehaulers (844) 464-3587 (See Basics) Bloomfield Township 4200 Telegraph Road • Bloomfield Township 48302 (248) 433-7700 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org Bloomfield Village Association 3595 Bradway Blvd. • Bloomfield Village 48301 (248) 594-8376 • www.bloomfieldvillage.net Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court…………………………………..(248) 647-1141 Animal Shelter……………………………………….(248) 433-7757 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber…………………(248) 644-1700 Bloomfield Community Television…………………(248) 433-7790 Bloomfield Twp. Assessor’s Office.……………….(248) 433-7710 Clerks Office…………………………………………(248) 433-7702 Senior Center………………………………………..(248) 723-3500 Water Emergencies………………………………....(248) 733-7730 For more information about Homeowner Associations log on to www.bloomfieldtwp.org – “Living in Bloomfield” drop down menu, click on Homeowner Associations
ADDENDUM: Birmingham Area: 4.8 square miles.
Boundaries: 14 Mile to Quarton/Big Beaver, Cranbrook Road to area east of Adams Road.
Population: 21,878 Median Sale Price: $628,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Household Income: $123,000 Economic Base: Residential with significant retail/office space. Tax Rates: (2021) Homestead 40.2093 per $1,000. (Call Treasurer for Non-Homestead rate.) Libraries: Baldwin Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700; Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, (248) 642-5800. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, Community Education City of Birmingham (248) 203-3800, Early Childhood Center (248) 203-5800, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818 Birmingham is a vibrant community that’s maintained its small Protection: 2 Stations: Adams Road and Maple and Chesterfield Roads Fire town charm. Because of its compact size Birmingham has been Stations (248) 530-1906, Police Department (248) 530-1870, Dial 911 for EMS. named to the “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities” with a downTransportation: SMART bus fixed routes and Connector reservations call (866) town that boasts a diverse assortment of shops, restaurants, salons, 962-5515, www.smartbus.org. NEXT provides Community Transit Service for seniors, call (248) 203-5270. spas, art galleries, antique dealers and clothiers. Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Comcast, Wide Open West (WOW) cable, municipal water and sewer. Birmingham’s pedestrian friendly downtown is strengthened by its Trash collection, call Car Trucking at (586) 791-8480 (See Basics) beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods. Quality of life is supported by City of Birmingham two top-rated nine-hole golf courses, beautiful parks and an 151 Martin Street, P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham 48012 (248) 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org updated ice arena. Housing is primarily single-family homes of
exceptional value with condos, townhomes and lofts throughout the downtown and rail district areas. With few remaining building sites, Birmingham’s “building boom” is powered by renovations, additions and new construction that replaces older less functional buildings. Education is highly valued. The schools, both public and private, offer a tradition of academic excellence that consistently rank them as some of the finest schools in the country. Sports and extra-curricular activities are also an important part of Birmingham’s successful education system. With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you not only as a place to live, but a place to work, shop and dine.
Additional Phone Numbers: 48th District Court Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Birmingham Shopping District Birmingham Youth Assistance Bulky Trash Pickup City Clerk City Treasurer Community Coalition (substance abuse) The Community House Ice Arena Lincoln Hills Golf Course (sledding in winter) Oakland County Assessor’s Office S.O.C.R.R.A. (hazardous waste and recycling drop-off) Springdale Park & Golf Course Stray Animal Housing at Gasow Veterinary Hospital YMCA
(248) 647-1141 (248) 644-1700 (248) 530-1200 (248) 203-4300 (248) 530-1700 (248) 530-1880 (248) 530-1890 (248) 203-4615 (248) 644-5832 (248) 530-1642 (248) 530-1670 (248) 858-0776 (248) 288-5150 (248) 530-1660 (248) 644-7171 (248) 644-9036
Beverly Hills Beverly Hills has something for everyone! • “Best place in Michigan to buy a home” – Simplemost 2017 • “Beverly Hills was ranked the 2nd safest community in Michigan” – Safewise 2019 • Quiet, pleasant neighborhoods in this 4.25 square mile community • Enjoy outdoor recreation and community activities at 34 acre Beverly Park, Riverside Park, and 2 nature preserves • Part of the Birmingham Public School system which consistently ranks one of the best in the nation and home to Detroit Country Day School • Minutes from the shops and restaurants of Birmingham and Royal Oak • Conveniently located with access to four major freeways connecting you to the rest of Metro Detroit
Oakland County’s B est K ept S ecre t ADDENDUM: Beverly Hills
Area: 4 square miles.
Boundaries: 13 Mile to 14 Mile with a few neighborhoods south of 13 Mile, Lahser Road to Greenfield Road with a few neighborhoods west of Lahser. Population: 10,690
Median Home Sale Price: $421,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Household Income: $127,000
Economic Base: Residential with retail/office complexes located at 13 Mile and Southfield Road intersection. Tax Rates: (2021) Southfield Township assessments homestead 41.1372 per $1,000, non-homestead 51.8584. Call Southfield Township with questions, (248) 540-3420. Libraries: Baldwin Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700; Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, (248) 642-5800. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000 Community Education (248) 203-3800 Early Childhood Center (248) 203-5800, Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818
Beverly Hills Village Hall 18500 W. 13 Mile Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 646-6404 www.villagebeverlyhills.com
Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 540-3420 http://southfieldtownship.org Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Animal Control (Southfield Township)……………………….. (248) 540-3420
Protection: Full time Public Safety – Police & Fire, (248) 540-3400; EMS dial 911.
Stray Animal Housing & Greenfield Animal Hospital………. (248) 356-1100
Transportation: SMART bus fixed routes along Greenfield Road, Southfield Road, and 13 Mile and 14 Mile Roads. Connector and advanced reservations call (866) 962-5515. More information is online at www.smartbus.org. Community partnership with NEXT, for seniors and disabled call (248) 203-5270
Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber…………………………….(248) 644-1700
Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (U-VERSE), Comcast and Wide Open West (WOW) cable, Detroit Water and Sewer (call Beverly Hills for billing questions and emergencies) or private wells (water). (See Basics)
The Community House……………………………………...…(248) 644-5832 Parks & Rec…………………………………………………….. (248) 646-6404 S.O.C.R.R.A. (hazardous waste and recycling drop-off)…...(248) 288-5150
Bi ngham Farm COMMUNITY PROFILE
The Village of Bingham Farms is a small community slightly more than a square mile in size. Incorporated in 1955, the village is unique in that it has virtually no retail establishments, yet it is home to significant commercial/office developments along its Telegraph Road boundary. Most of the office projects were developed in the 1980’s. Although squarely in the path of development that took place along Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms has been able to maintain its rural charm. Most of the Village is made up of scenic wooded lots with homes of exceptional style and value. The Village of Franklin is no more than a mile away where residents can take advantage of its charming shopping district and historic cider mill (in season). A few miles to the north and northeast are Bloomfield Township and Birmingham with their upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. Birmingham Public Schools service Bingham Farm residents with a number of nationally renowned private schools nearby, all of which give village residents an exceptional choice of educational options.
ADDENDUM: Bingham Farms
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Area: 1.25 square miles. Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Lahser Road. Population: 1,175 Median Sale Price: $450,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Household Income: $131,000 Economic Base: Residential with significant office/commercial buildings along Telegraph Road. Tax Rates: (2021) Southfield Township assessments homestead 36.2166 per $1,000, non-homestead 47.9378. Call Village Treasurer for any additional information. Library: Baldwin Public Library, 300 Merrill, Birmingham, (248) 647-1700. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000, Community Education (248) 203-3800 Early Childhood Center (248) 203-5800 Project Find (Special Education) (248) 203-5818. Protection: Franklin-Bingham Police (248) 626-9672, Police Dispatcher (248) 626-5444, Franklin-Bingham Fire (248) 626-9862, EMS dial 911. Transportation: SMART bus operates fixed routes along Telegraph Road and 14 Mile Road. To make Connector reservations in advance for door to door service call (866) 962-5515. More information online at www.smartbus.org. Community Partnership with NEXT, for seniors and disabled: advanced registration (248) 203-5270 Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Comcast (cable), Oakland County Water & Sewer (water), Trash Pick-up CAR Trucking (586) 791-8480 Village of Bingham Farms 24255 13 Mile, Suite 190 • Bingham Farms 48025 • (248) 644-0044 www.binghamfarms.org Southfield Township Hall 18550 W. 13 Mile • Beverly Hills 48025 • (248) 540-3420 Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court…………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Animal Control……………………………………………………..(248) 540-3420 The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber…………………………. (248) 644-1700 Car Trucking (private refuse pick-up)……………………………(586) 791-8480 The Community House……………………………………………(248) 644-5832 S.O.C.R.R.A. (Hazardous Waste)………………………………...(248) 288-5150 YMCA……………………………………………………………….(248) 644-9036
For many years Franklin was a quiet country crossroad. But, with the advent of the automobile and the accompanying surge in suburban living, Franklin saw an uptick in popularity as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Metro Detroit. With a handful of historic buildings serving as a central shopping district, a nearby historic cider mill, fenced properties with repurposed horse barns and a beautiful town-commons, Franklin has the feel of a small New England town.
The village is made up of single-family homes on larger lots. You will find quaint Victorian cottages and sleek contemporary homes. All co-exist in harmony in the wooded hills of Franklin. Residents have easy access to all the amenities of the Birmingham Bloomfield area. School age children attend Birmingham Public Schools, one of the best school systems in the state, or they can attend one of the many top-notch private schools that are in the area. Residents participate in any number of village clubs or activities –be it membership in The Village Band, The Franklin Historical Society or a village board/commission. The active involvement of residents is a statement of community pride and an underlying strength of the Franklin community.
www.franklin.mi.us ADDENDUM: Franklin Village
Area: 2.7 square miles. Boundaries: 12 Mile to 14 Mile, Telegraph Road to Inkster Road. Population: 3,170 Median Home List Price: $775,000 (Dec. 2021) Median Household Income: $162,000 Economic Base: Residential with small retail/office downtown. Tax Rates: (2021) Southfield Township assessments homestead 34.9397 per $1,000, non-homestead 46.6609 plus a 1% administration fee. Call Finance Clerk – (248) 626-9666 for any additional information. Libraries: Franklin Public Library, 32455 Franklin Road, (248) 851-2254. Card holders may also use the Bloomfield Township Library. Schools: Birmingham Public Schools (248) 203-3000. Protection: Franklin-Bingham Fire Department (248) 626-9862, Franklin-Bingham Police Department (248) 626-9672, EMS dial 911. Volunteer mobile watch program operates daily. Non-emergency 248-626-5444. Transportation: Franklin Village Cab (248) 851-3399. SMART bus offers fixed routes along Telegraph Road, Northwestern Hwy, and 13 and 14 Mile Roads. For Connector curb-to-curb service, call (866) 962-5515 for reservations. Community partnership with NEXT for seniors and disabled call (248) 203-5270.
Utilities: DTE Energy (electric), Consumers Energy (gas), AT&T (phone), Comcast (cable), Oakland County operates and maintains well water drinking systems(248) 858-1110. Trash pickup and recycling contracted with GFL Environmental (844) 464-3587 Village of Franklin Southfield Township Hall 32325 Franklin Road, 18550 W. 13 Mile Franklin 48025 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us (248) 540-3420 Additional Phone Numbers: 46th District Court…………………………………………………(248) 796-5800 Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce………………(248) 644-1700 Cider Mill (seasonal)……………………………………………… (248) 626-8261 The Community House……………………………………………(248) 644-5832 Franklin Community Church……………………………………...(248) 626-6606 Franklin Historical Museum……………………………………… (248) 538-0273 Franklin Community Association…………………………………(248) 626-5014 Main Street Franklin……………………………………………….(248) 626-9666 Village Band……………………………………………………….. (248) 626-5474 S.O.C.R.R.A. (Hazardous Waste)……………………………….. (248) 288-5150
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Whether you’re visiting, thinking of moving here or are lucky to call one of 5 B’s or Franklin home, we hope you take advantage of the wonderful gardens, parks, galleries, museums, and community theater groups that seem to be around every corner. Enjoy the next few pages of some favorite venues and others that may take you on a new adventure. Please be sure to check if there are any admission fees and hours of operation are also important since many attractions are seasonal and adjust their hours appropriately. But most of all, get out and go – you need them, they need you – a match made in heaven – HAVE FUN!
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, art camps for children, juried exhibitions, the Michigan Fine Arts Competition and Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may be purchased at the Gallery Shop. Closed Sundays.
Birmingham Concert Band
P.O. Box 335 • Birmingham 48012 (313) 737-7662 • www.birminghamconcertband.com This community band is open to all, practices weekly and will perform at special events (for a fee). The “BCB Entertainers” is a subset of this group and is also available by calling (248) 642-0397. Log on to website for concert schedule.
The Birmingham Museum
556 W. Maple Road, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1928 • www.bhamgov.org The museum and park are made up of the1822 Hunter House, 1928 Allen House and John West Hunter Historic Park. Linked by the History Plaza, the complex is a must-see or those interested in the areas of history. Admission is $5.00 for Students and Seniors and $7.00 for adults. Single admission includes a tour of the Allen and Hunter Houses.
Cranbrook Educational Community
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions features a state-of-the-art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc. www.cranbrookartmuseum.org
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Franklin Cider Mill
7450 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 626-8261 • www.franklincidermill.com A living piece of local history with the best cider and donuts you will ever have. Seasonal, so make sure you check the dates it opens and closes as well as the hours of operation.
St. Dunstan’s Playhouse
400 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, 48304 (844) 386-7826 • www.stdunstanstheatre.com Independent non-profit community theatre group on the grounds of the Cranbrook Community.
Village Players of Birmingham
34660 Woodward, Birmingham (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com Community and youth theatre and summer theatrearts camp.
Saarinen House – (248) 645-3307 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.
Smith House – (248) 645-3307 Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith House” located in Bloomfield Hills; this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the Museum for more info.
The Community House 380 South Bates St., Birmingham, 48009 www.communityhouse.com 248-644-5832
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Downtown Birmingham is well known for hosting signature events throughout the year. Please visit www.AllinBirmingham.com/calendar for information on the Birmingham Farmers Market, Movie Nights, Day on the Town, Holiday Events and more. Avon Players
1185 Washington, Rochester Hills 48306 (248) 608-9077 • www.avonplayers.org Commnunity theatre September - May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information.
Clarkston Village Players
4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 (248) 625-8811• www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.
Cranbrook House and Garden – (248) 645-3147 Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit. The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. House tours June thru October. www.housegardens.cranbrook.edu Cranbrook Institute of Science - (248) 645-3200. Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need to log on to science.cranbrook.edu
The Community House holds several special events throughout the year. For more information about the 2022 event schedule, tickets, etc. contact
209 Hamilton Row, Birmingham 48009 (248) 385-0500 and Birmingham 8 211 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham 48009 (248) 723-6230 www.emagine-entertainment.com/theatres Both are limited capacity neighborhood theaters incorporating reclining chairs, gourmet snacks, reserved seating, in-seat service and other upscale amenities such as valet parking.
MORE THAN JUST ART! The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has numerous programs, classes and exhibitions that demonstrate ART is universal in application, enjoyment, diversity and understanding. Programs may be virtual or in-person. Your best bet is to log on to www.bbArtCenter.org to find the program being offered, what exhibitions are showing and in what format. There could also be protocols that might impact how the program will be held or what you want to do. Just remember it’s– MORE THAN JUST ART!
Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak (248) 541-5717 • www.detroitzoo.org Open 362 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 230+ species. There are numerous attractions including a new Penguinarium, Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees.
Holly Dickens Festival
Late November/Early December each year. www.hollydickensfestival.org Lose yourself to the “Spirit of Christmas” by being part of a very real, very unique “A Christmas Carol” immersion. Be part of the oldest and longest running Dickens Festival in the United States.
KNOW Before You Go The Birmingham Bloomfield Area is getting back to normal. However, residents and visitors alike are encouraged to stay current on any local restrictions and/or recommendations being suggested, requested or enforced. The Birmingham Bloomfield Lifestyle offers pages of information that allows you to access websites or dial phone numbers to hundreds of locations and organizations. Please check with the organization or specific venue for updates regarding open dates, hours of operation and protocols that may be in place. Helpful information may also be found through the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce at www.bbcc.com.
Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (248) 553-2400 • www.holocaustcenter.org This is an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, European Jewish communities and Jewish visitors can research their roots in the world’s largest collection of books and resources. There are lecture series, travel opportunities, teacher seminars and a speakers’ bureau. Numerous exhibits and gift shop. Call for hours.
Lego Discovery Center
(Great Lakes Crossing) Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan This indoor family attraction is perfect for children ages 3 -10. There is a large play area, creative workshop, models of Detroit landmarks, Lego rides and 4-D theater. Closed Monday and Tuesday, tickets my be purchased online.
Main Street Downtown Rochester
Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com THE CHRISTMAS PARADE IS BACK! The parade is a televised event running down Main Street in Rochester in early December. Stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every six inches. A wonderful sight at night.
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (248) 626-5020 • www.marvin3m.com Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one-of-a-kind collectibles.
Michigan Renaissance Festival
12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • www.michrenfest.com A truly unique entertainment experience with knights in armor, joisting, strolling musicians, themed feasts and weekends, specialty acts and active marketplace. Runs from mid-August through September. Check the website for information about activities, events and festival fees.
In Oakland Couny
(on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, Rochester, 48309 Amphitheatre - (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavilion and lawn seating. Home to Meadow Brook Gardens as well.
Meadow Brook Hall - (248) 364-6200 www.meadowbrookhall.org The Matilda Dodge Wilson Estate (widow of auto baron John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 23 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 3 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year-round. Fee.
Meadow Brook Theatre
Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • www.mbtheatre.com Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. Over the years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of comedies, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to the lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Locate on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handicapped seating and free parking
Oakland County Fair
PO Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-8830 • www.oakfair.org This annual fair was founded in the 1880’s. 4-H fair memberships and event applications are available online.
Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford • (248) 858-5495 www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/farmers-market Open year round, but not on a daily basis, the market offers food specialty items, farm and garden produce and flea market booths on site. Log on for hours and links to vendor websites.
Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society
405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac (248) 338-6732 • www.ocphs.org Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Call Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for information and hours.
Olde World Canterbury Village
2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com A designated historical landmark, the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are specialty shops and restaurant on site along with cider mill. Call for hours.
Palazzo di Bocce
4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Closed Sundays and Mondays. Largest and most elaborate bocce facility in the United States, a unique venue and comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Play bocce on one of 10 indoor tournament-sized courts. Courtside snacking and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Soft-soled shoes and appropriate casual attire required for bocce play.
Paint Creek Center for the Arts
407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 657-4110 • www.pccart.org Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival® – which was designated as one of the top 10 art festival in the entire nation in 2018 and 2019.
Pine Knob Music Theatre
(313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.
205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.
Rochester Hills Museum
1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 www.rochesterhills.org (Click on “Things to Do”) Open year round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Tours available. Admission charge. Located in an 1840s Greek Revival farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was home to five generations. It features period furnishings and artifacts. Located within historic Stoney Creek Village, the area includes the 1848 Stoney Creek School, farmhouses and Greek Revival homes built before the Civil War. A self-guided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon.
Sea Life Aquarium (at Great Lakes Crossing)
4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, 48326 (866) 622-0605 • www.visitsealife.com This 35,000 square foot underwater world features 5,000 creatures in 20 themed displays. Come explore the interactive touch pool, walk through the ocean tunnel, watch the sharks feeding, and listen to the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for hours and tickets.
Stagecrafters (at the Historic Baldwin Theatre)
415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak 48061 (248) 541-6430 • www.stagecrafters.org September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.
Tree Runner Adventure Park
6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 www.treerunnerparks.com/westbloomfield Over 100 obstacles and zip lines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours. Also, one in Rochester Hills.
Upland Hills Farm
481 Lake George Rd., Oxford (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com Hayrides, camps and special events.
In Detroit Garden Bowl
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 • www.mlb.com There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum and restaurants add to the fun.
Detroit Artists Market
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 833-9700 • majesticdetroit.com For over 100 years this 16-lane bowling alley in Midtown has been a recreation destination. Full service bar and lounge, patio and pizza.
4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists.
Detroit Film Theatre
10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn (313) 846-6910 • forddrivein.com First Opened in 1950 this movie theatre always offers a double feature! Concession stand, playground, and restrooms available.
www.michigan.gov (Go to Dept. of Natural Resources) This state park can be accessed using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 982-acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs. Call for hours. The Whitcomb Conservatory, Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (313) 821-9844.
www.downtowndetroitparks.com Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Rocket Mortgage, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents.
Chamber Music Society of Detroit
440 Burroughs St., Detroit 48202 Office: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 www.chambermusicdetroit.org Detroit concerts at WSU Schaver Recital Hall. Grosse Pointe concerts at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Pontiac concerts at Flagstar Strand Theatre. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative program CMS is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more information about concerts and tickets, go to the website. Charles H. Wright Museum of
African American History
315 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org Open Tuesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit.
5200 Woodward Ave. (Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft Contemporary and classic films, special events for adults and children.
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805 www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy”, and “Doorway to Freedom” are fantastic! Call or log on to website for hours. Admission fee.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 576-5111 • www.dso.org Now over 100 years old, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Max M. Fisher Music Center.
Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 www.easternmarket.org Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This 11-acre open-air market sells fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, wines, flowers and plants. It is the largest historic public market district in the U.S.! The area also features specialty stores and restaurants.
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit (313) 833-7900 www.dia.org Considered one of the top museums in the country. Open Tuesday- Sunday. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations being recently completed. Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free.
Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre
1526 Broadway, Detroit Tickets (313) 237-7464 • www.michiganopera.org Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre first opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to flourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well... for tours see website.
Detroit Experience Factory (DXF)
440 Burroughs St., Ste 118, Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org Public and customized tours allow exploration of the city in a variety of ways - walking tours, bus tours, happy hour bar tours. Nothing is off limits, get creative and give DFX a call! Also, a great resource for house hunting, retail shopping, bar and restaurant locations. Lists and maps broken down by geographical areas.
2000 Brush, Detroit (313) 262-2100 www.detroitlions.com Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s) and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours and group tours are available.
2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows.
Monroe Street between Randolph and I-75. Authentic Greek restaurants, bakeries, shops, nightlife and a casino are all easily accessible to hotels and other attractions by the Detroit People Mover.
500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 (313) 963-4567 • www.guardianbuilding.com Built in 1928-29 this significant skyscraper is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the best examples of art-deco architecture. Standing tall at 40 floors, it is made of 1.8 million custom tangerine colored bricks and features glass from France, marble from Italy and Africa, Rookwood Pottery and Pewabic tile. The 5 story Michigan Mural and Tiffany clock make this Detroit gem a must see.
One Washington Blvd., Detroit • (313) 877-8777 www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com The convention center is the 17th largest in the country hosting conferences, conventions, and trade shows. The People Mover has a station on the 4th floor and the largest MoGo bike share station. Huntington Place has a large art collection on display and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store.
Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts.
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight-story building is built in a bowl shape with its floor 40 feet below street level. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the 2nd largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour info are online.
Majestic Theatre Center
4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations.
500 Temple Street, Detroit (313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts.
3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • midtowndetroitinc.org Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center.
Motown Historical Museum
2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit (313) 875-2264 • motownmuseum.org Currently closed for expansion construction. Projected opening in spring 2022. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; galleries featuring numerous displays and artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater, Detroit (844) 622-6367 • www.michigan.gov/oac This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.
10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday call for group tours.
Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million sq. ft., houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores located on the Detroit River.
Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue – the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.
121 Gratiot, Detroit (313) 481 -1850 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Open Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories are available by appointment. Call (313) 481-1862.
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum
Exhibits and artifacts located in the Coleman A. Young Gallery of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201. Admission charge. Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Aircraft, all youth programs and administrative offices at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 11499 Corner St., Detroit 48213 (313) 843-8849 • www.tuskegeemuseum.org Honors the legacy and achievements of the nation’s first all-black air fighter squadron.
The Heidelberg Project
Art Environment, 3600 Block of Heidelberg, Detroit 48207 (313) 458-8414 • www.heidelberg.org Artist Tyree Guyton has taken on urban blight and created an indoor/ outdoor art gallery incorporating found objects, sidewalks, vacant lots, and houses into his works. Log on for tour and lecture information.
Wayne State University Theatre & Dance
(313) 577-3508 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Gateway - New performance complex for theatre, music, dance and art-related events. Coming Fall 2022. • Hilberry Theatre - Will be renovated to become the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center for music and dance performances. • Underground at the Hilberry - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Theatre - Small theatre on the third floor of the Old Main Building.
Southwest of downtown at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. This area offers numerous annual events including Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Summer Mercado. Restaurants and craft stores abound.
Michigan Science Center
5020 John R, Detroit (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org Family oriented, hands-on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission charge.
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In Wayne County Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn (313) 582-2266 • www.arabamericanmuseum.org Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission charge. The museum is the first in the country to celebrate the Arab American story. Along with the exhibits there is an auditorium, library/resource center and gift shop. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and can access its programs, speakers, and artifacts. Call to confirm hours.
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the first gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores (313) 884-4222 • www.fordhouse.org Open Tuesday - Sunday with a variety of tours. Call for hours. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view.
Greenmead Historical Park
20501 Newburgh Road, www.Livonia.gov • (248) 477-7375 This 95-acre park site includes Greek revival farmhouse (exhibits), north barn, farmhand house, gardens, and historical village. The village includes homes built in mid-1800s, gift shops, picnic and recreational facilities.
Grosse Pointe Theatre
315 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing five plays, “main stage” plays and smaller “black box” productions. Log on for more info.
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms (313) 881-7511 • www.warmemorial.org On Lake St. Clair, this historic site serves as a center for enrichment programs, numerous community events and services in honor of veterans. Built in 1910 as the former home of Russell Alger.
Hamtramck Historical Museum
9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and future. Has a wide range of programs and services including slide/power point presentations, book signings, guest lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic cultural demonstrations (dance, song, etc.) video presentations and school programs. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4 pm or by appointment.
Mill Race Historical Village
(Downtown Northville) (248) 348-1845 This charming historical village was built on 12.5 acres of land preserving architectural styles found in the Northville community prior to 1900. The village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by. For additional information and calendar of events and activities log on to www.millracenorthville.org.
Motor City Youth Theatre
Grantland Street Playhouse 27555 Grantland, Livonia (313) 535-8962 • www.mcyt.org This high-quality group of children and adults puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Classes are offered for new actors ages 5-10.
Plymouth Historical Museum
155 S. Main Street, Plymouth (734) 455-8940 • www.plymouthhistory.org Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop.
Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill
10685 Warren Road, Plymouth (734) 455-2290 • www.plymouthorchards.com 16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, petting farm, music offered most weekends. Seasonal.
2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte • (734) 324-7284 Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian Ford-Mac Nichol home, built in 1896. The building features a wraparound porch, turret, six fireplaces, and original decor. The museum offers archives and exhibits highlighting local history; other buildings on site.
Yankee Air Museum
(located at historic Willow Run Airport) 47884 D Street, Belleville 48111 (734) 483-4030 • www.yankeeairmuseum.org Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for specific hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor Company built more than 8,500 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft and artifacts on display from World War 1 through the Vietnam era and beyond including jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight Experience rides on either a B-17 Flying Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at additional costs) are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. This small museum offers big memories and promises plenty of smiles.
In Macomb County Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society
16600 Stephens, Eastpointe (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.”
Michigan Transit Museum
200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career. Depot open every Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All The World’s a Stage
66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township (586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage.
Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Place Mount Clemens (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events.
Crocker House Museum
15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.com Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the first mayor of Mount Clemens. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and first Sunday of every month.
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51065 Washington, New Baltimore (586) 725-4755 Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is a now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Call for days and hours of operation.
Lorenzo Cultural Center
44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com Call for hours of operation, varies at different times of year. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Macomb Community College 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (586) 286-2222 • www.macombcenter.com This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery.
Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights www.313presents.com This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating.
Richmond Community Theatre
69619 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com For over 50 years, this community gem produces five shows per year involving a wide circle of actors, stage crafters, costume makers and the other creative talents that combine to create a magical experience.
Selfridge Military Air Museum
Selfridge Air National Guard Base M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information.
Starkweather Arts Center
219 N. Main Street, Romeo (586) 752-5700 • http://starkweatherarts.com This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop. Call for days and hours of operation.
In Washtenaw County Museum of Natural History University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building
1105 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-0478 • www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh Enjoy natural history from the comfort of your home. Explore the numerous exhibits, virtual field trips and the planetarium and dome theater. Simply log on the website and explore – fabulous resource for classrooms, home schoolers and families.
Kerrytown Market and Shops
4078 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 www.kerrytown.com Located blocks from downtown Ann Arbor this historic area features a wide variety of specialty markets, unique gift shops and restaurants. Log on for a list of all the “goodness” waiting for you!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E, Ann St., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 995-5439 • www.aahom.org Core to the museum’s mission is creating experiences for children. With four floors and more than 250 exhibits, special programs and workshops, this is a place to check out for the whole family.
201 W. North St., PO Box 460 Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1361 • www.site.jiffymix.com Home of the beloved cornbread muffin mix, this familyowned business started as a flour mill in 1901. In 1930 the first prepared mix was sold. By making the “Jiffy” brand affordable they helped many families during and after the depression. Products, recipes and tour information is online.
University of Michigan 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.thehillauditorium.com The auditorium is the largest performance space on the University of Michigan campus. Opened in 1913 it has hosted countless performances over the years from Leonard Bernstein to Bob Marley to G-Easy. Known for its acoustical richness it is a venue of stunning design and programming that caters to all tastes.
Michigan Firehouse Museum
110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 547-0663 • www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org 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.
Purple Rose Theatre
137 Park Street, Chelsea 48118 (734) 433-ROSE www.purplerosetheatre.org Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theater year-round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.
In Genesse County Birch Run
North on I-75 at Exit 136 (989) 624-6226 • www.premiumoutlets.com The Midwest’s largest outlet center featuring Coach, Pottery Barn, The Gap, Nike, Polo, Banana Republic, North Face, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, and more, plus numerous restaurants.
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
6140 Bray Road, Flint (810) 736-7100 or (800) 648-PARK. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for exact times of operation. Admission Fee. Railroad departs several times a day. The Village contains more than 30 historic structures from the 1800s, along with a steam locomotive, ferris wheel, carousel and paddlewheel riverboat. There are also Halloween and Christmas programs.
Fenton Village Players
14197 Torrey Rd., Fenton (810) 750-7700 • www.fentontheatre.org Provides professional quality theatre and includes children’s theatre program. Encourages involvement in various ways. Performances at Fenton Community Center.
Flint Children’s Museum
on the campus of Kettering University 1602 W. University (Third Ave.), Flint (810) 767-5437 • https://flintchildrensmuseum.org Technology, science and art all under one roof! There are more than 40 exhibits, all of them hands on, featuring monthly activities and themes so it’s always a different experience. Call for hours.
Flint Community Players
Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint Box office: (810) 441-9302. Created in 1929, this local community theater puts on five plays a season. You are welcome to audition.
Flint Farmers Market
420 E. Boulevard Dr., Flint (810) 232-1399 • www.flintfarmersmarket.com Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. You can find a wide variety of meat, produce, dairy and baked goods all the way through the fall and winter seasons. If you’re not hungry, check out the art or enjoy any number of special events!
University Musical Society
825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.ums.org With a prestigious program of music, dance and theater, the UMS is a 2014 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest public artistic honor awarded by the President of the United States. Housed in Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan it is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. With 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season UMS is a major contributor to the vibrant cultural community you will find in Washtenaw County.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum University of Michigan
Gardens – 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 Arboretum – 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 647-7600 The Gardens and Arboretum are both open to the public. At the Gardens you’ll find the conservatory; gift shop; classroom and meeting spaces; display gardens and many trails and natural areas. The Botanical Gardens are free and open 7 days a week. Jointly owned by the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor, Nichols Arboretum is located on the U-M central campus next to the U-M hospital. The Arb is a haven for students, U-M and hospital staff, and visitors year-round. It’s also home to the and several collections of historic or native plants. The Arb is free and open 7 days a week sunrise to sunset.
Flint Institute of Arts
1120 E. Kearsley St, Flint (81 0) 234-1695 • www.flintarts.org Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission fee for temporary exhibits. Members free. A great cultural resource both as a museum and art school. Features year round permanent and temporary exhibits. The film theatre shows independent and international films.
In Livingston County Brighton Center for the Performing Arts
7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton (810) 299-4130 • www.brightonperformingarts.com Located on the Brighton High School campus this venue presents arts and entertainment programming.
Community Theatre of Howell
1400 W. Grand River, Howell (517) 545-1290 • www.cththeatre.org, Located in the high school’s freshman campus building, performances include a children’s production, numerous theatre workshops and two-week summer youth camp.
Florence Dearing Museum
3505 Avon St., Heartland (810) 229-7621 Call for tour. Circa 1891 Victorian structure built as the town hall. It features a farm kitchen, parlor, general store, clothes, books and tools.
Hamburg Historical Museum
7225 Stone Street, Hamburg (810) 986-0190 Call for hours. Features a permanent train display and historical exhibits dating back to 1831. Exhibits change every two months. Other amenities include a gift shop and tearoom.
City of Howell
611 E. Grand River Ave., Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and awarded a “Great American Main Street” designation in 2018, this charming downtown features the Annual Michigan Challenge Hot Air Balloonfest, Melon Fest, and the Legend of Sleepy Howell premier Halloween event. Numerous 19th century structures including the Livingston County Courthouse circa 1889.
Howell Nature Center
Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon, Hartland (810) 632-5849 • www.hartlandplayers.org Presents live theater including children’s productions.
1005 Triangle Lake, Howell 48843 (517) 546-0249 • www.howellnaturecenter.org Open daily year-round. The center features a wildlife exhibit area and education facilities. It also serves as a rehabilitation clinic for injured and orphaned wild animals.
Flint Institute of Music
Flint Repertory Theatre
1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint www.thefim.org • (810)238-1350 Manages the School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Repertory Theatre. The school has classes for all ages. The symphony performs classics, family and summer concerts. The symphony’s home theater is Whiting Auditorium (810) 237-7333.
1220 E. Kearsley, Flint (810) 237-1530 • https://flintrep.org Professional resident theatre company, drama school and theatre workshops.
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
2142 N. Genesee, Burton (810) 736-7100 ext. 892 Features 380 acres with ponds, forests, hiking trails, educational programs, visitor center and museum.
Grand Blanc Heritage Museum
203 E. Grand Blanc (City Hall), Grand Blanc • (810) 694-7274. Two floors of exhibits showcase the local history based on constant research and documentation. Numerous activities and events are held. Gift shop on lower level.
Heavenly Scent Herb Farm
13730 White Lake Road, Fenton (810) 629-9208 www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com Housed in a barn built in 1910, painted to look like three storefronts – home decor, body care products, garden items. Specialty herbs and plants available in the greenhouse.
Brighton Imagination Station
400 Cedar Street, Brighton 48116 (248) 797-0829 • www.brightoncity.org This 10,000 square foot playground is comprised of numerous wooden structures creating a fantasy area for all ages. Bridge, nature trail, gazebo and free concerts during July and August as well.
Livingston Centre Historical Village
Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville (517) 223-8186. Open during the Fair, Fall Fest and by appointment. Numerous turn-of-the-century buildings collected from all over the country including a one-room schoolhouse, rail depot, farmhouse, barbershop and church.
James H. Whiting Auditorium
1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-7333 • www.thewhiting.com Equipped to offer all performing arts programs. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful concert/ballet halls in the nation. Home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Robert T. Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-3400 • www.sloanlongway.org Open daily (except major holidays), call for shows. Admission fee. Michigan’s largest and well equipped planetarium. Programs range from astronomical and aerospace events to night sky details and the solar system.
Sloan Museum at Courtland
(temporary exhibit space) 4190 E. Court St. Burton (810) 237-3450 • www.sloanlongway.org Visitors can enjoy weeing 30 historic cars from the vehicle collection, hands on traveling exhibits and a family play area.
Spicer Orchards Farm Market & Winery
10411 Clyde Road, Fenton (810) 632-7692 • www.spicerorchards.com Built like an old Victorian carriage house; 10,000 bushels of apples, sorting machine, donut shop, bakery, cider mill and farmers market are all here. U-pick farm JuneDecember. Hayrides in the fall and Christmas trees available after Thanksgiving.
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Everything Michigan Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org This world class, Smithsonian affiliated aerospace and science museum features over 100 historic aircraft, flight simulators, experience theater, amusement rides, hands on exhibits and a restoration program for planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan. Log on for hours and directions to the Flight Innovation and Discovery Centers.
Alden B. Dow Home & Studio
315 Post St., Midland (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours.
City of Marshall
(800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • www.marshallmi.org Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), Town Hall (1857), Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Barton theatre organ, and much more!
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1580 •. www.meijergardens.org Ranked in the top 100 most visited art museums worldwide and billed as one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. The 158-acre campus features numerous indoor and outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory, nearly 300 permanent sculptures, amphitheater, music concerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.
From the Birmingham Bloomfield area you can easily reach the many wonders of Michigan. It could be a day trip to Frankenmuth for a family chicken dinner or a weeklong tour above the Mighty Mac exploring the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you go the diversity of Michigan will amaze and humble. From picture rocks and picturesque waterfalls to a presidential library and museum, resort beach communities, a “tunnel of trees” or wine tour, Michigan has it all. And when you’re done, the 5 B’s and Franklin will be awaiting your return so you can continue your adventure closer to home. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research. Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504 (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection Have Fun Exploring America’s Cool highlights the President from his youth to his Climate Wine Region in Michigan life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia The longest freshwater coastline in the US stabilizes the and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also climate and most vineyards are within 25 miles of Lake temporary exhibits and educational program Michigan allowing the insulating “lake effect” to extend features.
the growing season up to a month for a variety of grapes. There are 5 appellations in Michigan, each a little different Hartwick Pines State Park in environment and feel. The Lake Michigan Shore and & Logging Museum Fennville AVAs are in the southwest corner of the State 4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling • (989) 348-7068 and the Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in and Tip of the Mitt AVAs are along the northern the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, most coastline of the lower peninsula of Michifour lakes and a wide variety of habitats. gan. There are numerous wineries, tasting rooms and tours within each region. Interlochen Center for the Arts All have received high ratings. 4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen So go have some fun! (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing arts students.
(906) 847-3783 • www.mackinacisland.org Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to destinations around this jewel of an island located at the very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge tasting whenever you can. Make the journey!
Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48170 (989) 964-7125 • www.marshallfredericks.org Over 2,000 objects and a sculptor’s studio are on exhibit. Well known locally for his downtown landmark “Spirit of Detroit”, the “Cross in the Woods” up north in Indian River and numerous pieces gracing local parks, churches and libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Mr. Fredericks lived and worked in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area until his death in 1998.
Michigan State Capitol
100 N. Capital Ave., Lansing 48933 (517) 373-2348 • www.capital.michigan.gov Dedicated in 1879. It was one of the first buildings to copy the architecture of the Capital in Washington, DC. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, call for tour information.
Monroe County Historical Museum
126 S. Monroe, Monroe 48161 (734) 240-7780 • www.co.monroe.mi.us Open daily year-round, call for hours. An exhibit dedicated to General George Armstrong Custer (on land where he lived) traces his life at West Point and Civil War battles, including his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Pictured Rocks National Shoreline
West Coast Beaches & Communities
1505 Sand Point Road, Munising 49862 (906) 387-3700 • www.nps.gov Hugging the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula, the best way to view the dramatic towering cliffs, waterfalls, beaches, and multicolor rock formations is by boat! The park also offers miles of trails, bogs, beaches, and campsites. It is a four-season recreation destination and a true Michigan treasure.
New Buffalo to Muskegon On the shores of southern Lake Michigan. Dotting the coastline are many beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing. Enjoy the many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival which draws thousands of visitors annually.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens
1809 Eastman Ave., Midland (800) 362-4874 www.dowgardens.org Enjoy 4 miles of hard surfaced paths within acres of woodlands, orchards, and meadows. There is a playground, program shelter, cafe, and the nation’s longest Canopy Walk at 1,400 feet long, climbing up to 40 feet.
S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry)
701 Maritime Dr., Ludington 49431 (800) 841-4243 • www.ssbadger.com Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, Wisconsin (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, outside decks, and on-board gift shop. SS Silversides Submarine Museum 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 • www.silversidesmuseum.org Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars for her service. The museum is also home to the Prohibition era Coast Guard Cutter McLane, one of the last of its class in existence. Sub-Tech classes are available for children and adults. Tours daily. Log on for times depending on time of the year.
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park
41382 W. M123, Paradise MI, 49768 www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails (906) 492-3415 50,000 acres State Park with its centerpiece being the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls. A 4-mile River Trail connects the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River with a drop of nearly 50 feet and more than 200 feet across.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
9922 Front St., Empire 49630 (231) 326-5134 • www.nps.gov One of the most beautiful areas along Lake Michigan (35 miles long). Stop at the Visitor’s Center, take a seven-mile scenic drive or get out and climb the dunes! The dune climb is located off M-109 and is complete with vending machines and bookstore.
The Leelanau Peninsula
Located in the Grand Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan, the Peninsula features a wide variety of top attractions. The 35 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been voted “the most beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America. Historic Fishtown is comprised of old weathered fish shanties on docks now used for galleries, retail and restaurants. It still operates as one of the only working commercial fishing village in the State. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is divided into 3 mini-trails, each with numerous stops for tasting rooms and beautiful views of the bay. Grand Traverse Lighthouse is a museum complete with a climb to the tower, fog signal building and shipwreck exhibit. Located at the tip of the peninsula in the Leelanau State Park.
S ARK P Y Six State parks in Michigan are home to protected SK dark sky preserves. Michigan is also home to TWO internationally designated dark sky preserves. The first internationally designated preserve was Headlands.
Headlands International Dark Sky Park
The Headlands is open 24 hours a day, every day, at no charge. Programs take place rain or shine! Visitors are welcomed to stay out through the night for dark-sky viewing opportunities (camping units like tents and campers are not permitted; the Headlands is not intended as an overnight sleeping destination but a place to stay awake and view the stars!). You may bring blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc. Plan accordingly and dress for temperatures 10 degrees below what you expect. For a list of upcoming programs, events, maps and more, visit the website below. 15675 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 231-348-1704 •www.midarkskypark.org
730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth (800) 863-7999 www.zehnders.com Click on “restaurant”. A Michigan “must do”! One of the oldest and largest family restaurants, famous for its family-style, all-you-can-eat chicken dinners. Numerous special events, especially around Christmas.
The second internationally designated dark sky preserve opened in 2019 at the
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park
Located in Cass County in the southwest corner of the State. Includes inland lakes and streams and is named after Dr. Theodore Kenneth Lawless MD who posthumously deeded the land (850 acres) to the County in 1971. Hours of operation are posted at the park. Admission is $1 for county residents, $3 for non-residents. Also includes trails, ballfields, disc golf, cross-country skiing, inner tube sledding, mountain biking, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts. Modern restrooms and electricity in the shelters are provide for comfort. 15122 Monkey Run Street Vandalia, MI 49095
The 5 B’s and Franklin benefit from the abundance of parkland, conservation and recreation areas that are set aside for the residents of Metro Detroit to enjoy. From local community parks to county and regional parks, to state parks and recreational areas there are tens of thousands of acres for hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting or just walking your dog. There are hundreds of lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs for boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. With all these natural resources Metro Detroit is a recreational and conservation paradise. Take time to check out the many options for a day adventure or a weekend getaway. Winter, Springs, Summer or Fall – the parks of Southeast Michigan are there for your enjoyment. Take advantage!
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, one of the nation’s largest regional park systems, offer more than 25,000 acres of pristine parklands in 13 Metroparks located across Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw counties). Head to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for year-round outdoor recreation. The Metroparks host 7.3 million visitors each year! Call (810) 227-2757 or visit online at www.metroparks.com.
Lake Erie Metropark (1,607 acres) near Brownstown Township near Gibraltar. Three
miles of shoreline along Lake Erie provide a panoramic view. Shore fishing, wave-action swimming pool, bathhouse, food service building, picnic areas, shelter, children’s play area and marina. Cross-country skiing and ice fishing in winter. 18-hole regulation golf course. Marshland Museum and Nature Center, nature trails. Three-mile paved hike/bike trail. (734) 379-5020.
Lake St. Clair Metropark (770 acres) In Harrison Township. Large sandy beach along
Delhi Metropark (81 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Colorful Delhi rapids, picnicplayground park along the Huron River with tables, play equipment and softball diamond, children’s playground and adventure ship. (734) 426-8211.
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.
Dexter-Huron Metropark (122 acres) near Dexter/Ann Arbor. Picnic-playground
Lower Huron Metropark (1,258 acres) near Belleville. Scenic park along the Huron
Park along the Huron River, canoe launch, fishing, labyrinth and softball diamond. (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.
Huron Meadows Metropark (1,576 acres) south of Brighton. Paddle boats and
rowboats, picnic areas, children’s playground, fishing pier on Maltby Lake. 18-hole regulation golf course, driving range. Cross-country ski trails and equipment rentals in the winter. Boat rental. (734) 426-8211.
Indian Springs Metropark (2,547 acres) in White Lake. Hilly terrain and swamp
land at headwaters of the Huron River, with an Environmental Discovery Center, a large nature center and labeled nature trails, paved bike-hike trail and picnic areas. Naturalist guided nature hikes, underwater pond viewing room, special events and workshops, 18-hole regulation golf course, Spray-n-Play and tot lot. (248) 625-6640.
Kensington Metropark (4,486 acres) near Milford. Wooded, hilly terrain surrounds
the 1,200-acre Kent Lake ideal for fishing, boating and swimming. Paved bike-hike trail, 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 46-passenger pontoon boat. And enjoy a full range of winter sports. (810) 227-8910.
y of Huron-Clinton Metroparks
River with a parkway, picnic areas, playfields, fishing, 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Wolcott Mill Metropark
(2,625 acres) in Ray Township west of New Haven. Historic grist mill and Farm Learning Center; tours available. 10 miles of equestrian trails. Open daily. (586) 752-5932 (farm).
Oakland County Parks
13 parks, 5 golf courses 3 dog parks, 2 nature centers. The parks offer year-round recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, golfing and picnicking to cross country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. For information call 88-OCPARKS or visit www.oakgov.com.
Lyon Oaks, Pontiac Trail, Wixom. This park has a day-use area with hiking trails,
Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, near Oxford. This scenic 1,140-acre park offers,
Orion Oaks, Clarkston Road, Orion Township. Nature preserve of more than 916 acres
Catalpa Oaks, on Catalpa Dr. in Southfield. Offers 25 acres of open space featuring
Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road and 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. six soccer fields, a baseball diamond and softball field.
Glen Oaks Golf Course, 3 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings.
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.
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.
Holly Oaks ORV Park, Dixie Hwy., Holly. Enter the park via Mt. Holly Ski Resort. Ticket sales can be purchased online and is highly recommended. Remember DNR ORV and ORV trail stickers are required ahead of time. Vehicles must have mufflers and spark arresters. Log on to www.oakgov.com or michigan.gov/dnr for rules and regulations. (248) 653-0710
Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally maintained, 1,276-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 and Cohn Amphitheater.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Sidewinder, a giant double waterslide. White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities for up to 300.
Wayne County Parks
An integral part of the term “rest and relaxation” since 1919, the Wayne County Parks Division has been caring for and constantly improving these priceless investments. There are more than 7,500 acres devoted to recreation (including two golf courses) and 391 miles of streams and rivers. For more information call (734) 261-1990, www.waynecounty.com.
Bell Creek Recreation Area – Redford Township, corner of 5 Mile Road and Inkster
Road, (734) 261-1990. These scenic 62 acres along the banks of the Rouge River include soccer fields, ball diamonds and tennis courts. Also shows movies and hosts concerts.
Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Preserve – 27600 Haggerty Road, Sumpter, between
Will Carleton and Willow Roads. (734) 654-1220. This is an interpretive park, education, and fun all in one! Open year round there are trails for horseback riding, cross-country skiing or walking. A 40-foot observation tower and campgrounds are also on the property.
Elizabeth Park – East of I-75 off W. Jefferson and Van Horn Road, Trenton. The first
county park in Michigan! This park offers 162 acres of fun including softball, biking, inline skating and ice skating venues. There is a Victorian shelter and wedding gazebo perfect for parties. The park’s Detroit River shoreline (1,300 feet) allows for a 52-slip marina (open April 1 - October 31) and boat launch. Jazz concerts and kids programs are featured. “Chateau on the River” party venue located here.
Hines Parkway – The parkway runs 17 miles and includes over 20 individual parks
Lower Rouge Parkway – Along the banks of the Rouge River, (734) 261-1990. Three
in its path from Northville (entrance off 7 Mile Road between Sheldon and Northville Roads) to the southeast end of Dearborn Heights (entrance off Ford Road between Outer Drive and Evergreen). There is a paved pathway for biking, hiking or rollerblading and many places to picnic in the various parks along the way. (Go to www.waynecounty.com/parks for information on the individual parks accessible along the parkway, each with unique amenities.)
different parks are featured here… Colonial Park at Inkster and Colonial Roads has baseball, soccer and picnic areas. Inkster Recreation Area in downtown Inkster has a great playscape, ball diamond and picnicking. Venoy-Dorsey Recreation Area has baseball diamonds available, call to reserve.
Inkster Valley Golf Course – 2150 Middlebelt Road, quarter mile north of Michigan
(313) 822-7665. Splish Splash Land includes a wave pool, two giant water slides and a concession area. We dare you to stay dry!
Avenue, Inkster, (734) 722-8020. This 18-hole, par 72 championship course opened in 1990 and uses 100 acres of wetlands in its natural setting. There is a clubhouse and advanced reservations are necessary.
Lola Valley Park – Beech Daly and Puritan Road, Redford Township, (734) 261-1990. Located along the banks of the Lola Valley Creek, the slopes are perfect for sledding in the winter. Summer weather allows perfect conditions for the disc golf course to be enjoyed.
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
9311 Groh Rd., Grosse Ile 48138 • www.fws.gov This international refuge is the first and only refuge in North America managed by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Located in the heart of a major metropolitan area the refuge consists of coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, islands and waterfront parks stretching for 48 miles along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie shoreline. Humbug Marsh is a hot spot for fish spawning and is classified internationally as important to threatened and endangered wildlife species.
Wayne County Family Aquatic Center – 12600 Chandler Park Drive, Detroit,
William P. Holliday Forest & Wildlife Preserve – Along the Tonquish Creek in
the northeast part of the county, it encompasses 550 acres with the land left in its natural state. There are woods, wetlands and meadows to explore with over ten miles of hiking trails. (Check out www.co.wayne.mi.us/dps for more information.)
Genesee County Parks
Atlas County Park; 9139 Hegel Road in Goodrich. A variety of terrain
With access to over 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes, outdoor recreation opportunities abound! For more information, log on to www.livgov.com or call (517) 546-7555.
with fishing, kayaking/canoeing, nature trails for hiking and biking.
Buell Lake County Park; 14098 Genesee Road in Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, fishing site, snowmobile area and radio-controlled model airplane field.
Davison Roadside County Park; 6160 Davison Road in Burton. Small in size but big on the peacefulness. Pavilions, playgrounds and beginners sledding hill.
Livingston County Parks & Open Spaces
Fillmore County Park – (517) 546-7555. 198 acres located in Genoa Township midway between Howell and Brighton. It features a 5K trail, multi-use athletic field, parking and restrooms.
Everett Cummings Equestrian Center; 6130 E. Mt Morris Road in Mt. Morris. 690 acres of hiking or trail riding fun along the banks of the Flint River. Site of the Genesee County Fair. Has 100 group campsites, restrooms, show facilities, two outdoor and one indoor arenas and 160 stalls. Snowmobiling, Sled Dog training activities and waterfowl hunting in certain areas behind the Event Center. Elba Equestrian Complex; 1875 N. Elba Road in Lapeer. 4540 of natural beauty around a small island lake. Overnight camping with your horses. Some picnic tables and fire rings. Picket posts on each campsite.
Howell City Park – (517) 546-0693. Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, fishing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground. Lutz County Park – At Lutz and Cohoctah Roads in Deerfield Township. The
Flushing County Park; 4417 N. McKinley Road in Flushing. A little gem of a 105-acre
park. Trails, ball diamonds, tennis courts, pavilions, fitness sections and an off-leash dog area.
county’s first park is 300 acres of natural habitat complete with trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic tables provided. Free access dawn until dusk.
Genesee Recreation Area; 4540 acres including the 600-acre Mott Lake and Richfield
Mill Pond Area – (810) 227-9005. Located at W. Main and St. Paul Streets in
County Park; 6322 N. Irish Road in Davison. Offers baseball diamonds, BMX bicycle motocross track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf are also within the recreation area.
downtown Brighton. Imagination Station Playground, the Mill Pond Walkway and a performance shelter.
Huron Meadows Metropark (see Huron Clinton Metroparks)
Holloway Reservoir Regional Park; 7240 N. Henderson Road in Davison. Includes
Buttercup Beach, Toboggan Hill and the Elba Equestrian Complex. Fishing, canoe and boat launches, hiking, snowmobiling and, of course the 1,975-acre reservoir.
Lakelands Trail (see State Parks)
Pinckney Recreation Area
Linden County Park; 15349 S. Linden Road in Linden. A 135-acre park with ball
(see State Parks)
diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas.
Island Lake Recreation Area (see State Parks)
(see Huron Clinton Metroparks)
Brighton Recreation Area (see State Parks)
Mt. Mounds ORV Park; 6145 E. Mt. Morris Road in Mt. Morris. The king of Michigan off-road facilities. Every day, all week, all year, all kinds of terrain. If you love going off road, this will be a great playground for you!
Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area; 5161 Branch Road in Flint. Waterfalls, picnic tables and access to the Flint River bike path. For information, call Genesee County Parks at (800) 648-7275 or visit online at www.geneseecountyparks.org.
Washtenaw County Parks
Macomb County Parks
Washtenaw County Parks, www.washtenaw.org. For more information about Washtenaw County Parks call (734) 971-6337 or log on to www.washtenaw.org/Parks-Recreation Border to Border Trail is a non-motorized pathway that connects cities and parks throughout the County. More than 40 miles exist in this ongoing project. There is an interactive map of all the trailheads online.
Independence Lake County Park is on Jennings Road in Whitmore Lake and offers diverse
habitats from wetlands to prairies. Special features include Blue Heron Bay Spray Park, boat launch, fishing, Red Hawk disc golf, swimming, picnic area, playgrounds and trails. (734) 449-4437.
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is on Washtenaw in Ann Arbor. The center is a space
Macomb County is home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres. The county has access to numerous inland lakes and Lake St. Clair with 31 miles of shoreline, over 100 marinas, and 40 golf courses. For more information visit www.macombcountymi.gov/parks. Major parks include: Freedom Hill – (586) 979-7010. Sterling Heights, 100 acres. Hosts
numerous events including festivals, outdoor markets and concerts at the amphitheater. There is a playscape, bike path, nature trail and pavilions.
Macomb Orchard Trail – (586) 979-7010. Shelby Township at 24
dedicated to fitness and offers a variety of classes featuring water aerobics, dance, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and pickleball. (734) 971-6355.
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.
Pierce Lake Golf Course and Park South Main Street, Chelsea. This 18-hole championship
Stony Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester
course has a pro shop, snack bar, and a 26-acre park along the shore of Pierce Lake at its northern boundary. A boardwalk and paved trail go through wetlands and the course is open for cross country skiing on the trails in winter months. www.piercelakegolf.com, (734) 475-5858.
Rolling Hills County Park is located on Stony Creek Rd. in Ypsilanti. 439 acres of year-round recreation includes a water park, 18-hole disc golf, softball field, hiking trails, sledding, cross country skiing and lodge. (734) 484-9676.
(see Huron Clinton Metroparks).
Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (See Huron Clinton Metroparks). Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932. (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in Ray Township (see Huron-Clinton Metroparks). 27
Michigan State Parks
within the Southeast Michigan area
Most state parks require a Recreation Passport which can be purchased at any park entrance. Both day passes and annual permits are available. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at any sporting goods store.
The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for over 100 parks and operates 16 harbors on theGreat Lakes. There are 306,000 acres with over 14,000 campsitesand over 900 miles of trails. Log on to www.Michigan.gov/dnr for information about all of the state parks. Bald Mountain – Lake Orion, (248) 693-6767.
Eleven lakes, two trout streams, a sandy beach, boat rental, waterpark, numerous trails for hiking and biking. A shooting range allows everything from archery to skeet shooting.
Belle Isle State Park – Access at E. Jefferson & E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit (313)
821-9844. Michigan’s 102nd State Park is a 982-acre island in the Detroit River connected to the city of Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It is home to an aquarium, conservatory, nature center, lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and numerous other park amenities.
Brighton Recreation Area – Howell, (810) 229-6566.
Almost 5,000 acres, this park has open hunting and trapping; lakes for swimming, fishing, boating; trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus equestrian facilities.
Outdoor Adventure Center
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of activities and exhibits. There is an entrance fee.
Maybury State Park – Northville, (248) 349-8390.
This facility operates a year-round working farm representing life in the early 1900s. There are also miles of trailing for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding and riding stables.
Pinckney Recreation Area – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913.
This park offers 11,000 acres of extensive trails, 40 miles of multi-use, the 35 mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, camping, fishing, and hunting.
Dodge #4 State Park – Waterford, (248) 682-7323.
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford, (248) 666-1020.
Highland Recreation Area – White Lake, (248) 889-3750.
Proud Lake Recreation Area – Wixom, (248) 685-2433.
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. This park has a horse stable, 15 miles of riding trails, 17 miles of hiking trails, four lakes with boat access, fishing and Haven Hill Natural Area, former estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford.
Holly Recreation Area – Holly, (248) 634-8811
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.
Island Lake Recreation Area – Brighton, (810) 229-7067.
“Up North” feel with cabins, trails, fishing, hunting. Kent Lake and Spring Mill Pond have swimming beaches.
Mark Levine Lakelands Trail State Park – Pinckney, (734) 426-4913.
A linear park, 34 miles long. Designed for hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
Ponds, marshes, fields, miles of trails, horseback riding, beach, camping. Pontiac Lake has bass, pike and panfish and excellent hunting areas. 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. Riverhawk Lodge on site.
Seven Lakes State Park – Fenton, (248) 634-7271. Beautiful lakes, sandy beach for swimming, campground, boating and fishing. Picnic shelter, grills and playground equipment available for rent.
William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor –
Facts about the
Spanning more than 750 miles from west to east, the Great Lakes are one of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystems. 84% of North American’s surface fresh water (Enough to cover the contiguous U.S. States with a uniform depth of 9.5 feet of water!) 21% of the worlds supply of surface fresh water The Great Lakes Basin is home to nearly 25% of Canadian agricultural production and 7% of American farm production.
Detroit, (313) 396-0217. Located close to Hart Plaza and the Ren-Cen, this is Michigan’s first urban state park. Includes Has a population of more than 30 million Detroit’s three-mile Riverwalk and people - roughly 10% of the U.S. 52 slip marina. Complete with lightpopulation and more than 30% of house, picnic tables, and shore-fishing the Candadian population. famed for walleye.
Waterloo Recreation Area –
Chelsea, (734) 475-8307. The largest park in the lower peninsula, it covers 20,500 acres. Eleven lakes, 47 miles of trails (including equestrian), stables cabins for camping and Eddy Discovery Center which explores Michigan’s geological history.
Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve – Brooklyn, (517) 467-7401.
1,122 acres of open meadows, mixed hardwoods, low wetland areas and open water. An excellent waterfowl refuge, the park plans to offer hiking, birdwatching, upland hunting, mountain biking and other activities.
W.C. Wetzel Recreation Area – Marine City, (810) 765-5605.
900 acres of undeveloped park. Great for hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. 28
Archives & Museums Features the Allen House, built in 1928 and the Hunter House, circa1822. The museum utilizes changing exhibits to tell the many stories of the community’s rich heritage. Postcards, books, videos and other souvenir items of local interest are available. The museum is open for public tours Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Located on the north side of Maple at Southfield Road. Admission is $5.00 for Students and Seniors, $7.00 for Adults, children 5 and under are Free. The single admission includes a tour of the Allen and Hunter Houses. For more information call 530-1928 or visit www.bhamgov.org
Bloomfield Historical Society
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302 • (248) 203-9798 www.bloomfieldhistoricalsociety.org. For those living in Bloomfield Hills or Bloomfield Township, log on for events, local history and membership information. Cranbrook Educational Community, located on the lower level of the Cranbrook Art Museum. Phone 645-3583, www.cranbrook.edu/archives.The public is invited to use this collection of photography, architectural drawings and historical documents relating to the founders of Cranbrook, faculty, staff, alumni and other individuals associated with the community since 1904. Tues.-Fri.: 11:00am - 5:00pm or by appointment.
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48303 • 645-3323 www.cranbrookartmuseum.org See “Things To Do” section.
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48303 • 645-3200 https://science.cranbrook.edu . See “Things To Do” section.
Franklin Historical Museum
26165 13 Mile Road at Kirk Lane, Franklin 48025 • 538-0273, www.franklin-history.org. Hours: Open by appointment. Memorabilia, artifacts and replicas from the Village as well as historical collections from early residents.
On the campus of the Cranbrook Educational Community. Operated by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. House is open to the public, call (248) 645-3307 or check www.center.cranbrook.edu for dates and times. See “Things to Do”. Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House Tours May through October. This Bloomfield Hills home was commissioned by Sara and Melvyn Smithand Wright called it “my little gem.” Tours are operated by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Call 248-645-3307. www.center.cranbrook.edu
Business Connections Automation Alley
2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy 48083 (800) 427-5100 • www.automationalley.com Michigan’s premier technology and manufacturing business association.
Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
725 South Adams, Suite 130, Birmingham 48009 644-1700 • www.bbcc.com
Birmingham Shopping District
151 Martin St., Birmingham 48009 • 530-1200 www.allinbirmingham.com Log on for a directory of businesses and up-to-date lease space available.
City of Birmingham
151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham 48012 530-1800 • www.bhamgov.org Click on “Businesses” for applications, zoning information, special land use permits, historic designations and more.
433-7700 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org Click on “Business” for information regarding commercial development, availability, permits and ordinances.
Village of Franklin
626-9666 • www.franklin.mi.us • Click on Permits/Applications.
Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs One Stop Shop Business Center 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328 (248) 858-0783 • www.oakgov.com Business assistance, workshops, planning, counseling, etc.
Small Business Development Center Southeast Michigan Region (Macomb, Oakland, Wayne Counties) (734) 487-0355 • www.sbdcmichigan.org Offers support in all areas of business
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) 313) 961-4266 • www.semcog.org Community and regional long-range forecasts of employment estimates and demographic data, transportation plans and maps.
Communications (cable, internet and phone) Apple – (248) 822-0081 • www.apple.com Somerset Mall 2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy ATT – (800) 288-2020 • www.att.com Authorized dealers in Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township. Comcast – (800) 934-6489 • www.xfinityonline.com Directv – (855) 838-4388 • www.directv.com Dish Network – (888) 656-2461 • www.dish.com Verizon – (800) 256-4646 • www.verizonwireless.com Vonage – (800) 968-8720 • www.vonage.com Wide Open West (WoW) – (866) 496-9669 • www.wowway.com
IN FO R MAT I O N
644-1520 • www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net Click on “Business” for planning link.
COMMU N ITY
City of Bloomfield Hills
The Birmingham Museum
Dial area code 248 with all phone numbers, unless otherwise noted.
Local Cable Companies
4200 Telegraph, Bloomfield Township • 433-7790 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org Also offers videos on demand, copies on DVDs that can be ordered and daily programming is always streaming live on the township website.
2121 Midvale Road, Birmingham 48009 • 203-5270 • www.birminghamnext.org Serves those 50+ in the Birmingham School District. Provides social and enrichment programs and outreach services, including transportation. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday.
Bloomfield Community Television
Bloomfield Township provides community access programming on Comcast Channel 15 for residents of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills. It also provides municipal access programming for Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin: Comcast Channels 18 and 15, WOW Channels 18 and 10, and AT&Ts UVerse Channel 99.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 S. Cranbrook Road, Birmingham 48009 • 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org Offers hundreds of classes annually for all ages and talent levels. Kids camps are in the spring and summer. Approximately a dozen exhibits are showcased every year, free and open to all. The gallery gift shop showcases work by local and regional artists. Annual events include the Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Art Birmingham, Fine Art of Summer, and the Holiday Shop. Closed Sundays.
Birmingham Family YMCA
400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 • 644-9036 • www.ymcadetroit.org Furnished wellness/fitness center with free weight room, gym, indoor five-lane swimming pool, saunas, martial arts studio, babysitting services and fitness classes. Adequate parking available.
BTSS – Bloomfield Township Senior Services
4315 Andover, Bloomfield Hills 48302 • 723-3500 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org, click on “Services” then “Senior Services”. Offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities for those 50+. Includes day and extended travel, fitness classes, fine arts and computer programs, discussion groups, bridge, billiards adult day care, and open swim. Also provides home delivered meals, outreach, referrals and transportation services using area volunteers. Call for hours.
The Community House
Everything you need to know is at your fingertips
380 S. Bates, Birmingham 48009 • 644-5832 • www.communityhouse.com Offers hundreds of classes and group travel opportunities. Also hosts public forums and civic and service organizations. The Community House sponsors clubs for senior men, senior women, newcomers and a taskforce promoting racial and ethnic diversity.
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Re enters, C Assist g n i s r ed Living, Home Care, Nu Affinity Home Care
All Seasons of Birmingham
111 Elm St., Birmingham 48009 237-3256 www.allseasonsbirmingham.com
Arcadia Home Care and Staffing 920 E. Maple, Birmingham 48009 866-224-7541 www.arcadiahomecare.com Home Care
Arden Courts of Bingham Farms (Alzheimer’s Assisted Living) 24005 W. 13 Mile Rd. Bingham Farms 48025 644-8100 www.arden-courts.org/BinghamFarms
200 S. Chester Birmingham 48009 540-4555 www.baldwinhouseseniors.com
Mission Point Nursing and Physical Rehabilitation
18200 W. 13 Mile Road Beverly Hills 48025 647-6500 www.missionpointhealthcare.com
41150 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304 291-9778 www.cedarbrookofbloomfieldhills.com
Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation Center 19933 W. 13 Mile Rd.
The Avalon of Bloomfield Township Southfield 48076 100 W. Square Lake Road Bloomfield Township 48302 282-4088 www.theavalonofbloomfieldtownship.com
Homes and Hos tirement pice
Jewish Senior Life
(248) 661-1836 (Administration) www.jslmi.org Offers numerous services including residences
Residential Home Health and Hospice
5440 Corporate Dr., Ste. 400 Troy 48098 866-902-4000 (home) 866-902-5854 (hospice) www.residentialhealthcaregroup.com
Samaritas (senior living)
6257 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48301 723-6275 • www.samaritas.org
SKLD Bloomfield Hills
St. Joseph Mercy Home Care and Hospice
34505 Twelve Mile, Ste. 100 Farmington Hills 48331 855-559-7178 www.trinityhealthathome.org
Sunrise of Bloomfield
2080 S. Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48302 939-5822 www.sunriseseniorliving.com
Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills
6790 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48301 939-5818 •www.sunriseseniorliving.com
2975 N. Adams Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304 645-2900 • www.skldcare.com
The Sheridan at Birmingham
St. Elizabeth Briarbank Assisted Living for Women
Woodward Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
39315 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304 644-1011 • www.briarbank.com
2400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 940-2050 • www.seniorlifestyle.com
39312 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills 48304 644-5522 • www.optalishealthcare.com
Family Support Services AA - Alcoholics Anonymous - Oakland County Hotline (248) 332-3521 • www.aa-sem.org
Alanon-Alateen Central Oakland County Office (248) 706-1020 • ww.oaklandafg.org
Birmingham African American Family Network (BAAFN) 396-7394
Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition 1525 Covington Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48301 203-4615 • www.bbcoalition.org
Haven (Shelter for domestic violence and abuse)
Birmingham Bloomfield SCAMP
Through the Bloomfield Hills Recreation Department. 433-0885 • www.bloomfieldscamp.com Five week summer camp, Mon. thru Thurs for children and young adults with disabilities ages 3-26 years old. Log on for specific registration requirements.
Birmingham Community Education
2436 W Lincoln, Ste. F102, Birmingham 48009 203-3800 • www.birmingham.augusoft.net English as Second Language (ESL) classes and a wide variety of online learning courses including business, marketing, data analysis and graphic design are offered leading to certification.
Birmingham Youth Assistance
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400, Southfield 48034 (800) 852-7795 • www.aaa1b.com
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
725 S. Adams, Suite 130, Birmingham 48009 • 644-1700 • www.bbcc.com
20300 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 202, Southfield 48076 • 223-9400 • www.bbb.org
Franklin Community Association
P.O. Box 250046, Franklin 48025 • 626-2231 • www.franklin.mi.us
Common Ground (Youth and Family Crisis Agency)
Michigan State University Extension
1410 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 24-hour hotline (800) 231-1127 Administration: 456-8150 www.commongroundhelps.org
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. www.michigan.gov/sos
Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Michigan
4174 Dublin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 341-5680 • www.bloomfield.org
(Community and Economic Development Programs) (248) 858-0880 • www.oakgov.com
Oakland County Offices
1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac 48341 • 858-1000 • www.oakgov.com
Michigan’s Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families
Division of Oakland County under the authority of Family Courts. 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 • 858-1151 • www.oakgov.com
151 Martin St., Birmingham 48009 • 530-1200 • www.allinbirmingham.com
Bloomfield Youth Assistance (BYA)
Driving for Life:
Oakland County Childrens Village
Birmingham Shopping District
2436 W. Lincoln F102, Birmingham 48009 203-4300 • www.birminghamyouthassistance.org
For persons 65 years or age or older or anyone that can’t drive for either a physical or medical reason, a FREE State ID card is available through the Michigan Secretary of State (www.michigan.gov/sos) and must be accepted by law as a form of personal identification.
Facilities in Pontiac, Bingham Farms and Royal Oak. 24-hour crisis line: 334-1274 • Administration: 334-1284 www.haven-oakland.org
Auto Registration and License Plate
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE Lansing 48918-0001 Information Center: (888) 767-6424 Website: www.michigan.gov/sos/
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“Recre ation Passp orts”
You must title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon purchase or moving to Michigan. Residents can secure new driver licenses and auto license plates through any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. State park permits can be purchased each year when updating your auto license plate registration. If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements before a Michigan driver license can be issued (drivers under the age of 18 are issued graduated drivers licenses that have various restrictions). 1. You must have proof of identity, residency and social security number 2. Pass a vision test and meet physical and mental standards set by the Secretary of State’s office. 3. Pass a written and driving skills test if a new driver. 4. Pay the license fee. There is a charge and a chart of various fees online under “Online Services and Information.” 5. Complete a minimum of 30 days of practice driving on a temporary instruction permit (TIP).* 6. Pass a road skills test, which is administered by an independent testing agency approved by the Secretary of State.* * A person with a valid out-of-state driver license may have the road skills test, knowledge test, and 30-day practice requirements waived. The Secretary of State will contact your previous home state to obtain your driver record, which then becomes part of your Michigan driver record. Four forms of ID are required, along with proof of no-fault auto insurance, before you can register your car.
LOCAL OFFICES OF THE MICHIGAN SECRETARY OF STATE • 1270 Pontiac Road, Pontiac 48340 • 25263 Telegraph Rd., Southfield 48034 • 1111 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy 48085 • 4297 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield 48323
Log on to make appointment and be sure to check the numerous services that are offered by mail or online. Annual registration tabs can be printed at various “Self Serve” stations in the area as well.
Pet Info and Critter Control Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin
Animal Control services for these communities are provided by Southfield Township. 18550 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills 48025 • 540-3420 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill, Birmingham 48009 647-1700 • www.baldwinlib.org Provides library services for residents of the City of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, and Bingham Farms. Also provides reciprocal borrowing agreements with residents served by the Bloomfield Township Public Library and many other libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Open daily.
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302 642-5800 • www.btpl.org Provides library services for residents of Bloomfield Township. Residents of Southeast Michigan with library cards and whose home libraries are members of The Library Network are also welcomed. Closed Sundays.
Franklin Village Public Library
State law requires all dogs 4 months and older must be licensed. Licenses can be purchased online with proof of an up to date rabies vaccination. Annual dog registration is required between January 1 and March 31. Cost is $5.00. On April 1 the fee is $10.00 except for pets of new residents and newborn dogs. Beverly Hills requires cats to be licensed. There is no charge but a current rabies certificate is required. Available online or at Township office.
Report strays to the Police Department at 530-1889. Strays are housed for 5 days at Gasows Veterinary Hospital, call 644-7171. All dogs and cats four months or older must be licensed. Licenses are available at the Clerk’s Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Pet licenses are due in the month in which the rabies vaccination is given. Pet owners may get a one, two, or three year licenses. To get a three-year license the rabies vaccination must be valid for the entire three years. Any license issued 30 days after the expiration date is $20.00. Cats must be licensed annually, the fee is $5.00.
45 E. Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304 • 644-1401 A dog must be licensed at four months of age. A license must be purchased between December 15 and March 1 each year for $10.00. Need proof of rabies vaccination. Contact treasurer.
32455 Franklin Road, Franklin 48025 851-2254 • www.franklin.lib.mi.us Has a core collection of reference materials, fiction, audio books, newspapers and magazines. Closed Sundays.
Oakland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Bloomfield Township Police Department
Amtrak Train and Bus Service
(800) 872-7245 • www.amtrak.com Stations are located in Flint, Lapeer, Pontiac, Troy, Royal Oak, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit.
1200 N. Telegraph Road, Bldg 42E, Pontiac 48341 858-1070 • www.oakgov.com/petadoption • Animal Control (248) 858-1090 Open weekdays by appointment. Dog licneses are available here, online or at the township clerks office. Log on to the website for the fee structure. Lost dogs and cats are kept at the shelter. Has an animal welfare shelter for lost and found pets within the township. Call (248) 433-7757 direct or to report call (248) 433-7755. Puppy, Dog Obedience, and Therapy Dog Preparation Classes are available through Birmingham Community Education during certain times of the year. Log on to www.communityed.net for full course descriptions or call (248) 203-3800.
SMART (bus service)
(866) 962-5515 • www.smartbus.org • Fixed route service is available on various main roads in Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bingham Farms, and Franklin. • Connector curb-to-curb advanced reservation service operates in these five same communities. Call 866-962-5515 for more information. • Community partnership programs are available for seniors and disabled adults. Paratransit services need advanced reservations and have certain requirements. - Call NEXT Senior Services at 203-5270 if you reside in Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, or Franklin. - Call Bloomfield Township Senior Services at 723-3500 if you live in the township or the city of Bloomfield Hills.
Birmingham has a dog park for its canine residents at Lincoln Hills Golf Course. A key fob is required and may be purchased at the Birmingham Ice Arena on E. Lincoln. (248) 530-1642 • www.bhamgov.org. Oakland County Parks have acres of fenced park areas for dogs at Lyon, Orion, and Red Oak Parks. Log on to www.oakgov.com.
Bishop International Airport (FNT)
TRANSPORTATION SERVING AIRPORT Smart Bus Service Luxury Sedan and Taxi Service www.smartbus.org
Metro CARS (800) 456-1701 Metro CAB (800) 505-3161
G-3425 W. Bristol Rd, Flint (810) 235-6560 • www.bishopairport.org Conveniently located off I-75 and I-69
The Clerks office in Birmingham and Bloomfield Township can facilitate applications and offer photo services. Beverly Hills will process applications (no photos). The Post Offices in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Bloomfield Township offer full services. For more information, log on to: travel.state.gov or call (877) 487-2778. Life or death emergency travel (202) 647-4000. Expedited service is available at the Detroit Passport Agency 211 W. Fort Street, Detroit, (877) 487-2778.
Flint Bishop Airline Guide AIRLINE Allegiant American United Delta
RESERVATIONS (702) 505-8888 (800) 433-7300 (800) 864-8331 (800) 221-1212
WEBSITE www.allegiant.com www.aa.com www.united.com www.delta.com
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
General Number: (734) AIRPORT 24 Hour Parking Line (800) 642-1978 • www.metroairport.com
Oakland County International Airport (248) 666-3900 Located in Waterford; offers charter flights, aircraftsales and flight training.
RECYCLING / GREEN INFORMATION
The cities and villages in the Birmingham Bloomfield area have all taken pro-active steps to become eco-friendly. A variety of policies, initiatives and practices have been implemented; from the use of electric cars, four day work weeks, directions for building compost piles, e-cycling and recycling information. Each community is in a different stage of implementation and has focused on areas important to their residents. Log on to their individual websites to learn more.
Beverly Hills: www.villagebeverlyhills.com
(click on “Public Services” and then “Environmental”)
Bingham Farms: www.binghamfarms.org
(click on “Residents” then “Other Affiliations”)
(click on “Residents” and then “Forestry and Environment”)
Michigan Recycling Coalition
Bloomfield Hills: www.bloomfieldhillsmi.net
(517) 974-3672 • www.michiganrecycles.org Helpful information and resources guide.
(click on “Community”, “Environment”)
Bloomfield Township: www.bloomfieldtwp.org
(click on “Living in Bloomfield” and then “Environment”) SOCRRA www.socrra.org Franklin: www.franklin.mi.us 995 Coolidge, Troy (across from Meijers) (click on “Government”, “Rouge River Watershed”, and look Available to Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham under “Services” for recycling and hazardous waste info) and City of Bloomfield Hills residents. Franklin residents may purchase a voucher. Household, hazardous waste Michigan Green Schools and paper shredding recycling services. Call 288-5150 2111 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford 48328 or log on to the website for locations, hours and details. (248) 209-2000 • www.oakland.k12.mi.us
Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority
Michigan State University Extension
1200 N. Telegraph, Bldg. 26 East, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-0880 • www.oakgov.com/msu
288-5150 • www.socwa.org Information, tips for healthy lawns and gardens. Calendar of local classes and events offered.
MEALS ON WHEELS Bloomfield Township Senior Services
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
29100 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 400, Southfield 48034 (248) 357-2255 • www.aaa1b.org Information on local services and resources that help seniors and those with disabilities remain independent.
Bloomfield Township Senior Services (BTSS)
4315 Andover Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 723-3500 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org Lifelong learning classes and support services are offered to residents 50+ years of age. Transportation is available for those 60+ that cannot drive andfor 50+ with disabilities. Applications must be filled out.
Detroit Metro Airport Terminal Guide
Senior Serv ices
(248) 723-3500 • www.bloomfieldtwp.org (Serves Bloomfield Township and the City of Bloomfield Hills)
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
Oakland Meals on Wheels
(248) 689-0001 • www.oaklandmow.org (Serves Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Franklin)
(248) 209-2600 or (248) 542-5860 • www.olhsa.org Helps with medicare enrollment, home chore services, safety aids, financial emergencies and counseling.
Kosher Meals on Wheels
Senior Resource Directory
(248) 592-2313 (Serves Oakland County on a case by case basis)
Birmingham NEXT Senior Center
(248) 858-1280 • www.oakgov.com/seniors Online publications
2121 Midvale, Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-5270 • www.birminghamnext.org Extensive programs and services for anyone 50+ years old. Transportation by appointment for those 55+ or physically disabled within the Birmingham School District. Hot lunches are served daily at the center and delivered meals are available by enrolling at (248) 689-0001 (Emerald Foods)
Social Security Administration
1280 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac 48340 • (800) 772-1213 Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm. Closed weekends.
McNamara Terminal AIRLINE
Air France Delta
(586) 498-8000 • www.candgnews.com
Air Canada Alaska Air American Frontier Jet Blue Lufthansa Royal Jordanian Southwest Spirit United
888-247-2262 800-252-7522 800-433-7300 801-401-9000 800-538-2583 800-645-3880 212-949-0050 800-435-9792 855-728-3555 800-864-8331
www.aircanada.ca www.alaskaair.com www.aa.com www.frontierairline.com www.jetblue.com www.lufthansa.com www.rja.com www.southwest.com www.spirit.com www.united.com
(866) 887-2737 • www.hometownlife.com
Crain’s Detroit Business www.crainsdetroit.com
Detroit Free Press
(800) 395-3300 • www.freep.com
(800) 395-3300 • www.detnews.com
332-8181 • www.theoaklandpress.com
Consumers Energy: (800) 477-5050 • www.consumersenergy.com DTE Energy: (800) 477-4747 • www.dteenergy.com Great Lakes Water Authority: (844) 455-4592 • www.glwater.org Oakland County Water & Sewer: Emergency 624-6366;
Billing 858-1110 • www.oakgov.com/water Serves Beverly Hills (water emergency) Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, and Franklin (sewer systems).
Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority
(248) 288-5150 • www.socwa.org Supplies water to Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Bloomfield Township.
Veterans Services Pontiac Office
UPS The UPS Stores are independently owned and operated businesses contributing
to the local community. The UPS Store provides a wide array of services including, UPS Shipping, mailbox service, packing services, digital printing, copying and finishing, packaging and moving supplies, freight services, office supplies fax and notary services. Locations are: Birmingham: 33717 Woodward Ave. 48009, 642-8770 Bloomfield Hills: 6632 Telegraph Road. 48301, 737-4433 Royal Oak: 29488 Woodward Ave. 48073, 548-8178 In addition UPS offers 24-hour drop boxes for letters and packages at various locations around the area. Check the company’s website at www.ups.com.
United States Post Office Birmingham: 1221 Bowers 48012, (248) 646-0723 Bloomfield Hills: 2050 South Blvd., 48304, (248) 332-3981 Bloomfield Township: 2211 South Telegraph 48302, (248) 332-6870 Franklin: 32406 Franklin Road 48025, (248) 368-2977
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Bloomfield Hills Schools, call (248) 341-5400 or log on to www.bloomfield.org For information about the
Birmingham Public Schools,
Military Discharge/DD214/Veterans ID Cards 858-0571 • www.oakgov.com Available at the Oakland County Clerks office.
Vital Records Oakland County Vital Records Office
(248) 858-0571 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 recorded in the Register of Deeds office (248) 858-0606. If you have any questions log on to www.oakgov.com.
New Residents may register to vote online, at their city or county clerk office, or at any Secretary of State office. See listing of offices under Driver andAuto Licenses, or access online via www.michigan.gov/sos
All students are required to take the Michigan Merit Exam which replaces the MEAP testing.
For information about the
call (248) 203-3000 or log on to www.Birmingham.k12.mi.us
1200 N. Telegraph 1151 Crooks Rd. Pontiac 48341 Troy 48084 (248) 858-0785 (248) 655-1250 Office hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Help to obtain and maintain veteran related benefits. Provides transportation to the Veterans’ Medical Centers in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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 • 1 credit physical education/health • 3 credits science and social studies • 1 credit visual and performing arts • 2 credits foreign language • 1 online learning class
Civics U.S. Officials
President Joe Biden (D) Vice President Kamala Harris (D)
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Comments: (202) 456-1111 Switchboard: (202) 456-1414
N-894 House Office Building P.O. Box 30014, Lansing 48933 www.house.michigan.gov
40th District - Mari Manoogian (D)
S-889 House Office Building (517) 373-8670
Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills
35th District - Kyra Bolden (D)
N-799 House Office Building (517) 373-1788
Franklin, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms
Washington: (202) 224-6221 Local: (248) 273-4227 www.senate.gov
Oakland County Officials
Gary Peters (D)
Debbie Stabenow (D)
Washington: (202) 224-4822 Local: (313) 961-4330
Andy Levin (D)
County Clerk: Lisa Brown (D)
Executive: David Coulter (D)
Washington: (202) 225-4961
Water Resources Commissioner: Jim Nash (D)
Represents Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, and part of Bloomfield Township
Prosecutor: Karen McDonald (D)
Warren: (586) 498-7122
Haley Stevens (D)
Washington: (202) 225-8171 Novi: (202) 227-7397
Represents Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills
Brenda Lawrence (D)
Washington: (202) 225-5802 Southfield: (248) 356-2052 Represents parts of Bloomfield Township
(248) 858-0958 (248) 858-0656
Sheriff: Michael Bouchard (R)
Treasurer: Robert Wittenberg (D)
Oakland County Commissioners
46th District Court
Log on to City, Township, and Village websites for local government structures, contacts, and opportunties to get involved on committees and boards in your own community.
Covers Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin
There are numerous ways to serve as volunteers, by being appointed or running for office in a local election.
26000 Evergreen Rd. Southfield 48076 (248) 796-5800 www.cityofsouthfield.com
48th District Court
4280 Telegraph Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 647-1141 www.oakgov.com
Covers Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township
Oakland County 6th Circuit Court
1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac, 48341 www.oakgov.com/circuit Information: (248) 858-0344
Division of the State judiciary serving as the trial court for all Oakland County citizens. Hears both civil and criminal cases, as well as appeals from the District and Probate courts. Has exclusive jurisdiction on certain family matters.
Oakland County Probate Court
1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac 48341 www.oakgov.com/probate Information: (248) 858-0260
Probate Court deals with issues related to wills, trusts, estates, guardianships and mental health.
Citizens Research Council of Michigan
124 W. Allegan, Ste 620, Lansing 48933 (517) 485-9444, www.crcmich.org Independent, not-for-profit public policy research organization. Does not lobby for, support or oppose candidates. Provides information on issues concerning voters; has an expansive library of publications.
League of Women Voters – Oakland County Area
(248) 594-6602 • www.lwvoa.org Provides voters guides, information about special elections, including local elections, election results and holds candidate forums.
You may register by contacting the City offices, Township offices or any Secretary of State office.(See Basics – Drivers License for locations.)
1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, 48341 (248) 858-0100 21 members represent 21 equally populated districts, operating undera “committee system”. Elected to a State Officials two-year term, they’re responsible for: www.michigan.gov • Formulating county policies Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (D) • Establishing property tax millage rates P.O. Box 30013, Lansing 48909 • Adopting ordinances and rules (517) 373-3400 • Adopting County budget and Lt. Governor: Garlin Gilchrest II (D) development plans (517) 373-6800 • Adopting and enforcing rules Secretary of State: Jocelyn Benson (D) establishing authority and (517) 373-2510 duties of County departments.
Treasurer: Rachael Eubanks (D)
Attorney General: Dana Nessel (D)
Three commissioners cover the Birmingham - Bloomfield area:
Chuck Moss (R)
District 12– Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills
William Miller (D)
12th District - Rosemary Bayer (D)
District 14– Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin
Addison Township, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Indepenence Township, Keego Harbor, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Oxford Township, Pontiac, Southfield Township, Sylvan Lake, Village of Clarkston
District 13– Part of Bloomfield Township
Marcia Gershenson (D)
13th District - Mallory McMorrow (D)
Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy
Sports and Recreation METRO AREA SPORTS & RECREATION Websites www.oakgov.com
Oakland County parks system (See full listing at end of this section.)
This website will help navigate all the programs available within the city. It includes information and rates, parks, trail systems, tennis courts, little league and equipment rental details as well. • Birmingham Ice Arena 2300 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1640 • Lincoln Hills Golf Course 2666 W. 14 Mile Rd. Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1670 (sledding, cross country skiing available in season, and dog park)
• Springdale Golf Course 316 Strathmore Bloomfield Township 48301 (248) 530-1660
• Skate Park 2300 E. Lincoln Birmingham 48009 Open dusk until dawn.
Home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rules and regulations, is 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 the recreation areas.
Local Community BEVERLY HILLS www.villagebeverlyhills.com
• Beverly Park 18801 Beverly Road 34 acres includes sledding hill, skating rink, and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, disc golf course and “Little Free Library”. • Riverside Park Riverside Drive, east of Evergreen Fishing on the mill pond which is part of the Rouge River, grill and picnic tables. • Douglas Evans Nature Preserve On Evergreen, north of 13 Mile 18 acres of open space for walks and nature study. • Hidden River Nature Preserve On 14 Mile, east of Evergreen 15 acres serves as a plant and wildlife habitat.
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS of Southeast Michigan
United Shore Professional Baseball
@ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica, Michigan. Independent minor league baseball. www.uspbl.com
Detroit Pistons (NBA)
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Detroit Tigers (MLB)
Detroit Lions (NFL)
Little Caesars Arena (313) PISTONS www.nba.com/pistons
Comerica Park Detroit (313) 962-4000 www.mlb.com/tigers
Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7575 www.nhl.com/redwings Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2222 www.detroitlions.com
Birmingham Community Education (Birmingham Public schools)
Offices at Seaholm High School, 2436 W. Lincoln, Ste. F102 (248)203-3800 Course catalog is available online and includes adult and youth programs, enrichment classes, recreation camps, recess programs and academic summer school.
The Bloomfield Schools provide the recreation venues for the township and city. This website lists the camps, classes and facilities available for use. • Bloomfield Hills Athletics, Recreation & Community Services 7273 Wing Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 433-0885 • Bowers School Farm 1219 E. Square Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 341-6475 • E.L. Johnson Nature Center 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 341-6485
Cranbrook Schools (248) 645-3678 • www.schools.cranbrook.edu The school offers a wide variety of day camps and programs for all ages. Sports include a youth multi-sport, field hockey, ice hockey and soccer. Specialized offerings include art studio, robotics, STEM, theatre and youth authors. Log on to the website and click “Camps @ Cranbrook” for detailed information. • Wallace Ice Arena 550 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 645-3186 • Williams Natatorium 550 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 645-3734. For more information about specific sports and leagues in the local area you can access information through these sites.
The Franklin Community Association maintains open park space which includes a gazebo, walking path, baseball fields and tennis courts.
Bass Pro Shop
4500 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills (248) 209-4200 • www.stores.basspro.com
Independence Oaks County Park
9501 Sashabaur Road, Clarkston (248) 625-0877 • www.oakgov.com Classes and open archery times available.
Royal Oak Archers
2762 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. 48363 (248) 693-9799 • www.royaloakarchers.org Clubhouse and 3 ranges off Paint Creek Trail overlooking the creek.
Franklin Baseball and Softball League
P.O. Box 250140, Franklin 48025 (248) 945-1111 • www.franklin-baseball.com Provides great baseball and softball experience for boys and girls age 5 to 15!
Birmingham Little League
P.O. Box 2536 Birmingham 49012 www.birminghamlittleleague.org
Beverly Hills Little League
Bloomfield Baseball League
P.O. Box 977, Bloomfield Hills 48303 (586) 372-6299 • www.bloomfieldbaseball.com
Biking, Hiking, Walking Rouge River Trails
The city of Birmingham has a map of the access points for the Booth, Fairway, Linden, Quarton Lake and Willets Trails at www.bhamgov.org. Click on “Parks and Recreation”, then “City Trail System”.
The township continually updates its extensive “Safety Path” trails. Now over 70 miles, with numerous scenic and wooded areas, especially along Lone Pine, Franklin and Maple Roads and the Johnson Nature Center. Log on to www.bloomfieldtwp.org to view a map or call (248) 594-2800 Monday thru Thursday.
Cranbrook Gardens at Cranbrook House
Bloomfield Hills. Explore over 40 acres of gardens along paths, streams and Kingswood Lake. House tours are available June - October. There is an entry fee. Or, you can purchase a season pass if you know you’ll be back over and over! Call (248) 645-3147.
Historic Franklin Village
www.franklin.mi.us Has a walking tour map at the Village Hall that includes the cider mill, private residences, businesses in historic buildings and the village green.
League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)
(517) 334-9100, www.lmb.org Lists all Detroit Metro area clubs that have organized tour biking or racing.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
www.michigan.gov/dnr Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off road vehicle trails are listed by park and trail name.
in Washtenaw Cou nty
The Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail is a partially constructed non-motorized trail in Washtenaw County. The trail is planned to cover approximately 35 miles from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.
Michigan Mountain Biking Association
www.mmba.org One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. There are nine chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and detailed info regarding location of trails.
www.oakgov.com There is a detailed list of the emerging “Oak Routes” network of trails and paths covering much of the 910 square miles of the County. Links to the Oakland County Parks are also listed here. For more information see the complete list of Oakland County Parks at the end of this section.
Iron Belle Trail – The goal of the Iron Belle Trail is to allow travelers the opportunity to hike or bicycle on a continuous trail from Belle Isle in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to Ironwood in the Northern Peninsula. The 1,273-mile hiking route uses existing multi-use trails that have been developed by local units of government, counties, and the State. The Border-to-Border Trail has been incorporated into this statewide trail, which runs through the City of Dexter.
Basketball Birmingham Community Education
(248) 203-3800 www.birmingham.augusoft.net • Piston Academy– youth leagues and camps.
400 E. Lincoln,Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-9036 www.ymcadetroit.org Offers youth league play and open gym for kids and adults.
Michigan AAU Boys Basketball (269) 327-8074 www.miaauboysbb.mysite.com Log on to www.aausports.org for club locator.
Bloomfield Hills Schools Eddie O’s Basketball
(248) 467-6961 www.bloomfield.org Boys and girls Pre-K - 5th grade
Michigan AAU Girls Basketball
16400 Eastland Dr., Roseville 48066 (313) 580-0351 michigangirlsaaubasketball.com
Boating There are numerous lakes in Oakland County that have hard surface ramps for watercraft trailers. They include: Cass Lake, Dodge Park in Waterford Township Maceday Lake, Waterford Township Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, Waterford Township Oakland Lake, Independence and Waterford Townships Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield 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 in the previous section. Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in: • 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 nonmotorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to www.oakgov.com.
Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches,slips and storage available at
• Stoney Creek Metropark • Kensington Metropark U.S. Power Squadrons
www.usps.org, Birmingham Chapter www.bpsd9.org Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the web site for chapter locations.
Palazzo di Bocce
4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion, 48359 (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Has 10 indoor courts and restaurant. Offers open play, leagues and tournaments.
Metro Detroit USBC Association
28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 • www.mdusbc.com Information on bowling centers and leagues throughout the Metro area.
There are 69 lakes and 5 rivers in Oakland County that and Fishing have public access for fishing. Species include Rainbow The State of Michigan requires a license and Brown Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, which can be purchased online 24/7 along with Bluegill, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Catfish, special hunt applications and permits. and more. A fishing license is required General Questions? for those 17 and older. Log on to www.oakgov.com for all locawww.mdnr-elicense.com RECREATIONAL tions and types of access. Hunting (517) 284-9453 VEHICLES • Addison Oaks Fishing (517) 284-5830
• Orion Oaks • Groveland Oak • Rose Oaks • Independence Oaks
If you own a moped, motorized watercraft longer than 16 feet, and/or snowmobile, you must register them with the Secretary of State office. For details and exemptions, log on to:
Ice Fishing is allowed in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information.
Provides a wealth of information about fishing, including fish identification ,fishing guides by season, maps by county, charter and fly fishing services and links to state fish hatcheries. The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of local cold and warm water locations, the best access points, and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to www.crwc.org. The Rouge River Watershed offers numerous locations to fish along the shoreline or in the lakes. Log on to the website for fishing guides, species list and which are safe to eat! www.therouge.org
Birmingham Ice Arena
(248) 530-1642 • www.bhamgov.org 2300 E. Lincoln Open skating, hockey clinics and basic skills figure skating are all available.
Birmingham Unified Hockey Team (Kings) www.buvarsity.com
Detroit Skating Club
888 Denison Court, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 332-3000 • www.dscclub.com
Figure Skating Club of Birmingham (FSCB)
2300 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1640 • www.birminghamfsc.wordpress.com Has high school age skate team. For skaters who have passed the USFS Basic 8.
Michigan Amateur Hockey Association District 4 www.maha.org
Birmingham/Bloomfield NFL SNAP Flag Football
Players Edge Hockey School
7440 Jackson Park, Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 266-0636 • www.snaptivities.com Ages 3.5 to 14 years of age.
(248) 885-8588 • www.playersedgehockey.net Program is at Birmingham Ice Arena and is designed for ages 3-12 years old. Runs from September through March.
National Flag Football - Michigan
Wallace Ice Arena at Cranbrook Schools
Oakland County Parks
www.michiganyouthflagfootball.com Log on for locations including Bloomfield Hills and Detroit Country Day.
Barnum Park Outdoor Ice Rink
www.bhamgov.org Log on for rules and contact info.
Birmingham Hockey Association
(734) 812-2149 • www.birminghamhockey.net
(248) 645-3186 Open skating, clinics and classes offered. Visit schools.cranbrook.edu formore information.
Offer skating opportunities at Independence Oaks (see “Parks” listing in previous section). For numerous local associations and league listings for teams of all ages log on to www.usahockeyclubmi.com or www.michiganhockeyonline.com.
City of Birmingham has two public courses: Lincoln Hills and Springdale. Membership Passes are required to play golf at the two Birmingham courses. You may purchase or renew your passes at: • Lincoln Hills (248) 530-1670 • www.golfbirmingham.org 2666 W. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009 The Junior Golf Program offers lessons for ages 6-16. League play for 12-16 year olds as well. • Springdale (248) 530-1660 • www.golfbirmingham.org 316 Strathmore, Bloomfield Township 48301 FEE STRUCTURE: Birmingham Resident: 1st Time Resident $15 per year • Renewal: $10 per year Non-Resident: Individual $150/yr. • Dual (same family) $200/yr. • Family: $250/yr. Business: Individual $100 per year
For local club information and contact numbers check out: Running in the USA www.runningintheusa.com Road Runners Club of America www.rrca.org
Skateboard park in Birmingham’s Kenning Park by the ice arena on E. Lincoln. Call (248) 530-1640 for more information.
Skiing and Snowboarding DOWNHILL:
Alpine Valley in White Lake
(248) 887-2180 • www.skialpinevalley.com
Oakland County Parks have limited archery hunting in 4 parks:
• Highland Oaks in Highland • Lyon Oaks in Wixom • Orion Oaks in Lake Orion • Rose Oaks in Rose Twp Limited hunting is allowed in Addison Oaks “east
area” in Leonard where there are periods of controlled deer hunting open to the public. Log on to www.oakgov.com. Hunting is also available at these State recreational areas:
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
7800 Gale Rd., Waterford, 48327 (248) 666-1020 3,745 acres of marshes, ponds, lakes and heavily wooded areas support a variety of animals for excellent hunting.
Highland Recreation Area
5200 E. Highland Rd., Highland, 48383 (248) 889-3750 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and rolling hills. Boat access sites on 4 lakes. Information about hunting licenses, seasons, fees, time tables and online applications can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnr. To purchase a specific type of license and see availability online, log on to www.mdnrelicense.com. The local DNR operations service center is in Detroit at 1801 Atwater, (313) 396-6890. To explore hunting areas by region or specific city, log on to www.michigan.org
Horseback Riding & Trails
Bloomfield Hills Ski/Snowboard Club and Lessons
• Addison Oaks • Highland Oaks • Rose Oaks • Springfield Oaks has an equestrian arena and stall
Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School
Oakland County Parks have multi-use trails in:
rentals for events on site. Metro Parks offer trail riding in:
• Kensington • Oakwoods • Wolcott Mill • Indian Springs
State Parks offer trails and camps in numerous recreation areas: • Brighton (Stable & Rentals) • Highland (Stable & Rentals)
• Pontiac Lake • Proud Lake • Ortonville
See “Parks”section for details, locations and websites.
Bowers School Farm
Community Horse Program. (248) 560-6020 • www.bloomfield.org Membership, riding and instruction opportunties for children as young as 8 years old.
Bloomfield Hills Jr. High Equestrian Team
firstname.lastname@example.org Riders grade 5-8 attending Bloomfield Hills Schools.
Bloomfield Hills High School Blackhawks Equestrian Team Jessica Smith (248) 841-5445 • www.bloomfield.org Varsity team for male and female riders August November. (fall sport)
Birmingham United Lacrosse JV and Varsity High School Teams www.birminghamunitedlax.org
Golf Association of Michigan
39255 Country Club Dr. #B40 Farmington Hills, 48335 (248) 478-9242 • www.gam.org Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.
Michigan Womens Golf Association
www.mwgolf.org Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.
30700 Telegraph, Ste. 3655 Bingham Farms 48025 248-255-1287 Michigan Golf www.championlacrosse.com www.michigangolf.com Camps, classes, teams and This website lists all public and private leagues for youth and adults. courses in the area including detailed U.S. Lacrosse, descriptions, reviews and estimated Michigan Chapter greens fees. www.michiganlacrosse.org Informative site for youth, Pure Michigan adults, high school www.michigan.org and coaches. This website lists courses, resorts and schools by city or region.
(248) 433-0885 • www.bloomfield.org (ages 5-18) P.O. Box 631 Bloomfield Hills 48303 (248) 677-9705 www.skikids.us In operation since 1963. Lessons available for all ages 3 through adult!
Mt. Brighton in Brighton
(810) 229-9581 • www.mtbrighton.com
Mt. Holly in Holly
(248) 634-8269 • www.skimtholly.com
Pine Knob in Clarkston
(248) 625-0800 • www.skipineknob.com
Log on to Oakland County Parks website at www.oakgov.com for groomed trail locations. The “Parks” listings in this section also offers more options as well. NOTE: Both Birmingham and Bloomfield school districts have high school varsity ski teams.
There are over 6,500 interconnected trails throughout the state.
Michigan Snowmobile Association
(616) 361-2285 • www.msasnow.org Lists of local clubs, safety class locations, trail maps and conditions.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources www.michigan.gov/dnr Information on ORV/ATV registration requirements.
Website lists parks and locations of trails.
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All of the Oakland County, Huron-Clinton and Michigan State Park systems have public beaches. See the Park listings in this section.
Michigan State Youth Soccer Association
(734) 459-6220, www.michiganyouthsoccer.org
Birmingham Bloomfield Soccer Club
Birmingham Y Blue Dolphins (BBD)
(248) 644-2255, www.bbscsoccer.org
(248) 644-9036 • www.bbdswimming.com
Bloomfield Hills Youth Soccer League
Birmingham Bloomfield Atlantis (BBA)
(248) 972-5535, www.bhysl.com
Michigan United Soccer League
(248) 288-6875, www.musl.net (adult teams for 30+, 40+, 50+)
www.teamunify.com Both the Blue Dolphins and BBA Swim clubs are USS competitive year round age group swim teams for ages 5 – 18+ years of age. Practice at numerous locations.
(248) 997-6696 • www.teamunify.com Great website for competitive swimmers providing meet postings, top ten times, time standards and results for all Michigan clubs.
Michigan Masters Swimming
www.michiganmasters.com Lists clubs, practice pools and meets for competitive swimmers over 18 years of age.
Williams Natatorium – Cranbrook
(248) 645-3734 Open swim, lessons, youth swim team. Log on to schools.cranbrook.edu for more information.
Birmingham has numerous public tennis courts within the park system. Log on to www.bhamgov.org, click on “Residents”, then “Parks and Recreation”. Call (248) 530-1640 to reserve court. Bloomfield Hills Schools have courts at the high schools and middle schools and the Recreation and Community Services Department offers lessons through youth programs. Call (248) 433-0885 for more info. Private clubs include: • Birmingham Tennis 2100 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-5683 www.birminghamracquetclub.com
• Bloomfield Tennis
799 Denison, Bloomfield Township 48302 (248) 332-9221
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Health Care Health Organizations/ Associations
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
Beaumont Hospital –Troy
Oakland County Medical Society
Pontiac General Hospital
2900 Union Lake Rd., Ste. 213. Commerce 48382 (800) 546-5268 www.nbmtlink.org
25200 Telegraph Ste. 100, Southfield 48033 (248) 351-0280 • ww.alz.org/gmc
30700 Telegraph Rd, Ste. 3445 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 792-7062 • www.ocms-mi.org
American Cancer Society
Oakland County Dental Society
2000 Town Ctr., Ste. 1900, Southfield 48075 (248) 663-3400 • www.cancer.org
American Diabetes Association
16205 W. 14 Mile Rd., Ste. 201 Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 540-9333 • oaklanddentalsociety.com
27777 Franklin, Ste. 1150, Southfield 48034 (248) 936-5800 • www.heart.org
(Wayne State University) 550 E. Canfield, Lande Building (800) 222-1222 (24/7 Emergency) www.poison.med.wayne.edu
American Red Cross
Tri-County Dental Health Council
American Heart Association
45580 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48341 (248) 559-7767 www.dentalhealthcouncil.org
American Lung Association
UNIFIED (HIV Health)
3968 Mt. Elliott, Detroit 48207 (313) 446-9800 www.miunified.org
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
(248) 824-6060 • www.visitingphysicians.com 500 Kirts, Ste. 200, Troy 48084
Hospitals & Health Systems
Michigan Community VNA
Ascension Providence Rochester Medical Center
Michigan Lupus Foundation
Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus
1101 W. University Dr., Rochester Hills 48307 (248) 652-5000 • healthcare.ascension.org
30200 Telegraph, Ste. 170 Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 705-6677 • www.milupus.org
16001 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield 48075 (248) 849-3000 • www.healthcare.ascension.org
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
(outpatient) 1901 Star Batt Dr., Rochester Hills 48309 (248) 844-4000 • healthcare.ascension.org
Ascension St. John Hosptial Cancer Center
Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
National Arab American Medical Association 2265 Livernois, Ste. 720, Troy 48083 (248) 646-3661 • www.naama.com
3601 W. 13 Mile Road Royal Oak 48073 (248) 898-5000 • www.beaumont.org
Hospice Hospice of Michigan (2 Locations)
400 Galleria Officenter, Ste. 400 Southfield 48034 (888) 247-5701 (24 hour information) 43097 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 253-2580 www.hom.org
Serving Oakland County
St. Joseph Mercy Homecare and Hospice 34505 W. 12 Mile, Ste. 100 Farmington HIlls 48331 (855) 559-7178 www.trinityhealthathome.org
(psychiatric facility) 10300 West Eight Mile, Ferndale 48220 (248) 398-3200 • www.henryford.com (addiction care) 6773 W. Maple Road, W. Bloomfield 48322 (248) 661-6100 • www.henryford.com
Henry Ford Medical Center - Royal Oak 26300 S. Woodward Ave., Royal Oak 48067 (248) 546-2110 • www.henryford.com 6777 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 661-4100 • www.henryford.com
Visiting Physicians Association
30400 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 150 Bingham Farms 48025 (248) 433-1011 • (800) 852-9781 www.parkinsonmi.org
Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
1475 E. 12 Mile Madison Heights 48071 (248) 784-2000 • www.lung.org
30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1728 Bingham Farms 48025 (800) 852-1232 www.vna.org
2825 Livernois, Troy 48083 (248) 680-6000 • www.henryford.com
Henry Ford Maplegrove Center
SE MI Chapter 7800 W. Outer Drive, Ste. 205, Detroit 48235 (313) 833-4440 • www.redcross.org/mi/detroit
25200 Telegraph, Ste. 110 Southfield 48033 (248) 351-7979 www.epilepsymichigan.org
461 W. Huron, Pontiac 48341 (248) 857-7200 • www.pontiacgeneral.com
Henry Ford Medical Center Troy
Michigan Poison Control Center
(248) 433-3830 • www.diabetes.org
44201 Dequindre Road, Troy 48085 (248) 964-5000 • www.beaumont.org
Henry Ford Medical Center Bloomfield Township
1961 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 319-6210 • www.henryford.com
(osteopathic) 50 N. Perry St.,Pontiac 48342 (248) 338-5000 • www.mclaren.org/oakland
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48341-2985 (248) 858-3000 • www.stjoeshealth.org
Assisted Living, Home Care, Nursing Centers and Retirement Homes
Please see information listed under this caption in the Basics section.
LIVE HEALTHY DISCOUNT PROGRAM Oakland County joined the National Association of Counties “Live Healthy Discounts Program” to help residents with healthcare costs. (*Note - this is not health insurance.) Prescription, dental, and health discount cards are available. Registration is online at www.oakgov.com. Call the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Office at (248) 858-0100 for more information.
Houses of Worship
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness/Birmingham Congregation
Apostolic Christian Church of Beverly Hills
Kirk in the Hills
19400 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025 647-4933, www.accbeverlyhills.org
1340 W. Long Lake, Bloomfield Hills 48302, 626-2515 www.kirkinthehills.org • Rev. Nathaniel Phillips
Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
16935 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 644-8890 www.ascensionofchrist.org • Pastor Rev. Daniel Grams
1800 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 644-4010 www.lcr.chruch • Rev. Randall Schlak
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Muslim Unity Center
5631 N. Adams, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 646-5041 www.bslcmi.org • Rev. Dr. Niklaus Schillack
Beverly Hills United Methodist Church
20000 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 646-9777 www.bhumc.com • Rev. Anthony Ballah
Birmingham Christian Science Church
355 E. Maple Road, Birmingham 48009 Reading Room 644-7935 • Church: 644-1022 www.christiansciencebirminghammi.com
Birmingham First - A United Methodist Church
1830 W. Square Lake Road Bloomfield Hills 48302, 857-9200 www.muslimunitycenter.org Imam Mohamed Almasmari
Nativity Episcopal Church
21220 W. 14 Mile Bloomfield Township 48301 646-4100 • www.nativityepiscopalchurch.org Rev. Robert Alltop
Northbrook Presbyterian Church
1589 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 646-1200 www.fumcbirmingham.org • Rev. Elbert Dulworth
22055 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills 48025, 642-0200 • www.northbrookpc.org Pastor Rev. Ben Larson-Wolbrink
Birmingham Unitarian Church
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church
Bloomfield Hill Baptist Church
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Christ Church Cranbrook
Pilgrim Congregational Church Bloomfield Hills
38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 647-2380, www.bucmi.org Rev. Mandy Beal 3600 Telegraph Bloomfield Hills 48302, 647-3851 www.bloomfieldchurch.org Dr. Donald McKay, Senior Pastor 470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 644-5210 christchurchcranbrook.org • Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Jr.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
37425 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 593-0690, www.lds.org
Congregational Church of Birmingham UCC
1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304, 646-4511 www.ccbucc.org • Pastor Rev. Ralph H. Brown, Jr.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
1100 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302, 646-5886 www.bloomfieldcross.org • Pastor Dan Flynn
Embury United Methodist Church
1803 E. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009, 644-5708, www. emburyinfo.com • Rev. Jean Snyder
First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham 1669 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009, 644-2040 www.fpcbirmingham.org - Rev. John Judson
Franklin Community Church
26425 Wellington, Franklin 48025, 626-6606 www.franklinchurch.us • Rev. David Huseltine
Grace Baptist Church of Birmingham
Home of Birmingham Bible Institute and Grace Bible & Book Store 280 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009, 646-2000 www.gbcministries.org • Craig Hurley, Senior Pastor
Holy Name Catholic Church
630 Harmon, Birmingham 48009, 646-2244 www.hnchurch.org • Rev. Monsig. John P. Zenz
21950 W. 14 Mile, Bloomfield Hills 48301 642-5678, www.watchtower.org
32340 Pierce, Beverly Hills 48025, 644-8620 www.olqm-parish.org • Father Jim Smalarz 2225 E. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham 48009 646-6100 • www.ourshepherd.net Sr. Pastor Evan Gaertner
3061 N. Adams, Bloomfield Twp. 48304, 642-2290 • www.pilgrimcongchurch.org Rev. John Mathers
AA Alcoholics Anonymous
Oakland County Pontiac Hotline and Office: 248-332-3521 www.aaoaklandcountymi.org
Al-Anon Alateen Information Service
Central Oakland County Office (Meridian Health) 1255 N. Oakland Blvd., Waterford 48327 248-706-1020 www.oaklandafg.org
Alliance Francaise The French Institute of Michigan
(248) 538-5440 • www.afdetroit.org American Assoc. of University Women (AAUW) Jean Ivory, President. The AAUW sponsors a number of clubs and organizations on a wide variety of subjects. Information can be found on www.birmingham-mi.aauw.net • Art Matters • Artistic Endeavors • Belles Lettres Book Club • Beyond Adelante! Book Club • The Breakfast Bunch • Bridge Groups • Community Outreach • Contemporary Books • Excursions Unlimited • Green Thumbs • International Relations • Let’s Cook • MahJongg
• Modern Art • Morning After Readers Book Club • Mystery Readers Book Club • Opera Divas • Potpourri Book Club • Public Policy • Theater Goers • Thursday Morning Readers • Two Thumbs Up, Film Reviews
300 Willits, Birmingham 48009, 644-0550 www.sanctuary-church.com • Scott Runyon, Senior Pastor
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, 48301 646-5207 • www.salcbloomfield.org
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
43816 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48302, 335-8869 stgeorge.mi.goarch.org • Father Nicolas Lionas
St. Hugo of the Hills Church
2215 Opdyke, Bloomfield Hills 48304 644-5460 • www.sthugo.org Rev. Mark Braver
St. Regis Catholic Church
St. James Episcopal Church
3695 Lincoln Road, Bloomfield Township 48301 646-2686 • www.stregis.org • Father David Buersmeyer
355 W. Maple, Birmingham 48009 644-0820 • www.stjamesbirmingham.org Rev. Joshua Hoover
Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Road • Bloomfield Hills 48301 851-1100 • www.tbeonline.org Rabbi Mark Miller and Rabbi Megan Brudney
St. Owen Catholic Church
6869 Franklin, Bloomfield Twp. 48301, 626-0840 www.stowen.org • Msgr. Michael LeFevre
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Area Agency on Aging
Birmingham Concert Band
Birmingham Education Foundation
Birmingham Optimist Club
Birmingham Family YMCA
Birmingham Republican Women’s Club
Patrick Jensen, Conductor (313) 737-7662 www.birminghamconcertband.com
29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400, Southfield 48034 (248) 357-2255 • www.aaa1b.org Beaumont Parenting Class Embury Methodist Church • (248) 644-5708
31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills 48025 (248) 203-3030 • www.supportbef.org
Beverly Hills Lions Club
Dan Marsh, Executive Director 400 East Lincoln • Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-9036
Beverly Hills Village Women’s Club
Birmingham Lions Club
email@example.com President: Pat Wojas 18500 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills 48025 248-703-1142
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org Offers classes, events, workshops. Gallery store.
Paul Connell, President (248) 770-0968 www.birminghamlionsclub.webs.com
Birmingham Masonic Lodge No. 44 37357 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48304 647-4229 www.birmingham44.net
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber 725 S. Adams, Ste 130, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-1700 • www.bbcc.com
Birmingham Bloomfield Coin Club Contact David Nazaro •(248) 882-1687
Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition
Carol Mastroianni, Executive Director 1525 Covington Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 203-4615 • www.bbcoalition.org
Birmingham Bloomfield Democratic Party Club
165 Baldwin Rd., Birmingham,48009 (248) 723-0105 • www.bbdems.org
Birmingham Bloomfield Newcomers Club www.bbnewcomers.com
CHECK OUT THE BALDWIN LIBRARY The Baldwin Library hosts numerous book clubs for those ages 5 years through adult at various days and times. The library also has information technology classes for seniors wanting to learn new tricks. And there is always the IDEA LAB to get you involved in 3D printing or converting analog formats to digital (who doesn’t have a few cassette tapes hanging around?). Call the Adult Service Desk at (248) 554-4650 or log on to www.baldwinlib.org to find out more!
www.thebirminghammusicale.org Meets at the Congregational Church of Birmingham. Judy Unick, President David Huseltine, President www.optimist.org (Meets at Community House)
Mary Drabik, President www.birminghamrwc.org
Birmingham Rotary Club Bryan Frank, President www.birminghamrotary.com
Birmingham Shopping District
Sean Kammar, Director 151 Martin, Birmingham 48009 (248) 530-1200 www.allinbirmingham.com
Clubs and Organizations (Cont.) Birmingham Society of Women Painters Donna Kennedy, President www.bswpainters.org
Birmingham Teen Council
(248) 310-0582 firstname.lastname@example.org
Birmingham Youth Assistance
Jewish Community Relations Council
Sheila Norwood, Membership www.cpsadetroit.com
Heather Rae, CEO 1410 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 456-8150 www.commongroundhelps.org
Dave Wind, Board Chair 2436 W. Lincoln, Ste F102 Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-4300 birminghamyouthassistance.org
Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary
Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club
Cranbrook Music Guild
(248) 530-1404 P.O. Box 781 • Bloomfield Hills 48303 www.bloomfieldoptimistclub.com
Bloomfield Hills Rotary Club Meeting location varies Michael Flannery, President www.rotary6380.org
Bloomfield Historical Society
Dave Bogart, President www.bloomfieldhistoricalsociety.org (248) 203-9798
Bloomfield Players Community Theatre BHHS Performing Arts Center (in BH High School) (248) 433-0885 www.bloomfieldplayers.org
Bloomfield Republicans Women’s Club Linda Holloway, President www.bloomfieldrwc.com
Bloomfield Township Senior Services Christine Tvaroha, Director 4315 Andover • Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 723-3500 www.bloomfieldtwp.org
Bloomfield Village Association Village Manager 3595 Bradway Blvd. Bloomfield Village 48301 (248) 594-8376 www.bloomfieldvillage.net
Bloomfield Youth Assistance
4174 Dublin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 341-5680 www.bloomfield.org/community
Brotherhood Dinner Meeting Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (248) 646-5041
Child Abuse & Neglect Council of Oakland County (Care House)
The Colored Pencil Society of AmericaDetroit District Chapter 104
BlytheTyler, President and CEO 44765 Woodward Ave. • Pontiac 48341 (248) 332-7173 • www.carehouse.org
P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills 48303-0801 (248) 645-3147 www.housegardens.cranbrook.edu P.O. Box 402, Bloomfield Hills 48303 (248) 594-6301 www.cranbrookmusicguild.org
Mary Gresens, Teacher Meets at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (248) 646-5041
FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
First Presbyterian Church 1669 W. Maple Road, Birmingham 48009 (248) 646-3347 www.far-therapy.org
Franklin Garden Club
www.franklingardenclub.org Annual garden walk.
Friends of Baldwin Public Library (248) 554-4683 www.baldwinlib.org
Friends of Birmingham Museum Meetings at the Allen House (248) 340-3703 • www.bhamgov.org
Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library (248) 642-5800 www.btpl.org
Friends of Different Learners P.O. Box 233, Birmingham 48012 friendsofdifferentlearners.org
Friends of Franklin Village Public Library
(248) 851-2254 www.franklin.lib.mi.us
Friends of Friends Book Club
Debbie Coughenour (248) 644-3292 Meets at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Friends of Bower Farm
1219 E. Square Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304 www.friendsofbowerfarm.org
Friends of the Johnson Nature Center 3325 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 friendsofthejohnsonnaturecenter.org
GA – Gamblers Anonymous
Embury Methodist Church (248) 644-5708 and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (248) 646-5041
Laura Varon Brown, Executive Director 3517 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak 48073 (248) 577-0800, gildasclubdetroit.org
Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Executive Director 6735 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 370 Bloomfield Hills 48301 (248) 642-5393 www.jcrcajc.org
Junior League of Birmingham
Oakland Family Services
114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac 48341 (248) 858-7766 www.oaklandfamilyservices.org
On My Own of Michigan
Jennifer Roccanti, Executive Director 1250 Kirts, Suite 300, Troy 48084 (248) 649-3739 www.onmyownofmi.org
Palette & Brush Club
(248) 932-2597 www.paletteandbrush.org
1700 Stutz Dr., Ste. 102 E, Troy 48084 (248) 203-9841 www.birminghammi.jl.org
League of Women Voters, Oakland Area
Presidents Advisory Council
Geri Rinschier, Contact 725 S. Adams, L-144, Birmingham 48009 (248) 594-6602 www.lwvoa.org
MAC (Michigan Association ofCalligraphers)
P.O. Box 2229, Birmingham 48012 www.micallig.org
At Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (248) 646-5041
Michigan Watercolor Society
Rocco Pisto, President (614) 408-8500 • www.mwcsart.com
Cris Braun, Executive Director 2121 Midvale Road • Birmingham 48009 (248) 203-5270 www.birminghamnext.org
Oakland Audubon Society
Don Burlett, President P.O. Box 796, Birmingham 48012 (248) 626-1200 • www.oaklandaudubon.org
Oakland County Bar Association 1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills 48302 (248) 334-3400 • www.ocba.org
Oakland County Democratic Party Jody LaMacchia, Chair 555 Horace Brown Dr., Ste. 202 Madison Heights, 48071 (248) 972-6400 www.ocdp.org
Oakland County Republican Party Andrew Raczkowski, Chair 42611 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills 48304 (248) 499-7288 • www.oaklandgop.org
Oakland County Young Republicans Ally Scully (248) 990-4518 Meets monthly, follow on facebook.
P.O. Box 7627, Bloomfield Hills 48302 www.preservationbloomfield.org (248) 644-5832 www.communityhouse.com (Meets at Community House)
St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook
P.O. Box 59, Birmingham 48012 400 Lone Pine Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304 Reservations: (844) DUNSTON www.stdunstanstheatre.com
Sculptors Guild of Michigan
Laura Gabriel, President 1033 W. Elmwood, Clawson 48017 (248) 891-6133 www.sculptorsguildmichigan.org
Senior Men’s Club
Swarn Rajpal, President Meets at Iroquois Club, Bloomfield Hills (586-504-0155 www.seniormensclubbirmingham.com
Christopher Niekra, Membership (586) 504-0155 www.birminghamtoastmasters.org Meets at St. James Episcopal Church.
34660 Woodward, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-2075 www.birminghamvillageplayers.com
Womens Council of Realtors
Birmingham-Bloomfield Chapter Amy Parsons, Network President 933-3335 Erica Kohler, Local President 644-3500 www.wcr.org
Woodward Avenue Action Assoc. (248) 288-2004 www.woodwardavenue.org
Woodward Dream Cruise
www.woodwarddreamcruise.com Log on for updates regarding events, routes, sponsors, partners, car clubs,etc.
Metro Detroit, and by extension Birmingham Bloomfield, is a hiker and biker paradise with each county in the metro area having numerous trails for you to explore. Some trails (or parts of trails) even allow horses to share the space with hikers and bikers. Some of the trails are repurposed rail lines that give you a feel for how the area developed before cars took over. Here are some of the trails you may want to consider. So GET OUT, SADDLE UP and RIDE, RIDE, RIDE!!!
Hiking and B
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.
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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.
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Belle Isle State Park is located near downtown Detroit in the Detroit River. The park has a 6 mile bike lane that circles the outer edge of the island. The Detroit Riverwalk offers views of the Detroit Skyline for 3.5 miles along the Detroit River.
Locations, trail heads, maps and trail The Grosse Ile Trail is located downriver; runs 6.2 miles along activities can be found on Michigan the entire length of Grosse Ile. State, Metro and County Park systems websites. Or you can Dequindre Cut Greenway is a paved path log on to www.traillink.com just over a mile long in downtown to get needed information. The Huron Valley Trail is an extensive network connecting Detroit. The trail has separate Polly Ann Trail is an overall ride of 34 miles through Oakland and Lapeer Counties (14.2 in Oakland and 20 in Lapeer). Is open to horses throughout its length. Connects communities of Orion Township, Lake Orion, Oxford Township, Oxford, Addison Township ad Leonard in Oakland County.
25 miles of trails, including Kensington MetroPark in Milford and Lyon Oaks County Park in Wixom.
The Milford Trail connects the Village of Milford with the popular Kensington Metropark in Oakland County. The winding trail offers plenty of scenery as it travels through woodlands and wetlands. At the trail’s southern endpoint, it meets the Kensington Metropark Trail, which continues into the popular park and around scenic Kent Lake. The Paint Creek Trail is 8.9 scenic miles connecting the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township and Lake Orion. First “rail to trail” route in State of Michigan.
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Black Creek Nature Trail is in Davison Township and runs along Black Creek to join with the Abernathy Park Trail located in the city of Davison. George Atkins Jr. Recreational Trail runs 7.5 miles along Pine Run Creek in the city of Clio in Vienna Township. The wide concrete path travels through a series of tunnels and bridges for an uninterrupted ride. Flushing Riverview Trail is only 1.4 miles starting at the Main Street bridge but travels through forest and wetlands along the Flint River. It includes a 72 foot bridge over Cole Creek and a 200 foot bridge over the Flint River.
B COUNTY C OM A M The Macomb Orchard Trail is completely paved its 23.5 mile length; runs across northern Macomb County from Shelby Township in the west to Richmond in the east. The Metro Parkway Trail (Freedom Trail) is 11 miles of paved trailway stretching from Lake St. Clair MetroPark in Harrison Township to Schoenherr Rd. in Sterling Heights.
lanes for 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.
Hines Park Trail offers 17.2 miles of paved trail along Edward Hines Drive in the Rouge River Basin that travels through Wayne County parks and recreation areas. Go through Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Dearborn Heights meeting up with the 2 mile scenic Rouge River Gateway Trail which is heavily wooded and located close to Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford. The Lower Rouge River Trail follows the Rouge River from Canton Center Rd. to the I-275 Metro Trail. The 3 mile trail crosses the river over 8 bridges and ties in with the ITC Corridor Trail that runs north for another 3 miles. The Downriver Linked Greenways Trail stretches 24.5 miles from the Lower Huron Metropark to Lake Erie Metropark. This asphalt trail travels the Huron River basin through numerous metroparks and downriver communities.
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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. Mike Levins Lakelands Trail State Park is one of Michigan’s “linear” state parks has 34 miles of paved and unpaved mixed use trails.