30715 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 471-9220
Fax: (248) 471-2053
Burgh Historical Park is a picturesque place to pass the time in Southfield. There is an on-site gazebo, which hosts annual concerts in the summer, and multiple flower gardens located throughout the property. See the website for more information on renting the area for private events. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Located in the West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve, the West Bloomfield Trail goes for 4.25 miles (6.83971 kilometers) through the 28 acre park (135520 yards). In the winter cross country skiing is a common activity on the trail. Wildlife watching can occur no matter the season.
Purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976, Greenmead is a historic farm that represents the agricultural legacy of Michigan. The site includes a historical village and many recreational facilities. More recently, it has also been used as an event venue featuring major events in the city.
Southfield Public Library is a great place to sit back and read and also be a part of the latest community events. There are regular Story Times for children scheduled in the event calendar, as well as comedy shows, and informational classes covering a range of topics. This three-storied glass encased book-house is a haven for book lovers of all genres and ages.
The Livonia Civic Center Library is one of the largest in town. It features a plethora of interesting books and rare publications, and has wireless internet access. This public library is also the venue for an array of children’s programs, workshops, concerts and community events.
Shain Park is the home of Wednesday evening concerts during the summer months. There are also several community events, art shows and the Village Fair held each year at Shain Park.
Enjoy the beauty and activities of this eight acre lake and surrounding areas.
Cranbrook House is one of the oldest manor home in Southeastern Michigan, and has amazing gardens to go along with it. Guests interested in visiting the historic home can partake in guided tours, conducted several times a day, where they can learn all about the history of the house. To visit the gardens, guests can give themselves self-guided tours and explore to their hearts' content. The garden greenhouse is also open for visits and has all kinds of special features like 'living walls' and 'demonstration gardens' so you can draw inspiration for your own.
Established in 1895, this library provides over 120,000 books as well as audiovisual items, magazines, educational toys, newspapers, books on tape, adult services and a youth room.
Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill has a long history in the city of Northville. It's the second oldest business in the city and has been in operation since 1873. During a visit, sample as many apple products as you can, including caramel apples, apple butter, and apple cider. Gorgeous grounds contain beautiful trees and a stream where adorable ducks reside.
This charming little track in the western suburb of Northville is the winter site for harness racing in the Detroit area. Racing begins in October, as soon as Hazel Park Raceway closes, and continues to the beginning of April. With some exceptions, racing is five nights a week, with the track dark Wednesdays and Sundays. Bettors can wager on other races from around the country. Views of the track are better in the 3000-seat grandstand than in the 1500-seat clubhouse. The track has been in operation since 1944, but renovations have kept it modern-looking.
Sullivan Park offers 31.5 acres of leisure time for the whole family, with picnic areas and a playground for children. The park is located west of Woodward Avenue, at Parkway Drive and Normandy Road. See the website for more information.