Experience Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum is an Oakland County experience unlike any other! Located in the city of Farmington Hills, Marvin’s is home to thousands of mechanical trinkets, oddities, one-of-a-kind collectables, and a variety of vintage arcade games. 

Take a sneak peek at the wonder and fun that awaits you at Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum in our video:

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“Slow Row LO” Adventuring on Lakeville Lake

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

There are many ways to explore the wilder side of Oakland County during the sultry days of summer. Paddling our lakes and meandering rivers is one of the most exciting ways. The ever-changing views, sounds, and scents noted from within a canoe or kayak captures the wildness of nature, and of course it’s a healthful activity as well. I recently had the opportunity to explore a paddling location that was new to me, at a later time of day than I normally paddle. Today’s adventuresome and rather fun tale from the wilder side of Oakland County shares details from that exploration and starts with an introduction to Slow Row LO. Continue reading

Tail Waggin’ Good Time at Oakland County Waterparks Annual Dog Swim

Summer’s coming to an end, but that means dogs all over Oakland County will be hoping their owners take them out for a doggy swim at Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s annual dog swim. Waterford Oaks and Red Oaks Waterparks will be open for dogs only on September 8th and 9th, respectively.

Check out our video from previous dog swims to see the water romping and tail-wagging fun that’s in store for your canine kid.

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2018 Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show Spectacular

This past weekend, the 33rd Annual Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show was a spectacle to behold for aviation fans young and old! Thousands of attendees filled the airport grounds for a day of family fun with the crowd swelling to 20,000 people for the Air Show.

A highlight for many was the jaw-dropping 90-minute Air Show! Professional pilots took to the skies to awe the crowds with their vintage planes, death-defying aerobatic tricks, and three and four-plane formation stunts. The finale of the show was the “Homewrecker” Jet Engine Powered Ford F-450 Truck blasting flames and smoke down the runway before “launching” off at speeds of 300mph!

Watch a recap from the 2018 Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show below, and be sure to keep your eyes to the sky for this free annual event each summer!

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Play Ball at Oakland County Dog Parks

Looking for a fun place to spend time with your canine kids? You’re in luck! The Oakland County area offers a variety of dog parks. You and your furry friend can have a great time at any one of the local dog parks playing, socializing, and exercising. View all the dog parks in Oakland County below:

List of Dog Parks in Oakland County

Whether you want to play ball at the Lyon Oaks Dog Park in Wixom, swim & doggie paddle at Orion Oaks Dog Park in Lake Orion, or take a stroll at William Grace Dog Park in Farmington Hills, there’s a park for you nearby.

Oakland County’s Parks and Recreation manages three dog parks, which are all open most of the year. See the list above for additional dog parks and details. Rain or shine, the parks are open and waiting to welcome you and your pup!


Do you know of any other dog parks in the Oakland County area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com, or leave a comment below.

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