WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
American railroads help us reminisce of a bygone era, an era when great steam locomotives “tamed” the west, helped fuel the gold rush, and in Michigan accelerated the movement of people, lumber and gravel. The ghosts of those trains and travels live on in the form of trails. Continue reading
It’s not always about winning.
Sports, particularly running, create a sense of camaraderie, community and a true sense of belonging. Working toward specific goals gives athletes of all types a true sense of self. It’s competition in its truest form.
At every race, a gunshot rings out. Chatter among the crowd ceases as the runners take their first steps onto the course. Cheers then erupt from spectators in support of their family member and loved one.
It’s easy to get started with our fall guide to races in and around Oakland County.
It’s not just a day for barbecues and yard games, although events like those are a nice perk of a long Labor Day weekend.
It’s a day to remember and celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. We have all made contributions to America in some capacity, and on this day we celebrate those contributions.
Before fall is upon us, and the school year is in full swing, take time to have a little family fun this Labor Day. Find a festival, parade or campground near you using our full list of Labor Day events.
Find the perfect spot to stargaze tonight and through the weekend for a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower with our interactive Stargazing Map. Scientists are predicting roughly 200 meteors per hour, the best show since its last showing in 2009.
Peak times to view the meteor shower are expected in the late evening and predawn hours tonight. Stay up past 1 a.m. and you may get the best show! The meteor shower is expected to last through the weekend.
Use our interactive Stargazing map for the best locations in Oakland County, including your local park, to view the meteor shower! Find a spot with low light pollution near you, and look to the North for the best show tonight or this weekend.
Embark on a new adventure or continue outdoor family traditions at Oakland County Parks campgrounds! Choose Addison Oaks or Groveland Oaks for individual, family or group camping. Both parks offer cabins, yurts, modern and group sites. Check out our video below for camping fun in Oakland County, then make your reservation by calling: 248-858-1400.