Fall is the perfect time to experience the tranquil outdoors of Oakland County. Pitch a tent or rent a yurt at an Oakland County campground and witness the landscape’s picturesque autumnal transition.
We know you’ve been waiting and the time is now! Cider Mill season has arrived. Whether the late summer air turns cool and crisp or the days ahead are hot and sunny, any day is a great day for a visit to an area Cider Mill with family and friends.
Watch our video below of a few local cider mills, to get a mouthwatering glimpse of how cider and donuts are made!
Check out these helpful Halloween Health & Safety Tips from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
We know our Oakland County Trick-or-Treaters will find this very useful!
Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.
Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.
Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
Forget for a moment the temperature soaring into the 80s all week; today is the first full day of autumn. Summer officially ended at the exact moment the sun crossed the “celestial equator”, and the crossing of that line in space only occurs twice a year. The September equinox happened at 10:21 EST yesterday. Get ready to celebrate the season of apples, pumpkins, hayrides, fall festivals and hikes under kaleidoscopes of color. Oakland County Parks, our Huron-Clinton Metroparks, and dozens of other parks in our towns and cities are ready for outdoor autumn adventure.
Even with our unseasonable warmth, seasonal changes of autumn are easy to see, and sometimes hear, in the parklands, wildlands and trails that span the county. One of the most noticeable signs is the wide array of fantastic fall fungi that is spreading their spores to expand their kingdom. Moist woodlands are spawning the rapid growth of the stunningly beautiful Fly Agaric, better known by its scientific name Amanita muscaria, a toxic species, and The Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus), a delectable edible delight.
A cherished Michigan tradition, cider mills provide goodies and family fun for the entire fall season. Residents line up for a taste of some the freshest cider and donuts the state has to offer.
Housed in historical buildings, many cider mills lend to the rich history of so many Michigan communities, including those located in Oakland County.