• 28 Oct 2021
        Delhi Metropark 3902 E. Delhi, Ann Arbor, MI 48103     Nestled in a quiet bend of the Huron River, Delhi Metropark offers natural beauty to enjoy. You’ll find mature stands of oak trees, open lawns and well-maintained ecosystems along the water that herons, turtles and deer call home. Come relax in the fresh air with family and friends under our picnic shelter or give kids the space to explore on our playground. Start a bike ride from the park or explore the river by canoe or kayak.   Delhi Metropark is a park in the Huron-Clinton system of metro parks. It is an 81-acre (330,000 m2) park on the Huron River located five miles (8 km) northwest of Ann Arbor. It has picnic areas, two picnic shelters, swings and slides, river fishing, canoe rental and softball diamonds. A children's playground features an adventure playship, ride-on toys and swings. A Metropark daily or annual vehicle permit is required for entry to the park. The park will eventually be linked to Dexter-Huron Metropark and Hudson Mills Metropark via the Border-to-Border Trail.          
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  •     Delhi Metropark 3902 E. Delhi, Ann Arbor, MI 48103     Nestled in a quiet bend of the Huron River, Delhi Metropark offers natural beauty to enjoy. You’ll find mature stands of oak trees, open lawns and well-maintained ecosystems along the water that herons, turtles and deer call home. Come relax in the fresh air with family and friends under our picnic shelter or give kids the space to explore on our playground. Start a bike ride from the park or explore the river by canoe or kayak.   Delhi Metropark is a park in the Huron-Clinton system of metro parks. It is an 81-acre (330,000 m2) park on the Huron River located five miles (8 km) northwest of Ann Arbor. It has picnic areas, two picnic shelters, swings and slides, river fishing, canoe rental and softball diamonds. A children's playground features an adventure playship, ride-on toys and swings. A Metropark daily or annual vehicle permit is required for entry to the park. The park will eventually be linked to Dexter-Huron Metropark and Hudson Mills Metropark via the Border-to-Border Trail.          
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  • 17 Oct 2021
        River Dell Venue - Homer, MI     This pure Michigan event barn rests along the Kalamazoo River and is surrounded by cropland and woods. It is centrally located between Battle Creek and Jackson and serve all of South Central Michigan. It is the perfect natural setting for any gathering.   The open and wooded spaces around the farm are picturesque places to hold your wedding ceremony and reception! The big red barn has theater-style seating capacity for 150 people and it has quiet ceiling fans to keep your guests comfortable during the summer months. The river bank, wooded trails, and the rustic grain bin provide countless picture backdrops to reflect the unique style of every couple. And with the option of on-site lodging in the farm house, your wedding planning to-do list just got a lot shorter!          
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  •     River Dell Venue - Homer, MI     This pure Michigan event barn rests along the Kalamazoo River and is surrounded by cropland and woods. It is centrally located between Battle Creek and Jackson and serve all of South Central Michigan. It is the perfect natural setting for any gathering.   The open and wooded spaces around the farm are picturesque places to hold your wedding ceremony and reception! The big red barn has theater-style seating capacity for 150 people and it has quiet ceiling fans to keep your guests comfortable during the summer months. The river bank, wooded trails, and the rustic grain bin provide countless picture backdrops to reflect the unique style of every couple. And with the option of on-site lodging in the farm house, your wedding planning to-do list just got a lot shorter!          
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  • 13 Sep 2021
        Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford - Dearborn MI     Henry and Clara Ford built the 31,000-square-foot Fair Lane as their dream home on 1,300 acres, just a couple miles from where they both were born. At a time when Henry was skyrocketing to global fame after the success of Ford Motor Company and the Model T, Fair Lane was their sanctuary. It was their 15th and final home - where they enjoyed entertaining their grandchildren and many friends, including frequent visitor Thomas Edison, for whom they reserved a suite of rooms. The house is a unique blend of Midwestern Prairie School and English country manor styles. The estate along the Rouge River included a hydro-electric powerhouse and dam, a greenhouse, a working farm built to scale for their grandchildren, an indoor pool, skating house, staff cottages, bowling alley, and a pony barn, as well as a private garage and laboratory for Henry. The vast gardens and landscape were designed by famed architect Jens Jensen.     1863 July 30 - Henry Ford is born on a farm to William and Mary Ford in Springwells Township, Mich., located 9 miles outside of Detroit.   1866 April 11 - Clara Jane Bryant born in Greenfield Township, now part of Detroit, Mich., a few miles northeast of the Ford homestead.   1879 December - Henry Ford leaves his family farm, with a sixth grade education, to pursue his interest in machinery in Detroit.   1885 Henry Ford meets Clara at local dance.   1888 April 11 - On her 22nd birthday, Clara and Henry marry.   1893 November 6 - Clara gives birth to a son, Edsel Bryant Ford . The family is living in a rented house on East Forest Avenue in Detroit.   1896 June 4 - Henry completes his first automobile, the "Quadricycle."   1903 Ford Motor Company is incorporated and sells its first car, a 2-cylinder Model A.   1908 October 1 - Ford ships the first production Model T, or "Tin Lizzie," as it came to be known.   1913 Spring – Contracts made for construction and landscaping of Fair Lane   May -- The Chicago architectural firm of von Holst & Fyfe are engaged to design and built Fair Lane, with Marion Mahony Griffin, a prairie school architect, as lead designer. . October 7 – Thefirst moving automobile assembly line in the world is in full operation at Ford's Highland Park factory.   December 10 - concrete poured and construction starts on Fair Lane.   1914 January 5 - Ford Motor announces the $5 per day wage for an eight-hour work day.   February: Clara contracts Mr. W.H. Van Tine to alter and finish the design for Fair Lane in the style of the English manor houses she had visited in Europe. Von Holst & Fyfe are dismissed from the project.   June 2 – Henry lays the cornerstone of Fair Lane Main Residence laid by Henry Ford. Currently no evidence of location or marker.   October 28 – Thomas A. Edison lays the cornerstone of the Fair Lane Power House.   1915 August 13 – Clara Ford becomes a founder and the first president of the Garden Club of Dearborn.   December - Work on Fair Lane is complete. This is Henry and Clara’s 15 th and final home.   1916 August 28 – Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and naturalist John Burroughs join Henry Ford for an extended camping trip. This is the first of many trips “The Vagabonds” will take together over the next decade.   November 1 - Edsel Ford, age 22, marries Eleanor Clay, age 20, niece of the founder of Hudson's, Detroit's preeminent department store.   1917 April 1 – Construction of the Rouge Plant begins.   September 4 – Henry and Clara’s first grandchild, Henry II, is born to Edsel and Eleanor. 1918 December 31 - Henry Ford suddenly resigns from the presidency of the Ford Motor Company. Edsel, 25, is elected to the role the next day, and assumes the presidency on New Year's Day, 1919.   1919 July 20 – A second Ford grandchild, Benson, is born to Edsel and Eleanor.   1923 The Fords begin to revive traditional music and dance of their youth. They hire an instructor (Benjamin Lovett) to teach traditional dance in Dearborn.   July 7 – Edsel and Eleanor have their third child, Josephine. 1925 March 14 – Edsel and Eleanor’s fourth child, William Clay, is born. 1927 Clara Ford became president of Women’s National Farm and Garden Association and Garden Club of America.   May 26 - The 15 millionth Model T ceremoniously rolls off the assembly line at Highland Park as Henry and Edsel pose for the cameras. 1943 May 26- FMC President Edsel Ford dies of stomach cancer at the age of 49.June 1 - Henry Ford is re-elected president of Ford Motor Co. at age 79. Eleanor is elected to the board. August- Henry Ford II is released from the Navy to help run the company.     1945 Early 1945 - Ford suffers a debilitating stroke while on a trip to Richmond Hill, his estate in Georgia.   September 21 – Henry Ford II is named president of Ford Motor Company. 1947 April 7 - Henry Ford dies at Fair Lane at age 83 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. 1950 September 29 – Clara Bryant Ford dies of heart failure at Henry Ford Hospital at age 84. 1951 March 5 – Ford Motor Company buys Fair Lane from the Ford heirs. 1953 May 7 – Ford Motor Company Archives dedicated at Fair Lane by Eleanor Ford and her sons. 1956 December– Ford Motor Company donates 210 acres of Fair Lane and $6.5 million to the University of Michigan to be developed as a Dearborn campus. The home becomes a conference center and historic site open for tours. 1958 February 18 – Fair Lane listed on the State of Michigan’s Historic Register. 1966 November 13 - Fair Lane listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also recognized as a National Historic Landmark . 2013 June 29 – The Main Residence, Power House, Potting Shed and Greenhouse, Boathouse, collections and related items as well as 17.1 acres are transferred to the newly formed Henry Ford Estate, Inc.          
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  •     Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford - Dearborn MI     Henry and Clara Ford built the 31,000-square-foot Fair Lane as their dream home on 1,300 acres, just a couple miles from where they both were born. At a time when Henry was skyrocketing to global fame after the success of Ford Motor Company and the Model T, Fair Lane was their sanctuary. It was their 15th and final home - where they enjoyed entertaining their grandchildren and many friends, including frequent visitor Thomas Edison, for whom they reserved a suite of rooms. The house is a unique blend of Midwestern Prairie School and English country manor styles. The estate along the Rouge River included a hydro-electric powerhouse and dam, a greenhouse, a working farm built to scale for their grandchildren, an indoor pool, skating house, staff cottages, bowling alley, and a pony barn, as well as a private garage and laboratory for Henry. The vast gardens and landscape were designed by famed architect Jens Jensen.     1863 July 30 - Henry Ford is born on a farm to William and Mary Ford in Springwells Township, Mich., located 9 miles outside of Detroit.   1866 April 11 - Clara Jane Bryant born in Greenfield Township, now part of Detroit, Mich., a few miles northeast of the Ford homestead.   1879 December - Henry Ford leaves his family farm, with a sixth grade education, to pursue his interest in machinery in Detroit.   1885 Henry Ford meets Clara at local dance.   1888 April 11 - On her 22nd birthday, Clara and Henry marry.   1893 November 6 - Clara gives birth to a son, Edsel Bryant Ford . The family is living in a rented house on East Forest Avenue in Detroit.   1896 June 4 - Henry completes his first automobile, the "Quadricycle."   1903 Ford Motor Company is incorporated and sells its first car, a 2-cylinder Model A.   1908 October 1 - Ford ships the first production Model T, or "Tin Lizzie," as it came to be known.   1913 Spring – Contracts made for construction and landscaping of Fair Lane   May -- The Chicago architectural firm of von Holst & Fyfe are engaged to design and built Fair Lane, with Marion Mahony Griffin, a prairie school architect, as lead designer. . October 7 – Thefirst moving automobile assembly line in the world is in full operation at Ford's Highland Park factory.   December 10 - concrete poured and construction starts on Fair Lane.   1914 January 5 - Ford Motor announces the $5 per day wage for an eight-hour work day.   February: Clara contracts Mr. W.H. Van Tine to alter and finish the design for Fair Lane in the style of the English manor houses she had visited in Europe. Von Holst & Fyfe are dismissed from the project.   June 2 – Henry lays the cornerstone of Fair Lane Main Residence laid by Henry Ford. Currently no evidence of location or marker.   October 28 – Thomas A. Edison lays the cornerstone of the Fair Lane Power House.   1915 August 13 – Clara Ford becomes a founder and the first president of the Garden Club of Dearborn.   December - Work on Fair Lane is complete. This is Henry and Clara’s 15 th and final home.   1916 August 28 – Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and naturalist John Burroughs join Henry Ford for an extended camping trip. This is the first of many trips “The Vagabonds” will take together over the next decade.   November 1 - Edsel Ford, age 22, marries Eleanor Clay, age 20, niece of the founder of Hudson's, Detroit's preeminent department store.   1917 April 1 – Construction of the Rouge Plant begins.   September 4 – Henry and Clara’s first grandchild, Henry II, is born to Edsel and Eleanor. 1918 December 31 - Henry Ford suddenly resigns from the presidency of the Ford Motor Company. Edsel, 25, is elected to the role the next day, and assumes the presidency on New Year's Day, 1919.   1919 July 20 – A second Ford grandchild, Benson, is born to Edsel and Eleanor.   1923 The Fords begin to revive traditional music and dance of their youth. They hire an instructor (Benjamin Lovett) to teach traditional dance in Dearborn.   July 7 – Edsel and Eleanor have their third child, Josephine. 1925 March 14 – Edsel and Eleanor’s fourth child, William Clay, is born. 1927 Clara Ford became president of Women’s National Farm and Garden Association and Garden Club of America.   May 26 - The 15 millionth Model T ceremoniously rolls off the assembly line at Highland Park as Henry and Edsel pose for the cameras. 1943 May 26- FMC President Edsel Ford dies of stomach cancer at the age of 49.June 1 - Henry Ford is re-elected president of Ford Motor Co. at age 79. Eleanor is elected to the board. August- Henry Ford II is released from the Navy to help run the company.     1945 Early 1945 - Ford suffers a debilitating stroke while on a trip to Richmond Hill, his estate in Georgia.   September 21 – Henry Ford II is named president of Ford Motor Company. 1947 April 7 - Henry Ford dies at Fair Lane at age 83 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. 1950 September 29 – Clara Bryant Ford dies of heart failure at Henry Ford Hospital at age 84. 1951 March 5 – Ford Motor Company buys Fair Lane from the Ford heirs. 1953 May 7 – Ford Motor Company Archives dedicated at Fair Lane by Eleanor Ford and her sons. 1956 December– Ford Motor Company donates 210 acres of Fair Lane and $6.5 million to the University of Michigan to be developed as a Dearborn campus. The home becomes a conference center and historic site open for tours. 1958 February 18 – Fair Lane listed on the State of Michigan’s Historic Register. 1966 November 13 - Fair Lane listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also recognized as a National Historic Landmark . 2013 June 29 – The Main Residence, Power House, Potting Shed and Greenhouse, Boathouse, collections and related items as well as 17.1 acres are transferred to the newly formed Henry Ford Estate, Inc.          
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  • 06 Aug 2021
        Milliken State Park - Detroit, MI     As the first urban state park in Michigan, William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor provides a 31-acre green oasis in the midst of downtown Detroit.   The first phase of the park - the harbor - opened to the public in 2004 and offers several covered picnic areas, shoreline fishing and a 52-slip harbor. A 63-foot light tower that is a scaled down replica of the Tawas Point lighthouse marks the harbor entrance.   The second phase of the park opened on December 1, 2009 and includes a wetlands demonstration area that shows how wetlands act as nature's water filtration system. Interpretative signs explain how the wetland naturally cleans the water and then returns it to the Detroit River as clean water - without going to a wastewater treatment plant.   The RiverWalk passes through the park in the area closest to the Detroit River, along fishing platforms and a memorial to Peter Stroh, a noted conservationist who was a tireless advocate for the opening Detroit's waterfront the public.  A bike path laces through the other side of the wetland, linking the park to Atwater Street or back to Rivard Plaza.          
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  •     Milliken State Park - Detroit, MI     As the first urban state park in Michigan, William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor provides a 31-acre green oasis in the midst of downtown Detroit.   The first phase of the park - the harbor - opened to the public in 2004 and offers several covered picnic areas, shoreline fishing and a 52-slip harbor. A 63-foot light tower that is a scaled down replica of the Tawas Point lighthouse marks the harbor entrance.   The second phase of the park opened on December 1, 2009 and includes a wetlands demonstration area that shows how wetlands act as nature's water filtration system. Interpretative signs explain how the wetland naturally cleans the water and then returns it to the Detroit River as clean water - without going to a wastewater treatment plant.   The RiverWalk passes through the park in the area closest to the Detroit River, along fishing platforms and a memorial to Peter Stroh, a noted conservationist who was a tireless advocate for the opening Detroit's waterfront the public.  A bike path laces through the other side of the wetland, linking the park to Atwater Street or back to Rivard Plaza.          
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  • 17 Jul 2021
        Cranbrook House and Garden - Bloomfield Hills, MI     Incredible vistas at every turn, the relaxing melody of water streaming out of several iconic fountains, the comforting smell of flowers in one of the many remarkable gardens, the feeling of history and architectural wonder all around you…just a taste of what awaits at Cranbrook House and Gardens, located at the heart of the Cranbrook Educational Community, a National Historic Landmark. From spring through fall, guests can tour the former estate of Cranbrook's founders, George and Ellen Booth, and the beautiful 40 acres of gardens that surround it; both maintained brilliantly by an incredible non-profit, volunteer run organization, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary. Cranbrook House and Gardens, the oldest surviving manor home in the metro-Detroit area, also offers special events throughout the year.   From spring through fall, guests can tour the oldest manor home in metro-Detroit and the beautiful 40 acres of gardens that surround it; both maintained brilliantly by a non-profit, volunteer run organization, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary.Cranbrook House and Gardens are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. It is free to visit and walk around through October 31st.         
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  •     Cranbrook House and Garden - Bloomfield Hills, MI     Incredible vistas at every turn, the relaxing melody of water streaming out of several iconic fountains, the comforting smell of flowers in one of the many remarkable gardens, the feeling of history and architectural wonder all around you…just a taste of what awaits at Cranbrook House and Gardens, located at the heart of the Cranbrook Educational Community, a National Historic Landmark. From spring through fall, guests can tour the former estate of Cranbrook's founders, George and Ellen Booth, and the beautiful 40 acres of gardens that surround it; both maintained brilliantly by an incredible non-profit, volunteer run organization, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary. Cranbrook House and Gardens, the oldest surviving manor home in the metro-Detroit area, also offers special events throughout the year.   From spring through fall, guests can tour the oldest manor home in metro-Detroit and the beautiful 40 acres of gardens that surround it; both maintained brilliantly by a non-profit, volunteer run organization, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary.Cranbrook House and Gardens are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. It is free to visit and walk around through October 31st.         
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  • 15 Jul 2021
        Independence Oaks County Park - Clarkston, MI     Independence Oaks is the largest Oakland County Park at 1,286 acres. The Wint Nature Center offers interactive exhibits, interpretive programs and Scout Badge Days. Camp Wilderness, a youth group overnight camping area, features platform tents and a modern bathhouse. Recreation amenities include: 12+ miles of natural and paved trails; a swimming beach; archery range; volleyball courts; boat launch (non-motorized boats); and rowboat, canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals. In winter, snowshoe equipment is available for rent on weekends. Twin Chimney Shelter provides a sweeping view of 68-acre Crooked Lake and is popular for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Independence Oaks-North is the only Southeast Michigan park with a Catch and Release Special Designation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Anglers can portage and launch canoes, kayaks or other non-motorized boats. No vehicular boat launch is provided. Independence Oaks-North is open for archery deer hunting in the fall.   The park encompasses rolling hills, wooded ravines, the headwaters of the Clinton River, and a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer. But the centerpiece is Crooked Lake, a 68-acre lake with crystal-clear water that is free from the buzz of motorboats and jet skis.The park has a 14-mile network of trails with most of it in a rugged, undeveloped area on the west side of the lake. Here Springlake Loop, Ted Gray Loop and a portion of Lakeshore Loop can be combined to make a 3-mile loop that begins near the Lewis E. Wint Nature Center and leads you across the park’s highest ridges and along Crooked Lake. Cutting across the loop are several connector trails that allow you to shorten the hike.On the east side of the lake are the paved trails that are popular with inline skaters. They include the River Loop, a paved 2.2-mile loop that includes a stretch through the Clinton River Flood Plain Natural Area, a wetland area, and the All-Visitors Loop that leads to an observation deck on Crooked Lake.          
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  •     Independence Oaks County Park - Clarkston, MI     Independence Oaks is the largest Oakland County Park at 1,286 acres. The Wint Nature Center offers interactive exhibits, interpretive programs and Scout Badge Days. Camp Wilderness, a youth group overnight camping area, features platform tents and a modern bathhouse. Recreation amenities include: 12+ miles of natural and paved trails; a swimming beach; archery range; volleyball courts; boat launch (non-motorized boats); and rowboat, canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals. In winter, snowshoe equipment is available for rent on weekends. Twin Chimney Shelter provides a sweeping view of 68-acre Crooked Lake and is popular for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Independence Oaks-North is the only Southeast Michigan park with a Catch and Release Special Designation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Anglers can portage and launch canoes, kayaks or other non-motorized boats. No vehicular boat launch is provided. Independence Oaks-North is open for archery deer hunting in the fall.   The park encompasses rolling hills, wooded ravines, the headwaters of the Clinton River, and a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer. But the centerpiece is Crooked Lake, a 68-acre lake with crystal-clear water that is free from the buzz of motorboats and jet skis.The park has a 14-mile network of trails with most of it in a rugged, undeveloped area on the west side of the lake. Here Springlake Loop, Ted Gray Loop and a portion of Lakeshore Loop can be combined to make a 3-mile loop that begins near the Lewis E. Wint Nature Center and leads you across the park’s highest ridges and along Crooked Lake. Cutting across the loop are several connector trails that allow you to shorten the hike.On the east side of the lake are the paved trails that are popular with inline skaters. They include the River Loop, a paved 2.2-mile loop that includes a stretch through the Clinton River Flood Plain Natural Area, a wetland area, and the All-Visitors Loop that leads to an observation deck on Crooked Lake.          
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  • 10 Jul 2021
        Riverside Park - Ypsilanti, MI     Riverside is a 16 acre park on the Huron River in the center of Ypsilanti, linking downtown and Depot Town. It is the home to various annual events, such as the Heritage Festival, ElvisFest, Michigan Summer Beer Festival, and several automotive events.  Between these events, it hosts activities such as bicycling, dog walking, picnicking, fishing, and sunbathing. The park is part of the Washtenaw County Border to Border Trail as well as part of the Huron River Water Trail.       Riverside Park is a popular launch and landing for the Huron River. For land-based adventure, jump on the Border to Border Trail , a shared-use hike and bike path stretching across Washtenaw County.          
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  •     Riverside Park - Ypsilanti, MI     Riverside is a 16 acre park on the Huron River in the center of Ypsilanti, linking downtown and Depot Town. It is the home to various annual events, such as the Heritage Festival, ElvisFest, Michigan Summer Beer Festival, and several automotive events.  Between these events, it hosts activities such as bicycling, dog walking, picnicking, fishing, and sunbathing. The park is part of the Washtenaw County Border to Border Trail as well as part of the Huron River Water Trail.       Riverside Park is a popular launch and landing for the Huron River. For land-based adventure, jump on the Border to Border Trail , a shared-use hike and bike path stretching across Washtenaw County.          
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  • 12 Jun 2021
        Columbia St. Between Woodward + Park     Columbia Street, a mixture of 10 retail stores and restaurants set on the ground floor of the historic Fox Theatre and Office Building and the upcoming world headquarters for Little Caesars Pizza, this year. The European-style street is located between Woodward and Park avenues.   Columbia Street is one of five neighborhoods within The District Detroit, a 50-block area that spans downtown and Midtown and includes Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, and the upcoming Mike Ilitch School of Business building at Wayne State University (opening in the spring at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple Street).       The District Detroit’s Columbia Street is set to be the city’s latest retail destination bringing new restaurants and shops to serve Tigers fans and many others west of Woodward between the historic Fox Theatre and the new, nine-story Little Caesars headquarters expansion. The block-long, pedestrian-friendly strip will have ten new storefronts in one of The District Detroit’s busiest areas. Columbia Street is bringing nearly 40,000 square feet of new retail and will feature a variety of dining options among several restaurants as well as a European-style promenade boasting Cobblestone paving, festoon lights and al fresco dining space.          
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  •     Columbia St. Between Woodward + Park     Columbia Street, a mixture of 10 retail stores and restaurants set on the ground floor of the historic Fox Theatre and Office Building and the upcoming world headquarters for Little Caesars Pizza, this year. The European-style street is located between Woodward and Park avenues.   Columbia Street is one of five neighborhoods within The District Detroit, a 50-block area that spans downtown and Midtown and includes Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, and the upcoming Mike Ilitch School of Business building at Wayne State University (opening in the spring at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple Street).       The District Detroit’s Columbia Street is set to be the city’s latest retail destination bringing new restaurants and shops to serve Tigers fans and many others west of Woodward between the historic Fox Theatre and the new, nine-story Little Caesars headquarters expansion. The block-long, pedestrian-friendly strip will have ten new storefronts in one of The District Detroit’s busiest areas. Columbia Street is bringing nearly 40,000 square feet of new retail and will feature a variety of dining options among several restaurants as well as a European-style promenade boasting Cobblestone paving, festoon lights and al fresco dining space.          
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  • 30 Oct 2020
          Northport is situated near the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. It is a picture-perfect town on the water with unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Be sure to bring your camera and your fishing pole when you come to visit. With over 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. A vacation destination for all seasons.   The cherry industry that is prevalent in Northport today had just begun in 1853 on Reverend Smith's farm. Farmers began producing cherries so much within those first few years that cherries were being shipped to nearby cities for their markets. The cherry industry in Northport and Leelanau County remains one of the largest in the world.  
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  •       Northport is situated near the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. It is a picture-perfect town on the water with unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Be sure to bring your camera and your fishing pole when you come to visit. With over 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. A vacation destination for all seasons.   The cherry industry that is prevalent in Northport today had just begun in 1853 on Reverend Smith's farm. Farmers began producing cherries so much within those first few years that cherries were being shipped to nearby cities for their markets. The cherry industry in Northport and Leelanau County remains one of the largest in the world.  
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  • 05 Aug 2020
          Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 5,235. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory, and MDI Biological Laboratory (Salisbury Cove village). Until a catastrophic fire in 1947, the town was a noted summer colony for the wealthy. Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within twenty-five miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States.[5] The town is served by the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, which provides year-round direct flights to Boston, Massachusetts.   Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. It serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park. Towering over the park, Cadillac Mountain has trails and views of the town, the bay and the Cranberry Islands. Sand Beach is ringed by mountains. From the town pier, the Shore Path winds along the bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands.                    Acadia National Park is an American national park located in the state of Maine, southwest of Bar Harbor. The park preserves about half of Mount Desert Island, many adjacent smaller islands, and part of the Schoodic Peninsula on the coast of Maine. Acadia was initially designated Sieur de Monts National Monument by proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Sieur de Monts was renamed and redesignated Lafayette National Park by Congress in 1919—the first national park in the United States east of the Mississippi River and the only one in the Northeastern United States. The park was renamed Acadia National Park in 1929. More than 3.4 million people visited the park in 2019.   Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.    
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  •       Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 5,235. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory, and MDI Biological Laboratory (Salisbury Cove village). Until a catastrophic fire in 1947, the town was a noted summer colony for the wealthy. Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within twenty-five miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States.[5] The town is served by the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, which provides year-round direct flights to Boston, Massachusetts.   Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. It serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park. Towering over the park, Cadillac Mountain has trails and views of the town, the bay and the Cranberry Islands. Sand Beach is ringed by mountains. From the town pier, the Shore Path winds along the bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands.                    Acadia National Park is an American national park located in the state of Maine, southwest of Bar Harbor. The park preserves about half of Mount Desert Island, many adjacent smaller islands, and part of the Schoodic Peninsula on the coast of Maine. Acadia was initially designated Sieur de Monts National Monument by proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Sieur de Monts was renamed and redesignated Lafayette National Park by Congress in 1919—the first national park in the United States east of the Mississippi River and the only one in the Northeastern United States. The park was renamed Acadia National Park in 1929. More than 3.4 million people visited the park in 2019.   Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.    
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  • 05 Jul 2020
        Yellowstone - WY, USA   Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in the western United States, with parts in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular. While it represents many types of biomes, the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.         Although Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years, aside from visits by mountain men during the early-to-mid-19th century, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. Management and control of the park originally fell under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of the Interior, the first Secretary of the Interior to supervise the park being Columbus Delano. However, the U.S. Army was eventually commissioned to oversee management of Yellowstone for a 30-year period between 1886 and 1916. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than a thousand archaeological sites.           Grand Teton National Park is an American national park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi; 130,000 ha; 1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Along with surrounding national forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre (7,300,000 ha) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world's largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems.                
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  •     Yellowstone - WY, USA   Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in the western United States, with parts in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular. While it represents many types of biomes, the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.         Although Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years, aside from visits by mountain men during the early-to-mid-19th century, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. Management and control of the park originally fell under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of the Interior, the first Secretary of the Interior to supervise the park being Columbus Delano. However, the U.S. Army was eventually commissioned to oversee management of Yellowstone for a 30-year period between 1886 and 1916. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than a thousand archaeological sites.           Grand Teton National Park is an American national park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi; 130,000 ha; 1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Along with surrounding national forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre (7,300,000 ha) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world's largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems.                
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  • 03 Jun 2020
      Marquette, MI, USA   Marquette Michigan is located along beautiful Lake Superior, its wonderful location provides couples with attractions, waterfalls, lighthouses, skiing, the beautiful Presque Isle Park, and tours at Stannard Rock. Great for amazing backdrops.         Home of Northern Michigan University, the Superior Dome, Marquette General, and Presque Isle Park, Marquette Michigan holds many opportunities for the vacationer, student, or career seeker.   The Marquette area has 12 nearby beautiful waterfalls to explore and 6 lighthouses to see including the well known Stannard Rock Lighthouse that is about 45 mile out from Marquette on Lake Superior. Many all season activities in the Marquette area include, snowmobiling, fishing from the boat, shore, or shanty, skiing, camping, biking, hiking, sight seeing, and miles of sandy beaches.                
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  •   Marquette, MI, USA   Marquette Michigan is located along beautiful Lake Superior, its wonderful location provides couples with attractions, waterfalls, lighthouses, skiing, the beautiful Presque Isle Park, and tours at Stannard Rock. Great for amazing backdrops.         Home of Northern Michigan University, the Superior Dome, Marquette General, and Presque Isle Park, Marquette Michigan holds many opportunities for the vacationer, student, or career seeker.   The Marquette area has 12 nearby beautiful waterfalls to explore and 6 lighthouses to see including the well known Stannard Rock Lighthouse that is about 45 mile out from Marquette on Lake Superior. Many all season activities in the Marquette area include, snowmobiling, fishing from the boat, shore, or shanty, skiing, camping, biking, hiking, sight seeing, and miles of sandy beaches.                
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  • 09 May 2020
      Gratiot and Grand, Detroit, MI 48226   Named for its physical orientation in a former downtown garment district, The Belt is a culturally redefined alley in the heart of downtown Detroit. The public space is home to murals and installations by local, national and international artists. The Belt hosts these hot spots: Standby, The Skip and Deluxx Fluxx.           Public Matter is a fully accessible exhibition platform located within The Belt in downtown Detroit. Public Matter features rotating exhibitions of framed paintings by the most recognized and celebrated names in contemporary art, with a focus on those artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces.    
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  •   Gratiot and Grand, Detroit, MI 48226   Named for its physical orientation in a former downtown garment district, The Belt is a culturally redefined alley in the heart of downtown Detroit. The public space is home to murals and installations by local, national and international artists. The Belt hosts these hot spots: Standby, The Skip and Deluxx Fluxx.           Public Matter is a fully accessible exhibition platform located within The Belt in downtown Detroit. Public Matter features rotating exhibitions of framed paintings by the most recognized and celebrated names in contemporary art, with a focus on those artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces.    
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  • 04 May 2020
      1260 Remembrance Rd. Montréal | QC H3H 1A2   This 761-foot hill from which Montreal got its name is the largest of the city's parks. Towering over central Montreal (and accessible from the Green Line's Peel métro station or the Orange Line's Mont-Royal métro station), Parc du Mont-Royal is frequented by joggers, picnickers, dog walkers and bicyclists throughout the year. During the warmer months, you can rent row boats to take on the park's Lac des Castors (Beaver Lake), while the Chalet du Mont-Royal offers breathtaking park and city views any time of year. Also, be sure to stop by the Croix du Mont-Royal (Mont-Royal Cross), or the park's two cemeteries (one English and one French).         Recent visitors highly recommended walking up the stairs to the top of the hill for an unbeatable view of the city, but reviewers also warned it's a steep trek. You can visit the Parc du Mont-Royal for free from sunrise to sunset. There are several eateries on-site as well as a gift shop.        
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  •   1260 Remembrance Rd. Montréal | QC H3H 1A2   This 761-foot hill from which Montreal got its name is the largest of the city's parks. Towering over central Montreal (and accessible from the Green Line's Peel métro station or the Orange Line's Mont-Royal métro station), Parc du Mont-Royal is frequented by joggers, picnickers, dog walkers and bicyclists throughout the year. During the warmer months, you can rent row boats to take on the park's Lac des Castors (Beaver Lake), while the Chalet du Mont-Royal offers breathtaking park and city views any time of year. Also, be sure to stop by the Croix du Mont-Royal (Mont-Royal Cross), or the park's two cemeteries (one English and one French).         Recent visitors highly recommended walking up the stairs to the top of the hill for an unbeatable view of the city, but reviewers also warned it's a steep trek. You can visit the Parc du Mont-Royal for free from sunrise to sunset. There are several eateries on-site as well as a gift shop.        
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  • 02 May 2020
          4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Twp, MI 48316     Scenic 4,461 acre park with hilly terrain is enhanced by the beautiful 500-acre Stony Creek Lake. Nature Center, picnicking, swimming, disc (Frisbee) golf course, boat launch and fitness trail. Ice skating, ice fishing, tobogganing, snowboarding and x-country skiing. Paddleboats, kayaks, rowboats, bicycle and canoe rentals. 6,921 yard, 18 hole, par 72 public golf course. Fishing pier accessible to the physically challenged. A paved 6.2 mile Hike-Bike trail. Over 10 miles of paved roadway provide scenic drives in all seasons and the fall color is particularly beautiful. Our golf course is a certified member of the Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program.        
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  •       4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Twp, MI 48316     Scenic 4,461 acre park with hilly terrain is enhanced by the beautiful 500-acre Stony Creek Lake. Nature Center, picnicking, swimming, disc (Frisbee) golf course, boat launch and fitness trail. Ice skating, ice fishing, tobogganing, snowboarding and x-country skiing. Paddleboats, kayaks, rowboats, bicycle and canoe rentals. 6,921 yard, 18 hole, par 72 public golf course. Fishing pier accessible to the physically challenged. A paved 6.2 mile Hike-Bike trail. Over 10 miles of paved roadway provide scenic drives in all seasons and the fall color is particularly beautiful. Our golf course is a certified member of the Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program.        
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  • 01 May 2020
      800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI    Smack in the heart of downtown, off Woodward Avenue, Campus Martius is a lively urban park with tons of spots to sneak away for a photo session: There's an outdoor skating rink in the winter, a "beach" in the summer, gardens, green spaces, cafes, monuments, and more.   Campus Martius Park is a great place to visit whether during a festival or event or just to take time and have lunch or sit with friends and talk. We especially like going ice skating there during the winter months. Whether during the day or in the evening the place is decorated in a lively and holiday fashion. The lines to rent ice skates usually move along quickly. It's a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.           From a historical point of view this crossroads has had its share of historical events which include the mustering of Union Troops, having them sign up and ship off to the east during the Civil War. There is a large monument commemorating the end of the Civil War and celebrating the heroes in all the departments of the military. It is quite impressive and should not be missed. It is one of those places that gives an immediate connection to the past while making room for a view of the future.      
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  •   800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI    Smack in the heart of downtown, off Woodward Avenue, Campus Martius is a lively urban park with tons of spots to sneak away for a photo session: There's an outdoor skating rink in the winter, a "beach" in the summer, gardens, green spaces, cafes, monuments, and more.   Campus Martius Park is a great place to visit whether during a festival or event or just to take time and have lunch or sit with friends and talk. We especially like going ice skating there during the winter months. Whether during the day or in the evening the place is decorated in a lively and holiday fashion. The lines to rent ice skates usually move along quickly. It's a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.           From a historical point of view this crossroads has had its share of historical events which include the mustering of Union Troops, having them sign up and ship off to the east during the Civil War. There is a large monument commemorating the end of the Civil War and celebrating the heroes in all the departments of the military. It is quite impressive and should not be missed. It is one of those places that gives an immediate connection to the past while making room for a view of the future.      
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  •     Delhi Metropark 3902 E. Delhi, Ann Arbor, MI 48103     Nestled in a quiet bend of the Huron River, Delhi Metropark offers natural beauty to enjoy. You’ll find mature stands of oak trees, open lawns and well-maintained ecosystems along the water that herons, turtles and deer call home. Come relax in the fresh air with family and friends under our picnic shelter or give kids the space to explore on our playground. Start a bike ride from the park or explore the river by canoe or kayak.   Delhi Metropark is a park in the Huron-Clinton system of metro parks. It is an 81-acre (330,000 m2) park on the Huron River located five miles (8 km) northwest of Ann Arbor. It has picnic areas, two picnic shelters, swings and slides, river fishing, canoe rental and softball diamonds. A children's playground features an adventure playship, ride-on toys and swings. A Metropark daily or annual vehicle permit is required for entry to the park. The park will eventually be linked to Dexter-Huron Metropark and Hudson Mills Metropark via the Border-to-Border Trail.          
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  •     River Dell Venue - Homer, MI     This pure Michigan event barn rests along the Kalamazoo River and is surrounded by cropland and woods. It is centrally located between Battle Creek and Jackson and serve all of South Central Michigan. It is the perfect natural setting for any gathering.   The open and wooded spaces around the farm are picturesque places to hold your wedding ceremony and reception! The big red barn has theater-style seating capacity for 150 people and it has quiet ceiling fans to keep your guests comfortable during the summer months. The river bank, wooded trails, and the rustic grain bin provide countless picture backdrops to reflect the unique style of every couple. And with the option of on-site lodging in the farm house, your wedding planning to-do list just got a lot shorter!          
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  •     Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford - Dearborn MI     Henry and Clara Ford built the 31,000-square-foot Fair Lane as their dream home on 1,300 acres, just a couple miles from where they both were born. At a time when Henry was skyrocketing to global fame after the success of Ford Motor Company and the Model T, Fair Lane was their sanctuary. It was their 15th and final home - where they enjoyed entertaining their grandchildren and many friends, including frequent visitor Thomas Edison, for whom they reserved a suite of rooms. The house is a unique blend of Midwestern Prairie School and English country manor styles. The estate along the Rouge River included a hydro-electric powerhouse and dam, a greenhouse, a working farm built to scale for their grandchildren, an indoor pool, skating house, staff cottages, bowling alley, and a pony barn, as well as a private garage and laboratory for Henry. The vast gardens and landscape were designed by famed architect Jens Jensen.     1863 July 30 - Henry Ford is born on a farm to William and Mary Ford in Springwells Township, Mich., located 9 miles outside of Detroit.   1866 April 11 - Clara Jane Bryant born in Greenfield Township, now part of Detroit, Mich., a few miles northeast of the Ford homestead.   1879 December - Henry Ford leaves his family farm, with a sixth grade education, to pursue his interest in machinery in Detroit.   1885 Henry Ford meets Clara at local dance.   1888 April 11 - On her 22nd birthday, Clara and Henry marry.   1893 November 6 - Clara gives birth to a son, Edsel Bryant Ford . The family is living in a rented house on East Forest Avenue in Detroit.   1896 June 4 - Henry completes his first automobile, the "Quadricycle."   1903 Ford Motor Company is incorporated and sells its first car, a 2-cylinder Model A.   1908 October 1 - Ford ships the first production Model T, or "Tin Lizzie," as it came to be known.   1913 Spring – Contracts made for construction and landscaping of Fair Lane   May -- The Chicago architectural firm of von Holst & Fyfe are engaged to design and built Fair Lane, with Marion Mahony Griffin, a prairie school architect, as lead designer. . October 7 – Thefirst moving automobile assembly line in the world is in full operation at Ford's Highland Park factory.   December 10 - concrete poured and construction starts on Fair Lane.   1914 January 5 - Ford Motor announces the $5 per day wage for an eight-hour work day.   February: Clara contracts Mr. W.H. Van Tine to alter and finish the design for Fair Lane in the style of the English manor houses she had visited in Europe. Von Holst & Fyfe are dismissed from the project.   June 2 – Henry lays the cornerstone of Fair Lane Main Residence laid by Henry Ford. Currently no evidence of location or marker.   October 28 – Thomas A. Edison lays the cornerstone of the Fair Lane Power House.   1915 August 13 – Clara Ford becomes a founder and the first president of the Garden Club of Dearborn.   December - Work on Fair Lane is complete. This is Henry and Clara’s 15 th and final home.   1916 August 28 – Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and naturalist John Burroughs join Henry Ford for an extended camping trip. This is the first of many trips “The Vagabonds” will take together over the next decade.   November 1 - Edsel Ford, age 22, marries Eleanor Clay, age 20, niece of the founder of Hudson's, Detroit's preeminent department store.   1917 April 1 – Construction of the Rouge Plant begins.   September 4 – Henry and Clara’s first grandchild, Henry II, is born to Edsel and Eleanor. 1918 December 31 - Henry Ford suddenly resigns from the presidency of the Ford Motor Company. Edsel, 25, is elected to the role the next day, and assumes the presidency on New Year's Day, 1919.   1919 July 20 – A second Ford grandchild, Benson, is born to Edsel and Eleanor.   1923 The Fords begin to revive traditional music and dance of their youth. They hire an instructor (Benjamin Lovett) to teach traditional dance in Dearborn.   July 7 – Edsel and Eleanor have their third child, Josephine. 1925 March 14 – Edsel and Eleanor’s fourth child, William Clay, is born. 1927 Clara Ford became president of Women’s National Farm and Garden Association and Garden Club of America.   May 26 - The 15 millionth Model T ceremoniously rolls off the assembly line at Highland Park as Henry and Edsel pose for the cameras. 1943 May 26- FMC President Edsel Ford dies of stomach cancer at the age of 49.June 1 - Henry Ford is re-elected president of Ford Motor Co. at age 79. Eleanor is elected to the board. August- Henry Ford II is released from the Navy to help run the company.     1945 Early 1945 - Ford suffers a debilitating stroke while on a trip to Richmond Hill, his estate in Georgia.   September 21 – Henry Ford II is named president of Ford Motor Company. 1947 April 7 - Henry Ford dies at Fair Lane at age 83 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. 1950 September 29 – Clara Bryant Ford dies of heart failure at Henry Ford Hospital at age 84. 1951 March 5 – Ford Motor Company buys Fair Lane from the Ford heirs. 1953 May 7 – Ford Motor Company Archives dedicated at Fair Lane by Eleanor Ford and her sons. 1956 December– Ford Motor Company donates 210 acres of Fair Lane and $6.5 million to the University of Michigan to be developed as a Dearborn campus. The home becomes a conference center and historic site open for tours. 1958 February 18 – Fair Lane listed on the State of Michigan’s Historic Register. 1966 November 13 - Fair Lane listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also recognized as a National Historic Landmark . 2013 June 29 – The Main Residence, Power House, Potting Shed and Greenhouse, Boathouse, collections and related items as well as 17.1 acres are transferred to the newly formed Henry Ford Estate, Inc.          
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  •     Milliken State Park - Detroit, MI     As the first urban state park in Michigan, William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor provides a 31-acre green oasis in the midst of downtown Detroit.   The first phase of the park - the harbor - opened to the public in 2004 and offers several covered picnic areas, shoreline fishing and a 52-slip harbor. A 63-foot light tower that is a scaled down replica of the Tawas Point lighthouse marks the harbor entrance.   The second phase of the park opened on December 1, 2009 and includes a wetlands demonstration area that shows how wetlands act as nature's water filtration system. Interpretative signs explain how the wetland naturally cleans the water and then returns it to the Detroit River as clean water - without going to a wastewater treatment plant.   The RiverWalk passes through the park in the area closest to the Detroit River, along fishing platforms and a memorial to Peter Stroh, a noted conservationist who was a tireless advocate for the opening Detroit's waterfront the public.  A bike path laces through the other side of the wetland, linking the park to Atwater Street or back to Rivard Plaza.          
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  •     Cranbrook House and Garden - Bloomfield Hills, MI     Incredible vistas at every turn, the relaxing melody of water streaming out of several iconic fountains, the comforting smell of flowers in one of the many remarkable gardens, the feeling of history and architectural wonder all around you…just a taste of what awaits at Cranbrook House and Gardens, located at the heart of the Cranbrook Educational Community, a National Historic Landmark. From spring through fall, guests can tour the former estate of Cranbrook's founders, George and Ellen Booth, and the beautiful 40 acres of gardens that surround it; both maintained brilliantly by an incredible non-profit, volunteer run organization, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary. Cranbrook House and Gardens, the oldest surviving manor home in the metro-Detroit area, also offers special events throughout the year.   From spring through fall, guests can tour the oldest manor home in metro-Detroit and the beautiful 40 acres of gardens that surround it; both maintained brilliantly by a non-profit, volunteer run organization, Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary.Cranbrook House and Gardens are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. It is free to visit and walk around through October 31st.         
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  •     Independence Oaks County Park - Clarkston, MI     Independence Oaks is the largest Oakland County Park at 1,286 acres. The Wint Nature Center offers interactive exhibits, interpretive programs and Scout Badge Days. Camp Wilderness, a youth group overnight camping area, features platform tents and a modern bathhouse. Recreation amenities include: 12+ miles of natural and paved trails; a swimming beach; archery range; volleyball courts; boat launch (non-motorized boats); and rowboat, canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals. In winter, snowshoe equipment is available for rent on weekends. Twin Chimney Shelter provides a sweeping view of 68-acre Crooked Lake and is popular for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Independence Oaks-North is the only Southeast Michigan park with a Catch and Release Special Designation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Anglers can portage and launch canoes, kayaks or other non-motorized boats. No vehicular boat launch is provided. Independence Oaks-North is open for archery deer hunting in the fall.   The park encompasses rolling hills, wooded ravines, the headwaters of the Clinton River, and a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer. But the centerpiece is Crooked Lake, a 68-acre lake with crystal-clear water that is free from the buzz of motorboats and jet skis.The park has a 14-mile network of trails with most of it in a rugged, undeveloped area on the west side of the lake. Here Springlake Loop, Ted Gray Loop and a portion of Lakeshore Loop can be combined to make a 3-mile loop that begins near the Lewis E. Wint Nature Center and leads you across the park’s highest ridges and along Crooked Lake. Cutting across the loop are several connector trails that allow you to shorten the hike.On the east side of the lake are the paved trails that are popular with inline skaters. They include the River Loop, a paved 2.2-mile loop that includes a stretch through the Clinton River Flood Plain Natural Area, a wetland area, and the All-Visitors Loop that leads to an observation deck on Crooked Lake.          
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  •     Riverside Park - Ypsilanti, MI     Riverside is a 16 acre park on the Huron River in the center of Ypsilanti, linking downtown and Depot Town. It is the home to various annual events, such as the Heritage Festival, ElvisFest, Michigan Summer Beer Festival, and several automotive events.  Between these events, it hosts activities such as bicycling, dog walking, picnicking, fishing, and sunbathing. The park is part of the Washtenaw County Border to Border Trail as well as part of the Huron River Water Trail.       Riverside Park is a popular launch and landing for the Huron River. For land-based adventure, jump on the Border to Border Trail , a shared-use hike and bike path stretching across Washtenaw County.          
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  •     Columbia St. Between Woodward + Park     Columbia Street, a mixture of 10 retail stores and restaurants set on the ground floor of the historic Fox Theatre and Office Building and the upcoming world headquarters for Little Caesars Pizza, this year. The European-style street is located between Woodward and Park avenues.   Columbia Street is one of five neighborhoods within The District Detroit, a 50-block area that spans downtown and Midtown and includes Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field, and the upcoming Mike Ilitch School of Business building at Wayne State University (opening in the spring at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple Street).       The District Detroit’s Columbia Street is set to be the city’s latest retail destination bringing new restaurants and shops to serve Tigers fans and many others west of Woodward between the historic Fox Theatre and the new, nine-story Little Caesars headquarters expansion. The block-long, pedestrian-friendly strip will have ten new storefronts in one of The District Detroit’s busiest areas. Columbia Street is bringing nearly 40,000 square feet of new retail and will feature a variety of dining options among several restaurants as well as a European-style promenade boasting Cobblestone paving, festoon lights and al fresco dining space.          
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  •       Northport is situated near the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. It is a picture-perfect town on the water with unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Be sure to bring your camera and your fishing pole when you come to visit. With over 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. A vacation destination for all seasons.   The cherry industry that is prevalent in Northport today had just begun in 1853 on Reverend Smith's farm. Farmers began producing cherries so much within those first few years that cherries were being shipped to nearby cities for their markets. The cherry industry in Northport and Leelanau County remains one of the largest in the world.  
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  •       Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 5,235. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory, and MDI Biological Laboratory (Salisbury Cove village). Until a catastrophic fire in 1947, the town was a noted summer colony for the wealthy. Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within twenty-five miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States.[5] The town is served by the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, which provides year-round direct flights to Boston, Massachusetts.   Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. It serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park. Towering over the park, Cadillac Mountain has trails and views of the town, the bay and the Cranberry Islands. Sand Beach is ringed by mountains. From the town pier, the Shore Path winds along the bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands.                    Acadia National Park is an American national park located in the state of Maine, southwest of Bar Harbor. The park preserves about half of Mount Desert Island, many adjacent smaller islands, and part of the Schoodic Peninsula on the coast of Maine. Acadia was initially designated Sieur de Monts National Monument by proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Sieur de Monts was renamed and redesignated Lafayette National Park by Congress in 1919—the first national park in the United States east of the Mississippi River and the only one in the Northeastern United States. The park was renamed Acadia National Park in 1929. More than 3.4 million people visited the park in 2019.   Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.    
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  •     Yellowstone - WY, USA   Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in the western United States, with parts in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular. While it represents many types of biomes, the subalpine forest is the most abundant. It is part of the South Central Rockies forests ecoregion.         Although Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years, aside from visits by mountain men during the early-to-mid-19th century, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. Management and control of the park originally fell under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of the Interior, the first Secretary of the Interior to supervise the park being Columbus Delano. However, the U.S. Army was eventually commissioned to oversee management of Yellowstone for a 30-year period between 1886 and 1916. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than a thousand archaeological sites.           Grand Teton National Park is an American national park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi; 130,000 ha; 1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Along with surrounding national forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre (7,300,000 ha) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world's largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems.                
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  •   Marquette, MI, USA   Marquette Michigan is located along beautiful Lake Superior, its wonderful location provides couples with attractions, waterfalls, lighthouses, skiing, the beautiful Presque Isle Park, and tours at Stannard Rock. Great for amazing backdrops.         Home of Northern Michigan University, the Superior Dome, Marquette General, and Presque Isle Park, Marquette Michigan holds many opportunities for the vacationer, student, or career seeker.   The Marquette area has 12 nearby beautiful waterfalls to explore and 6 lighthouses to see including the well known Stannard Rock Lighthouse that is about 45 mile out from Marquette on Lake Superior. Many all season activities in the Marquette area include, snowmobiling, fishing from the boat, shore, or shanty, skiing, camping, biking, hiking, sight seeing, and miles of sandy beaches.                
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  •   Gratiot and Grand, Detroit, MI 48226   Named for its physical orientation in a former downtown garment district, The Belt is a culturally redefined alley in the heart of downtown Detroit. The public space is home to murals and installations by local, national and international artists. The Belt hosts these hot spots: Standby, The Skip and Deluxx Fluxx.           Public Matter is a fully accessible exhibition platform located within The Belt in downtown Detroit. Public Matter features rotating exhibitions of framed paintings by the most recognized and celebrated names in contemporary art, with a focus on those artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces.    
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  •   1260 Remembrance Rd. Montréal | QC H3H 1A2   This 761-foot hill from which Montreal got its name is the largest of the city's parks. Towering over central Montreal (and accessible from the Green Line's Peel métro station or the Orange Line's Mont-Royal métro station), Parc du Mont-Royal is frequented by joggers, picnickers, dog walkers and bicyclists throughout the year. During the warmer months, you can rent row boats to take on the park's Lac des Castors (Beaver Lake), while the Chalet du Mont-Royal offers breathtaking park and city views any time of year. Also, be sure to stop by the Croix du Mont-Royal (Mont-Royal Cross), or the park's two cemeteries (one English and one French).         Recent visitors highly recommended walking up the stairs to the top of the hill for an unbeatable view of the city, but reviewers also warned it's a steep trek. You can visit the Parc du Mont-Royal for free from sunrise to sunset. There are several eateries on-site as well as a gift shop.        
    May 04, 2020 529
  •       4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Twp, MI 48316     Scenic 4,461 acre park with hilly terrain is enhanced by the beautiful 500-acre Stony Creek Lake. Nature Center, picnicking, swimming, disc (Frisbee) golf course, boat launch and fitness trail. Ice skating, ice fishing, tobogganing, snowboarding and x-country skiing. Paddleboats, kayaks, rowboats, bicycle and canoe rentals. 6,921 yard, 18 hole, par 72 public golf course. Fishing pier accessible to the physically challenged. A paved 6.2 mile Hike-Bike trail. Over 10 miles of paved roadway provide scenic drives in all seasons and the fall color is particularly beautiful. Our golf course is a certified member of the Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program.        
    May 02, 2020 458
  •   800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI    Smack in the heart of downtown, off Woodward Avenue, Campus Martius is a lively urban park with tons of spots to sneak away for a photo session: There's an outdoor skating rink in the winter, a "beach" in the summer, gardens, green spaces, cafes, monuments, and more.   Campus Martius Park is a great place to visit whether during a festival or event or just to take time and have lunch or sit with friends and talk. We especially like going ice skating there during the winter months. Whether during the day or in the evening the place is decorated in a lively and holiday fashion. The lines to rent ice skates usually move along quickly. It's a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.           From a historical point of view this crossroads has had its share of historical events which include the mustering of Union Troops, having them sign up and ship off to the east during the Civil War. There is a large monument commemorating the end of the Civil War and celebrating the heroes in all the departments of the military. It is quite impressive and should not be missed. It is one of those places that gives an immediate connection to the past while making room for a view of the future.      
    May 01, 2020 566

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