Self-led Nature Scavenger Hunt

On this self-led Nature Scavenger Hunt in Oakland Township Parks, investigate and learn how animals prepare for winter and survive the cold. Hibernation – Adaptation Investigation Riddles and clues will lead you around Oakland Township Parks to explore, crack codes, piece together puzzles, and solve the mystery of how animals survive the cold. After completing the nature adventure, participants will submit their answers and be entered in a drawing to win a special reward. Begin your … [Read more...]

Croquet Anyone?

FREE Friday game night - September 18, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Croquet Anyone? Learn everything you would want to know about the game Croquet. The Historic District Commission has been collecting used croquet sets to have a fall family tourney at Cranberry Lake Farm. Learn the game, how to place the wickets, strategies, earning extra shots, and how to score. Croquet parties became more than a leisurely activity with the formation of professional clubs and tournaments - and even … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Seeks Historic District Commission Member

The Charter Township of Oakland welcomes residents that have a passion for our Township and local preservation. The HDC oversees local historic districts, offers guidance to homeowners, and attempts to educate residents on preserving our cultural heritage. The HDC also manages the operations of Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a community gem being developed as a historic park and community historical center. will play a very … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Offices Remain Closed

Township offices, including the Paint Creek Cider Mill offices and fire stations, will remain closed to the public through March 27. Township playgrounds and the Marsh View basketball court are closed. Visit their website for more information. Please consider handling all non-essential business remotely: Purchase or sell a home? Your paperwork can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped in our drop box. We also do not charge a late fee on late filings so please stay home and safe as … [Read more...]

Care and Pruning of your Fruit Trees

Hands-On Workshop at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District 388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland, MI Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Fee: $5  (*Please note the class has a 20 person cap so please reserve soon to guarantee a spot) RSVP: [email protected] or call 248-608-6807 Your Instructor Master Gardener Clay Ottoni has been farming for over five decades growing fruit trees, cover crops, row crops, and vegetables. He regularly volunteers for Michigan State … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm in Oakland Township

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission to include Vintage Apron Exhibit at Event, as well as all the usual 'Down on the Farm' favorites The Oakland Township Historic District Commission will share a Vintage Apron Exhibit at their annual Down on the Farm event on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The exhibit will celebrate the newly restored clothesline at Cranberry Lake Farm and showcase a collection of vintage aprons. The history of aprons goes back to the Middle … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Parks Master Plan Open House

Oakland Township Kicks Off 2020-2024 Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Master Plan Activities Oakland Township welcomes everyone’s help in shaping the goals, objectives and projects in the Township’s 2020 – 2024 Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Master Plan. The Public Is Invited To Participate In Several Ways Take part in the online Opinion Survey which is available through October 9. If you prefer a hard copy you can stop by the Parks and Recreation Office, second … [Read more...]

Square Dance in Oakland Township

All are Welcome to join in the upcoming fall Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Rd. in Oakland Township, in the Flumerfelt Barn. There will be dancing to the calls of Glen Morningstar and The Ruffwater Stringband. This year there will be a special tribute being played to celebrate our 200 years in Oakland Township – a song from 1819. Oakland Township Historical Society will have ice cream available. The Historic District Commission promotes Township historic preservation … [Read more...]

Free Open Range Archery Shoot

Open Range Shoot Prior archery experience required, as instruction is not provided. Crossbows or broadheads are not permitted. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Range supervised by certified USA Archery Instructors. Located at the beautiful Marsh View Park Archery Range, 3100 E. Clarkston Road, Oakland, MI 48363. Not sure how to shoot? Range Masters can assist with our 1st Shot Demo Program  with a 5-minute teaching time/demo during Open Shooting Hours, or sign up for a … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Seeks Input for Master Plan

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Invites Public to Help With Master Plan The Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently began work on its 2020-2024 Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan. An invitation is being extended to the public to share thoughts and ideas regarding potential trail improvements. In conjunction with the Paint Creek Trail planning consultant, Giffels Webster, we are inviting the public to participate in this process - as individuals, citizens, or as representation of … [Read more...]