Hitching Posts at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

“Living in a township where horses are not only welcome in its parks, but are given parking privileges is great. I know of many equestrians who are selling their acreage due to lack of riding trails. Thank goodness this is not the case in Oakland Township,” said resident equestrian and Addison Oaks Trail Rider (AOTR), Libby Dwyer.

Three hosrses tied to a hitching post

Hitching Posts at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

“Having the Addison Oaks Connector Trail linked with Cranberry Lake Park was a great addition to our Annual Camp ’N Ride Event at Addison Oaks County Park this year. Not only did it provide more miles to ride, but equestrians were offered a hitching post and restroom facilities at the halfway point. Many thanks to the Oakland Township Historical District Commission for adding these perks for all park users to enjoy,” said Tracy Evans, also from AOTR.

Outhouse building with horses in the background

Hitching Posts at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission is appreciative of the newly installed hitching posts donated and installed by AOTR. Chairman David Phillips said, “Horses were a part of this farmstead in the early 1840s, and it’s great that we continue to extend their welcome today – 178 years and counting.” When the area was farmed for agriculture, throughout our history, horses were an integral part of plowing the fields and completing farm chores, as well as deliveries of produce.

The farm located at 388 West Predmore Road, in northern Oakland Township.

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  1. Lannette Amon says

    So nice to have beautiful, maintained trails to ride! The farm property is also beautiful. What a treasure. A big shout out to all involved.

  2. Sheree Tarockoff says

    Excellent addition to parks for horse people & laypeople.

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