Oh, baby! Fair comes to Crittenton Hospital

Wait! Do not skip this article just because you aren’t pregnant or don’t have a baby! Do not miss the Baby Fair either. I’m serious! You’ll be really disappointed if you do. I went last year and was so excited. Yes, Whole Foods was there, I was 6 months pregnant and they gave me free food. However, it still would’ve been awesome without that. I gathered a ton of information and met a lot of people who are involved in various aspects of pregnancy, birth and child rearing. If you have a child … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Labor Day bridge walk/run

Unable to travel all the way to Mackinac for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk this year?  The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Community Walk right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are organizing the 8th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 2, at the Rochester Municipal Park … [Read more...]

Have some fun Down on the Farm!

Come on out to Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District Saturday, August 3, 2013 From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township Family fun and activities include: Historical displays and tours, traditional outdoor games, butter churning, chickens and horse display, horse grooming and care, and more outdoor fun! The event is free and open to the public! In collaboration with the Oakland Township Historical Society, Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, and Oakland Township … [Read more...]

All Ages Nature Programs Announced

Spring is the perfect time of year to get out and explore nature! Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department has a new line up of programs with something in store for folks of all ages! The programs are sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Commission and take place in nearby parks in Oakland Township. The programs are led by the naturalists from Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve. “We have made a significant effort to offer programs for individuals in all age groups and we are very excited … [Read more...]

Santa, reindeer coming to Dino Hill

Santa will return to Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve with his live reindeer, Donder and Blitzen, on Sunday, December 9 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Santa will talk with good little boys and girls inside the Nature Center where his elves will also have a story and nature activities.  Donder and Blitzen will be in the Candy Cane Coral in the front garden area. Snowmen will be hiding along the nature trails and there will be an old-fashioned treat at the end of the trail in the Little House at the Edge … [Read more...]

Spend a day at the Edsel Ford estate

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Hill on Thursday, July 9 for a guided tour of the impressive yet unpretentious Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe. Stroll through magnificent grounds and lunch in the Cotswold Cafe on a Classic Maurice Salad. Price for the trip, guided tour and lunch is $35.  The group will meet at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Cr. in Rochester at 9 a.m. to carpool to the estate.  The estimated return time is 3 p.m. The deadline to register is Monday, … [Read more...]

Rochester’s community garden grows

Now in its second growing season, the Rochester Community Garden is growing strong. The city of Rochester, City Beautiful Commission and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve teamed up two years ago to build a garden in the previously underutilized and little-known Scott Street Park. In its first year the garden had 42 plots; this year it’s increased to nearly 100 and is sold out. This year a Children’s Garden, sponsored by Home Depot and managed by Dinosaur Hill, was also added and serves as a … [Read more...]

Where the Rivers Collide

It's hard to drive around Rochester for very long and not find yourself crossing over water. Both the Clinton River and the Paint Creek meander under our bridges and through backyards, from Oakland Township, to Rochester Hills, and downtown. We have wonderful trails that follow alongside them, and they are a favorite pastime for our family. But even after living here our whole lives, my husband and I, perhaps like most residents, realized we had no idea where the two bodies of water themselves … [Read more...]


Come Play with Me – Artists Toys, Dolls and Games Paint Creek Center for the Arts, 407 Pine St., Rochester Friday, April 15 - Saturday, May 14 Paint Creek Center for the Arts is pleased to present “Come Play With Me,” an exhibition dedicated to original hand-made toys submitted by Michigan artists. The works of Andrew Krieger will be displayed in the First Floor Gallery. Join us in welcoming all artists at a Spring Gallery Stroll on Friday, April 15th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Spring Gallery … [Read more...]