Author: Korie Wilkins

Chug on by and see the Royal Park Gingerbread Train in Downtown Rochester

One of downtown Rochester’s favorite holiday traditions is the gorgeous gingerbread creation by the Royal Park Hotel. Draped in candy and icing, and smelling like ginger, vanilla and deliciousness, the hotel’s gingerbread confection draws lots of adoring fans each holiday season. Located in the hotel’s lobby, this year’s gingerbread creation...

Winter Fun at Bloomer Park: Sledding and Snowshoeing

There’s a saying: If you can’t beat them, join them. Well, that apparently goes for winter as well. Old Man Winter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so on a recent Sunday afternoon, my family suited up for some winter fun at Bloomer Park in Rochester. The park, which is on...

Our Dancing Lights: Holiday Magic in Auburn Hills

If you like big, spectacular light displays a la Clark Griswold, then Our Dancing Lights in Auburn Hills is right up your alley. This fantastic display, set to music, is one of the best around. Located at a home on a cul-de-sac in a swanky neighborhood off Tienken Road, Our...

An Open Letter From the Mom of a Child with a Food Allergy

As you prepare to send your children to school, if they don’t have life-threatening food allergies, try to take a second to think of us parents who do. I am getting ready to send my son, my only child, off to school and I am relying on his teacher and...

Reconnect with Nature at River Bends Park in Shelby Township

Whether you are looking for a place to run, walk or ride your bike, have a picnic or just reconnect with nature, River Bends Park inShelby Township has it. This gorgeous nature park at Ryan and Hamlin roads could take a few visits to fully explore. We have been there...

Mae Stecker Park: Play, Walk, & Relax in Shelby

Whatever you and your children enjoy doing on a lovely summer day – be it playing sports, fishing, goofing around on the playground or taking a walk, Shelby Township’s Mae Stecker Park is sure to please. Definitely put a visit here on your summer-is-almost-over bucket list!  This park is a...

Bloomer Park: Fun and Nature Go Hand in Hand

An afternoon at Bloomer Park in Rochester is a study in fun and nature. With its extensive trail system and three separate playgrounds, this 200-acre park is a four-season recreation hub. A draw for local cyclists because of the velodrome, this park also brings in families looking to hike, picnic...

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