Walking Group: March 2024 – Libraries & Landmarks!
FREE | Thursdays at 5:00 pm | All ages and levels of fitness are welcome!
Join us on Thursdays at 5:00 pm to explore your community with a new route each week. Sign up to receive email notification of cancellation due to inclement weather.

March 7, 5pm: Royal Oak Public Library, Royal Oak
222 East Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak (free parking up to 2 hours in the 11 Mile Parking Structure, directly west of the Library)
Gather up in the Centennial Commons plaza, right behind the Royal Oak Public Library—look for the large sculpture of a man and woman rising up above the stars, and we’ll meet there. Titled “Star Dream Fountain,” this sculpture was one of Marshall Fredericks’s last public works. Our route over flat, paved sidewalks also takes us past Royal Oak’s War Memorial, the Royal Oak Women’s Club, and historic Baldwin Theater, now home to Stagecrafters. Distance: 1.4-2.3 miles.

March 14, 5pm: Bloomfield Township Public Library, Bloomfield
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township (park in the back of the first lot you come to)
We’ll meet in the parking lot at the Bloomfield Twp. Public Library, then follow the sidewalk along Lone Pine Road to Ponvalley. Dirt roads will then take us through a scenic tree-filled residential area. It’s home to a Bloomfield landmark known as the Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House, designed by the famous architect in the 1940s for schoolteachers Sara Stein Smith and Melvyn Maxwell Smith. Be prepared, there are some decent hills on this route! Distance: 1.5 – 3 miles.

March 21, 5pm: Sterling Heights Public Library, Sterling Heights
40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights (library is located within the City Center complex, on the corner of Dodge Park and Utica Roads)
Meet outside the Library and we’ll follow the paved pathway over to the historic Upton House, built in 1866-67. Use the pedestrian crossing to get to the other side of Utica Road, and then we’ll walk around Dodge Park, with an option to extend our distance by picking up the paved trail behind the park along the Clinton River for a bit. Distance: 1.25 – 3 miles.

March 28, 5pm: Auburn Hills Public Library, Auburn Hills
3400 E. Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills
From the parking lot at the Library, we’ll explore remains of the 1920s Wesson Seyburn estate, including the outside of the old pool house and windmill, plus a special kind of cemetery, before picking up the woodchip/dirt trail behind the Community Center to explore Civic Center Park. Note that much of this week’s walk is on unpaved, uneven surfaces! Distance: 1.25 – 2.5 miles.

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