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Friendship Park, Lake Orion Michigan

friendship park lake orion michigan baseball daimonds softball diamonds soccer fields walking trailsFriendship Park in Lake Orion Michigan (technically Orion Township) is a 137 acre park located on the northeast corner of Clarkston and Baldwin Roads. Friendship Park is quite a nice facility that is only a half mile down the road from where I grew up and would have been great to have ball diamonds that close when I was a kid.

Friendship Park features 4 baseball/softball diamonds, 2 soccer fields, a sweet play structure, walking paths, a gazebo, the historic Porritt Barn and a nice pavilion which was finished in 2002 and offers indoor bathrooms, office space, kitchen area, meeting room and an outdoor pavilion with grills.

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The excellent location of Friendship Park offers easy access to I-75, paved trails run adjacent to the park on 2 sides, Webber school is just across the street and though both Clarkston and Baldwin Roads are main roads, this is not a high traffic area- at least not to the point where there are traffic jams or long waits at the light even during rush hour. Friendship Park is also an easy walk to at least one of the entrances to Orion Oaks County Park.

Hours for Friendship Park are 8 am to dusk.

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Orion Oaks County Park Offers Something for Almost Everybody

Orion Oaks County Park Lake Orion MichiganOrion Oaks County Parkcovers more than 916 acres in Lake Orion Michigan with entrances off Clarkston Rd, Baldwin Rd and Joslyn Rd. Orion Oaks boasts 10 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, 90 acre Lake Sixteen for fishing or boating (non-motorized boats), bow hunting, and a 24 acre area designated “bark park.”

 

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Lake Sixteen is just off Joslyn Rd south of Clarkston Rd and boasts and award winning, wheel chair accessible fishing dock and 120 foot boardwalk linking two trail systems. Since Lake Sixteen was stocked with Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass in the early 80’s, hopefully the fishing is better than when I was a kid growing up during the 70’s.

Orion Oaks Dog Park Lake Orion Michigan24 acres of Orion Oaks County Park is fenced and is a designated dog park which seems to be quite popular. Orion Oaks Dog Park has an entrance off Joslyn Rd just north of Lake Sixteen and features a small dog area, trails, picnic area, drinking water, field area, a newer parking lot and access to Lake Sixteen where you can swim your dogs (no human swimming allowed). There are also modern rest rooms on site.

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Access to Orion Oaks County Park requires a daily pass or annual vehicle permit which you can order online.

Map of Orion Oaks County Park

Orion Oaks Dog Park pricing and rules

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Jackie Hawley, Realtor

cell: (248)736-6407

email: Jackie@JackieHawley.com

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Achatz Homemade Pie Company with locations that include Oxford Michigan madeBon Appetit’s “the Hot 10 Best Places for Pie” in the October 2010 issue. According to the article, judges at the National Pie Championships awarded the Cherry pie and Michigan Four Berry pie top honors.

Personally my favorite is their coconut cream pie, though all their cheese cakes are excellent. My mom oxford michigan pieprefers their Cherry pie, and the Michigan Four Berry pie seems to be popular with most people I know.

Achatz uses mostly Michigan products such as Michigan sugar, fruits, flour, milk and butter. Their food is natural and most importantly extremely tasty. They are closed on Saturdays but open on Sundays. You can find them at the north end of downtown Oxford on the east side of M-24. 40 N. Washington, Oxford MI, 48371. (248)628-4010. They have several other locations in Southeast Michigan with a new location coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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