Community Members Come Together to Get Michigan Moving Along Paint Creek Trail

Paint Creek Trail hosts 12th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Walk and Run right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 12th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 4, 2017, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held … [Read more...]

New Little Free Library Comes to Oakland Township

Rochester Hills Public Library Plants New Little Free Library In an effort to promote literacy in the community, the Rochester Hills Public Library has planted its third Little Free Library on the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township off Orion Road. Located behind the Flagstar Bank, this new Little Free Library acts as a self-service exchange for people to donate and collect books. This worldwide movement, started by the Little Free Library organization, helps to get children and adults … [Read more...]

Library and Museum Combine Exercise and History on June 29

Rochester Hills Public Library Shares History of Two Prominent Trails The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is offering community members the chance to explore the rich history just outside the library’s doors. To share the stories RHPL collaborated with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to take you on a bicycle ride through time. On June 29, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. join us for a 3.7 mile ride, where you’ll meet ‘the original Forrest Gump’, see the former training site of … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Tails for Trails

In honor of National Trails Day, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will be hosting their inaugural "Tails for Trails" event on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. “We're planning a fun day for you and your pets. We’ve never done a dog-themed event, but because the trail is so popular with dog walkers, we thought we should celebrate our four-legged visitors,” said Friends of the Paint Creek Trail President Jim VanDoorn. The event features a dog costume contest, free craft, … [Read more...]

Founders Day Kicks Off the Bicentennial Year for City of Rochester with VIDEO

Founders Day, an annual event, was extra special this year. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the Rochester Hills Museum, not only to recognize six new "founders," but also to kick off the start to the City of Rochester's 200th year celebration. Founded on March 17, 1817 by James Graham, Rochester has grown, keeping up with the times, yet holding on to its past. "Small town feel" is alive and well in Rochester. This year's event was held in the 1927 Calf Barn of the Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Six New Members to be Inducted into the Community Hall of Fame for Founder’s Day Celebration

Rochester Hills Museum to Induct Six New Members into the Community Hall of Fame The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be inducting six new members into the Community Hall of Fame at the Founder’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. The Founder’s Day program is sponsored annually by the Rochester Historical Commission to recognize the founding of Rochester on March 17, 1817 by James Graham. This year’s event features PBS personality Tom Daldin and his wife, Rochester … [Read more...]

Will Bridge 33.7 over the Paint Creek be Renovated?

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Recommended for Grant to Renovate Bridge 33.7 On December 7, 2016, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) recommended funding the Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7 Renovation project for $300,000. The grant will match an additional $300,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) federal grant that was approved last summer. Bridge 33.7 is located on the Paint Creek Trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads in Oakland Township. The 93 year old timber … [Read more...]

Walk Like a Zombie in Downtown Rochester

For the first time the Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating Halloween, the premier of The Walking Dead and all things spooky with a community Zombie Walk October 26 at 6:00 p.m. Participants are asked to dress like a zombie and take a short walk through downtown Rochester and the Paint Creek trail with library staff. Before the walk, free cider and donuts from the Paint Creek Cider Mill will be available. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume and an after party is being held at … [Read more...]

Half Marathon will Close Roads to Showcase Rochester Hills to Runners

The Ninth Running of The Brooksie Way On September 25, runners and walkers with lace up their shoes and head to Rochester Hills for the 9th Annual HAP Brooksie Way. The HAP Brooksie Way, now in its ninth year has become one of the most popular regional fall half marathons. The course begins and ends at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Meadow Brook Music Festival) on the campus of Oakland University and highlights some the great beauty of Rochester Hills including the … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]