2016 Haven Hill Redbud Reveal Set for Saturday, May 14

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area are once again proud to announce the “Redbud Reveal”, a season-opening state park event at Highland State Recreation Area in Highland/White Lake, Michigan.

To celebrate the arrival of the 2016 spring and summer season, the Reveal will be held from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, (rain date Sunday, May 15). Visitors are encouraged to come and see the beautiful and historic Haven Hill lands and structures of the Highland State Recreation Area which includes the historic Haven Hill Gate House, the Edsel Ford Barn, the picturesque Carriage House, and the Haven Hill Lodge footprint up on Haven Hill. The new Cedar Creek trail is also ready for family and individual exploration.

At 1:00 pm, FOHRA President Mr. Dick Russell will give a public address highlighting the Friends group’s activities and event plans for the coming year.

Come on out and join area residents to see if the redbuds are in bloom at Haven Hill!

2016 Antiques and Collectibles Sale
A selection of collectible items for you and your home will be presented on the grounds of the Edsel Ford Barn at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill Estate. The Sale event will be held during the “Redbud Reveal” spring season-opening event on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10 am until 4:00 pm at Highland State Recreation Area.  Once inside the park please follow the signs to the event and Sale.

All proceeds from the sale of donated items benefit the Friends of Highland Recreation Area and their restoration efforts at the former Haven Hill Estate.

Michigan DNR requires Recreation Passport for state park entry.

Visit www.fohravolunteers.org/sale for more information.


John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.