Here is the first in a series of 4 new Haven Hill videos. This first video is an overview of the Estate and it’s main structures and features. There are many new pictures and recent video clips, as well as new detailed maps.
The next video in this series will be exclusively on the Ford Historic Nature Trails. This area of the Estate was developed by Edsel and landscape architect Jens Jensen, as a private nature trails system, for the Ford family and friends. Bridges, benches, ornamental ponds, structures and all the wonderful things that make up a beautiful nature area as this.
We suggest that you download our newly updated Estate maps from the web site, and go exploring for yourself. The combination of history and nature combined at the Estate is as joy for almost everyone.
Our new Explorer Estate and Park maps will be available next week. These 13″ x 19″ maps are printed on archival paper and show just how the Estate was in 1930 at it’s hay-day. These two maps are different from the free maps that you can download from the web site at this moment. They contain every detail, road, building and feature at the Ford Estate in 1930. We guarantee you have never seen anything like these maps.
So…..get out to Highland State Recreation Area and discover the wonder of what once was the Edsel & Eleanor Ford Estate. There is no place in Michigan quite like it.
Downlo0ad a Trails map of the Estate and state designated Natural area at the park. TRAILS & ESTATE MAP
Download a map of Haven Hill and the locations of the various structures and features that made up the Ford Estate. MAP OF THE HAVEN HILL ESTATE
Read a two page excerpt from the upcoming Book about the Estate and the history of the area starting from the 1600s and running to the present day. HISTORY SHEETS