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With so much done and so much left to explore, investigate and research, the Haven Hill Project Team is putting together the final details on what will be the first of three Book releases. The first book is due out very soon, followed by second Book focused more on the Mapping, GPS coordinates and Historical layout and placements in the Haven Hill historical area at Highland.

We could have rushed some of this, but wanted to straddle the book releases, so that the focus on each book would be certain aspects of the historical and natural areas at Haven Hill. We thought it easier to follow what will be in each release, rather then a giant volume of everything at once. Plus there will be ongoing research that is getting deeper and deeper as we go.

In a way, each of the Books will be separate volumes of the Master book: The Haven Hill Project.

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Part of the Edsel Ford Estate on Haven Hill at Highland Recreation area was the extensive private Nature Trails. The Haven Hill Project team have been GPSing and taking pictures of this beautiful, mostly forgotten area of the park. Very shortly we will release a Map showing the original Nature Trails, their features and the many beautiful stops along the way.

There where many man-made ponds, bridges, stone structures, benches, staircases. The private Nature trails where quite extensive and very detailed. You will see why the Fords created this trail system and why they used it on such a regular basis.

Part of one of the upcoming HISTORY Hikes at Haven Hill will be a separate Hike dedicated to the Nature Trails themselves. Although much of the trails that where once a part of this trail system are now almost gone, due to overgrowth and lack of use, we have been following them and GPS marking them in great detail and can now follow this trail without the many signs and worn in grooves that once were this beautiful trails system.

Look for HISTORY Hike schedules to be released shortly. See you all on the Hill.

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For a short review of our wonderful afternoon at Highland Recreation are, in White Lake Twp., we put a short video together. Nothing special, but it shows what fun we all had while learning some things about the Ford Estate history and Oakland county history. All while having the sun shine down on a beautiful Winter afternoon on the snow covered hills in Southeastern Michigan. Truly doesn’t get to much better then this.

Join us in the Spring for our 2nd in the series of HISTORY HIKES at Haven Hill, when the snow has gone and the fine point details of all that remains at Haven Hill is better reveled to everyone. See you all there on the Hill.

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more about “Haven Hill Winter Walk“, posted with vodpod

Even in the Winter months it is beautiful at Haven Hill in Highland Recreation area. These are some pictures from our preparations for the HISTORY HIKE.

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