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This Saturday, june 19th at 12pm-3pm, we will be leading a History Hike for Hiking Michigan, at Highland Recreation Area. This will be our second in a series of History Hikes out on the Haven Hill preserve in Highland.

This is the site of the old Edsel Ford Estate, as well as the Nature preserve that surrounds the Estate. It is a wonderful combination of History and Nature in one setting. There has been many new discoveries over the last year, so there are some very interesting things we have to show you.

We will visit the Carriage house, Lodge, Fountain, Poll, Tennis courts and if everyone is up for it, we will show you some of the newly GPSed Ford private Nature trails. There should be something for everyone. Detailsed Maps and info of the Haven Hill and Estate will be there for all in attendance.

You can download more details and a Map to the Hike here;http://www.hikingmichigan.com/PDFinfo/HavenHistory.pdf

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On Saturday June 12th the HAVEN HILL PROJECT will be at the Greenfield Village, National GET OUTDOORS Event. Celebrating getting children back into the outdoors. As part of the mornings activities, we will be sharing a Hike on the Island with Hiking Michigan. The Village has given us permission to go there and explore.

We will be following up on the June 12th Event with a combined hike with Hiking Michigan at Highland Recreation area. The Haven Hill HISTORY HIKE will be held on Saturday June 19th at 12PM, at the Park. We have done one other HISTORY hike at the Hill, this past Winter. But we have discovered much there, since that hike.

So come on out on June 12th to Greenfield Village and see Smokey the Bear, hear guest speakers and join us for a unique hike on the Village Island. You can get more details at the Link here: http://www.thehenryford.org/events/nationalGetOutdoorsDay.aspx

The on June 19th, Saturday, join us at Highland Recreation area, HAVEN HILL, for our second in the series of HISTORY Hikes at the Ford Estate. You can get more details and a Map at the Link provided here: http://hikingmichigan.com/PDFinfo/HavenHistory.pdf

Here are a few pictures from our recent meeting at Greenfield Village.

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As we are trying to finish the first Book release for Haven Hill, we have been venturing out and doing some detailed work, such as final measurements, detailed pictures and last investigations of specific places and items. It just never fails………………..as we go and do what we think is something basic such as measuring a block of exposed concrete (used as a retaining wall, we discover so much more.

As Darrin wrote in the previous posting, we headed out to examine and measure this apparently small block of concrete and stone and discovered it was not just the exposed 10 feet we had once thought, but over 320 feet of poured concrete with rocks covering that, for over 320 feet. Big surprise!

While we where now measuring this huge structure, we discovered more remnants of what once was, during the Edsel & Eleanor Ford era there at Haven Hill. All of this will be detailed and pictured in our upcoming first Book release. A truly AMAZING place! Not just the history there, but the Natural areas as well.

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