Highland State Recreation Area’s New Cedar Creek Trail at Haven Hill Festival
Come walk, jog, ride a bike, or bring your horse to the new Cedar Creek Trail on August 29th
In addition to the Haven Hill Historic Structures, Model A Ford cars, Vintage Base Ball game, History and Art Displays, and Summer Foods and Fun, the new Cedar Creek Trail at Highland State Recreation Area will be featured at the 2015 Haven Hill Festival. The beautiful Cedar Creek hiking, biking, and equestrian trail is a wonderful addition to the Haven Hill section of Highland State Recreation Area in White Lake, Michigan.
Come out to the Haven Hill Festival on Saturday, August 29 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and enjoy a day in Your state park. Use the new Cedar Creek Trail to go to and from Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s historic Haven Hill Gate House and the main Festival grounds at Goose Meadow.
The Haven Hill Festival is an alcohol-free, family-oriented event in its 7th year at Highland State Recreation Area. The Festival is organized by the volunteer members of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area. The celebration has grown yearly, and will continue to be enjoyed by local residents as well as the surrounding communities, now and into the future.
The Haven Hill section of Highland State Recreation Area is entered via the main gate at 5200 Highland Road (M-59) between Duck Lake and Bogey Lake roads. The Festival is provided to the public at no charge, and entry into the state park is now via the Recreation Passport on your license plate.
The annual Haven Hill Festival coming at the end of the month. Make sure to save the date Saturday, August 29, from 10 am until 3:00 pm to come to Highland State Recreation Area. Vintage base ball, Model A Ford car show, history of Haven Hill, and summer foods and beverage for everyone!
Watching Model A Ford automobiles driving around and through the Gate House grounds of the Haven Hill Gate House on August 27, 2014 during the Haven Hill Festival was fantastic. It reminded everyone of how Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s grand country estate must have been back in the 1920’s.
The following video of the 2014 event recorded the fun. Enjoy!
Edsel and Eleanor could never have envisioned that recorded “television” movie pictures of their property from something called a “high-definition video camera” would be available to millions of people on something called “YouTube” on the “Internet”. But they would indeed be proud of the volunteers of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area and folks like the Livingston A’s for all of their efforts to refurbish their once beautiful estate and educate adults and children about the amazing history in the Highland State Recreation Area.
This is the 2014 video promotion for the Haven Hill Festival in the Haven Hill section of Highland State Recreation Area in Michigan. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 10 am until 3 pm. Haven Hill was once the country estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford and their family in Highland/White Lake, Michigan.
The Friends of Highland Recreation Area are a non-profit 501c3 organization in Highland, Michigan. FOHRA is a growing group of Michigan residents, business owners and organizations, joining forces to support Highland State Recreation Area and to rejuvenate the historic former estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford—for everyone to enjoy!
Saturday, August 23rd, at Haven Hill in Highland State Recreation Area
The Haven Hill Festival is a celebration of the amazing natural and historic resources of the Highland State Recreation Area and the former Edsel and Eleanor Ford Haven Hill Estate. This year’s free event will include activities for everyone of all ages. Vintage Model A Ford cars will be on display and an 1860’s Base Ball match will start at 10:00 am with live brass band music performed by the Novi Brass. Summer foods and beverages will be available for purchase while enjoying these other great activities:
Model A Ford Car Display
1860’s Vintage Base Ball Game with Base Ball History Information
Edsel and Eleanor Ford Haven Hill Estate Historic Photographs and Found Items Displays
Children’s Activities Tent
Drawing Fundraiser for a Night’s Stay at Highland State Rec Area’s Bass Lake Cabin
Haven Hill National Landmark Area Photography Exhibit
Art Exhibits at the Haven Hill Gate House
Haven Hill Gate House Garage: Open to the Public
Self-guided Tours of the Haven Hill Lodge Footprint
Volunteers Dressed in Period Attire
The Festival will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 between 10 am and 3 pm at the Goose Meadow Picnic site and ball field. Follow signs in the park to the Festival on the day of the event. The Haven Hill section of the park can be entered at 5200 Highland Road (M-59) between Duck Lake and Bogie Lake roads. The Festival is provided to the public at no charge, while entry into Highland State Recreation Area is now via the Recreation Passport on your license plate. Day passes are available for a nominal charge at the front gate if you do not have a Recreation Passport. Food and beverage sales serve as a fundraiser for the Friends of Highland Recreation Area volunteer organization. These funds will be directed towards the general operations of FOHRA and their continuing efforts to revitalize the historic Edsel Ford Haven Hill estate structures within the park.
The Haven Hill Festival is an alcohol-free, family-oriented event now in its’ 6th year at Highland State Recreation Area in Highland/White Lake, Michigan. The celebration continues to benefit the state park and the surrounding communities now and into the future.