Notice the steel rods imbedded in the boulders in front of you. These boulders anchored a tall windmill that stood here during the 1800's farming days. The fourth rock anchor is located in front of the Visitor Center — — Map (db m202758) HM
In 1837, Colonel Peter Van Every erected a flouring mill on the banks of the Franklin River. For a time, this mill was the only gristmill in Oakland County at which a farmer could sell wheat for cash money.
A potashery was erected in 1838 at . . . — — Map (db m98769) HM
If you could stand here and go back in time - this is what you might see: 1700's - a small group of Native Americans traveling through this open savanna on their way to fish in nearby lakes
1800's - a large farm house, barns . . . — — Map (db m202835) HM
This pond was dug in the late 1940's and quickly filled with water from bubbling underground springs.
It is approximately ten feet deep in the center, and supports a variety of fish including blue gill, largemouth bass, and pike. It also . . . — — Map (db m203089) HM