Commerce Township, officially the Charter Township of Commerce, is a charter township of Oakland County, and suburb of Detroit, located in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 40,186 at the 2010 census. The terrain is rolling hills with large expanses of flat farmland and suburban development. The Huron River runs mostly north-south through the township. Commerce was formerly a weekend and summer resort for Detroiters because of the area's small inland lakes and peaceful seclusion, but due to recent development the cottages are now all permanent homes. There has been a sharp increase in population in the last few years, mostly on or near the several lakes and golf courses. Much of Proud Lake State Recreation Area is within the township. The northern terminus of M-5 is in Commerce. The busy highway would have continued north to Interstate 75, but because of the area's high property value and the many lakes that dot the landscape such a project would have been far too costly.
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5 based on 217 reviews
Appealing to outdoor fun-seekers age 5 through adult, the Adventure Park features multiple zip lines and aerial ropes challenge courses for hours of "fun in the trees." Suitable challenges for kids, teens and adults. The Adventure Park consists of ten different "ropes courses" through the trees, of varying challenge levels, from introductory to advanced. The self-guided courses do not require previous climbing experience. After receiving a safety briefing and harness, each climber selects a course at their comfort level and then proceeds to navigate its different "bridges" or "elements" moving from tree platform to tree platform. The courses include zip lines as well. Climbers proceed at their own pace and each course requires anywhere from approximately 15 - 30 minutes to complete. Upon completion of one course the visitor may again ascend the starting platform and select another course. Generally, a climbing ticket entitles the visitor to unlimited climbs during a three-hour period. Park staff members are continually on-site and available for assistance or questions. All climbers wear safety harnesses that employ "double-clipped-on" technology to help keep the climber continuously connected to a safety cable throughout their time in the trees. The courses are designed for ages five and older, with appropriate challenges suited for kids, teens and adults. (Five- and six-year-olds are permitted to climb on our Purple courses only and are each required to have an adult climbing with them. One adult per child.)
The haunted forest was amazing. Only one small fright for my preschoolers. The entire family enjoyed the Halloween theater experience. The actors were great, Short skits at each stop kept the little ones engaged and the participation requirement to get a token was so much fun. The goodie bag at the end was surprisingly decent. We will return for this event. My girls have been practicing their "best scarecrow pose" for next year.
4.5 based on 68 reviews
Every year in the fall our family makes our way to Longs to buy our pumpkins for Halloween. It is so much fun! We would go out to the pumpkin patch and then the kids would pick out the one or two that they thought were the best! Another annual thing to do there is picking apples in their orchard and then buying a bag full of hot fresh doughnuts. They are soooooo delicious.
4.5 based on 125 reviews
They have every sort of store option at this huge mall - Nordstrom's, Macy's, and a whole lot more. There was not one thing that we could not find to buy, buy, buy.
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Proud Lake State Park os just a quick drive from many western Detroit subburbs, but gives the feel of "up north", albeit with an occasional sound of traffic. They offer swimming, boating, canoe rental, and camping. Because of its close proximity getting a camping space may be a challenge on nice weekends. I'd recommend the state's online reservation portal to assure yourself a spot. If you did not spring for the $12 liscense plate "recreational passport" tag upgrade you will need to pay only for your admission, except if you want to rent a camping space of course.
4.5 based on 257 reviews
This public park will give you a list of birds to be spotted on its grounds.
I have been coming here since the mid 1990's, I admit I am biased because it brings me good old memories. I have been there twice in August and appreciated - as usual - the cleanliness and the varieties of activities available.
Aside for the lake and the nice playground (Martindale beach), we have been to the petting farm which is nice and very educational.
On our second visit my kids loved the Splash 'n Blast (fee to enter), a good alternative to the beach.
Very neat bike route.
4.5 based on 224 reviews
Marvelous place for families, couples, kids... to play together and smile! They have even had weddings there! Likewise, it is a fascinating journey through time to savor the enormous collection of old-time arcade games (all functioning!), carnival relics, wild signs, and so much more. Just plain fun! There is no charge to enter... you can play (using quarters) or just look around (though, who could resist trying the games and machines?!) as you munch on popcorn, etc. that they sell.
4.5 based on 149 reviews
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus opened in 1984. Local Holocaust survivors, with community support, founded the museum to teach about the senseless murder of millions, and why everyone must respect and stand up for the rights of others if the world is to prevent future discrimination, hate crime and genocide. As Michigan’s only Holocaust museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center annually touches the lives of more than 85,000 individuals, who leave the museum profoundly affected with a newly acquired sense of history, social responsibility and morality. The Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibits create a call to action, teaching visitors through the examples of those who risked their lives to save others, and asking its guests to react to contemporary challenges such as racism, intolerance, bullying and prejudice.
We really enjoyed the guided tour of this somber memorial. The knowledgeable guide filled our heads with 90 minutes of very interesting history as he led us through the exhibits. I feel like we could go back for another couple of hours to see the displays in more detail.
We've been to several concentration camps in Germany and Poland. While this memorial is not as ominous as the actual sites, it does an excellent job of contextualizing the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis.
Really a fascinating place to visit.
4 based on 124 reviews
Suburban Toyota is our go to place to service our 1999 and 2004 Toyotas. The staff are polite, knowledgeable & prompt keeping our autos in good running order. The waiting room is clean with magazines, coffee & TV.
4.5 based on 10 reviews
my wife and I were driving by, and decided to stop in. Beer choices are creative and AWESOME. Food is only bags of snacks. But...you can order in food from nearby offerings---we did not do that so not sure how it works. It is for sure worth the stop to drop in for a few beers.
4.5 based on 41 reviews
Well maintained park with walking trails and a dock for fishing. Great play areas for kids and BBQ grills with covered eating picnic tables. There is a baseball field and you can practice soccer skills as well. Dogs are welcome on leash and doo doo bags are available on site. A dog drinking fountain is located by the screened in porch which is rentable. There is a building with meeting rooms available too.
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