Farmington Hills is a lively metro-Detroit city with a wealth of entertainment options. In fact, you might just find yourself in shock when you learn about all the things there are to see and do here.
Now more than ever, it is beneficial to know what your city has to offer in terms of summer and weekend fun. Of course, if you just settled into your new Farmington Hills apartment home recently, you might not be aware of all the fun activities that await you. So, let’s go over at least 10 of the wonderful things to do in Farmington Hills as a resident.
Explore the City’s Parks
For starters, if you are looking for a little outdoor and cost-effective fun, then you should check out any of Farmington Hills’ nature and recreational parks. A few popular recreational areas in this region include Memorial Park, Heritage Park, and Founders Sports Park. These specific outdoor green spaces offer a variety of ways to pass the time, get in a workout, or just take in the surrounding beauty of nature.
Memorial Park is meticulously maintained and has lush landscaping, monuments, sidewalks, and more. As a result, this park is perfect for a picnic with the family.
Heritage Park has a little bit of everything—nature centers, soccer fields, picnic areas, cross-country skiing, an art studio, an Amphitheater, an archery range, walking trails, and historical sites.
For all you sports lovers out there, Founders Park has over 22 sports courts and recreational fields, including a shuffleboard area, a baseball/softball field, a volleyball court, and more.
Get to Know the Rich Culture
Another great way to spend your free time in Farmington Hills is at its many museums and nearby galleries. Farmington Hills has several museums like the Holocaust Memorial Center, Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, and the Govern Warner Museum. There are also nearby galleries like Park West.
Located just around the corner in Southfield, Park West Gallery has exhibits, art auctions, and regularly scheduled events. Plus, if fancy art is not your thing, then the US Coin Gallery in Farmington Hills with unbelievably rare coin collections, is for you.
Check Out Local Attractions
Besides an abundance of open green spaces and history, Farmington Hills also has community events throughout the year and local attractions. For instance, there are city festivals for holidays like the 4th of July and Labor Day. Moreover, this city hosts the Stars in the Park (a summer concert series), plus people come from all over to enjoy the outdoor recreation at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve and Maybury State Park. There is even a nearby zip lining adventure park the next town over. That said, these are just a few ways you can enjoy your new city.
Experience Wildlife and Nature
Farmington Hills has ample wildlife and nature trails that are worth checking out. Many people even choose to combine these two activities at Woodland Hills Nature Park. Here, you can go bird watching and walk around the beautiful grounds. This park also has a creek, a river, a pond, endless woods, and green meadows. Thus, whether you are looking to go for a stroll or hike, there are trails for both. Along these trails, you will likely encounter other wildlife like deer, rabbits, and more. Heritage Park is yet another outdoor space where you can encounter both the beauty of nature and wildlife in their natural habitats.
If you prefer your outdoor experience to involve a nine iron and a golf cart, that’s okay—Farmington Hills can more than accommodate. This city is, in fact, home to three of the best golf courses in the area.
Farmington Hills Golf Club is one of those courses, and it has 18 holes, a driving range, and a rather plush clubhouse. Glen Oaks and Copper Creek are the other two courses that call Farmington Hills home. Glen Oaks has a sizable course, a clubhouse with a pro shop, a grill room, and an outdoor patio. This particular course also hosts a variety of events and is a popular wedding venue.
Alternatively, Copper Creek is a 9-hole course that stretches over 77 acres. Notable course perks include a full-service restaurant onsite and incredible views.
Rent out Venues for Events
As briefly mentioned, there are a variety of spaces in Farmington Hills that you can rent out for special occasions and events. For example, the Longacre House in Farmington Hills is a great venue for any celebratory occasion.
A few local sites to check out next time you need to plan a birthday bash or a bachelorette party include Farmington Hills Manor, Iroquois Club, Planterra, and Shenandoah Country Club. The Bay Pointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield is a fantastic venue near the city as well.
Visit Nearby Cider Mills and Orchards
Starting in the late summer through the fall, you and your family can partake in a Michigan pastime—going to the cider mill. For many, they take an hour plus drive to go to places like Blake’s, but the good news is now that you live in Farmington Hills, you do not have to make that drive if you do not want to. Literally, just around the corner, you will find Franklin Cider Mill. This is a great seasonal outing that the whole family will love, so get ready for delicious caramel apples, gallons of cider, and fresh donuts.
Taste the Local Favs
In addition to tasty treats from Franklin Cider Mill, you can savor authentic Italian dishes year-round at Antonio’s Cucina Italiana. This local favorite has been around for more than 50 years and has had staying power thanks to its traditional handmade delicacies. Here, you will also find an in-dining room pasta factory (that makes fresh pasta daily) and some of the best Italian cuisines around Farmington Hills.
Other local eateries to indulge in are Pars Restaurant, Pho Vinh, Recipes Restaurant, Scramblers, House of Falafel, and the Ideal Bite Community Kitchen.
Hit the Bar Scene
Farmington Hills also has a rather robust bar scene. Not only are there local breweries, but there are also sports bars, taverns and more. Thus, if you are looking for a nice brewery, then you need not look any further than Craft Breww City.
Sports bars, on the other hand, are pretty much everywhere you turn; two watering holes that are a must are Scores Sports Bar & Grill and the Bottom of the 5th. In terms of local taverns, Blue Moose, Detroit Burger Bar, and Mulligans Pub & Grub are nice establishments to frequent with friends.
Kick Back and Relax at Your Apartment Community
If you are more of a homebody, then there is no reason you cannot kick back and relax on your patio/balcony or simply at your apartment complex. Many apartment communities offer open green spaces, resident appreciation events, nearby nature trails, biking paths, playgrounds, and more. Thus, you should have no trouble finding fun activities for your kids or yourself right in your apartment complex.
Ultimately, these are just a few things you can do in and around your new city. Farmington Hills has even more to offer, and now that you have settled into your new apartment home, this wonderful city is yours to explore. If you would like to know more about your city or all the things to see and do here, then do not hesitate to ask your property management team for other ideas and suggestions.