Join us for a children's reading story time at Cranberry Lake Farm in the main house. 
The Mitten by Jan Brett, story time, discussion, creative craft, hot cocoa and cookie. $3 per child and adults are free. 

December 3 with two seatings at 11am to noon and at 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Program limit of 15 children per session. Deadline to register is November 30. Join us for some story time fun!
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Our famous fall outdoor family event is.....

Down on the Farm planned for Sat. October 1, 2022 from 11am to 2pm

We have MANY new areas of interest that celebrate our farming heritage!
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We also have two construction projects ongoing so be aware there may be activities going on like the relocation of the Milk House and the Landscape work east of the main house. 
Thank you! 

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Croquet Anyone? Family tournament scheduled for dates in 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come out to learn the game of croquet and listen to live music. We have some Croquet sets, reserved first come first serve, or bring your own! We will tally winning scores!

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 Beekeeping classes are Cancelled. Normally the dates are the second Saturdays of each Month. Time is from 12:00-1:30 PM.

Four classes scheduled that progress from starting hives to harvesting honey. All for $5 – which equals $1.25 per class – we have historically low prices for this amazing series with expert instruction by Preston Zale of Popz Beez. Meet your local beekeeper, instructor has seven years experience and began his hobby of beekeeping by helping another local beekeeper. Preston found the whole process so interesting that the following year he started one hive of his own. This year he is managing 15 hives for friends, family, and his own apiary, Popz Beez. He says his interest in bees is part of his lifelong love of nature.

 The farm is located at 388 W. Predmore Rd. in Oakland Township. To register contact Barb Barber at or mail your check for $5 to HDC, 4393 Collins Rd. Rochester, MI 43806. Payable to 'Oakland Township' and put for 2020 Beekeeping classes, your name, contact email and phone number. 
Let us all spend a little more time caring about the bees! 

You may just be interested in learning more about pollinator gardens as we develop more areas of interest throughout the Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District. 

Free Family Fun Activities on the Farm

Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland Twp.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 11am-2pm

Variety of Musicians: Just Banjo's and Harmonica George

Local artists display of paintings

Honey beekeeping presentation, Blacksmiths, Ferrier

John Garnett Dave
Horse grooming and Farrier demonstration

 Chickens, Ducks, and Goats

Free Pumpkin picking!

Games, Caning, Spinning, and Quilting

Lawn Games 

Presented by the Historic District Commission

and the Oakland Township Historical Society

with sponsorship by Oakland Township Parks & Recreation

and activities by Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Support by Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Directions: 388 W. Predmore Road, Oakland, MI 48363

Questions? or
office 248-608-6807

Thank you for your interest in our beekeeping program. Beekeeping helps everyone!Beekeeping 2016 (9) Beekeeping 2016 (4)

Introduction to Beekeeping $5 per person – includes all four sessions!

Register by calling 248-608-6807 or emailing

Meet your local beekeeper Preston Zale

Down on the Farm Photo PowerPoint Presentation

Down on the Farm Photo Gallery Thank you to all our Volunteers!