Parks, Gardens, and Cemeteries
Applewood Estate Gardens
Visit the gardens that surround the former home of C.S. Mott. Mott was a major figure in the development of General Motors. During your trip here, you can wander through the apple orchards and rose and perennial gardens. Garden tours by appointment.
Belle Isle State Park
Once the testing grounds for R. E. Olds' Curved Dash vehicle, this island park is the perfect place for a picnic.
Conner Creek Greenway
Take a ride down the Conner Creek Greenway and memory lane to find why Detroit was, and still is, the automotive capital of the world.
Savor the serenity of the Oriental Garden, the casual beauty of the bog gardens, the symmetry of the sunken garden and the scent of herbaceous bordersï¿½
Eastside Historic Cemetery District
Walk through the Medieval-style gatehouses and early Gothic Chapel in Detroit's three oldest cemeteries
Edsel & Eleanor Ford's Haven Hill Estate
Visit Edsel & Eleanor Ford's family estate on Haven Hill, located within the Highland State Recreation area. Edsel Ford broke ground on the estate in 1923 and lived and visited there until his death in 1943. The property was sold to the state in 1946.
Ford Family Cemetery
The final resting place of Henry and Clara Ford.
Take a drive through the rolling landscape and winding roadways of this 19th century cemetery. You'll begin to understand why so many of this period's authors found cemeteries irresistibly romanticï¿½
Hidden Lake Gardens
Enjoy a soothing drive as you discover the secret gems of this beautiful gardenï¿½
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Climb the marble steps to the grand R. E. Olds tombï¿½
Sharon Mills County Park
Canoe down the lazy river and enjoy a picnic lunch at this 1835 mill...
Breathtaking stained glass windows, grand statues and intricate architecture complement the peaceful park that is home to both the Dodge and Ford familiesï¿½
Pay respects to the row of graves bearing the epitaph "His Life for a Union"-the final resting place for four of the 1932 Ford Hunger Marchers...
Marie Luhring: First female truck designer
By Robert Tate, Automotive Historian and Researcher
Images courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection
Marie Luhring fought through social norms of the early 20th century to carve an historic career in the male-dominated field of industrial and auto design.