Addison Oaks County Park has a rich history unlike any other Oakland County Park. Its journey from a family retreat affectionately referred to as Puddleview to its current use as a 1,140-acre county park that serves as a magnet for hikers, campers and mountain bikers, will be discussed as part of the Addison Oaks County Park Senior Trip on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The roots of the Buhl Estate date back to 1927 when Lawrence and Cora Buhl, attracted to the region’s rolling hills, wooded areas and pristine streams, began to acquire a series of farms with the intention of creating a refuge for their friends and family. Their impressive 27-room Tudor-style mansion is the centerpiece of Addison Oaks County Park and a picturesque location for weddings, banquets and receptions.
Those who register for the historical talk will learn more about the Buhl family and their legacy in southeastern Michigan. Participants can select from two times on Sept. 16: from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or from noon-3 p.m. The morning session will include a breakfast of scrambled eggs, broiled tomato parmesan, bagels with cream cheese, pastries and muffins while the afternoon session will include a luncheon featuring a Michigan salad, rolls and dessert.
Cost is $22. The registration deadline is Sept. 8 and all participants must be pre-paid by that time.