Friends Of Highland Recreation Area

Text Box: Well we couldn't have asked for a better day to kick off the Spring/Summer activities at the Highland Recreation area for the 2012 season. We had an early spring, and the Redbuds were in full bloom. The sun was shining all day long. FOHRA’s President Dick Russell gave a welcome speech and a warm greeting to all guest that attended the Redbud Reveal and Art on the Hill events. Dick spoke of FOHRA’s past accomplishments as well as the direction of FOHRA into the future, he also thanked all of the groups and volunteers that have supported FOHRA throughout the year. FOHRA looks forward to your continued support as we move forward in the restoration process of the former Edsel and Eleanor Ford properties within Highland State Recreation Area. 
Redbud Reveal Haven Hill Highland Recreation AreaText Box: Map Art Haven Hill in Place and Time

1. Surficial Geology and Hydrology Map
2. Highs and Lows Topographic Map
3. Native Landscape Map
4. Native American Map
5. Historic Sites & Districts Map
6. Civil War Map
7. Green Infrastructure Vision
& Local Food Resources Maps
8. Fishing Opportunities Map
9. Oak Routes Trails/Paths Map
10. Huron River Valley District Place Map
Text Box: This year FOHRA Introduced a new activity, “Art on the Hill”. This Is an event that we anticipate to have on the Last Sunday of each month beginning in May through October. This Outdoor Gallery will be available for various groups to display their works on Haven Hill Road that leads to the top of Haven Hill, the former location of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford home. The kickoff to this years Art on the Hill, FOHRA’s Larry Falardeau had a wonderful display setup named “Map Art Haven Hill in Place and Time”. Maps were displayed as you walked up the hill leading to the Lodge footprint. Larry was there greeting those that attended with a wealth of knowledge on the history and timelines of Haven Hill throughout the years. FOHRA also had pictures and additional information on the Ford Lodge, with a layout of each room as it was when the Ford family used the home as their residence. 

A list of the maps,  including various pictures and information of the event are below.
FOHRA Art on the Hill Display Haven Hill Highland Recreation AreaHaven Hill Art on the HillFOHRA Edsel FordFriends of Highland Recreation Area

“Redbud Reveal” and “Art on the Hill”

Dick Russell FOHRA PresidentEdsel Ford Gate house FOHRA 2012Redbud Reveal Highland Recreaton Area

A visit is literally a “day in the park”

Haven Hill Edsel Ford Gatehouse FOHRAHaven Hill Lodge Redbud FOHRAEdsel Ford Lodge Haven Hill Project FOHRA

Redbud Tree Haven Hill 2012

FOHRA President Dick Russell

Former Edsel Ford Gate House Highland Recreation Area

Art on the Hill - Map Display - Haven Hill

Art on the Hill - Map Art Haven Hill in Place and Time - Larry Falardeau FOHRA 2012

Original Walkway to the former Edsel Ford Lodge on Haven Hill    -    Lodge Footprint Redbuds in bloom    -    Edsel Ford Gatehouse - FOHRA 2012