248. Sylvan Glen Lake Park – May 23, 2017 – Troy, MI

20170523_13092620170523_123429After ordering delicious vegetarian Indian carryout from Neehee’s in Troy back in late May, my colleagues and I decided to enjoy our lunches on the grounds of Sylvan Glen Lake Park.

I’d passed this little park off of Rochester Road between Long Lake and Square Lake roads dozens of times over the years and had always intended to check it out. While it’s small, I found its vibrant green grounds nestled up to a lovely little lake a beautiful and tranquil place of respite. We ate lunch at a picnic table right in front of the lake, taking in the sunshine, pleasant temperatures, and views of people fishing and otherwise enjoying the grounds.

Now I know where to go when I need a momentary retreat from hectic suburban living.

5501 Rochester Rd.

Troy, MI 48085

36. George George Memorial Park – July 17, 2014 – Clinton Township, MI




What a gorgeous park. It’s funny, because it’s located in a busy area, but once you get inside, the traffic noises are muffled by the tranquil sounds of water fountains and nature. I could just feel myself decompressing after only a few minutes of being here.

There’s a path that runs through the park and beyond it a ways that is great for jogging (goes over several bridges – very pretty) and an awesome playground area for the kiddies.

40500 Moravian Dr.
Clinton Twp., MI 48036