It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our favorite Rochester holiday activities are approaching and we cannot wait. From the outdoor markets to sparkly holiday displays, there are many opportunities that abound for you and your family to enjoy local, seasonal thrills.

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the wonderful community of Rochester and all that it has to offer. From parks and recreation to a vibrant downtown, we are lucky to live in a town that is both exciting and at times, relaxed. Whether you spend Thanksgiving in Rochester or out of town, we hope you…

The story of Van Hoosen’s Farm is one that makes up the backbone of Rochester’s history – a story of courage, hard work, and determination. Now, it will be chronicled by Detroit PBS in its newest documentary, “On Van Hoosen Farm.” About Van Hoosen Farm Van Hoosen Farm is listed on the National Register of…

The weather is getting chillier and Halloween is approaching. We thought it would be fun to recount some well-known ghost stories in our town. Are you ready to dive into tales of the unknown? Make sure you keep the lights on… 1. John Dodge House at Oakland University – If you have ever felt like you…

It’s officially the autumn season, and with the chillier weather comes fun, festive decorations. Decorations like pumpkins, gourds, and scarecrows…oh my! We love seeing the differently themed scarecrows start to pop up around town. As a community that once relied upon agriculture, it makes sense that Rochester would embrace the scarecrow. But how much do you…

With the Halloween season in full swing, we are getting excited for cider and donuts. Where can you get the best treats in our area? Read on! Yates Cider Mill – Well this is a given, isn’t it? Rochester’s oldest cider mill features plenty of home-baked goodies, fresh pressed cider, and the  fact that it has…

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