Introduction to Huntington Woods, Michigan
Huntington Woods History
A veteran of the 1812 war, J. Lockwood, received the first land grant in Huntington Woods. In 1916, part of the area was platted by Fred Remole and in 1926, Huntington Woods, which was named after Huntingdon, England, was incorporated as a village. In 1932, it was reincorporated as a city, and the indigenous people ceded the land rights to the government in 1821. It was then ceded to landowners in the 1830s. Huntington Woods is popularly referred to as the "City of Homes."
Huntington Woods and Nearby Attractions
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Ferndale Historical Museum
- Proud Lake State Recreation Area
- Detroit Zoo
Things To Do In Huntington Woods
Historic Fort Wayne, Fox Theater Building, Cranbrook, and Fair Lane are some of the historic sites close to Huntington Woods. A number of museums are located Within 10 miles of the city, including the Ferndale Historical Museum, the Museum of African American History, the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Troy Museum & Historic Village, and the Children's Museum. The Rackham Golf Course Historic District, which is situated upon 120 acres, includes an 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross. The Eastern Market features farmers market stalls and other shops. The 3,800-acre Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, and the 4,700-acre Proud Lake State Recreation Area offer facilities for boating, swimming, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Skiing can also be enjoyed on the Alpine Valley.
Huntington Woods Transportation
Oakland County International Airport is the closest major airport.
Huntington Woods Higher Education
Colleges near Huntington Woods include the University of Phoenix, Oakland Community College, and Macomb Community College.