Sunday, May 31, 2009

WaterWorks Park in Holly Michigan

How to Find WaterWorks Park in Holly, Michigan

WaterWorks Park is located next to the Millpond on the south edge of the Village of Holly. Although it doesn’t have an address itself, if you do a web search for directions to the nearest residence, 602 S. Broad Street, you will find a map.

[The Village of Holly is located in northwest Oakland County in the triangle created by I-75 and US-23. Three exits from I-75 lead into Holly: North Holly Road, Grange Hall Road and East Holly Road. One exit from US-23—Owen Road—takes you east through Fenton to a dead end at LeRoy Street, where you have to make a jog because the Shiawassee River and its wetland block a straight through route. For further specific directions, see below.]

From the North (Grand Blanc area):
Take North Holly Road south for 8 miles. Saginaw Street is the name of the main north-south road in the village limits of Holly and it is the same road as North Holly Road. So if you arrive via North Holly Road, proceed straight through the village going south. Jog one block east on Maple Street and then left on Broad Street directly before the railroad tracks. One-third mile on Broad Street and you’re there.

From the East on Grange Hall Road (Holly State Recreation area):
Take Grange Hall Road into Holly, a distance of about 4 miles. Turn left at Saginaw Street and proceed south as in the directions given above.

From the East on East Holly Road (I-75 or Dixie Highway):
Take East Holly Road into Holly, a distance of about 3.5 miles. At the railroad tracks, make an immediate left onto Broad Street. In one-third of a mile (past the fire station) you will come to WaterWorks Park.

From the South via Milford Road:
Milford Road can be picked up off I-696 or off M-59. It is basically a north-south road although it jogs here and there. It changes its name just outside Holly in northwest Oakland County, and that’s the junction you want to look for. CSX Railroad tracks angle across the road at a three-way stop light, just after a hard left curve. Take the road to the right (north). In half a mile you are at the Millpond and WaterWorks Park is on your left.

From the West (Fenton or Linden area):
Take Owen Road east to where it ends at a three-way light in the historic section of Fenton. Turn right (south) on LeRoy Street and proceed three blocks to South Holly Road. Turn left (east again) and travel 3+ miles to the three-way light at the CSX Railroad Tracks. Turn left (north) and go ½ mile on Milford/Broad Street. You’ve reached the Millpond and WaterWorks Park is on your left.

Map for Shiawassee River,
Map for Water Works Park in Holly
Map for Strom Park in Fenton

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Scroll Down the Webpage --really, do it now

Hey, folks, if you don't immediately see what you're looking for
like MAPS, launch sites, etc., PLEASE scroll down the page to see it.

There is TONS of info with many, many maps, and additional info
all you have to do is scroll down a few seconds to find it - it's there

Questions drop me a line Willi_H2O at Yahoo dot COM

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Upcoming River Events

Upcoming River Events

Care, Share and Enjoy the Shiawassee River!

Sunday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 23rd
River Cleanup – Holly to Fenton

Bring your chainsaw and gloves! We need help removing fallen trees and trash before the canoe race.

Contact: Douglas Lanyk, dslanyk@comcast dot net

Sunday, June 7th
Canoe/Kayak Race and Fun Paddle (Holly to Fenton)

10:00am On-site registration, Water Works Building, Broad Street, Holly, MI

11:45am Canoe Race

1:15pm Leisure/fun paddle

More info online at

Sunday, June 14th

Fishing Contest

12:00pm WaterWorks Park in Holly

Contact: Douglas Lanyk, dslanyk@comcast dot net

Saturday, June 20th
River Cleanup Linden to Argentine

7:30am Breakfast at Argentine Township Hall

Lunch provided after cleanup

Contact: Teresa at 810-735-5050 or Maggie at 810-735-9570