West Bloomfield Township
West Bloomfield Township is an outdoor lovers' paradise, known for its many sprawling all-sports lakes, including Cass Lake, the largest lake in Oakland County.
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan is located in Central/Southern Oakland County, about 23 miles northwest of Detroit. The township is bordered by Commerce Township to the west and Farmington Hills to the south. It is home to over 60,000 residents.
West Bloomfield is part of the Lakes Area of Oakland County and is best known for its many sprawling all-sports lakes. Four of the 31 square miles that make up the city are water. The largest lake in Oakland County, Cass Lake, is located within the township’s borders, along with 24 others.
Those who love spending time outdoors will quickly fall in love with West Bloomfield, which features nearly 600 acres of public parkland including 12 parks (for people and dogs!), trails, and nature preserves. Each location has many events year-round, ranging from summer day camps to holiday events. Marshbank Park is known for its yoga classes, Summer-on-the-Bank festival, fall Camp Out, and outdoor summer concert series, Marshbank Music. Drake Sports Park is the go-to for summer camps, youth who enjoy skateboarding and soccer, and seniors who like pickleball. The West Bloomfield Trail, which spans over 4 miles through the 28 acres of West Bloomfield Woods Park, also has several sites and habitats for patrons to enjoy.
Also located in West Bloomfield is the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit, which offers year-round programming for families, children, teens, and adults. The Center features a fitness center, three swimming pools, a grill and cafe, summer day camp, preschool, inline hockey arena, family parenting center, and an art gallery. Behind it is the TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park, which is an aerial park with over 250 obstacles, 45 zip lines, six levels of difficulty, and 14 trails.
West Bloomfield’s downtown area is located along Orchard Lake Road. This area houses several specialty grocery stores including Plum Market, as well as boutique shops and retail plazas, such as Orchard Mall. There are also many different dining options, from fast-casual to a multitude of ethnic options and fine dining. Try Crispelli’s Bakery and Pizzeria for delicious wood-fired pizza and Prime29 Steakhouse for the best cuts of prime beef.