Clarkston’s downtown, which has been designated a National Historical Site, features a picturesque main street lined with unique shops, eateries and businesses. Throughout the year Clarkston is host to several events including concerts in Depot Park, parades, festivals, and an art fair.


Established in 1832, the City of the Village of Clarkston features historic charm in the heart of Oakland County. This one-half square mile community is surrounded by Independence Township, home to approximately 900 people and within close proximity of I-75 and Dixie Highway.

Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area is located in White Lake Township, Oakland County, Michigan, just west of Waterford, Michigan. It is 3,745 acres in size.

Clarkston Community Historical

It’s been said that “every picture tells a story” but here at the Clarkston Heritage Museum we would amend that to “every ITEM has a story.” Some items have ordinary stories that speak of daily events common in every community. This isn’t one of those. This is a story that includes elements of surprise, mystery and a crazy coincidence.

A royal sarcophagus from the King Tut exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Deer Lake Beach

Deer Lake Beach is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.  Please call 248-625-8223 for hours.  No pets allowed on any beaches or at the Spray Park. Trained Lifeguards supervise the beach. Fees are charged for both the beach and boat launching facilities. Swimming lessons are held throughout the summer.  Park rules are posted at each entrance. Please remember that all Township facilities are alcohol free and that all pets must be leashed at all times when using any park facility

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Fragments - Outside view A store of unique finds on Milford Road, Highland


Highland DDA


Crowd at Red White & Blues Festival and Firework show Highland, MI

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