Friday, August 27, 2010

Take a Step Back in Time at Crossroads Village

My family loves to visit the historical little town of Crossroads Village in Genesee County.

The village is actually part of the Genesee County Parks and is open throughout the summer, in the Fall for Halloween trick or treating and at Christmas Time. It is also open one night in November for a special Ladies Night Out.

Crossroads Village is set up as a late 1800's town and has authentic buildings from the Genesee County area that have been rescued or donated to the park- like a couple of houses and the church.

It even has a grand Charles W. Parker carousel fully functional and in working order- just the way it was in 1912.

The park features home that are fully decorated and fuctionable right down to the wood burning stoves that still work to keep the buidlings warm when the park is open in the winter.

It is so beautiful in the winter- makes you think you've truly stepped back in time to a smpler era where malls didn't exist and the holidays were all about family. I love walking through the village when it is covered in snow.

And my family has a Christmas Eve tradition of driving through the village on Christmas eve night to see all the lights. It is one of the only times you're allowed to drive through the village and it's a great family tradition.

The inside of one of the Victorian era homes.

I love this barn, don't you?

The church, you can even schedule weddings here.

Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad
May 29 ~ September 6, 2010
Open Wednesday thru Sunday & Holidays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6140 Bray Rd.
Flint, MI 48505
For more about Crossroads Village


carolsnotebook said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Estella said...

Looks like a great place.

Holly said...

They have great doughnuts and cider in the fall also!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

yes donuts and cider- a fall must have