Apple Island Tours


Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9, 2019 10 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
(bus driver takes a break from 12:30 – 1:00)

Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road

2018 Apple Island Tours poster

No reservations. 3:30 p.m. is last departure. $20 adult ticket, $10 child 5-12 years ticket (no kids under 5). $5 GWBHS and Time Travelers member ticket. Sponsored with West Bloomfield School District, City of Orchard Lake and Orchard Lake Schools.

Guest Tour Tips

Sign up at the museum and take a pontoon boat ride across Orchard Lake to Apple Island for a self-paced tour.  Volunteer docents and presenters provide commentary at select island locations

Last tour group begins at 3:30 p.m. Allow 2.5-3 hours round trip. There are 15 steps to climb to access the island. Wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for cooler lake temperatures. First come, first served.

Presentations include current Apple Island archaeology; early French influences in songs, stories & practices; Native American traditional life, and more.

Free hands on activities at the Museum (historical costume photo op, archaeology activity box, old fashioned games). Refreshments available by cash or credit.

Bus transportation provided by West Bloomfield Parks.

2019 Sponsors

Main Event Sponsor – bugs Beddow


Community Partners


 .        Orchard Lake Schools logo            OLV

Presenters & Exhibits

Genot “Winter Elk” Picor
Mi-kwan-dahn “Mike” Jewell
Jeff Vallender
And more

Past Events

2015 Apple Island Tours presenters
2014 Civic Center TV video
2012 Apple Island Tours event images