Apple Island Tours


Virtual Apple Island Tours for 2021

Saturday, June 12 & Sunday, June 13, 2021, 10am & 1pm

Saturday – 10am Zoom Meeting ID: 819 3698 7247
Saturday – 1pm Zoom Meeting ID: 862 8309 1827
Sunday – 10am Zoom Meeting ID: 814 7283 3238
Sunday – 1pm Zoom Meeting ID: 820 2683 2106


A free virtual presentation featuring a tour of Orchard Lake Museum outdoor exhibits, volunteer island docents, presenters Genot (Winter Elk) Picor and Mikwhandan (Mike) Jewell, and a virtual island tour. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Parks and West Bloomfield Schools. Apple Island informational panels will be outdoors at the Museum depending on the weather and COVID-19 restrictions.

Apple Island, officially known as Marjorie Ward Strong Woodland Sanctuary, is a 37-acre island in the center of Orchard Lake. It is currently uninhabited by people and is kept as a nature preserve with several archaeological sites by West Bloomfield School District. The public can visit the island during the annual Apple Island Tours.

2021 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors – bugs Beddow    Magnolia by the Lakes

Other Apple Island Tours Sponsorships are available.

Community Partners

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Past Events

2019 Apple Island Tours poster

The Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors explained the history of surveying during the 2017 Apple Island Tours on Civic Center TV.

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