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Perfect time for outdoors at All Saints

May 15, 2013

What do you need to kick off your spring outdoor exercise regimen? You have the motivation and desire. You have warmer weather and longer days.

Now think of a close, convenient location in a picturesque setting that is open early in the morning and doesn't close until well after typical work hours. That's exactly what All Saints Cemetery provides and we welcome you to join us.

You may not think of a cemetery being the ideal place to run, walk, ride your bike or even stretch. But All Saints Cemetery has newly paved roads that were completed last fall, open grassy spaces for stretching, a beautiful view of Maceday Lake and very little vehicle traffic to worry about.

Our gates open at 7 a.m. in the spring, summer and fall and you don't need to make reservations or pay a monthly fee!

We also invite groups to join us. If you are part of an exercise group of walkers or yoga enthusiasts, we'd love to have you. Feel free to contact our office at 248-623-9633 and we can answer any questions you may have.

Those looking for a slightly more rigorous workout could visit The Preserve at All Saints located directly next to our main property adjacent to Nelsey Road. The Preserve is a natural burial (or "green") cemetery with plants native to Michigan and a road made of millings from an old asphalt road on the property.

We invite all to enjoy the warm weather months in Oakland County with us. Our property is open to the public and available for all to enjoy. If you would like a tour of All Saints or The Preserve contact us directly. You can learn more at or

Russ Burns is director of All Saints and The Preserve cemeteries.