Best Off-Roading Trails to Take a Jeep® On in Michigan

Best Off-Roading Trails to Take a Jeep® On in Michigan

Best Off-Roading Trails to Take a Jeep® On in Michigan

A major part of owning a capable off-roading SUV, like the Jeep® Wrangler, is heading on a challenging trail. Many trails end up being all talk and little action, especially when a Jeep® is rolling along them. We here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram know of some of the best off-roading trails to take a Jeep® on in Michigan, and we’d like to share them with you.

Mounds Off-Road Park

Located in Mt. Morris, Mounds Off-Road Park is home to various challenges designed to give all-terrain vehicles, lifted trucks, and off-roading Jeep® models a run for the trails. Often considered the best off-road vehicle park in the Great Lakes region, Mounds Off-Road Park is the place to go for drivers who want a thrill ride unlike any other.

Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park

With more than 200 acres and an incredible amount of trails, Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park is the go-to park to experience all types of terrain in one place. The park features rocks, hills, mud, and more.

Silver Lake State Park

Silver Lake State Park is located in Mears and is home to expansive backroads and dunes. It’s one of the only areas in Michigan with dunes open to off-road vehicles, so make sure you have an off-road vehicle sticker and Michigan Recreation Passport if you plan to put your Jeep® to work!

If you’re in need of a brand new Jeep® to take with you on your next off-road trail, stop by Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram today.

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Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Ultimate Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Halloween is a holiday filled with spooky festivals and plenty of sweet, sweet candy. There’s nothing quite like attending a Halloween event as the fall weather sets in. Take some time to explore these awesome Halloween events in Southeast Michigan recommended by your friends at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram!

Wilson Barn Pumpkin Festival

The Wilson Barn Pumpkin Festival takes place in Livonia and features plenty of Halloween activities, including a haunted barn that’s perfect for exploring. Hayrides, fresh pumpkins, cornstalks, and crafts are all available to those who wish to attend! The attraction is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo puts on a Halloween celebration every year. The event features a kid-friendly trick-or-treating route through the zoo. Street performances, magic shows, and a haunted reptile house are just a few of the attractions that draw in crowds. Get your tickets ahead of time as the event tends to sell out quickly.

Pick a Pyro Pumpkin Patch

Going to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect orange decoration is a family tradition in many areas. The Pick a Pyro Pumpkin Patch puts a twist on that tradition. Instead of real pumpkins, visitors will explore a patch of blown glass pumpkins. Experts will put on glass blowing demonstrations as well.

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, we hope you have a fun, spooky Halloween!

Reasons You Should Own a Pickup Truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

Interested in getting a new truck? We understand why. They’re capable, reliable, and offer unprecedented towing power. Here are some of our top reasons for why you should own a pickup truck.

Power and Capability

Pickup trucks typically come with several engine and transmission options that crank out some serious ponies, as well as having good ground clearance, rigid body construction, and wheels built for traction.

Towing

In addition to delivering plenty of power, pickup trucks provide drivers with the ability to tow and haul whatever they need. Whether you’re hauling boats for a weekend away or a trailer full of moving boxes and furniture, your truck has got you covered.

Safety and Visibility

Pickup trucks are a lot taller than your average car, so you’ll be able to see a lot more on the road. Plus, with a tough body construction and advanced safety features, pickup trucks are often safer, too.

Versatile

With the ability to tow and haul, pickup trucks can be used for many different purposes. Depending on your needs, you can choose between several different body configurations of both cabs and truck beds to make your pickup truck your own.

 

If you’re on the hunt for a new pickup, head over to Rochester Hills CDJR to see our inventory of capable, popular RAM trucks.

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Best Michigan Road Trips for Fall

Michigan has beautiful scenery year-round. The summer offers greenery and beautiful sunshine and in the winter, a blanket of glistening snow covers the hills. But autumn offers something special. The changing of the leaves up north is worth the road trip; here are a few routes we suggest when making your Michigan road trip this fall.

Old Mission Peninsula
Wineries and vineyards populate this region along Grand Traverse Bay. The Grand Traverse Lighthouse offers beautiful views and nearby hiking trails for an outdoor adventure in the crisp autumn air.

M-22
This road runs from Traverse City to Empire, cutting around the Leelanau Peninsula with many stunning overlooks and small towns to explore. Make sure to check out the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for a sight you’ll never forget.

Tunnel of Trees on M-119
Drive underneath beautiful tree lines decked out in autumn’s full range of colors as you take this leisurely country drive. On your way, stop by the Pond Hill Farm for some goodies, and then finish up with a stop at the Sturgeon Bay Dunes.

River Road National Scenic Byway
This journey starts off in Oscoda by Lake Huron and heads into the Huron-Manistee National Forest. You’ll experience a stunning landscape, featuring Foote Pond Overlook with breathtaking views of fall foliage.

River Road National Scenic Byway
This journey starts off in Oscoda by Lake Huron and heads into the Huron-Manistee National Forest. You’ll experience a stunning landscape, featuring Foote Pond Overlook with breathtaking views of fall foliage.

At Rochester Hills CDJR, we are proud to serve the state of Michigan during every season.

Fiat Chrysler Creates 700 New Jobs In Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Creates 700 New Jobs

In a move that defies some recent political finger-pointing, Fiat Chrysler has announced a plan to create 700 new jobs in Michigan. The Detroit area factory has shown some signs of dwindling in more recent years. The factory has been producing the Chrysler 200 sedan, which is now being discontinued.

Now, Fiat Chrysler is reworking the factory’s plan, making it a central location for manufacturing the 2018 Ram 1500. It’s thanks to a $4.6 million grant and an $11.4 million tax break that they are able to remake the plant. Not only will the new Michigan plant create 700 new jobs, but it will also preserve current jobs and afford laid-off employees the opportunity to return.

Even as Fiat Chrysler creates 700 new jobs, some onlookers still react skeptically to their decision to move smaller productions to Mexico. Recently Ford has received some criticism for making a similar decision and moving some of its production to Mexico, too. For both Ford and Fiat Chrysler, the goal is to have all of the best-selling, most profitable vehicles made in the USA, with smaller products down south. This will centralize the production of big sellers like Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups in the states, a plan that hopes to boost the economy at each plant location.

The Best Halloween Events in the Rochester Hills Area

The Best Halloween Events in the Rochester Hills Area

October is here, which means that Halloween will be on your doorstep asking for candy before you know it! Now is the time to get readyd to take the kids on a candy-gathering adventure. Here are the best Halloween events in the Rochester Hills area, as suggested by us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

  • Trick-or-Treat Night – Halloween is coming to the Rochester Hills area early this year. Trick-or-treat night takes place on October 22 at 3:30 p.m. Kids can stop by local businesses to grab some goodies before participating in a parade to the fire department. There, kids and adults can enjoy a movie and spaghetti dinner!
  • Scare Away Hunger 5K – The 6th annual Scare Away Hunger 5K kicks off on October 23rd at 3 p.m. at Rochester College. Registration fees and all other proceeds benefit the Neighborhood House, an organization that provides food, clothing, and other services to those in need. What better way is there to celebrate Halloween than by giving to those in need?
  • Trick-or-Treat at the Farmers’ Market – Just in case the kids are hyped up on enough sugar, the farmer’s market is holding their very own trick-or-treat event on October 29th. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and lets the kids rake in some more goodies!

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

Our Picks for the Top 5 Restaurants in Rochester Hills

At Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram, we are so lucky to have our dealership nestled in one of the best areas of the country for top-notch restaurants.

Looking for something new? Check out the top 5 restaurants in Rochester Hills, as well as the Detroit area:

 

  • The Clubhouse BFD, Rochester Hills: Offers a varied menu of appetizers and salads, as well as a ton of craft beers.
  • The Silver Spoon, Rochester Hills: Offers a fine dining experience focused on Italian food and wine.
  • Yates Cider Mill, Rochester Hills: A scenic location that offers cider and many tasty baked goods.
  • Slows Bar BQ, Detroit: Offers unique, gourmet barbeque and an enormous craft beer list.
  • Pizza Papalis, Detroit: Offers some of the best pizza in the state, in tasty deep-dish style.

 

And if you would like to head to one of these hotspots in a brand new vehicle, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Ram!