The terrain is rolling hills with large expanses of flat farmland and suburban development. The Huron River runs mostly north-south through the township. Commerce was formerly a weekend and summer resort for Detroiters because of the area's small inland lakes and peaceful seclusion, but due to recent development the cottages are now all permanent homes. There has been a sharp increase in population in the last few years, mostly on or near the several lakes and golf courses. Much of Proud Lake State Recreation Area is within the township.
Byers Homestead makes for a great weekend stroll. The land was settled in 1825 by a German immigrant, Abram Walrod, who built his log cabin next to a canal which is fed by the Huron River. The log cabin was later replaced by the 1840's farmhouse which still stands today. There is a small creek that runs through the property and a picturesque bridge where you'll find lots of people taking pictures. You will also see some very hungry ducks which is why Byers is also known as "the Duck Farm" to local residents. Inside the barn you'll find cheap candy and historical artifacts. This community landmark is very active around the national holidays.
- Alan and Chantel
- Mickey and Fred
- Megan and Matt