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Visiting the UM Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden

Visiting the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum has been on my to-do list for several years. I finally visited with a friend in 2019 and was looking forward to a return trip in 2020 with my family. Sadly, they requested no visits in 2020 due to social distancing. Fortunately, for 2021 they are allowing visitors. …

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Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms

Start A New Tradition At One Of These Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms

For many families, cutting their own Christmas Tree is an annual tradition – or one they want to start. While there are no Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms, there are several options nearby. Many years December seems to be a whirlwind of events and everyone is so busy. With less activities in 2020, it is …

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Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills

The Best Apple Orchards & Cider Mills near Ann Arbor

One of my favorite fall activities is picking apples, enjoying cider and donuts, and enjoying a fresh baked apple pie. I’ve compiled a list of Ann Arbor Apple Orchards and Cider Mills. I have split the list into those offering U-Pick Orchards and those that do not. Overall apple orchards and cider mills are mostly …

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Ann Arbor Parks Status Updates for Summer 2020

Ann Arbor Parks has updated their operational status for Spring and Summer 2020. We have split the update into sections on what is currently open, what is opening soon, and what is remaining closed for now. We also have a section for upcoming park events and camps. Information in this article was based on the …

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Visiting the UM Museum of Natural History – Activity Review

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History re-opened in their new building on April 14, 2019. Most of the museum is open now. The rest of the museum opened on November 10, 2019. We made an initial visit on a day off in April 2019. Check out this video from that visit. In February …

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