Category Archives: nature

Visiting the New UM Museum of Natural History – Activity Review

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History - Pumas Guards the Entrance

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 opens in November 2019. Check out this video of our visit: UM Museum of Natural History Current Exhibits Mastodons As you enter the museum the mastodons greet you. This museum is […]

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Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens & the Longest Canopy Walk – Activity Review

Canopy Walk - Tunnel in Pod - Whiting Forest - Dow Gardens

Did you know the longest Canopy Walk in the US is just two hours away? In October 2018, Dow Gardens in Midland opened their new Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens with the canopy walk, playground, apple orchard, and much more. A friend and I visited on a weekday that month while the kids were at school to check it out. […]

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Ann Arbor Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills

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. I have compiled information on several of the local apple orchards and cider […]

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