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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 Turkey Trots

These Ann Arbor Turkey Trots Will Let You Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Feast Guilt Free

There are typically 3 Ann Arbor Turkey Trots from mid-November through Thanksgiving. As with many things in 2020, this year’s Turkey Trots look different. Turkey trots are a great way to work off some calories before indulging in your Thanksgiving feast – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie! You can run or walk in the turkey …

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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 Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? 2020 Celebrations are very different in light of social distancing recommendations. We ask all our readers to keep social distance in mind when planning their activities – either at events or in keeping at home gatherings small, outside, and socially distant. Ann Arbor Fourth of …

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Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays in 2020? Many firework displays are cancelled for 2020. Fireworks typically draw large crowds which are not recommended with current social distancing requirements – especially with cases in Michigan trending up again last week. When I moved to Ann Arbor I was surprised to learn that Ann …

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Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade Goes Virtual for 2020

The Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade is going virtual for 2020. We love the Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade. It is a must for our family every year. My daughter has been in the parade every year since she was 3. I am so glad we will still be able to …

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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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11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

Places to Get Wet Near Ann Arbor This Summer

There are a lot less places to get with in Ann Arbor this summer with most pools, water parks, and spraygrounds closed. We still have a few options for Ann Arbor swimming in the summer of 2020. My daughter is a swimmer, so pool closures this summer will be especially hard on her. We will …

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Arb Peony Garden

Peony Garden – Please Don’t Visit in 2020

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. 2020 Update With COVID-19 still a concern, the Arboretum is discouraging visitors this year. When we visited last year the peony …

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