Category Archives: outdoor

2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Ann Arbor 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide

Our 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide has information on all of the great family-friendly activities happening as part of the 2019 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival runs from June 14 through July 7. 2019 Top of the Park Kids Guide Top of the Park is the free outdoor component of the Ann Arbor Summer […]

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Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays? When I moved to Ann Arbor I was disappointed to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead of that night. Growing up Fourth of July Fireworks were an annual tradition. Local Ann Arbor Fireworks Display […]

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11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. Fortunately, there are a number of Ann Arbor Swimming Pools and more for kids to get wet and cool off this summer. The 11 places to get wet below may include an admission charge, but do not […]

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Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade Tips

Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade - Handing out Candy

We love the Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade. I have had the experience of enjoying the parade both as a participant and as a spectator. General Parade Information Fourth of July Parade Route The Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade has a new route in 2019 due to construction on William St. The parade moves a block […]

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Ann Arbor Turkey Trots

Ann Arbor Turkey Trots

For many families a Turkey Trot is an annual Thanksgiving Tradition. There are a couple of Ann Arbor Turkey Trots both on Thanksgiving and the weeks before. Ann Arbor Turkey Trots There are two Turkey Trots in the Ann Arbor area in November. Turkey trots are a great way to work off some calories before indulging in your Thanksgiving feast […]

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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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