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Visiting the UM Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden

This year the Peony Garden at UM’s Nichols Arboretum celebrates its 100th anniversary. Visiting the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum was on my to-do list for several years. I finally visited with a friend in 2019. We made several visits in 2021 and look forward to returning this year. Peak Bloom Season As of June …

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Ann Arbor Water Parks

Splash the Day Away at an Ann Arbor Water Park

Your water-loving, adventure seeking kids will have a blast at these Ann Arbor Water Parks. Outdoor Water Parks Outdoor water parks operate seasonally – typically Memorial Day to Labor Day. These are a great way to spend a summer day. Rolling Hills Blue Heron Bay Jump Island Splash ‘n’ Blast Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center …

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Ann Arbor Fireworks Display

Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays in 2022? We are still gathering information as displays are announced for 2022. When I moved to Ann Arbor I was surprised 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 …

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Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies Summer 2022

Ann Arbor Outdoor Movies

I’ve loved seeing outdoor movies since my first trip to the drive-in. There are lots of options for outdoor movies near Ann Arbor. Since COVID, outdoor & drive-in movies are great for maintaining social distance especially with kids not yet able to be vaccinated. Michigan summer nights are often cool making for great movie watching …

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Places to Get Wet Near Ann Arbor

Places to Get Wet Near Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor area Pools, Water Parks, and Splash Pads are returning to operation in 2021. They are phasing in their operations as local restrictions are lifted. All of the locations on our list are opt to the public without a membership. Admission fees are noted where needed. One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer …

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Ann Arbor Pools

The Best Ann Arbor Outdoor Pools to Visit in 2022

Summer is here, that means swimming season. This article will help you find the best Ann Arbor outdoor pools that you can visit today and all summer long. The only public pool open before Memorial Day is Fuller Park which opened for the season on May 15. Public Outdoor Pools The Ann Arbor pools below …

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Ann Arbor Top of the Park Kids Guide

Top of the Park Kids Guide

Our Top of the Park Kids Guide has information on all of the great family-friendly activities happening as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. They plan a return to a more normal Top of the Park in 2022. Top of the Park 2022 is scheduled to start on June 10, 2022. Movies were announced …

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Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races

Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races

There are lots of Family Friendly Ann Arbor Races throughout the year. There are charity races, holiday themed races, weekly and monthly running meetups, and more. Family Friendly Race Tips If you are running with your kids, we have a few tips: Register early! Most races offer discounted registration the earlier you register. Make sure …

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2022 Ann Arbor Summer Camp Guide

2022 Ann Arbor Summer Camp Guide

Thank you to Rocks & Robots for sponsoring our 2022 Ann Arbor Summer Camp Guide There are so many Ann Arbor Summer Camp options in and around Ann Arbor that it can be hard to narrow down which camps your child will attend. Our Summer Camp Guide strives to bring you the information you need …

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Ann Arbor Playgrounds with Walking Trails

Ann Arbor Parks with Paved Walking Trails

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Parks with Walking Trails? We’ve got you covered with the list below. Whether you’re looking for a great walk with a playground stop, or a playground trip with a walking break you’re sure to find the right mix at our options below. Since 2015, Ann Arbor with Kids profiles …

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