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Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

While there are plenty of great pool options in and around Ann Arbor, warm temperatures can happen before they open for the summer or after they close. Fortunately, there are several parks and playgrounds that have creeks, rivers, or lakes that can be visited year round. This list includes only locations without a vehicle admission …

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Jump Island Brighton

Jump Island Brighton – Wednesday Activity Review

Jump Island is an inflatable water park. Climbers, slides, bouncers, and more all floating in a lake at Brighton State Recreation Area. My daughter and I visited Jump Island Brighton with friends both in 2017 and 2018. The 2019 season begins on Friday, May 24 and ends on Labor Day (Monday, September 2). We had …

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Woolley Park Playground Profile - Challenge Park Spinners

Summer Fun – Get Moving | Ask an Ann Arbor Expert

Are you looking to Get Moving this summer? Ypsilanti Mom Keri and her daughters have written the book Screen-Free Summer Endless Ideas to Get Kids off the Device and into the Summer. In today’s Ask an Ann Arbor Expert post, she brings us 13 Ideas to Get the Family Moving in excerpts from her book. …

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Argo Cascades - Wednesday Activity Review - Two Drops

Argo Cascades: Wednesday Activity Review

For years I have heard of the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. Tubing the Argo Cascades was on our Summer 2017 Bucket List. In June 2017, friends invited my daughter and I to join them tubing. They provided …

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Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course - On the Sky Bridge with our guide Lexi

Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course – Wednesday Activity Review

Today’s Wednesday Activity Review is the Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course. The Aerial Adventure Course was added for the summer of 2016. The Toledo Zoo hosted our visit to facilitate this review. All opinions are ours. The Expedition Africa! Aerial Adventure Course is located over the Africa! exhibit. You’ll get a birds eye view of …

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Vintage Fun - Watermelon Girl

Vintage Summer Fun | Ask an Ann Arbor Expert

Are you looking for Vintage Summer Fun? Ypsilanti Mom Keri and her daughters havew written the book Screen-Free Summer Endless Ideas to Get Kids off the Device and into the Summer. In today’s Ask an Ann Arbor Expert post, she brings us 5 ideas for Vintage Fun in excerpts from her book. Disclosure: Ann Arbor …

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Greenfield Village Kids At Work Playground

Greenfield Village – Wednesday Activity Review

Disclosure: The Henry Ford Museum has provided my family with a pass for Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. All opinions are my own. Greenfield Village is a great option for a Wednesday Activity Review. The last few weeks of summer are a great time to visit. Firstly, the weather has definitely cooled down from …

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Kennywood Entrance Arch

Kennywood – Travel Thursday

This profile of Kennywood is part of our Travel Thursday series. Kennywood is an old-fashioned amusement park just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. We have heard about Kennywood for years and seen signs as driving east to visit family on the eastern side of the state. This year, we decided to fit in a trip to Kennywood while we visited family. Kennywood Kennywood …

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