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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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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2024 Near Ann Arbor

On Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) participating stores give away a selection of comic books. This year’s Free Comic Book Day is extra special since it falls on May the 4th – aka Star Wars Day (as in May the Fourth Be With You). I’ll be on the lookout for Star Wars Day activities as

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Unlock Adventures: The Secret to Tubing at Argo Cascades

For years I heard about the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. In 2017, friends took us on our first trip and taught us their secrets to a fun outing. Since then we’ve returned many times. I’ve had other

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Ann Arbor Area Farmers Markets

Fresh Local Delights: Ann Arbor’s Top 9 Farmers Markets in 2024

When looking for an Ann Arbor Farmers Market, it is easy to stop with the Farmers Market in Kerrytown. But, there are several other farmers markets in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dexter, and surrounding townships. There are a couple schedule changes for 2024, so don’t just rely on your memory from last year. Check the schedule

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2 Thrilling River Trips: Kayaking to Gallup Park

The Argo Park Canoe & Kayak River Trip from to Gallup is now one of my daughter’s favorite summer activities. In summer 2018, we took our first family river trip before my daughter would be going with classmates. My daughter’s first kayaking experience was in still water at Gallup Park on Huron River Day. Due

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Peony Paradise: Exploring Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum

Visiting the Peony Garden at University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum has been an Ann Arbor spring tradition for nearly 100 years. The Arb Peony Garden was on my to-do list for several years before finally visiting in 2019. We’ve visited a few more times since then. Peak Bloom Season May 13 – Peak bloom is

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Ann Arbor Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding

This review of Ann Arbor Still Water Boating and Stand Up Paddleboarding is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. My daughter’s top priority at Huron River Day 2018 was to go boating. She also took the opportunity to try Stand Up Paddleboarding. She discovered she loves kayaking (and SUP). She has done it

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Get the 2024 Top of the Park Movies By Moonlight Lineup

It’s time to mark your calendars! The Ann Arbor Top of the Park Movie Lineup for 2024 was just announced. My family loves attending Top of the Park, particularly when we can meet up with friends. My daughter and I particularly enjoy seeing the movies. On the other hand, my husband doesn’t like the late hour of

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