Parks & Orchards

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Best Picnic Areas in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Grab your picnic basket of snacks and head out to one of the best picnic areas in metro Detroit including Belle Isle, Addison Oaks and more.
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U-Pick Berry Farms in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Berry-picking is great fun and good for social distancing. Find some sweet options at these u-pick berry farms in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Best Water Trails in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and Beyond

Kayaking and canoeing are great summer sports for the whole family. You can do both on these water trails in metro Detroit and beyond.
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Family Bike Trails in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Get the family moving and pedal your way to a healthier lifestyle in the great outdoors. Read up on these metro Detroit family bike trails for 2019-20.

Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for the best hiking trails in southeast Michigan? Check out these scenic spots in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties in 2020.
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Animals and Family Fall Farm Fun in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Autumn brings a harvest of corn mazes and hayrides, autumn colors and barnyard critters. Get in on all of this fall farm fun and sample the simple life with your kids at these agricultural havens.
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Best Cider Mills and U-Pick Orchards in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Join the fall festivities in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Here are some of the best cider mills and u-pick orchards in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to visit in 2019.
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3 Awesome Apple Orchards in Michigan, Indiana and Georgia

There's no better way to celebrate fall than with a trip to an apple orchard and these sweet apple orchards in Michigan and beyond are family pleasers.

Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for the best hiking trails in southeast Michigan? Check out these scenic spots in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties in 2018.
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Wayne County Parks Marking 100 Years of Family Fun

Whether it's hiking, biking and fishing or waterslides, kids events or disc golf, Wayne County Parks packs in plenty of fun in 2019 – and any year!
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Michigan State Parks Celebrating a Century

Discover Michigan State Parks both here in metro Detroit and all around the state during its 100th anniversary year in 2019 – or any year – with your family.
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Petting Farms in Michigan

Wondering where to take the kids to get friendly with farm animals? We've got you covered with this list of petting farms in Michigan, including those in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.