Outdoor Recreation Posts

Aug 31, 2018
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ypsilanti! For updated event dates, click HERE.  Public murals are becoming increasingly popular in Ypsilanti, Michigan – but some of our sculptures and statues have been around for nearly a century! Take ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 18, 2018
This is the story of my first Ypsilanti bike ride, and why it won't be my last. I bought a bike in a whirlwind of self-actualization ("All the cool kids ride their bikes…I can be cool."). It was a glorious thing, a shiny blue street bike with ten speeds; in my one-car family, it ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 21, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is home to some of the best winter festivals in Pure Michigan. With activities ranging from ice sculpting to sledding to cross country skiing, you will find a festival to enjoy in Washtenaw County. For more winter activities, view our events calendar. The Saline Main Street WinterFest Held ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 28, 2017
While many think of Ann Arbor as the home to the University of Michigan and it’s lively football Saturdays in the fall, we’re here to show you how much more Ann Arbor has to offer, even during the chilly winter months! Here at Bivouac, our goal is to outfit your life with everything you need ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 29, 2017
One of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) main initiatives is connectivity, with the emphasis on the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B). All trail users, bicyclists, walkers, runners, joggers, rollerbladers, and stroller pushers are welcome throughout autumn on this non-motorized, ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 20, 2017
Harvest time is here! Come on out to Manchester, a lovely farming community on the River Raisin in the southwest corner of Washtenaw County. From corn mazes, to cider and donuts, to roadside pumpkin stands to a village-wide Halloween celebration, Manchester is packed with authentic fall fun in a ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 01, 2017
Mother Nature helps ease the transition between summer and winter by painting landscapes in such spectacular colors. Plan a trip to Ann Arbor this fall to experience what the Chicago Tribune calls the most charming college town in the Midwest. Ann Arbor gained the nickname “Tree Town” as ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 07, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is an urban oasis – perfect for the traveler that loves great food and arts and cultural activities, but also wants to explore the great outdoors. We’ve gathered this season’s best community-generated photos from our Instagram account, to illustrate the beauty and ... Read more and see comments!

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May 10, 2017
The Detroit Metro Times featured six Washtenaw County trails in the article, 30 Stellar Michigan Hiking Trails that You Have to Explore. We've couldn't agree more! Next time you're visitng the Ann Arbor area, be sure to pack your hiking boots and hit these trails! Excerpts from the Metro ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 16, 2017
What flows for 104 miles and draws more than 2.5 million people each year? Southeast Michigan’s own Huron River! For kayaking, canoeing, fishing on a fly, and other freshwater pursuits, the Huron River Water Trail is a Michigan treasure worth exploring. Meet the Huron River Water Trail--104 miles ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 16, 2017
This article is from 2017, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ann Arbor! For updated event dates, click HERE.  The Huron River is one of the best places in Michigan for smallmouth bass fishing. Our guest blogger Emma Schulte interviews the owner of Schultz Outfitters in ... Read more and see comments!

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Oct 27, 2016
Chicago Tribune recently hailed Ann Arbor as a perfect destination for a Midwest Fall getaway. The area is packed with parks to view the beautiful fall colors, as well as orchards, mills, and corn mazes to get in the spirit of the brightly colored season! As we prepare for Halloween activities, ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 23, 2016
Washtenaw County's Driving Tour of 19th and 20th Century Barns opens your eyes to beautiful structures that have stood the test of time. You can take a driving tour for yourself, or visit the tour virtually by clicking here. Keep reading to learn more about Washtenaw County's Historic Barns.        1. ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: HistoryOutdoor Recreation
Apr 25, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still contains some great ideas for exploring the Ann Arbor area! For updated event dates, click HERE.    The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. That means it’s time to celebrate spring in the Ann Arbor area! Here are six ways to ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 17, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has great information about lakes near Ann Arbor! If you'd like to learn more about the Huron River Water Trail, click HERE.  For more information about outdoor recreation in the Ann Arbor area, click HERE.  To see some awesome photos from our fans, ... Read more and see comments!

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