Nestled along the banks of the Huron River and Mill Creek, Dexter is a friendly town located about 10 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. Home to nearly 4,000 residents, Dexter’s downtown offers a number of dining and shopping opportunities.

Outdoor Fun

For those who love the outdoors, Dexter is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll or hike. A border-to-border trail links Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark and Dexter-Huron Metropark, both of which offer hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, disc golf, fishing, tennis, canoeing and more. Annual events include the Turkey Trot and Holiday Hustle 5K.

Arts and Culture

The Encore Musical Theatre Company operates year-round and showcases professional Broadway performances with top local, regional and national talent. The Summer Music Concert Series is a popular annual event. And for more than 40 years, the Dexter Daze has drawn crowds with artisans, crafters and free entertainment.

History and Architecture

A popular fall destination, the Dexter Cider Mill is the oldest, continually operating cider mill in Michigan. Many area families visit Dexter each fall for apple cider and donuts. The annual Dexter Apple Daze offers hay rides to the mill, a classic car show and much more. For history buffs, there's the annual Civil War Days sponsored by the Dexter Area Historical Society, with period activities including teatime, a fashion review, baseball, a horseshoe contest and children's games.

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