Argo Nature Area & Bandemer Park
Located across from each other on opposite sides of the Huron River, an afternoon at these parks is a great way to spend a summer day. Visit the Argo Canoe Livery to rent a boat and ride the Argo Cascades or paddle the calm, Stillwater area of Argo Pond. Then, try your hand at disc golf at Bandemer Park.
The Ann Arbor area is home to over 25 golf courses with a variety of course difficulties. Spend a day at Stonebridge Golf Club, Leslie Park Golf Course or Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center.
Hiking & Biking Trails
Love hiking and cycling but don’t know where to go? Try the 35-mile Border-To-Border trail or the 36-mile Waterloo-Pickney Trail and enjoy a nice walk or ride through the greater Ann Arbor area.
Take a trip to Dexter to visit any of the three MetroParks. Go for a walk, ride your bike, play a game of disc golf, or spend the afternoon fishing. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a nice picnic in the park.
Matthei Botanical Gardens
Visit Matthei Botanical Gardens to explore the various flower gardens, the conservatory, the campus farm, and the current and permanent art exhibits on display.
Head to the Arboretum for a stroll through nature, an afternoon by the Huron River, or a picnic in the fields. Don’t forget to visit the Fairy Woods and Troll Hollow to build a house from twigs and leaves, located just past the Peony Garden.
Rolling Hills Park
Need something to do on a hot summers day? Come splash in the wave pool, float the lazy river, and ride the water slides at Rolling Hills. If you want a break from swimming, this water park also has nature trails, fishing, picnic areas, disc golf, and horseshoes.
*Photo credit to the Huron River Watershed Council.