Adventurers of all ages and skill levels love discovering the year-round activities available in Ann Arbor.
Winter doesn't have to mean hibernation! Trails are open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Rolling Hills Park and Ford Lake Park. You can also stay active at the rock climbing gym, Planet Rock, or ice skating at University of Michigan's Yost Arena or the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. If your sport of choice is shopping, don't miss Kindlefest and Midnight Madness in Ann Arbor!
As tulips and daffodils hearken the arrival of spring, so do the beautiful historic (pre-1950) peonies at Nichols Arboretum. The fascinating Leslie Science and Nature Center is another great springtime venture - visit the raptors (owls, eagles, falcons and more), the reptiles, and the scenic grounds at this hidden gem attraction in Ann Arbor.
Summer means outdoor fun! Visitors to Ann Arbor will love adventuring on the Huron River - kayaking the Argo Cascades or fishing for trout at Mill Creek in neighboring Dexter. Mountain bikers will be thrilled by the brand-new DTE Energy Foundation Trail at the Waterloo State Recreation Area. And, urban-centric explorers will love High Five Pedal Tours - a tour company utilizing a sixteen-person bicycle to offer a variety of tours in downtown Ann Arbor, with stops ranging from bookstores to brewpubs and art to appetizers.
Ann Arbor, also known as Tree Town, has stunning fall colors. Enjoy them while tailgating outside the University of Michigan Football Stadium or while exploring one of the area's many parks! Riverside Park in Ypsilanti is especially lovely, and hosts plenty of year-round events such as the Orphan Car Show, the Michigan Firehouse Museum Fire Truck Muster, the Michigan Brewer's Guild Summer Beer Festival, and Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.