Category Archives: Guide

Ann Arbor Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

Ann Arbor Outdoor Activities - Ann Arbor Orchards & Cider Mills

There are several signs that fall is here…kids returning to school, cooler temperatures, and apple season. I’ve compiled a list of Ann Arbor Apple Orchards and Cider Mills. I have split the list into those offering U-Pick Orchards and those that do not. I have compiled information on several of the local apple orchards and cider mills. If I missed […]

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Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays? When I moved to Ann Arbor I was disappointed to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead of that night. Growing up Fourth of July Fireworks were an annual tradition. Local Ann Arbor Fireworks Display […]

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10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools, Water Parks, and Sprayscapes

10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

Now that Labor Day has passed, most of the locations below are closed. Our Parks for Splashing Article includes parks that have creeks, rivers, or lakes. For indoor pools and water parks, check out our Indoor Pool Guide which includes Open Swim hours.   One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water […]

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2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide

If you have a child who will be 3-5 this fall, it is time to start looking for preschools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our 2017-2018 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide is sponsored by Apple Garden Playschools. Thank you also to the Preschools who purchased upgraded listings. Preschool Guide Sponsored by Apple Playschools The curriculum at Apple Playschool’s preschools and kindergartens is Reggio-inspired and […]

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Indoor Swimming Pool Guide

Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

My daughter loves swimming! When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so kids can swim year round.  Swimming Pools The Ann Arbor Indoor Pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission fee. Pools that require a membership are not included in this […]

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Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

Ann Arbor Ice Skating Guide

There are several Ann Arbor Ice Skating Rinks available including both indoor and outdoor options. Last year Ann Arbor added 3 natural outdoor rinks. For the 2016-2017 winter, there are 2 natural outdoor rinks which opened on December 22. As a child my favorite part of winter was ice skating. When I lived in Illinois, our neighborhood park offered outdoor ice skating (basically it […]

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