Category Archives: nature

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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Cranbrook Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Cranbrook Playground - Sign

Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area including Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Cranbrook Park, a playground on the South West side of Ann Arbor. Cranbrook Park is in the neighborhood behind the Cranbrook Village Shopping Center. Check out all of our Tuesday Playground Profiles. Cranbrook […]

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Jump Island Brighton – Wednesday Activity Review

Jump Island Brighton

Jump Island is an inflatable water park. Climbers, slides, bouncers, and more all floating in a lake at Brighton State Recreation Area. My daughter and I visited Jump Island Brighton with friends earlier this week. The 2017 season ends on Labor Day, but they should be back for 2018. We had a great time at Jump Island Brighton. My daughter […]

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Arbor Oaks Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Arbor Oaks Playground Profile - Pirate Ship Structure

Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area including Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Arbor Oaks Park, a playground on the south side of Ann Arbor (follow Stone School south past the I-94 or go up Stone School off of Ellsworth) located at the intersection of Champagne […]

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Maryfield Wildwood Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Maryfield Wildwood Park - Entrance

Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area including Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Maryfield Wildwood Park, a playground on the West side of Ann Arbor located at the intersection of Westwood Ave and Maryfield Dr. Check out all of our Tuesday Playground Profiles. Maryfield Wildwood Park […]

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Argo Cascades: Wednesday Activity Review

Argo Cascades - Wednesday Activity Review - Two Drops

For years I have heard of the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. Tubing the Argo Cascades was on our Summer 2017 Bucket List. Earlier this summer, friends invited my daughter and I to join them tubing. They provided great guidance for our first […]

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5 Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes | Ask An Ann Arbor Expert

5 Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes

Are you looking for Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes? Pittsfield Township Mom Annie founded Hike It Baby Ann Arbor. In today’s Ask an Ann Arbor Expert post, she brings us 5 of her favorite Family Friendly Ann Arbor Hikes. With over 160 parks in the city of Ann Arbor, it can be intimidating to pick one to explore – especially […]

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