Category Archives: outdoor

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

With the crazy hot temperatures this week, it seems like a good time to pull together a list of some creeks, rivers, and lakes that can be visited year round. Note: None of these locations have lifeguards. Use your own judgement and properly supervise your kids. Argo Park The Argo Cascades offer kayaking and tubing as the Huron River bypasses […]

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Rotary Club’s Centennial Playground at Gallup Park – Tuesday Playground Profile

Centennial Playground at Gallup Park - Structure with Shade

Today we are profiling the new Rotary Club of Ann Arbor’s Centennial Playground at Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park. With a prime location along the banks of the Huron River and Geddes Pond and multiple playgrounds, Gallup Park is one of Ann Arbor’s premier parks. With walking trails, boating, and fishing you could easily spend several hours at Gallup Park.

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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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