Category Archives: swimming

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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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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Rolling Hills Water Park – Wednesday Activity Review

Rolling Hills Water Park - Waterfall

This review of Rolling Hills Water Park is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. It took us until late July for us to make our first trip of the season to Rolling Hills Water Park. We usually visit earlier in the summer, but we like to go first thing in the morning. With my daughter having swim meets on Saturday […]

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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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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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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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5 Big Kid Free Activities – Wednesday Activity Review

Escape the Big Kids This Summer

This is part of our Wednesday Activity Review series. Most of the Wednesday Activity Review series focus on activities for elementary aged students. Today. I’m changing things up and focusing on activities just for preschoolers and toddlers where they can have a break from the big kids who are home for the summer. As a toddler especially, my daughter was very intimidated by the crowds of big […]

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Rolling Hills Water Park – Wednesday Activity Review

Rolling Hills Water Park - Zero Entry Pool

This review of Rolling Hills Water Park is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. On Sunday we made our first trip of the season to Rolling Hills Water Park. We usually visit earlier in the summer, but either my daughter was camping with her Girl Scout troop or we had other activities going on.  Our Visit to Rolling Hills Water Park We had a […]

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Ten Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Pools and More

Places to Get Wet in Ann Arbor this Summer

Note: This list of 10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Pools and More was originally written in 2015, but was updated for 2016 Are you looking for Indoor Pools? Be sure to check out our Indoor Swimming Guide. One of my daughter’s favorite parts of summer is the water – whether it’s swimming, water slides, splash parks, or just getting wet. With the hot […]

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