Outdoor Recreation Posts

Aug 31, 2018
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ypsilanti! For updated event dates, click HERE.  Public murals are becoming increasingly popular in Ypsilanti, Michigan – but some of our sculptures and statues have been around for nearly a century! Take ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 18, 2018
This is the story of my first Ypsilanti bike ride, and why it won't be my last. I bought a bike in a whirlwind of self-actualization ("All the cool kids ride their bikes…I can be cool."). It was a glorious thing, a shiny blue street bike with ten speeds; in my one-car family, it ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor RecreationThings to Do
Dec 21, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is home to some of the best winter festivals in Pure Michigan. With activities ranging from ice sculpting to sledding to cross country skiing, you will find a festival to enjoy in Washtenaw County. For more winter activities, view our events calendar. The Saline Main Street WinterFest Held ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Festivals & EventsOutdoor Recreation
Sep 29, 2017
One of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) main initiatives is connectivity, with the emphasis on the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B). All trail users, bicyclists, walkers, runners, joggers, rollerbladers, and stroller pushers are welcome throughout autumn on this non-motorized, ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor RecreationThings to Do
Mar 16, 2017
This article is from 2017, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ann Arbor! For updated event dates, click HERE.  The Huron River is one of the best places in Michigan for smallmouth bass fishing. Our guest blogger Emma Schulte interviews the owner of Schultz Outfitters in ... Read more and see comments!

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May 20, 2016
I recently just got my bike back into my possession. This is a liberating feeling, as it reminds me of when I first learned how to ride a bike, and I felt like I could go wherever I wanted to go. Unlimited freedom. Until you get your license a few years later and then you’re like, well I was wrong. Now, ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Apr 22, 2016
Ever since I moved to Ypsi for college, it has become my home. Many people don’t realize all the amazing things Ypsi has to offer and all the things to do around town. Well don’t worry, I got you, because my next three blogs are going to be a three-part segment of a Walking, Biking, and Driving ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Mar 18, 2016
Winter 2016 was full of ups and down, and temperatures high and low. Despite the somewhat mild weather, the people of Ypsilanti were able to capture the city’s beauty as the snowflakes fell, and the magic of winter came to be! 1) When EMU’s campus looked chilly, yet inviting.   Good ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 13, 2015
We went on a quest through Instagram to find beautiful images of Ypsilanti in the Fall. Keep using the #ypsireal hashtag and YOUR picture could be featured on our next blog! 1. This picture perfect scene of Ford Lake.   What a gorgeous evening!!! #sunset A post shared by Lindsey Dotson (@liltootdotson) ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 18, 2015
  We don't care. We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams. Thanks to @liltootwooten for this beautiful #Picsilanti Pic of the Week! Use the #ypsireal hashtag, and your Ypsitastic pic could be featured next week! #ypsireal #ypsi #ypsilanti #ypsilove #ypsipride #truemu #emu #easternmichiganuniversity ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Jun 24, 2015
This article is from 2015, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ypsilanti! For more ways to enjoy Ypsilanti, click HERE! It’s hard to imagine Ypsilanti without her parks and the celebrations, festivals, ballgames and evening walks that they host. We take for granted our parks, ... Read more and see comments!

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