Well, Ypsilantians, you've done it again. 2018 was an epic year for your Instagram feed, and we're honored and grateful that you used #ypsireal to share your shots with us! We sure do have plenty to share - art, natural beauty, tasty eats, interesting people... it's all here in Ypsilanti. Here's ... Read more and see comments!
10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving and Not Cook a Thing!
Nov 05, 2018
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Every year I look forward to getting together with my family, enjoying a delicious and calorically-dense feast, and pausing to be grateful for the time we share together.
I also look forward to eating an otherwise socially unacceptable amount of pie, and ... Read more and see comments!
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!
I have small kids. My new job as a parent has caused me to look back on my own childhood, now aware of the intense planning that must have gone into the seemingly effortless way that my mom raised us. We had no shortage of creative and educational activities to do, and we had many adventures to local ... Read more and see comments!
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!
We're jazzed to present our ideas for 18 things to experience in 2018, right here in Ypsilanti, Michigan!
1. Hit up the Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market! Year-round, local food producers gather downtown to flaunt their pretty produce. Ypsiplanti is also based at the Farmer’s Market - where ... Read more and see comments!
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!
The Border-to-Border Trail: Expansion and Destinations
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!
Welcome back students! I know you’re excited to see your friends and get settled into your home-away-from-home. Whether this is your first year or last semester as an EMU Eagle, U-M Wolverine, or a member of the WCC Wolfpack, Ypsi holds new adventures, great coffee, and college-budget friendly ... Read more and see comments!
Here’s What You Need To Know About Fly Fishing in Ypsilanti
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!
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!
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!
15 Times Ypsilanti, Michigan Dazzled in Winter 2016
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!
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!
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!
Don’t Take Ypsilanti’s Parks for Granted, They Haven’t Always Been Here
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!