Family Friendly

The appeal of Ypsilanti isn’t limited to those college-aged and above – find unique attractions and activities that are perfect for the whole family. Whether you want a jam-packed weekend full of recreation and adventure or you want to take it easy and stroll around downtown, we’ve got something for everyone.

Exploring the outdoors is the perfect way to get to know Ypsi as a family. Ypsilanti expands beyond the downtown districts to include 23,000+ acres of public park and recreation areas that help make up the Washtenaw County area.  Just minutes from town you can find golfing, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking or natural scenery you can relax. Take a stroll through Riverside Park and enjoy views of the Huron River or get everyone in a canoe out on Ford Lake at sunset.

Summer in Ypsi is an especially great time for the family with so many special festivals and fun annual events, it’s never been easier to get out and go make memories. Every summer, the Michigan Firehouse Museum hosts the Fire Truck Muster, showcasing firefighting equipment both old and new. If you need to beat the heat from Memorial Day to Labor Day, visit the Rolling Hills Water Park, with a wave pool, lazy river, AND water slides!

Ypsilanti area specialty shops simply can’t be passed up while you’re walking around town. The area's microbreweries are also family-friendly – it’s not uncommon to see friends gather for a pint with the kids in tow! Check out all our upcoming family-friendly events here.

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