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August
17

Ann Arbor Trails for Geocaching - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Living in the Ann Arbor area means that you're never far from nature, and geocaching is a great way to experience some of the most stunning natural spaces that the region has to offer. There are a number of geocaching organizations that are very active around Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan, so you will always have something new to experience. Explore the easier trails with the whole family, or grab your favorite hiking partner for a journey deep into nature. Our REALTORS® have you covered either way, with our guide to geocaching around Ann Arbor.

  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail – 1800 N Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Located near Ann Arbor homes for sale, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail starts in those gorgeous gardens and ends at Parker Mill County Park. In between, you'll experience 2 miles of beautiful, well-maintained asphalt trails, and an ideal setting for anyone new to geocaching that still features plenty to see for more experienced treasure hunters. The trail is wheelchair accessible, and biking/inline skating are also allowed.

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July
6

Camping - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Summer is finally here! After being cooped up at home for so long, our REALTORS® are ready to explore the great outdoor spaces the Ann Arbor area has to offer. Camping is one of our favorite ways to relax, destress, and spend some quality time with our friends and family. If you're hoping to pitch a tent and enjoy the warm weather, check out these five awesome campgrounds around town.

  • Bishop Lake Campgrounds – 5210 Bishop Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    The Bishop Lake Campground is ready to welcome back visitors for the summer. With five trails ranging from 1- to 6-miles long, it's one of our preferred places to hike and mountain bike. What we really love about the Bishop Lake Campground is its inclusivity. There are handicap accessible trails, beaches, boat launches, a fishing pier, and modern restrooms, making it a convenient and easy way for the whole family to enjoy a night of camping.

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May
26

Virtual Game Night - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Has social distancing disrupted your fun? Don't worry — you can still have game night every night with virtual gaming. Old favorites like Monopoly, Clue, and other classic board games have been given a digital update, joining hundreds of other new and exciting games online. If your young ones are bored — or if the young at heart desire some nightly entertainment — our real estate agents know that your whole family will love playing these fun games remotely.

4 Virtual Games for Children

  1. Minecraft
    Chances are high that your children already know about Mindcraft, but if they don't, now is the perfect time to play. This kid-friendly game lets players build and explore extravagant worlds. A new Education Edition was created to help kids learn STEM while having fun.

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April
13

Ann Arbor Parks - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Fresh air and plenty of sunshine are just what the doctor ordered to help you and your family get through this tough period for our country and our state. While there are many things you can't do, Michigan's shelter-in-place directives do allow you to get outside and go for a walk, run, or for an enjoyable bike ride. Our REALTORS® are staying as active as possible and recommend the following places for those times when you need to get outside and get some air. All you have to do is remember to keep at least six feet of distance between you and everyone else and be sure to leave the parks by 10 pm when they close. 

  • Barton Pond Nature Area - W. Huron River Drive, Wines, MI 48105
    At 102 acres, the Barton Pond Nature Area is one of the largest public recreation areas in the region. Located along the Huron River and just a few miles from downtown, this fabulous nature area is an ideal spot to get away from big city life. The park features plenty of trails and a couple of bridges where you can get some fresh air and relax as you enjoy the peaceful scenes of the river below.

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March
9

Spring Break Fun - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

If you and your family have been putting a lot of effort into exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale, it's time to reward yourselves with some fun adventures over spring break. After all, if you're working with one of our REALTORS®, you can be confident that they'll take care of all the important details so you can relax and enjoy your time with your family. 

Don't feel like you want to go too far away? No worries! There are many great places to spend spring break right in the Ann Arbor area. Here are five local destinations that we recommend. 

  1. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: 220 E. Ann Arbor St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Want to make sure the kids have fun and learn something this spring break? Then head over to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Here you'll find over 250 interactive exhibits that give kids (and adults!) the opportunity to learn about science, technology, art, math, and engineering. This is an adventure that the whole family is sure to love.

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February
3

February Festivals - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Winter is in full swing, and that means some of the best festivals of the year will be coming to Ann Arbor. February features a truly unique schedule of events, including an ice carving competition, a storytelling series that blends music with spoken word, and a chance to learn more about the history of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. All of these festivals are hosted by local organizations and feature entertainment for all ages. Our REALTORS® are ready for winter fun, and we've got the inside scoop on three exciting local festivals coming to Ann Arbor this February.

February Festivals Around Ann Arbor

  • Winter Fun Fest: Ice Carving Festival at Washtenaw County Parks & Rec. – 2230 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | Feb. 9
    It's easy to make the most of winter around Ann Arbor homes for sale, thanks to great local events like the Winter Fun Fest: Ice Carving Festival. Ice carving has a rich history throughout Michigan, and the Ice Carving Festival brings together college ice carving teams from around the state for a full day of competition. If you've never seen an ice sculpture created, you may be surprised by some of the tools involved. These teams will be using chainsaws, traditional tools, and even flamethrowers to create their works of art! You'll be amazed by the creations on display and the talent of the teams involved. This is a free event for the whole family, with refreshments available and plenty of fun activities for kids throughout the day.

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January
6

Ann Arbor Pizza Shops - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Who doesn't love a good pizza? If you're looking for a delicious way to start 2020, then National Pizza Week January 12-18 is the perfect time to throw a post-holiday party and celebrate your favorite pie. With so many of the following places to choose from, our REALTORS®  recommend trying a new slice every day of the week.

  1. Pizza House - 618 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    When you stop into Pizza House, you'll discover a 10-page menu filled with delicious Chicago and Sicilian treats to choose from. You name it, they have it, and all of it is guaranteed to fill you up. They're open until 4 am every day, which makes this a perfect place to fulfill your late-night cravings for a cheesy treat.

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December
2

Live Christmas Tree - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

There are a ton of fun ways to celebrate the holidays around Ann Arbor. A favorite tradition among our REALTORS® is to gather up the family and head to a local tree farm to choose the perfect live Christmas tree. 

Whether you've always decorated a live tree, or you're ready to start a new tradition, there are plenty of options. Take a quick break from visiting Ann Arbor Homes for Sale and head over to one of these area locations. Your perfect tree is waiting for you! 

  • Braun's Tree Farm - 796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    If a wide selection is important to you, you'll love shopping at Braun's Tree Farm. They have over 50 acres of trees and a wide variety of species including Frasier Fir, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, White Spruce, Siberian Spruce, and Blue Spruce. You can either hunt and harvest your own tree or choose from a stock of pre-cut trees. Prices start at just $10 a foot!

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November
11

Ann Arbor Parks for Hiking - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Surrounded by the rolling forests and farmlands of eastern Michigan, Ann Arbor is a truly beautiful place to spend time in the great outdoors. It's a particularly great destination for hiking, with countless miles of trails and greenways ripe for exploration.

Even with the colder weather, it's a great time to lace up your hiking boots, bundle up, and hit the trails. In honor of National Hiking Day on November 17, our REALTORS® are excited to share some of their favorite hiking destinations in the Ann Arbor area. 

  • Nichols Arboretum - 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Established in 1907 as an outdoor oasis next to the University of Michigan campus, Nichols Arboretum is one of the most scenic spots in Ann Arbor for a leisurely afternoon stroll. The arboretum includes 3.5 miles of trails that meander through serene gardens, woodlands, and meadows along the Huron River. Located right around the corner from countless Ann Arbor homes for sale, the Nichols Arboretum is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. 

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November
4

Ann Arbor Holiday Craft Fairs - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

The holidays are fast approaching and sometimes it can be tough to find the right gifts for your loved ones. Fighting crowds at the mall to buy mass-produced stuff can get frustrating and exhausting. But don't despair, our REALTORS® have the info on the best places to find unique holiday gifts. Get ready for some unique holiday shopping at these Ann Arbor holiday arts and crafts shows.

  • Ann Arbor City Club Art & Crafts Festival - 1830 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor | Saturday, December 7th
    Celebrate the season at the Ann Arbor City Club Art & Crafts Festival, which features food items, art, jewelry, candles, wall hangings, stained glass, sculpture, adorable holiday decorations, and more. Buy local and meet new friends at this member-owned organization that has been a vital part of the Ann Arbor community since 1951. And be sure to stop by Ann Arbor homes for sale while you're in the area.

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October
21

Ann Arbor Museums - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

If you love to explore history, culture, and science at local museums, then Ann Arbor is an amazing place to call home. The University of Michigan Campus alone is home to some of the country's best museums, and you'll find a variety of other unique museums to visit throughout the city. Whether you're looking to experience what life was like in another era or searching for the perfect place to entertain children, there's a museum in Ann Arbor with your name on it. Our REALTORS® know Ann Arbor, and we've got the details on five fun, local museums you can visit in the city.

  1. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology – 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    The beautiful University of Michigan campus offers many public attractions close to Ann Arbor homes for sale, including the excellent Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Stop by for a guided tour, or pick your own path through exhibits that cover thousands of years. The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is also active in research, uncovering history at dig sites around the world. You never know what the team at the museum will uncover next, so check back often for new exhibits.

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September
9

Ann Arbor Fall Festivals - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Autumn is in the air, and it's a wonderful time for exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale and checking out the sights, sounds, and tastes of this beautiful area of Michigan. Spending the day going for a drive to see the vibrant fall foliage and checking out local fall festivals are just a few seasonal excursions Our REALTORS® love. These four fall festivals are sure to have something for each member of the family to enjoy.

  • Pumpkin Festival at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
    Mark your calendars for Oct. 19 and 20 and make your way to the Pumpkin Festival at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market! This cool community event in the Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor features all sorts of harvest-themed activities and live creation of one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pumpkins throughout the day by Dearborn glass studio The Glass Academy.

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September
3

Ann Arbor Italian Restaurants - Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

A plate piled high with pasta is the perfect way to start your search for the best Ann Arbor homes for sale. It will give you the energy and stamina you need to sort through listings in your search for the perfect home. If you're craving pasta, you'll be thrilled to learn that chefs in the area are gearing up to do the cooking for you Sept. 15 for National Linguine Day.

  1. Nico & Vali Italian Eatery - 744 Wing St., Plymouth, MI 48170
    Nico & Vali is the nicest Italian restaurant this side of Palermo. Their lunch and dinner menus are filled with locally sourced ingredients, including wild-caught salmon, pesticide-free poultry, cheeses, and much more. Dining here is a great way to fill up and support a robust regional economy. It is also the ideal setting to discuss Plymouth homes for sale with your family.

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August
19

Kayaking Around Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

Nestled along the banks of the Huron River, the city of Ann Arbor is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. For anyone with a love of canoeing and kayaking, the Ann Arbor area offers endless possibilities. Be sure to check out favorite paddling spots our REALTORS® recommend in this beautiful corner of Michigan.

  1. Island Park - Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    This popular picnic spot is also a great place for paddling. Located halfway between downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan's North Campus, Island Park encompasses a lovely stretch of riverside forests and fields just minutes from numerous Ann Arbor homes for sale. The park is a popular stop on longer river trips, but new launch facilities also make it a perfect place to start a canoe or kayak adventure in Ann Arbor. Island Park is right across the river from Fuller Park, and a pedestrian bridge connects the two.

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