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Ten Reasons to Visit The Toledo Zoo. Visitor’s Guide & Photos

Amber Louchart - August 5, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 5, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 5, 2020

Just an hour's drive away from Detroit, The Toledo Zoo is a great day trip destination for your family. Over 10,000 animals that represent over 720 species.

Just an hour's drive away from Detroit, The Toledo Zoo is a great day trip destination for your family. Over 10,000 animals that represent over 720 species.

Just an hour's drive away from Detroit, The Toledo Zoo is a great day trip destination for your family. Over 10,000 animals that represent over 720 species.

Things to Do This Week in Metro Detroit

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Looking for adventure this week in Metro Detroit? Check out our list of fun thing to do in and around Metro Detroit with your family this week.

Looking for adventure this week in Metro Detroit? Check out our list of fun thing to do in and around Metro Detroit with your family this week.

Looking for adventure this week in Metro Detroit? Check out our list of fun thing to do in and around Metro Detroit with your family this week.

Kitch-iti-kipi Springs – An Upper Peninsula Adventure Must See

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Over 10,000 gallons a minute rise from the fissures in the limestone floor of Kitch-iti-kipi. Amazing Michigan upper peninsula natural attraction.

Over 10,000 gallons a minute rise from the fissures in the limestone floor of Kitch-iti-kipi. Amazing Michigan upper peninsula natural attraction.

Over 10,000 gallons a minute rise from the fissures in the limestone floor of Kitch-iti-kipi. Amazing Michigan upper peninsula natural attraction.

Grilled Fruit Recipes

A Healthier Michigan - August 3, 2020

A Healthier Michigan - August 3, 2020

A Healthier Michigan - August 3, 2020

You’re always grilling meat and vegetables, but have you ever thought about grilling your fruit? Fruit isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when firing up the grill. But it’s super easy and will enhance the taste. Fruit consists of water and sugar. When grilled, the water is reduced...

You’re always grilling meat and vegetables, but have you ever thought about grilling your fruit? Fruit isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when firing up the grill. But it’s super easy and will enhance the taste. Fruit consists of water and sugar. When grilled, the water is reduced...

You’re always grilling meat and vegetables, but have you ever thought about grilling your fruit? Fruit isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when firing up the grill. But it’s super easy and will enhance the taste. Fruit consists of water and sugar. When grilled, the water is reduced...

Fayette Historic State Park – Perfect Blend of History and Nature

Amber Louchart - August 3, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 3, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 3, 2020

Fayette Historic State Park is a 711-acre state park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The park offers visitor's a historic townsite, 5 miles of trails & more.

Fayette Historic State Park is a 711-acre state park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The park offers visitor's a historic townsite, 5 miles of trails & more.

Fayette Historic State Park is a 711-acre state park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The park offers visitor's a historic townsite, 5 miles of trails & more.

Sweetgrass Golf Course: Upper Peninsula Adventures

Amber Louchart - August 2, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 2, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 2, 2020

The Sweetgrass Golf Course is comprised of 18 holes with four levels of difficulties in order to accommodate a wide range of abilities.

The Sweetgrass Golf Course is comprised of 18 holes with four levels of difficulties in order to accommodate a wide range of abilities.

The Sweetgrass Golf Course is comprised of 18 holes with four levels of difficulties in order to accommodate a wide range of abilities.

Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail – Secret Learning Adventure

Amber Louchart - August 1, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 1, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 1, 2020

The Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail in Madison Heights presents the story of "How to Hide a Butterfly". Learn how insects disguise themselves.

The Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail in Madison Heights presents the story of "How to Hide a Butterfly". Learn how insects disguise themselves.

The Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail in Madison Heights presents the story of "How to Hide a Butterfly". Learn how insects disguise themselves.

Dirty Dancing This Week at The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater

Katie Rork - August 1, 2020

Katie Rork - August 1, 2020

Katie Rork - August 1, 2020

The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater in West Bloomfield is a great place to catch a movie with your family.

The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater in West Bloomfield is a great place to catch a movie with your family.

The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater in West Bloomfield is a great place to catch a movie with your family.

These Kid-Friendly Virtual Activities Can Take the Place of Summer Camp

Kelsey R. - July 31, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 31, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 31, 2020

Since March, families throughout the U.S. have had to adapt to major changes in the way we work and learn. With 18 million events and meetings organized nationwide each year, the vast majority of those meetings during the last four months have had to take place online. And of course,...

Since March, families throughout the U.S. have had to adapt to major changes in the way we work and learn. With 18 million events and meetings organized nationwide each year, the vast majority of those meetings during the last four months have had to take place online. And of course,...

Since March, families throughout the U.S. have had to adapt to major changes in the way we work and learn. With 18 million events and meetings organized nationwide each year, the vast majority of those meetings during the last four months have had to take place online. And of course,...

Amazing UP Michigan Couples Getaway at Island Resort & Casino

Amber Louchart - July 29, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 29, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 29, 2020

Island Resort & Casino is the perfect vacation for those who love to gamble, golf, or enjoy a spa getaway.

Island Resort & Casino is the perfect vacation for those who love to gamble, golf, or enjoy a spa getaway.

Island Resort & Casino is the perfect vacation for those who love to gamble, golf, or enjoy a spa getaway.

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Ten Reasons to Visit The Toledo Zoo. Visitor’s Guide & Photos

Amber Louchart - August 5, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 5, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 5, 2020

Just an hour's drive away from Detroit, The Toledo Zoo is a great day trip destination for your family. Over 10,000 animals that represent over 720 species.

Things to Do This Week in Metro Detroit

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Looking for adventure this week in Metro Detroit? Check out our list of fun thing to do in and around Metro Detroit with your family this week.

Kitch-iti-kipi Springs – An Upper Peninsula Adventure Must See

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 4, 2020

Over 10,000 gallons a minute rise from the fissures in the limestone floor of Kitch-iti-kipi. Amazing Michigan upper peninsula natural attraction.

Fayette Historic State Park – Perfect Blend of History and Nature

Amber Louchart - August 3, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 3, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 3, 2020

Fayette Historic State Park is a 711-acre state park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The park offers visitor's a historic townsite, 5 miles of trails & more.

Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail – Secret Learning Adventure

Amber Louchart - August 1, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 1, 2020

Amber Louchart - August 1, 2020

The Red Oaks Nature Center Storybook Trail in Madison Heights presents the story of "How to Hide a Butterfly". Learn how insects disguise themselves.

Dirty Dancing This Week at The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater

Katie Rork - August 1, 2020

Katie Rork - August 1, 2020

Katie Rork - August 1, 2020

The 15 Mile Drive-In Theater in West Bloomfield is a great place to catch a movie with your family.

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit Comes to Metro Detroit

Bernadette Manaay - July 29, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 29, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 29, 2020

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit stops for a short time at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. More than 300 artifacts, immersive experiences and more.

Discover the Beautiful Boardwalk Trails & Gardens at Innovation Hills Park

Bernadette Manaay - July 27, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 27, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 27, 2020

Innovation Hills Park in Rochester Hills just debuted their one-mile boardwalk trails in July of 2020. Enjoy a picnic, fishing, hiking, and the green space.

KLR Splash Pad in Oxford, Open for 2020 Summer Season

Michele Maleszyk - July 26, 2020

Michele Maleszyk - July 26, 2020

Michele Maleszyk - July 26, 2020

KLR Splash Pad in Oxford is a fantastic place to cool off in the summer months. $4/non-resident fee per child. Limited capacity.

Gateway Rotary Park, a Hidden Gem in Rochester, Visitor’s Guide

Michele Maleszyk - July 25, 2020

Michele Maleszyk - July 25, 2020

Michele Maleszyk - July 25, 2020

Gateway Rotary Park in Rochester is a .3 acre garden park that offers a beautiful flower garden with a variety of flowers and a water feature with lily pads.

Wass Elementary School Playground in Troy: Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 15, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 15, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 15, 2020

Wass Elementary School offers plenty of playground structures for your children to enjoy, including a tot play structure & swings.

Six Drive-In Theater Locations in Metro Detroit

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Catching a drive-in movie this summer is the perfect opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime with your family. Grab your favorite snacks, some comfy blankets, as well as your pillows and check your local listings for a movie showing near you.

North Glen Park In Troy Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

North Glen Park in Troy offers 10 acres of undeveloped woods for guests to explore.

Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston – Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Independence Oaks County Park offers several playgrounds, a beach, pavilions, volleyball, horseshoe pits, 12 miles of nature trails, sensory garden & more.

50+ Splash Pads, Spray Parks and Outdoor Pools in Metro Detroit

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at the local splash pad as well as spray parks.  We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.  We’ve compiled a list of all...

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Inglenook Park Southfield Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Inglenook Park in Southfield is a Boundless Playground designed for children of all abilities. The farm-themed playground is located in Southfield on 12 Mile Road, between Evergreen & Lahser roads. The park also offers gravel Jogging/Fitness Trails, Neighborhood Ballfields, a spacious Picnic Area (no shelter), Playlot, Restrooms, Nature Area and Public Parking.

Walter Mary Burke Park – New Baltimore

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2015

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2015

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2015

Walter and Mary Burke Park in New Baltimore features a beach, swimming area, fishing docks, bocce ball courts as well as restrooms and two pavilions.

Heritage Park Splash Pad – Farmington Hills Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Amber Louchart - July 17, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 17, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 17, 2019

Heritage Park in Farmington Hills has an awesome splash pad, covered pavilions, a playground, walking trails, nature center, restrooms and more.  The park is free to the public and their hours are from 8 am to dusk and the Heritage Park Splash Pad runs from 10 am to 10 pm.  Heritage...

Maybury State Park in Northville Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Jasmine Robertson - June 3, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 3, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 3, 2020

Maybury State Park in Northville Township offers 944 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, and mature forest. Guests can explore a wide variety of trails, fishing, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

Lafayette Greens Urban Garden – The Greening of Detroit

Amber Louchart - July 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 30, 2019

A few weeks ago my cousin and her family came to Michigan.  We spent a few days exploring Detroit.  We at lunch at one of the famous Coney Island restaurants. Then we happened upon the Lafayette Greens Urban Garden.  The urban garden and green space is located at 132 West...

Red, White and Blue Playground in Levagood Park

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

The Red, White, and Blue Playground at Levagood Park features two play structures.  The larger structure has three slides, a rock wall, steps and also several climbing elements. 

Discover this Wooden Wonderland Fort Fraser at Steffens Park

Amber Louchart - June 21, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 21, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 21, 2014

Fort Fraser is a wonderful wooden playground that features slides, swings, monkey bars, tunnels, and lots of places to climb and hide.

Get Outside and Play!

Wayne RESA - GSRP - August 7, 2019

Wayne RESA - GSRP - August 7, 2019

Wayne RESA - GSRP - August 7, 2019

When I was a little girl, I had a delightful childhood. I was fortunate to live on a dead-end dirt road where I could spend the entire day exploring and playing; I suppose you could have called me a free-range child. With local neighborhood friends, I built forts in the...

Campus Martius Beach – An Urban Summer Destination

Amber Louchart - August 10, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 10, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 10, 2019

Does your family love beach sands and Downtown Detroit?  If so, you don’t want to miss a visit to the Campus Martius Beach this summer.  Colorful beach chairs and umbrella decorate the fun outdoor urban beach, along with 4000,000 pounds of sand.  Guests can enjoy building sandcastles, taking in the...

Stony Creek Metropark – Eastwood Beach and Play Structure

Amber Louchart - June 13, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 13, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 13, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township is a 4,461-acre park hosting a golf course, playground, nature center, beach, sports fields, trails, and more.

Booth Park – Birmingham

Amber Louchart - September 1, 2011

Amber Louchart - September 1, 2011

Amber Louchart - September 1, 2011

Thank you to a few of our fans for suggesting Booth Park in Birmingham to me.  It is located off of Old Woodward a few blocks North of Maple (15 Mile), right in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Parking is available along Old Woodward or along the street but it...

The Reptarium in Utica – Visitor’s Guide and Photo Gallery

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

The newly expanded Reptarium in Utica offers visitors the opportunity to see roughly 150 different species of animals.

10 Metro Detroit Parks We LOVE!

Amber Louchart - June 12, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 12, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 12, 2014

Summertime means more time outside.  We have been searching for the best outdoor playgrounds in the Metro Detroit Area and here are some of our top picks.  Beverly Park in Beverly Hills 1. Beverly Park in Beverly Hills is a great place to spend a few hours.  The park hosts two...

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