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Top park recommendations from locals

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“Wonderful place to enjoy a nature walk. If you're lucky and come at the right time in the spring, check out the beautiful Peony Garden.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Beautiful trails and nice to get away “from it all” while being in the heart of the city. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Park
“For the adventurous looking for serious woods, solitude and stunning overlook views of the Huron River. A bit of a challenge to find access points or even a parking space. But if you figure it out it is well worth it. Best in early spring or early fall when the leaves are down and your visibility is the best, .... and no mosquitos!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful playgrounds on the river, walking trails, and biking trails. You can rent paddle boats, kayaks, and go rafting down the river in tubes.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Great kayaking, serene lake, great tubing, great area to run / walk / bike in South Kerrytown. Gives you a chance to see some lovely nature really close by. Leaves changing here in fall are BEAUTIFUL.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“This is a fun little park that you can walk to and enjoy some nature, and see some beautiful historic homes in the neighborhood.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Baseball Field
“Vets Memorial Park Pool offers fun during the summer months, and ice skating in the winter months. Movie nights and splash events are organized - refer to the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation website for event details. Admission is for the whole day, so you may leave and return later. Located diagonally from Westgate shopping center. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Disc Golf
“One of my favorite hidden spots in the city, make sure you check out Bandemer Park. The dock is great to hang out on but be respectful of crew team members - they own the dock can close it down if people abuse the open access they generally allow. The park also has walking paths and a disc golf course for you to enjoy.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Hike through Black Pond Woods to the Nature and Science Center. Our favorite part is the birds of prey enclosures with live falcons, hawks, and owls. The birds are in outdoor cages that are free to view everyday. Say hi to the Peregrine Falcon we adopted. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Great for the young kids that need a play structure, slide or swing. Mom's this is a great spot that is less than a block away, directly south on Eighth Street, at the bottom of the hill.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful county park with nature walking/running trails, playground, bathrooms, and a wonderful place for a picnic. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“One of the most beautiful spots in Ann Arbor. Looks secluded despite being in the heart of the city. You can Barbecue and there is also place for weddings. Kids play area is also on the Island.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“No need to get in the car. Just walk 150 years south down Westover and you will find the trail head into Dolph Park. Trails lead to overlooks of First Sister and Second Sister Lakes. Small enough that it's not likely you'll get lost, but it's helpful to have your mobile phone to find your way to the nearest exit when you're hiked out. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Very close and great paved and gravel trails for hiking or biking. I have a spare bike for guests.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“They have a wonderful lake system that is actually engineered to evaporated while cleaning pollution. Loads of swans, ducks, cranes and herrings. ”
  • 2 locals recommend