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Must-Try Spring Activities Near Our Ann Arbor New Home Communities

April 27, 2023

Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes a sense of exciting possibilities and endless opportunities—especially in the Ann Arbor area. Every spring, this vibrant city and its surrounding suburbs become bursting with opportunities to soak up the sun and make the most of this gorgeous season. Whether you're an avid outdoor enthusiast or a big fan of farmer’s markets—there's something for everyone to get excited about this spring. Continue reading to discover some of the must-try spring activities around Norfolk Homes’ new home communities in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Marshall, Saline and Jackson that are sure to make your season unforgettable.

Explore the outdoors

With the sun shining, temperatures rising and flowers blooming—there’s no better time than now to bask in nature, and there’s no better place to do so than the Greater Ann Arbor area. Discover the beauty of the outdoors this spring by exploring the area's many scenic trails and parks. Make a stop at hidden gems like Olson Park and Country Farm Park and wander through the trails lined with soaring trees and beautiful blooms. In Chelsea, experience spring at its prime at Waterloo Recreation Park, where you can hike, bike, fish or kayak to your heart's content. Take the dogs for a walk along the river and let them roam throughout the spacious dog park at Mill Pond Park in Saline—or simply take in the gorgeous green spaces and relax with a good book. Spring is also the best time to explore the stunning Border-to-Border Trail, which stretches for 36 miles from Dexter to Ypsilanti. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely outdoor activity, Ann Arbor and its surrounding areas have plenty of options to satisfy your springtime cravings.

Take in the fresh air

If you aren’t in the mood for an outdoor adventure, the Ann Arbor area has an abundance of options for activities this spring that don’t require you to break a sweat. Take in the fresh air with a stroll through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the Nichols Arboretum, both of which offer spectacular views of the local flora and fauna. Or, with Marshall boasting some of the best golf courses in the state, such as the Medalist Golf Club and the Emerald Hills Golf Course, spend your days playing a round or two surrounded by breathtaking greenery. If you're in the mood for a more laid-back afternoon, visit one of the many local wineries, such as Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson, for a wine tasting and some relaxing downtime. There’s also no better time than the spring to enjoy a delicious meal at one of many outdoor patios throughout the Ann Arbor area—including the rooftop deck at The Circ Bar and the beautiful outdoor patio at Veritas in Jackson. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of options to enjoy the serenity of fresh air this spring while taking in all that the Ann Arbor area has to offer.

Attend the festivals and events

One of the best parts of spring in the Ann Arbor area is the variety of festivals and events happening throughout the season. In Chelsea, don't miss out on the phenomenal Farmers Market that starts in May—which boasts an array of seasonal vegetables and fruits, meat and poultry, breads and bakery items, herbs, hand-crafted artisan products, and even live music. You can also find fantastic options at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, the Saline Farmers Market, the Marshall Area Farmers Market and the Dexter Farmers Market—all of which are booming with incredible products throughout the spring months. As far as festivals go, the Ann Arbor area is bustling with one-of-a-kind gatherings throughout the springtime—including the Cinco de Mayo Music Festival, the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, the Huron River Day and the Jackson County Rose Festival. With so many events to choose from, you'll never run out of ways to experience the thriving culture and community of the Ann Arbor area this spring.

Experience the very best of Ann Arbor living with Norfolk Homes

While the phenomenal destinations and activities listed above are fantastic ways to enjoy this spring in Ann Arbor to the fullest—there's no better way to make the most of this season than in a brand-new home from Norfolk Homes. Choose from a variety of beautiful floor plans and desirable communities throughout Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Marshall, Saline and Jackson—and enjoy the beauty of the spring season in your very own Norfolk home. With high-quality craftsmanship and exceptional attention to detail, our homes at Norfolk Homes offer the perfect blend of style, quality, energy efficiency and functionality. Make this spring season one to remember in your brand-new Norfolk home—browse through our quick move-in homes, and be sure to give us a call at (734) 336-1912 or contact us online to get started!

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