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Our Favorite Spring Activities Near Our Ann Arbor Communities

April 25, 2024

As the temperatures rise and the vibrant hues of spring begin to emerge, there's no better time to explore the beauty and excitement that Ann Arbor and its surrounding areas have to offer. At Norfolk Homes, we understand the importance of community and connection, which is why we're excited to share some of the top spring activities near our new home communities in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Marshall and Jackson. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, nature lover or an adventurer—there's something for everyone to enjoy this spring throughout this remarkable city. Read below to find a few of our favorite spring activities near our new homes in Ann Arbor, from scenic parks to exciting farmer’s markets and everything in between.

Score big with local rec leagues

Spring is the perfect time to get active and join a recreational sports league—and Ann Arbor offers a variety of leagues for all ages and skill levels, including soccer, softball, volleyball and more. Whether you're looking to sharpen your skills, meet new friends or simply enjoy some friendly competition, there's a league for you—whether it’s the 21+ MiLife Ann Arbor adult league or the youth and high school team sports throughout Ann Arbor. Plus, participating in a rec league is a great way to stay active and enjoy the beautiful weather that spring brings. Challenge yourself and embrace the spirit of teamwork as you soak up the sunshine on the field or court—from tennis and pickleball in Chelsea to sand volleyball in Marshall

Explore local parks and outdoor areas

The Ann Arbor area is home to an abundance of parks and green spaces, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors during the spring months. From picnics to hiking trails to playgrounds, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy in these natural sanctuaries. Pack a lunch and spend the day exploring the scenic beauty of Gallup Park, where you can paddle along the tranquil waters of the Huron River or simply relax by the waterfront. Gather up family and friends and take a relaxing stroll through Nichols Arboretum—admiring the blooming flowers and budding trees that thrive in the springtime. Venture just outside of Ann Arbor near our new home communities to find an array of gorgeous parks awaiting exploration, from Curtiss Park in Saline to the Dexter-Huron Metropark. Whether you're seeking adventure or simply a peaceful escape into nature, Ann Arbor's parks offer the perfect backdrop for unforgettable springtime memories.

Enjoy fresh, local goods at Farmer’s Markets around town

Supporting local farmers and artisans is easy when you visit one of Ann Arbor's bustling farmer’s markets this spring. This time of year brings an abundance of fresh produce, flowers and handmade goods to these vibrant markets—making it the perfect time to stock up on seasonal favorites. Whether you're looking for farm-fresh eggs, artisanal cheeses or handcrafted jewelry, you'll find it all at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Additionally, just a short drive from our communities, you'll discover charming farmers markets in Dexter, Chelsea and Saline, where you can further immerse yourself in the local agricultural scene. Explore the Dexter Farmers Market on Saturdays for a delightful array of locally grown fruits and vegetables, or visit the Chelsea Farmers Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays for a taste of artisanal goods and pastries. In Saline, the Farmers Market offers a diverse selection of fresh produce, flowers and specialty foods—providing the perfect opportunity to support nearby artisans while enjoying the bounty of spring. 

Get out on the water

With its numerous lakes and waterways, the Ann Arbor area offers plenty of opportunities for water-based activities during the spring months. Whether you're a fan of fishing, kayaking or simply lounging by the water's edge—there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the tranquil beauty of these local treasures. Spend a day boating on the picturesque waters of Pinckney Recreation Area, where the serene ambiance and stunning scenery provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures. Alternatively, enjoy a scenic paddle along the Huron River as you take in the sights and sounds of spring, immersing yourself in the natural beauty near your new home in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Tee off at Ann Arbor’s incredible golf courses

Lastly, spring is the perfect time to dust off your clubs and hit the links at one of Ann Arbor's premier golf courses—including the beautiful Emerald Hills Golf Course in historic Marshall, where one of our sought-after new home communities is located. With lush fairways, challenging holes and breathtaking views, these courses offer a world-class golfing experience for players of all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice looking to improve your game, you'll find plenty to love about golfing in the Ann Arbor area. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of Leslie Park Golf Course in Ann Arbor, or experience the scenic beauty of Ella Sharp Park in Jackson, both conveniently located near our communities. Tee off amidst the rolling hills and pristine landscapes of Brookside Golf Course in Saline, or enjoy a round at Lake Forest Golf Club in Ann Arbor, known for its challenging layout and picturesque views.

Make the most of the spring season with Norfolk Homes

As spring blooms across Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities, the opportunities for outdoor adventures are endless. From bustling farmers markets to scenic parks and exciting rec leagues, the lively spirit of spring invites us to embrace the beauty and excitement of the season. At Norfolk Homes, we're proud to offer new home communities filled with top-quality new homes that provide the perfect backdrop for making lasting memories and experiencing all that this phenomenal region has to offer—and we couldn’t be more honored to add even more to the allure of Ann Arbor, MI. To learn more about our new homes in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Marshall and Jackson available this spring and beyond, give us a call at (734) 336-1912 or contact us online.

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