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Top 5 Labor Day Weekend Activities Near Our Ann Arbor, MI Communities

August 30, 2023

As Labor Day weekend approaches here in the Ann Arbor area, the air is filled with excitement and anticipation—but you may be wondering how to make the most of this well-deserved break. At Norfolk Homes, we’ve been building top-quality new homes throughout the Greater Ann Arbor, MI area for over 30 years now, and we know the perfect ways to celebrate this special time of year. Soak in the last moments of summer, relax and create unforgettable memories with friends and family with these Top 5 Labor Day weekend activities near our communities in Ann Arbor, MI

Visit Dexter Cider Mill: A slice of tradition and flavor

Although the fall season isn’t here quite yet, nothing says “September” like the scent of freshly pressed apples and the taste of homemade donuts and apple cider. The Dexter Cider Mill, a historic gem just a short drive from our new home communities, offers this timeless experience. Established in 1886 and opening for the season on August 25th, it's the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan. Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to visit, as the orchards are ripe with apples and the atmosphere is brimming with autumn anticipation. Learn about the cider-making process, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the orchards and indulge in mouthwatering treats that capture the essence of the upcoming season.

Cheer for the Michigan Wolverines in a thrilling opener

From avid sports enthusiasts to adrenaline lovers, rejoice as the Michigan Wolverines gear up for their highly anticipated football season opener on September 2nd against East Carolina. Feel the electric energy of the local crowd as you don the maize and blue and join fellow fans in cheering on the Wolverines. Even if you can't make it into the stadium, the local sports bar scene in Ann Arbor transforms into a lively hub of excitement, where you can catch every play on big screens while enjoying the company of fellow Wolverine fans. Whether you're a die-hard football fanatic or simply love the camaraderie of game day, this event promises an unforgettable experience that perfectly embodies the spirit of Labor Day weekend in Ann Arbor. 

Immerse yourself in local fairs and festivals

Labor Day weekend is synonymous with community celebrations, and the Ann Arbor area certainly offers a plethora of options. From August 30th to September 3rd, The Saline Community Fair showcases agricultural exhibits, thrilling carnival rides, live entertainment and much more for people of all ages. For those seeking a touch of whimsy and medieval charm, take a short drive to Holly to attend the Michigan Renaissance Festival—which invites you to step back in time with jousting tournaments, artisan crafts and delectable period-inspired fare. And let's not forget the Michigan State Fair in Novi, a true classic that features carnival games, farm animals and an array of culinary delights. Transforming Labor Day weekend into a joyous medley of experiences, these fairs and festivals provide a vibrant tapestry of local culture and entertainment for the entire family.

Paddle along the scenic Huron River

For one last taste of summer, nature lovers and adventure seekers will find solace in the tranquil beauty of the Huron River. Grab (or rent) your tubes, kayaks and canoes and embark on a relaxing journey down the meandering waters. As you glide through the picturesque landscape, you'll witness the early signs of changing foliage and perhaps even spot some local wildlife. Whether you're looking for a serene escape or a fun-filled day with friends, tubing, canoeing or kayaking along the Huron River offers an idyllic Labor Day weekend experience—right outside your Norfolk Homes front door.

Discover your own Ann Arbor adventure

If one thing’s for sure about the Ann Arbor area, it’s that there are a myriad of things to do, explore and see at all times—which is why we encourage you to find a hidden gem that resonates with your personal interests this Labor Day weekend. Whether it's visiting a charming local art gallery, taking a leisurely bike ride through scenic trails or discovering a cozy café to enjoy a cup of coffee, Ann Arbor holds countless treasures waiting to be uncovered—which is exactly why our team at Norfolk Homes is proud to be a trusted homebuilder in this lively city.

Embrace the spirit of Labor Day in Ann Arbor

As Labor Day weekend approaches, there's an undeniable sense of joy in the air. At Norfolk Homes, we invite you to embrace the spirit of the holiday by exploring these top activities near our new home communities in Ann Arbor, MI. From savoring the flavors of fall at the Dexter Cider Mill to immersing yourself in local culture at fairs and festivals, there's no shortage of ways to make the most of this long weekend. Gather your loved ones, embark on new adventures and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

To learn more about our new homes in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Saline, Jackson, Marshall and Chelsea, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (734) 336-1912 or contact us online today.

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