Category Archives: Ann Arbor Surrounding Areas

Where to Pick that Perfect Pumpkin!

PumpkinsPick that Perfect Pumpkin!

Whether you’re looking to make a delicious pie or a spooky jack o’ lantern, October would not be complete without a trip to pick the perfect pumpkin. Grab your coat and check out our local Ann Arbor area picks for this fun fall activity.

Wing Farms

Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10-6pm
Address:  5335 Dexter Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Phone: 734-761-7578
Website:  wingfarms@gmail.com

Interesting Information: Wing Farms was originally founded in 1852 by James Wing and is still going strong. The farm is comprised of 205 acres, including the homestead. Today, corn, soybeans and hay are the main crops – along with their famous Giant Pumpkins! Be sure to check out the gift shop and free hayrides run on the hour.

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Lose Yourself in an Ann Arbor Area Corn Maze!

Fall Corn Mazes in the Ann Arbor AreaCorn Mazes Around Ann Arbor

Get lost in the crisp air and falling leaves with a trip to a local corn maze! Here are some of our picks for meandering family fun in the Ann Arbor area.

 

Blast Corn Maze

Hours: Friday, 5pm – 10pm; Saturday, 11am – 10pm; and Sunday, 11am – 10pm
Address: 6175 Daly Road, Dexter, MI, 48130
Website: http://www.blastcornmaze.com/wordpress/

Interesting Information: There’s a maze for everyone at Blast, with short, medium, and full mazes spanning 10 acres and 3.5 miles. Kids can play in the corn box or straw mountain, and everyone can pick their own pumpkin in the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch.

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Ann Arbor Area Fall Festivities are in Full Swing!

Autumn Colors in the Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County AreaThings to Do this Fall in the Ann Arbor Area

Autumn has arrived! Although the temperatures are cooling down, this is still a great time to get outside and enjoy the beauty and bounty of nature before the snowflakes start to fall. We’ve included some options for great fall festivals, farms with apple and pumpkin picking, and (of course) football below.

Take in some history and satisfy your sweet tooth at the Dexter Cider Mill. They are the oldest continuously operated cider mill in Michigan, and they are now open with fall hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm. In addition to natural cider, the Mill also offers a variety of delicious baked goods and weekend entertainment. Visit them at 3685 Central Street in Dexter.

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Where to Find Fresh Christmas Trees in the Ann Arbor Area

O Christmas Tree!Holiday Decorating Christmas Tree Bulb

As we wrap up Thanksgiving celebrations and enjoy the first snowfalls, chances are you will start to see some cars driving around with a Christmas tree strapped to the top. If you enjoy a live Christmas tree, you may want to check out some of these local farms that offer pre-cut and cut-your-own options that will have you rocking around your tree in no time!

Braun’s Trees

Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10am – Dark beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving
Address: 796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-663-2717
Website: www.braunstrees.com

Interesting Information: Braun’s offers pre-cut and cut-your-own fir and spruce trees, as well as stands, wreaths, and garland. They have been offering trees since 1996 and have over 50 acres to roam. Employees will shake and bale your tree for the trip home, and friendly dogs are welcome to come along!

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East Delhi Bridge

East Delhi Bridge, MI

East Delhi Bridge

The Delhi Bridge pictured above is actually not the original bridge that once occupied this spot. The original bridge was destroyed by a tornado in 1918. The bridge was built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, a major and prolific bridge company with unique designs that are easily spotted.

 This bridge is located in a very picturesque setting, with a metro park close by, which offers awesome views of the bridge. Ruins of the Delhi Mills are still visible in the area, with some pretty rapids in the river in that area now also. The area is wooded, and the bridge seems to fit right in with its rural turn of the 20th century appearance. The demolition of this bridge and replacement with a modern slab of concrete would have had a severely detrimental effect on the beauty of the area.

18th Annual Saline Fiddlers

18th Annual Saline Fiddlers, downtown Ann Arbor, MI

18th Annual Saline Fiddlers, downtown Ann Arbor, MI

This past weekend the Saline Fiddlers of the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center gathered fo the 18th Annual show downtown.

Saline Fiddlers is America’s premier youth fiddling showband of music, song and dance. The Shout Sister Shout quintet hails from Michigan and is a tribute to the smoky, sophisticated sound of 1930s and ’40s jazz.