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Best Parks and Gardens In Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan has a community that treasures its parks, rivers, and recreational areas. It's a fantastic city to live in or to travel to for people who appreciate time in the great outdoors. This guide will showcase some of the best natural areas around Ann Arbor, along with the available amenities that are available at each park. Come explore the best parks and gardens in Ann Arbor. View of the Delhi Bridge | Cover photo via Flickr by Deb Nystrom. (CC BY 2.0)

  • 1.

    University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum

    University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum

    Locally known as the Arb, this free public space offers gorgeous gardens and serene spaces.

  • 2.

    The Creature Conservancy

    The Creature Conservancy

    The Creature Conservancy offers visitors the opportunity to make compassionate connections with wildlife.

  • 3.

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    A popular, year-round conservatory offering trails, gardens, and play areas for children.

  • 4.

    Delhi Metropark

    Delhi Metropark

    Sitting on the bend of the Huron River, this 81-acre park is located five miles northwest of Ann Arbor.

  • 5.

    Gallup Park

    Gallup Park

    Gallup Park offers 69-acres of outdoor recreational space, including scenic walkways and bridges.

  • 6.

    Hudson Mills Metropark

    Hudson Mills Metropark

    Take advantage of Hudson Mills' recreational activities and natural surroundings all year long.

  • 7.

    Washtenaw County Parks & Rec

    Washtenaw County Parks & Rec

    Washtenaw County Parks & Rec offers over 8,000 acres of green spaces and recreational fun in Ann Arbor.

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