Places To Go in Ann Arbor

There are so many interesting places to go in Ann Arbor for MLC students learning English here.  While Ann Arbor may not be as well-known as other American metropolises, it offers a great blend of small-town and big city.  As new students arrive here for their first session at MLC, we want to make sure that they take advantage of Ann Arbor to the fullest.  Check out some suggestions of places to go in Ann Arbor (courtesy of the Washington Post.)  We hope these help you to make the most of your time in A2!


Nichols Arboretum
Address: 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Nichols, known locally at the Arb, is an aboretum run by the University of Michigan.  It is open from sunrise to sunset and the admission is free.  Students and locals flock to the Arb, especially in warmer months, for a quick escape from the city.  Don’t miss the annual Pastel Pageant, which is the country’s largest public display of peonies.





Argo Pond

The Argo Canoe Livery
Address: 1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
The Argo Livery is located at the Argo Cascades and rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes and stand-up paddleboards for use in the Huron River and Argo Pond.  This a great place to go with family and friends in the summer months.   Hiking along the linear, 22-acre park you will see plenty of trees, wildflowers and waterfowl.





Kerrytown District
Address: 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Kerrytown has many boutiques, restaurants, bars, as well as a farmers market.  You can also find Braun Court, a tiny enclave that includes Aut Bar, popular for its Mexican-themed Sunday brunch.  At Kerrytown Market & Shops there are a vegan restaurant and various shops.  Hollander’s sells decorative papers and bookbinding supplies.  You definitely don’t want to miss out on exploring this part of town.



These are just a few suggestions as an introduction to Ann Arbor for you.  Check out the full article from the Washington Post here for more places to explore.  In a future post, we will look at some great places to eat in A2.  Stay tuned!

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