Staycation This Summer in Metro Detroit, Michigan

Staycation: A Stay-at-home-vacation

Staycations have become more and more popular over the past few years, and are still a common, especially during the summer months. Whether you are on a tight budget and trying to limit expenses or you just don’t want to deal with the hassle and stress that comes with planning a vacation (flights, hotels, rental car, etc), a staycation in the Metro Detroit area is always a great alternative! Here are some ideas for your staycation in the Northville, CantonPlymouth, Novi and surrounding areas.

Plymouth’s Music in the Air

ConcertWith concerts held on 14 Fridays throughout the summer on the Hines Park Lincoln Stage in Kellogg Park, there is no reason to leave! Artists such as The Shawn Riley Band, Gia Warner, Cosmic Groove, The Dan Rafferty Band, and more, are scheduled to play. Check out the schedule for more information.

Splash Playgrounds in Canton, MI

Looking to cool down this summer? Head to one of the splash parks conveniently located in Canton! The best part– admission is free! Check out these two parks, featuring water fountains and water activities.

The Canton, MI Trails

As many of you may know, there is an abundance of walking trails and paths found throughout the Canton community. Instead of leaving to explore at a vacation destination, staycation and discover the beauty and nature right in your local community. Check out these two trails in Canton, MI:

The Fellows Creek Wetland Nature Trail

The Lower Rouge Trail

Beat the Heat Indoors in Canton, MI

Ready to spend the day indoors and beat the summer heat? Head to the movie theater or the cinema. If you are looking for something better than your average theater, try a movie at Emagine in Canton, MI. This theater has it all:

  • Luxury, reclining seating
  • Reserve your seat
  • Stadium seating
  • 30ft screens
  • 3-D films
  • Hand Crafted Pizzas and Poppin Olive popcorn
  • Theater Bar
  • EMAX Theater

Visit the Plymouth Historical Museum

With over 26,000 square feet, this museum is home to a large Lincoln collection, a Plymouth history timeline, Alter Motor Car, World War II memorabilia, featured exhibitions, and more! Get more information about this museum here.

Plymouth Township Park

The Plymouth Township Park has over 80 acres with the following amenities:

  • 4 baseball diamonds
  • playgrounds
  • walking paths
  • fishing pond
  • “Sprayscape”

The “Sprayscape” is a local favorite, especially during the summer months, to cool down during those hot days. For more details, click here.

Get Out of Town

Are you wanting to take a day trip out of town, but go somewhere close enough that you don’t have to get a hotel? Check out these destinations that are all less than an hour away from the Metro Detroit area.

The Detroit Zoo

Located in Royal Oak, MI, this zoo is only a 20-30 minute drive. Currently, July’s featured animal is the Gray Wolf, where you can check out this exhibit. There is also a mini railroad, polar bears, a simulator ride, the 4-D theater, a carousel, giraffe encounters, and more! Get more information here.


Waterford Oaks Waterpark in Waterford, MI

Being only a 30-40 minute drive, you can spend the day at the Waterford Oaks Waterpark for some fun in the sun. From the tropical wave pool, children’s playground with the big bucket and over 30 interactive activities, and the Ragin’ Rapids ride, you can ensure a great day.

Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Charter, MI

Plymouth MI Homes with an Inground PoolLess than an hour away, located in the Harrison Charter Township, the Lake St. Clair Metropark features 7 miles of shoreline, 1600 ft of boardwalk along the lake, nature trails, and wetlands. This area is excellent for bird watching! Also, at the end of August you can expect to see  monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. Other amenities are as follows:

  • 3 marinas
  • eight boat ramps
  • olympic sized swimming pool
    • waterslides
    • squirt zone
    • and more!

Your Metro Detroit Real Estate Needs

If you are looking to purchase a home in the Canton, Plymouth, Northville, or Novi areas, contact us. We can help you find the perfect home in the right location.

Are you moving and needing to sell your current Metro Detroit area home? Let us help! With experience working with a variety of homes, a knowledge of the Metro Detroit area, and a broad understanding of the real estate industry, you want the Chris Knight Team on your side.



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