Summer is here, and now more than ever, people are looking for activities and outdoor recreation. Whether you are looking for family-friendly or adult/solo activities this summer, there is definitely a lot going on in Michigan, especially in Farmington Hills.
Of course, if you are not too familiar with the area or maybe you just settled into your new Farmington Hills apartment and don’t know the first thing about the local summer events, there is no need to panic. There is a wealth of summer fun activities, and we have done the research for you. So, let’s get into the best summer activities in Farmington Hills.
Take Advantage of Outdoor Spaces
Farmington Hills has several parks that offer lush green spaces for free summer fun. Take Heritage Park, for example, this outdoor space has a walking/running trail, a soccer field, playground area, nature center, and even an archery range. Moreover, for all you golf lovers out there, Farmington Hills has over a dozen golf courses—so get your clubs out and go try them all.
Other notable outdoor spaces include the 500+ bike trails in the area, the TreeRunner Adventure Park around the corner, campgrounds, nearby beaches, and lakes, plus more. Ultimately, the great outdoors in Farmington Hills has a lot to offer you and the entire family.
Indoor Summer Fun
If you are not a big fan of the great outdoors, don’t worry, there are still a plethora of things for you to do this summer in Farmington Hills. For instance, there are at least six museums in Farmington Hills. Thus, you can immerse yourself in phenomenal artwork, history, and science all in air conditioning. A few museums to consider are Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center, and the Governor Warner Museum.
Also, don’t forget to check out your libraries and nearby galleries. If you prefer to be more active, then the city’s several indoor activities centers like the Costick Center with an indoor pool and tennis courts might interest you. Finally, if you just want to kick back with your friends and watch a movie on the big screen, then the Riviera Cinema or the Farmington Civic Theater is for you.
Apartment Complex Activities
Your new apartment complex should have a wealth of summer entertainment options as well. Many apartment complexes have swimming pools, gyms, picnic/barbeque areas, playgrounds, and open green spaces. What’s more, if you have a patio or balcony, then consider sprucing it up and having friends over.
Having an area that’s all your own with twinkling string lights and a hammock is sometimes all you need to have a good time. Moreover, a select number of apartment communities have resident appreciation events that are free and as close to home as possible. So, if you prefer to have the best summer at home, then check out your apartment community amenities.
Yet another top summer entertainment option is to explore your city and its nearby attractions. Farmington Hills is centrally located near major freeways and roads. Therefore, you can take a quick drive to the beach and be there in less than 10 minutes. There are also nearby museums like Cranbrook and ample shopping options. So, don’t be afraid to get out there and see what fun awaits you outside the city. Michigan, in general, has a wealth of lakes, trails, recreational parks, like Kensington, and places that can easily allow you to have the best summer of your life.
Concerts and Festivals
What would summertime be without a few concerts and festivals in the lineup? Well, let’s not find out. Thankfully, there are a variety of concert venues nearby. For instance, Farmington Hills puts on a 9-week free summer concert series called Stars in the Park. This annual concert series at good ole Heritage Park is the perfect way to spend a Saturday in the summer—all you need are lawn chairs, a blanket, some friends, and maybe a picnic dinner perhaps.
In addition to Stars in the Park, the city of Farmington Hills puts on a 4th of July festival of fireworks and family-fun like the surrounding cities. Thus, you can celebrate the 4th of July pretty much all week long.
Sadly, most cities sponsored events are alcohol-free, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. Of course, no one is suggesting you BYOB. Instead, it’s highly recommended that you spend some time patio drinking at local hotspots—Craft Brew City, the Bottom of the 5th, The Franklin Grill, Scores Sports Bar and Grill, and Steven Lelli’s Inn On The Green, just to name a few.
Overall, patio drinking is a favorite pastime for most Michiganders. Nevertheless, if you do not partake in alcohol, these patio bars still have great food, live music, and more—so add patio relaxation to your list of summer activities.
Wineries and Breweries
Along those same lines, don’t pass up the opportunity to check out your nearby wineries and breweries. Farmington Hills, itself, doesn’t have any local ones per se, but there are a number of wineries and breweries in the vicinity such as The Haunted Winery in Farmington, the Northville Winery and Brewing Company, Vines 2 Wine Custom Winery, and more. Plus, in addition to Craft Brew City, you will find amazing places to grab a beer around the corner—Granite City Food & Brewery, Ascension Brewing Company, and the Farmington Brewing Company.
The next best thing to sipping on a cold one in the summertime is getting into the water. Here, there are ample options when it comes to enjoying water sports. For the family, there are local splash pads at Heritage Park, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming pools. Farmington Hills also has several water sport equipment shops to get you properly suited/equipped for any thrill-seeking water sport you can think of. So, get your scuba gear, kayaks, and surfboards before the season is over.
Besides heading to the lake or beach, many Michiganders get ready for the Tigers season and other local sports. Thus, if you are into baseball, basketball, or football—you might want to check the lineup to see who’s playing and head on down to your local pub or cue for the game on a big screen. Better still, if you can score a few tickets to the Tigers game, you won’t regret it. Since Farmington Hills has convenient access to major freeways that take you to downtown Detroit in a matter of minutes, there really is no excuse not to check out at least one game.
Road Trip Destinations in Michigan
Finally, speaking of convenient access to the rest of Michigan, taking a road trip to the outer parts of the state is a must. Just get on the freeway and pick a direction. There are state parks with beaches practically everywhere you turn. There are also amazing landmarks, lighthouses, waterfalls, islands, and the list goes on. The point is, moving to a new apartment home in Farmington Hills, allows you to keep your summer fun local or hit the road with ease.
Ultimately, there is a wealth of summer activities that you and your family can partake in while living in Farmington Hills. So, whether you enjoy indoor events or the great outdoors, you should have no trouble at all finding something to get into this summer. These are just a few examples of how you can make the most of these warmer months here in Michigan—so get ready and enjoy!