“Spring break” can be applied to any age! Give yourself an extra step back as we spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. Spring in Detroit is a time to visit the parks we love and push through the last leg of chilling weather. Besides the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Corktown, there aren’t many other major festivities happening in the months following winter, which can actually be refreshing. You can still spend time with family or spend a day with yourself, even if it’s just a short break. We can think more about time and how we use it and clean up what’s taking up space (mentally and/or physically) in our lives.
Spring break is here, so Detroitsit rounded up a more laid-back list of ideas and tips for spring in Detroit. However, you can definitely take this time more seriously and step up your spring fitness routine.
STROLL ALONG THE DETROIT RIVERFRONT
There’s a row of gorgeous fall colors accompanying the walk down The Detroit International RiverWalk in the Autumn season. Winter is still a fine time to take in nature’s beauty, but spring is here to provide an extra burst of joy and appreciation for this popular spot. Not to mention, new developments are coming to an end here! More than three miles, from Rose Parks Blvd. to the Belle Isle Bridge, this is a great common Detroit spot to hit for staying fit no matter what the weather brings. It’s common to find walkers and bike riders on the Detroit Riverwalk. Access The River Walk at the GM Plaza and Promenade on the riverfront at the Renaissance Center.
Location: 588 E Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48207
VISIT A PARK
Rouge Park is a wonderful place to get into the Detroit spring spirit! Although there may be snow still visible, you can still get your hike on and encounter birds along your outdoor adventure. Keep an eye on Friends of The Rouge for ways to help “rescue” the Rouge River and park. Communities will be prepping for all the cleanups happening in April for Earth Day, but there’s always something to improve daily. Take advantage of the stillness in the air as you explore whatever comes your way in this scenic nature spot. There’s plenty of space to play. Click HERE to see what’s happening at Friends of The Rouge and HERE to view the Rouge Park website.
Location: 21860 Joy Rd, Detroit, MI 48228
MAKE A SPRING PLAYLIST
If you haven’t already gotten into the groove of cleaning any and everything in sight, the seasonal urge will hit you soon. Make yourself a fresh spring playlist to accompany the necessary cleanout day or days. Making room for the new is reflective of a better mindset. Detroitisit made a spring playlist in previous years that’s worth revisiting. You’ll find Detroit’s “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin on most all of Detroit’s music playlists. Whether it’s classic Motown or more contemporary Detroit natives, there are many Detroit stars that continue to shine throughout generations.
If you haven’t caught on yet, spring in Detroit carries a theme of cleaning and being more mindful of time. Donating clothes is fairly common after winter. Weed out what you no longer need or want while still giving your clothes another life! Not to mention, you’ll be helping the Detroit community. This spring in Detroit idea is a win for everyone. You can find local Detroit charities and thrift stores that accept donations. Here are some places to donate clothes and other items with a few donation pickup options: Society of St. Vincent De Paul Detroit, The Salvation Army, Brilliant Detroit,
PURCHASE FRESH SEEDLINGS & PRODUCE
Get ready for the growing season. Spring is a literal time to “plant the seeds” of whatever it is you wish to see sprout. Whether you’re looking for vegetable seeds, herbs, or locally-grown produce, there are garden shops and other plant nurseries, and greenhouses to help you get started both for indoor and outdoor planting. Urban farms in Detroit are popping up in more abundance! Here are some places to find various gardening needs and other organically grown products as well as natural resources: Planted Detroit, Keep Growing Detroit, Eastern Market,
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