The Great Outdoors
How can you reduce stress, cut recovery times from illnesses, fight against cancer, and boost your mood? The answer is simple: get outside. Fresh air and Vitamin D can help make you healthy as well as happy. Here’s our guide to exploring great outdoors when you visit the Ypsilanti area.
Unlike other courses you’ll find in southeast Michigan, Ypsilanti is home to Eagle Crest Golf Course. Bordering beautiful Ford Lake, Eagle Crest has been compared to the type of course one might find in Florida by Brandon Tucker of Travel/Golf network. Water comes into play on many of the shots, but with a few extra golf balls in your pocket you’ll be prepared for anything this course throws your way. And the breathtaking scenery will create lasting memories. Ypsilanti is also home to Green Oaks and Pine View, with each course offering its own challenge.
Ford Lake was created by damming the Huron River to generate hydroelectric power for new manufacturing plants. The lake’s surface area is 975 acres with a maximum depth of 30 feet. Bluegill land walleye are fishing favorites among the lake’s wide variety of sportfish species. A handful of parks border Ford Lake, including the well loved North Bay and Ford Lake parks. You’ll find wooded areas, wetlands, play areas, and picnic areas in both parks. Boat access to this all-sports lake is available form Ford Lake Park.
>Rolling Hills County Park
The 363-acre park is a one-stop shop for year-round recreation and outdoor fun! Rolling Hills County Park is one of the most recreationally-diverse destinations in our county. Splash in the waves, float the lazy river, or ride the slides in the Water Park. Take in nature on the trails, try your luck at the fishing pond, or enjoy a quiet picnic beneath stately oaks while the kids explore the playground. Challenge your friends to softball, horseshoes or disc golf. When the weather turns cold, you can even sled or go cross-country skiing on the rolling hills.
There are 60 miles of floatable river at our doorstep and you can fish all of it! The guides at Schultz Outfitters: Fly Fishing and Guides work the majority of the season on our home waters of the Huron River, specializing in warm-water fly fishing for small-mouth bass, carp, pike, and muskie. Don’t have the gear? That’s OK. In addition to instruction and guide services, Schultz Outfitters also offers weekly classes and seminars at its Depot Town Fly Shop. It’s easy to get started- just give the shop a call or stop in!
Off and rolling in the summer of 2007, coordinating community rides and discussions about cycling advocacy and awareness. Now in its seventh year, Bike Ypsi organizes weekly rides in addition to annual events including the Taco Tour, Halloween Ride, Tour de Fresh, Spring Ride & Festival, and the Fall Ride and Festival. So get on your bikes and ride! Chances are you’ll catch one of the weekly rides and- if you’re lucky- you’ll be in town for one of Bike Ypsi’s amazing events!