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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Nichols Arboretum

The arboretum is operated by the University of Michigan and located on the eastern edge of campus.

Nichols Arboretum, Angell, MI, USA
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Argo Park

Located on the Huron River, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding is available.

Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens

The botanical gardens include natural areas with trails, and several research-quality habitats. The conservatory is popular year round.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
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Border-to-Border Trail

The Border-to-Border Trail is a 10.5-mile long non-motorized pathway open for walking, running and bike riding, and takes you through several parks and across bridges for views along the Huron river.

“I love to run and the Border-to-Border Trail has been wonderful.” – EH Sherman

 

Border-to-Border Trail, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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The Diag

“I love the energy here. I usually bring a blanket and sit in the grass sketching the trees, students or friendly squirrels.” – EH Sherman

913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Broadway Bridges

“I love to stand on the path and just watch the river move under the bridge for a time. The view of the city and medical campus is just beautiful and the walk toward the Argo area is just below, making it a perfect pit stop for a few photos.” – EH Sherman

375 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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Sharon Hills Nature Preserve

“There are open fields, a well-established woodland, and natural wetlands – a pretty diverse landscape – and the trails criss cross, so I can mix up my route.” – Allene Smith

Sharon Hollow Rd, Manchester, MI 48158, USA
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Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Preserve

“I consider it a bit of a hidden gem. It’s half woodland and half restored prairie. The woodland is high quality considering its being located in a more industrialized part of the city, with a nice buttonbush swamp at its center.” – Allene Smith

Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
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Cedar Bend Park

“I haven’t been there for sunrise, but Cedar Bend Park is another city park that’s really hilly, and I imagine looking east in the morning from a high point there could be pretty stunning.” – Allene Smith

1495 Cedar Bend Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Huron River

The Huron River is 130-mile-long, the river system flows through the southeast Michigan counties of Oakland, Ingham, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe and Wayne.

Huron River, Michigan, USA
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Graffiti Alley

An alley on East Liberty Street in Ann Arbor where the walls are covered with graffiti. The wall has served as a canvas for many graffiti artists over the years and is continuously evolving as new artists leave their mark.

E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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