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If you’re looking for a day full of family fun look no further than Novi. Whether you want the charm of a lakeside city escape or sky high adventures, Novi offers the best of both worlds.
Lakeshore Park + Beach
Lakeshore Park has everything you need for summer fun. The modern playground has space for kids of all ages and abilities (dedicated toddler play space, all accessible swings, and ninja course). There are picnic tables and public restrooms. Nature trails for walking and the best mini beach for summer.
Take a short walk or drive down the road and find another playground at Pavillion Shore Park along the lake and space to watch the boats pass by.
MSU Tollgate Farm + Children’s Garden
Pack a lunch or pick up a pizza and have a picnic at MSU Tollgate Farm. The space is free to explore and has covered picnic tables next to the Children’s Garden and animals to visit. Plan an overnight camping trip and sign up for Starry Night On The Farm on June 10th or join a Friday Night Family Hike.
Ella Mae Power Park
Ella Mae Power Park is a fantastic universally accessible playground that offers exciting features for kids of all abilities. A swing for wheelchairs, a hammock swings and a few sliding options. Kids who love to climb won’t be disappointed either. Afterwards stop by the Novi Public Library for storytime (and Starbucks coffee) or ice cream at Stuart’s down the street.
Paradise Park + Indoor Fun
Find a variety of outdoor fun at Paradise Park – miniature golf, outdoor trampolines, go-karts, balloon drop tower and climbing wall. On rainy days check out the laser tag and arcade. Other places for indoor fun are Launch Trampoline Park, Putting Edge or iFly Detroit.
Mark your calendar and check out these speical events in Novi:
- Monster Truckz @ Suburban Showplace // June 10th to 20th
- Sizzling Summer Wonderful @ Civic Center // Wednesdays beginning June 15th
- Juneteenth @ Novi Public Library // June 18th
- The Great Campout @ Lakeshore Park // June 25th
- Michigan State Fair @ Suburban Showplace // September 1st to 5th
Photo credit: Lakeshore Park
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..