Summer is here and so are festivals and fairs! Find rides, visit with animals, shop the markets and stay up…
If you have cabin fever, we’ve got some cabins for you! The Cannaley Treehouse Village is the largest public overnight treehouse site in the country and it’s only a short drive away at Metroparks Toledo!
We LOVE it when readers reach out to tell us they had fun at a LittleGuide find! @anangryscotsman too the trip to Cannaley Treehouse and shared some great tips:
Bring extra water. Read the list carefully on what is and isn’t stocked in the cabins. Bring a griddle if you have one for breakfast cooking. The electric grill is nice but is tricky for high end grilling. Swanton is very close to tree house village (5 min drive) so you can carry out food to the treehouses easily if you don’t feel like cooking.
The Oak Openings Metro Park next door is great and has good playgrounds and fishing and picnic areas. It’s bike friendly for big kids who can do a little “off road” or mountain biking, but not as bike friendly for little kids under 7 or so. The kid’s bike course is a 5 minute walk from the Tree House Village and fun for little kids. The kids bike course is fun for the kids to just run around on without a bike, they spent 45 minutes with no bike just using it as a playground. If it isn’t busy with bikers, which it probably wouldn’t be in the mornings, that is a great place to start your day.
Even though there aren’t showers on site within the village, there are showers 1/4 mile away on the same property as the kid’s bike course. Each treehouse has some type of outdoor play feature (slide, netting, climbing wall) built into it. The screened in porches are great for parents to use while kids sleep inside, since the cabins are too small to chat in while the kids are sleeping. The fact that the cabins have heat and AC is great and makes it very comfortable. The kids loved just running around the treehouse village and we plan to go back once every couple years.
The Cannaley Treehouse Village is an one-of-a-kind vacation destination for families that includes tree-attached raised platforms for tent and hammock camping and separate treehouse structures complete with electricity, electric-heat/air conditioning and some composting toilets. Chooses your stay from 6 treetop designs that each offer unique amenities and lodging options. From sleeping in a tent to a roped hammock, your kids won’t forget this Swiss Family Robinson adventure.
Reservations available for up to two consecutive overnight stays. The sites are $150-$200 per night. Book your stay here.
There’s cool places too stay in Michigan.
Check out the Geodesic Dome Cottages at Port Crescent State Park
About Kerry Doman
Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!