A Morning Walk in the Arb

We will walk 2-3 miles on paths throughout the park. This is a walk on paths and not a "hike" through off trail portions of the park.  Please be on time.  The group will only wait 5 minutes for latecomers.

Meet at the entrance to the Arb near the new UMICH CS Mott Children's hospital and the Ronald McDonald house.  This is not the entrance near the ER of the main hospital.

Bring your camera.  As the flowers bloom you can take some really nice pictures.  The pictures shown here are actually mine.

FYI: Walk maybe canceled due to poor weather conditions.

Parking

There is a UMICH parking lot on your right as you are driving down Washington heights before you get to the Arb entrance (across form the Mary Markley dorm).  After 5pm weekdays and on Saturday and Sunday parking is free in the section that is "blue parking".  Do not park in the "gold parking" or in the Ronald McDonald House parking.  If lot is full, then the hospital parking is a block north for a small fee.  The street is one way so if you pass the lot before seeing the entrance to the Arb, just go around the block.  Walk down the street to the Arb entrance.  http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/files/Parking_instructions_Arboretum.pdf

I hope to schedule this weekly so if you can't come to this week's meetup, maybe you can come another week.

For information about the park

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/see/NicholsArboretum.asp


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  • Bonnie C.

    I had a great time, hard to believe that was my first time there won't be the last. Met some very nice people.

    April 28

  • Will

    Great walk - nice group of folks - great conversations. Leaving the country for a little bit. Hope to see everyone when I get back. And maybe some peonies.

    April 26

  • Abby

    My sister in law and I had a simply wonderful time! Many thanks

    April 26

    • Will

      Abby - bring your sister in law anytime. Great conversationalist. It was nice meeting her.

      April 26

  • Maria Y.

    I was so very nice walk. Thank you Diane for organizing this morning walk.

    April 26

  • Bennett

    Parking agh walkingin from other side

    April 26

    • Cassandra

      I had to park elsewhere to and when I got back a few minutes later the group was gone so I'm enjoying the grounds alone. I've never been here. It's quite beautiful ;)

      April 26

  • Diane

    If parking is full today (students may begin move out today from the dorms), then just park in the hospital visitor parking. It is only $2/4 hours. Parking meters are $150/ hour.

    April 26

    • Diane

      That is $1.50/hour for the meters.

      April 26

  • Josie P

    I'm a maybe for this one. :( How long do you keep up the Saturday walks? Through summer?

    April 25

    • Diane

      At least through June

      April 25

  • Denise

    I have to work..

    April 21

    • Abby

      Bummer. Hope to see you soon !

      1 · April 21

    • Will

      You are a regular. You will be missed.

      1 · April 21

  • Will

    Diane ; There were not many flowers to take pictures of last week. Could you talk to someone so that we have more flowers this time.

    April 21

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