Make This Your Most Proactive Spring Season Yet
By: Michael Fossbakk
March 20, 2017
While the weather might not quite feel like it, today, March 20, is the official first day of spring! Spring brings a lot of feelings and thoughts to mind: spring cleaning, outdoor activities, a time for change, etc. If you’re looking to break out of your winter shell with a new wardrobe, some house cleaning or just an eagerness to get outside, we have a few suggestions. Here are a few places in metro Detroit that will help you spring into…spring!
Refresh Your Wardrobe
If you’re looking to make a little cash while you clean out your closet, Regeneration is a good option for buying and selling gently-used clothing. Regeneration has two locations in Pleasant Ridge and Clawson, the former having been around for nearly 10 years. Just be mindful of what days/hours they are buying clothes and what they are looking for, all of which can be found on their website.
While St. Vincent de Paul’s main office is in Detroit, they have thrift store locations that take donations of gently-used clothes all over Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair counties. On their website, you will find all locations, as well as their respective hours and donation hours. Whether you’re looking to clean out your closet, need a new wardrobe or maybe both, St. Vincent de Paul has you covered.
Located in Rochester Hills, Neighborhood House operates what they call a Clothes Closet. Here, eligible low-income families and individuals have access to gently-used clothing. The Clothes Closet is also open to the general public for shopping. Donations are accepted during all open hours.
It’s Time for An Adventure in the Great Outdoors
You haven’t experienced the outdoors like this. Zip lines, rope courses, rope swings and more — The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield and Go Ape! Zipline Treetop Adventure at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township are made up of all of the above. Unfortunately, these parks aren’t open for the spring season just yet. The former opens on April 14; the latter on April 15.
For Some More Traditional exercise…
Maybe running across ropes and ziplining through the forest isn’t your thing. Maybe you enjoy the simpler outdoor activities, like running or biking. Southeast Michigan has plenty of parks and trails for that. Just check out some of our past articles (below) about the biking and hiking trails in the area.
- Walk, Hike and Bike Your Way Through the Trails of Southeast Michigan
- Trails, Walks & Paths: Hiking in the D
- Hike & Bike Through the Scenic Trails of Metro D
People always say the different seasons are one of the best parts about Michigan, so whatever you do, take some time to get outside and enjoy the first day of spring!