21 socially-distant things to do outdoors in metro Detroit this spring


Can you hear that, folks? The sound of snow melting and dripping gently down eaves, people taking to the streets to soak in the sun, and so many really horny birds? Ah, yes — spring is springing in the metro Detroit area, and we could not be more ready to hop off our Pelotons,  bust out of the confines of our homes, swap our puffy coats for lighter layers, and move our frozen bones out in the world to thaw. Wait, what was that? The pandemic is still happening? Um, well. Shit. Well, we're staying positive on all fronts so we can enjoy springtime in Michigan. Whether you need a trail to hike, a place to buy weed to smoke on said hike, or maybe you're just in need of some fresh ideas as to how and where to get some fresh air, here are 21 things to do in the metro Detroit area — and a few activities worth the drive — for when the weather stops sucking.