Monday, July 20, 2020

It's FREE to Take a Walk at the Cranbrook Gardens this Summer!

Everyone needs an escape from the daily grind, especially after being locked down for the last 4 months. But, it's been hard to find "safe" places to visit. All of the uncertainty around me has made me feel extra anxious so I decided to try something new. This weekend, I hopped on my bike and made my way to the Cranbrook House and Gardens to see what it was all about. I am happy to report that I found one of the best social distancing destinations around, so I wanted to share it with all of you!

The Cranbrook House and Gardens are 40 acres of impeccable walking trails, flowers, statues, fountains, lakes, and streams. There are gorgeous buildings to look at, trees to relax under, and Instagram worthy places to get that perfect shot for the gram. I even got to hear the church bells echo through the gardens as I strolled around the butterfly garden. Yeah, there is a butterfly garden, and it's only one of 30 different things to see as you walk around the space. You can peep a full map of everything here. There are also different flowers blooming throughout the season so the gardens will keep changing as the season progresses. To see a full list of flowers that are currently in bloom click here. The only drawback to visiting during COVID-19 is that there are no bathrooms and there is no water running through the water features. So, make sure you prepare yourself to not need to use the facilities when you are walking around!
Cranbrook House and Gardens are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. It is free to visit and walk around through October 31st. You can park (for free courtesy of PNC Bank, All Seasons Independent Living, fleurdetroit, and Roberts Restaurant Group) or chain up your bike at the entrance and then explore. If you need to get out, I highly recommend that you visit Cranbrook, the beauty will give you a much-needed boost! I left smiling ear to ear and feeling a lot less restless.


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