Tips for Families To Enjoy Spring Break in Northville, MI

Tips for Families To Enjoy Spring Break in Northville, MI

Monday, 15 February 2021 19:24

Although we have only been back from Winter Break for a few months, many Northville families are ready for a break. Throughout the area, people have been stuck at home and indoors. It has been a long cold winter, so families that have had to quarantine while learning and working from home have had little reprieve from being inside. At St. Paul Lutheran School, we have been fortunate to maintain safe in-person classes; however, many parents are still working remotely. 

Even though many families will choose to stay local this year, people in our area are looking forward to Easter Break more than ever. In this article, we want to help families make the most of this Easter Break. 

 

Seven Fun Easter Break Ideas for Families in Northville, MI

1) Visit Maybury State Park

Maybury State Park is a beautiful gem just minutes from downtown Northville. Bring your bicycles to enjoy the miles of pristine trails or pack a picnic for your hike. There is also a working educational farm to facilitate learning even on break. 

2) Visit Kent Lake 

Less than thirty minutes from Northville, Kent Lake features numerous biking and hiking trails. While it will still be far too cold to get in the water, you will enjoy seeing the first signs of spring. You may even see some wildlife while you are there.

3) Explore Lake Saint Clair Metropark

Early spring is a great time to visit Lake Saint Clair Metropark. Your family will enjoy beautiful views, charming wildlife, and an excellent playground for smaller children. Pack a picnic and enjoy a lovely sunset.

4) Explore Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is one of the most interesting cities in Michigan. While you are on Easter Break, use the opportunity to visit the University of Michigan campus, Nichols Arboretum, lovely Gallup Park, and the Furstenberg Nature Area along the Huron River.

5) Play Disc Golf at Cass Benton Hills

Disc Golf is a fun activity for families, especially with older elementary-aged and preteen children. Cass Benton Hills Disc Golf Course is well-maintained and a great place for disc golfers at every skill level. You might find this to be an activity to which you regularly return this Easter Break. 

6) Visit the Northville Arthouse 

Northville is fortunate to have such a high-quality art institution right here in town. The Northville Arthouse has rotating exhibits, so you can return on break this summer as well. 

7) Emphasize Jesus' Resurrection 

There are a lot of important family traditions associated with Easter. Decorating eggs, Easter egg hunts, family dinners, and Easter baskets are all things Northville residents look forward to each spring. However, due to health and safety, many will forgo many of their Easter traditions. While that is unfortunate, it also provides parents with an opportunity to remind children about the reason for the holiday. The death and resurrection of Jesus changed the world. For everyone who believes, His crucifixion made atonement for our sins, and His resurrection conquers death so that we can live with him forever. Here are some quick tips for how to emphasize Jesus' resurrection this Easter Break:

  • Study an Easter Devotional Together as a Family: The Jesus Storybook Bible does a great job showing how the events of Scripture all lead to Jesus' death and resurrection. 
  • Sing Easter Songs Together: While Christmas is known more for its carols, there are hundreds of hymns and songs in which the resurrection features prominently. 
  • Attend a Sunrise Easter Service: At dawn on the third day after Jesus' crucifixion, they discovered Jesus was no longer in the tomb. If you cannot find an in-person sunrise service or you are not comfortable gathering in crowds, there will be sunrise services online from all over the country. 
  • Celebrate With Your Church: Whether in-person or online, make sure you take time this Easter break to celebrate with your church wherever you are. 

At St. Paul Lutheran School in Northville, Michigan, we are looking forward to Easter Break as well. We enjoy spending time with our families as we celebrate the greatest event in history. However, we emphasize the importance of Jesus' resurrection every day of the year in the classrooms, hallways, chapel, and on the athletic field. If you would like to know more about how your student can be part of our Christ-centered school, please contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a tour for you.