With red spreading across the nation on heat-advisory maps and states from Michigan to Maine experiencing record-breaking temperatures, it is officially summer.
New residents of Michigan are in luck, as Ann Arbor movers and Lansing movers of E-Z Movers, a longtime moving company and area expert, offer recommendations for beating the heat across the state:
- Go ice-skating: Ice hockey is a major pastime in this northern state, and year-round indoor ice rinks can be found in most major (and not-so-major) cities. Like the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, which offers public skate slots along with figure skating lessons and ice hockey teams.
- Take a dip: Michigan is edged by three of the five Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Lake Huron, and has 3,200 miles of shoreline and 11,000 inland lakes. One such beach is at Grand Haven, which offers the world’s largest musical fountain, encase you need a bit of entertainment, as well.
- Dream of winter: If thinking cool thoughts can help stave off the heat, there’s no better place than Frankenmuth, Michigan. This town is home to Bronner’s, the world’s largest Christmas store. The size of five and a half football fields, the air-conditioned Santa-shopping palace will have you dreaming of sweaters and hot chocolate in no time.
- Grab a lemonade: Cool down with a cold drink at the Ann Arbor Art’s Fair, going on now through July 21st. This four-in-one display of artistry will have recently-moved Ann Arbor residents impressed and entertained. It may not be the coldest venue in the state, but it’s sure to be very cool.
Do you have a favorite way to beat the heat this summer? Let us know in the comments!
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