This Is The Most Hippie Town In Michigan And You Need To Visit
If we’re lucky, we’ve all had the chance to meet a hippie or two. While there’s no cookie-cutter definition to fit any one group of people, those who identify as hippies tend to share a few common traits, including an attitude of welcoming toward those from all backgrounds. If you’re searching for a spot in Michigan to get in touch with your inner hippie, look no further than Ann Arbor.
Most Michiganders know Ann Arbor as the home of the University of Michigan.
But while this college town is home to top-notch academics, it also takes the title of Michigan’s most "hippie" town. If you’re a flower child at heart, you’ll adore Ann Arbor.
So, what makes Ann Arbor such a perfect haven for hippies of all ages? From friendly faces to outdoor spaces, there’s plenty of peace and love in store for you here.
Pick up a few pieces of tie-dye or grab some fair trade goods at one of Ann Arbor’s many delightful shops. We recommend exploring Ragstock or Ten Thousand Villages.
Ready to connect with your spiritual side? Venture to Crazy Wisdom, a tea room and bookstore that offers up everything from incense to beautiful healing stones.
Of course, every hippie needs to eat. Ann Arbor is overflowing with vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants, including Seva — a longtime favorite among locals.
Enjoy some good vibes with live music from the Blind Pig or the Ark, then take a late-night stroll down Ann Arbor’s delightful and historic streets.
What’s a hippie without a love for nature? While you’re in Ann Arbor, venture to the stunning Nichols Arboretum to get in touch with the great outdoors.
As if the town itself weren’t enough of a unique hippie haven, it even hosts an annual "Hash Bash" festival, which celebrates a certain green herb.
Art galleries, outdoor concerts, yoga studios, and more: you’ll find it all in Ann Arbor, which prides itself on a dedication to environmental awareness.
Whether you’re hoping to relive your youth or simply enjoy the beauty of a town that welcomes people from all walks of life, Ann Arbor is the place to be.
Tell us, Michiganders: are there any other spots in our state that might earn the title of a “hippie town?” Have you spent time in Ann Arbor? Share your favorite memories in the comment section below.
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