Community Walks are Temporarily Suspended for 2021-22!

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Our need to safely connect as families and as community continue into the 2021-22 year as many of us remain cautious about indoor gatherings..

Let's WALK, ROLL or STROLL together! Individuals, couples, whole families are invited to sign up for small group walks. The walks vary in difficulty, with some short, paved and fine for walkers/ wheelchairs, some over rugged terrain for those who want to exercise their hiking boots. Some are dog friendly. Read the descriptions and find one that is right for you!


Community Walks in 2020-21

During the 2020-21 pandemic year of limited in-person contact, UUAA held many "walk, roll or stroll" activities for member to enjoy getting outdoors together safely in community. A big thank you to Sandy Eyl for a lot of organizing work and to all of the UUAA congregants who planned and led the walks.

May 22nd Walk

Several groups went out in May and found birds, flowers, fungi and beautiful area spots to walk. This group in the Arb took great photos -- peonies were blooming.

Flowers in the Nichols Arboretum


Walkers in Nichols Arboretum

 Selfie in the Arb



April 10th Walks





March Walks --

March 20th -- The First Day of Spring!

ArbEquinoxWalk500Equinox walkers in the Nichols Arboretum next to the Huron River


North Bay Park Equinox WalkEquinox walkers in North Bay Park next to the lake.




March 14th We Celebrated PI Day with 3.14 mile walks around Gallup Park - one in the morning, one in the afternoon.



Pi DayWalkAfternoon500




March 8th was International Women's Day and a group of walkers celebrated by touring U of M main campus art by and about women.

UUAA Walkers at the sculpture "Behind the Walls" UUAA Walkers at the sculpture "Behind the Walls"


Art installation "For Your Eyes Only"Art installation "For Your Eyes Only" by Yasmine Nasser Diaz. It is inside, but viewed from the sidewalk.


In February, Black History Month, walkers toured historical black neighborhoods of both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti





A community walk in Baker WoodsA community walk in Baker Woods


New Year's Day 2021- First of the Year Hike, Stroll or Roll

 Matthaei NY group

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Walk 1/1/21


Matthaei Botanical Gardens Gnome


ParkerMill NYhike











Parker Mill New Years Day hike 1/1/2021



Tours of "The Back 40" on Dec 12th

(A little precipitation, but hearty souls toured the UUAA property.)


 Hannah prepared for mudHannah, well prepared for the mud.

 Cassi and theresaRev. Cassi and rev. theresa.

 Mark and sonMark with Isaac in his excellent yellow boots.

A stream on UUAA land

The stream was full.

Outdoor Worship Area

The outdoor worship area in speckled sunlight.




Day after Thanksgiving Walks

On November 27th, groups of 6 or less (masked and distanced!) walked together.


Saginaw Forest walk


Waterloo Recreation Area walk


Matthei Botanical Gardens walk


Frog Island (Ypsilanti) walk



... And the Outdoor Women's Group Meets and Hikes Throughout the Year

The Outdoor Women's group has an email list to gather UUAA women who enjoy outdoor activities. In the cold weather this has included hiking and bonfires.