Novi is between Ann Arbor and Detroit with a huge shopping mall and fun outdoor recreation options.


Novi is a suburb about 30 minutes from both Detroit and Ann Arbor and is one of the fastest-growing cities in Michigan. It’s known in metro Detroit as a major shopping hub with shopping malls like Twelve Oaks Mall and Novi Town Center that offer hundreds of retail and restaurant options.

There are a lot of places to get outdoors in Novi like the ITC Corridor Trail, a paved, non-motorized bike and pedestrian trail that connects nearby parks and neighborhoods all across the city. Lakeshore Park and Pavilion Shore Park are also within the city and are located on Walled Lake, offering outdoor recreation like swimming at the beach, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking and paddleboarding (kayaks and paddleboards available for rent at That’s WasSUP).

The City of Novi also has a very active calendar, including events like The Main Event Novi, a food truck rally and craft beer and wine festival. During the holiday season, the city holds Light Up the Night, a festival and tree lighting ceremony with Christmas activities at the Novi Civic Center. In the spring time, runners will not want to miss the Novi Half Marathon.

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