Novi is between Ann Arbor and Detroit with a huge shopping mall and fun outdoor recreation options.
Novi is a suburb about a 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 center with shopping malls like Twelve Oaks Mall and Novi Town Center that offer hundreds of retail and restaurant options in the city. 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 both on located on Walled Lake and are great places to swim at the beach, go fishing, mountain biking or rent kayaks and paddle board from 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.