There are beautiful places nearby if you like to be outside. The Nichols Arboretum (the "Arb"), for example, has entrances on Geddes and Washington Heights. The Arb is a botanical preserve, with acres of rolling hills and every species of tree native to the state of Michigan. It's a popular walking and playing area in both summer and winter. The grounds are open everyday from 8am until dusk, and the Reader Center at the Washington Hts. entrance offers water, bathrooms, study spots, and a small library and is open weekdays from 8:30am-4:30pm.