Novi's public green spaces and sports and recreation venues number more than a dozen, but the crowning jewel is Lakeshore Park, a 500-acre, mostly forested stretch with more than 10 miles of trails, playgrounds, picnicking areas, and beach access. The beach is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, when the park features lifeguards, concession workers, and parks service personnel. Hike or mountain bike the trails from spring to fall, or head out for some cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. It is less than a quarter mile hike to Pavilion Shore Park, where you can sit and watch the boats on Walled Lake.
Novi's Night Spots
Novi's spirited nightlife means you never have to travel far. Whether it is date night or a night out with friends, you can find the perfect spot. For live music and dancing, visit the Greenhouse at the Epic Tavern & Grill or the trendier 29 Park on Main Street. If it is a sports bar for catching the game, in a relaxed atmosphere, with a few brews, Bar Louie, Black Rock, and 10 North are perennial favorites. If a local bar with a quiet crowd is more your speed, try Lakeview Bar & Grill for some tasty eats, friendly service, and excellent Walled Lake vistas.
The Arts in Novi
Visit the central library's lobby and the Civic Center's Atrium Gallery to view the work of local, national, and international artists. Take in a live, stage performance at the Andiamo Novi Theater or Novi Civic Theater. Exercise your creative spirit with a class at the Civic Center or Township Hall in Fuerst Park. From film festivals at the Sheraton to student exhibitions at the Art Institute to Music, art, and design conventions at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi's arts scene has something for everyone. Home of world-renowned sculpture artist David Barr, Novi's public arts is growing as well, with sculptures displayed in several outdoor venues.