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3 Great Downriver Pedal or Pedestrian Adventures

Pedal Your Way Through the Area’s Region History In Flat Rock

Starting Point – your journey begins at Community Park/City Hall in downtown Flat Rock where you can Step back in time to experience life circa 1800 in Flat Rock’s Historical Complex. The complex includes the Flat Rock Hotel, Munger General Store, Lang’s-Wager House, and the Bobcean Stable buildings from the late 1800s. Ending Point – Huroc Park in Flat Rock by following Downriver Linked Greenways where you can head West to historic Huroc Park. It was turned into an island when Henry Ford built a Mill Race and created the dam to help produce power for the headlights manufactured for his Model T. Food Options – places along your route way to consider include the fabulous Atwater Street Tacos or Station 24 for some excellent deli or diner cuisine or visit Kate’s Kitchen for an outstanding breakfast or just to sample their scrumptious pies. For an adult beverage or more high-end dining, there’s also Michael’s on the River or the Fiorelli Restaurant Collection all within a few blocks of the park.

Lower Detroit River Water Tour

You won’t believe all the freshwater paddling opportunities offered Downriver The Detroit River is home to wonderful places like the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America, the oldest county park in Michigan, and is by anglers considered the “Walleye Capital of the World”. Experience landscapes of the area’s historic manufacturing past mingled with what are now bald eagles, beavers, and other hundreds of other species of wildlife that lend themselves to outstanding nature photos. Starting Point – Bishop Park, Kayak Launch- 2840 Van Alstyne Wyandotte (12.2 acres) Ending Point – Gibraltar Municipal Kayak Launch for a roughly 3-hour water tour unlike anything else in Michigan (approximately 7-10 nautical miles). Food Options – You can stop at the end park at West Road in Trenton to check out some very cool dining options at the end of the street that include Roadhouse BBQ, Promenade, Truago or Smokies on the River to top off you are paddling experience.

Trenton – Trail Town

The city of Trenton is one of only a handful of Pure Michigan’s official trail towns. Whether you’re a photographer looking for great nature shots, a foodie in search of new taste experiences or a shopaholic looking for unique items you can enjoy this day tour. Get immersed in nature at the Wildlife Refuge where trail tours and sites abound or simply stroll to unique shops that dot Trenton’s downtown area like Vintage Market Mercantile, All About Grace or The Dirty Hoe. Starting Point – Wayne County’s 162-acre Elizabeth Park- located in the city of Trenton where there’s ample parking available for walkers or bikers interested in this adventure Ending Point – Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (440 acres) this can be a 6–8-hour adventure covering 10-20 miles depending on whether you walk, drive, or bike the trails that will connect you to these engaging experiences for the entire family. Food Options – Top off your day trip with a visit to comfort food havens like Mom’s, TV Deli Diner, Roundhouse BBQ, Elliot’s Bakery, or splurge with a visit the legendary Sibley Gardens.

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