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Guide to Family Walking in Metro Detroit – LittleGuide Detroit

November 17 is National Hiking Day and the perfect excuse to band together and hit the hiking trails of Metro Detroit. With nature all around, there are endless things to discover, discuss or simply exercise together. Good road!

Huron Meadows Metropark Trail (11 miles) – Brighton

8765 Hammel Road, Brighton, MI 48116

Location notes: Natural path, toilets

Island Lake Trail (4 miles) – Brighton

6301 Kensington Road, Brighton MI, 48116

Location notes: Paved trail

Lake Erie Metropark Trail (3 miles) – Brownstown

32481 W.Jefferson, Brownstown MI 48173

Location notes: Pavement, restrooms, metropark has a Lake Erie Swamp Museum.

Lower Rouge River Recreational Trails (4 miles) – Canton

1150 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48188

Location notes: gravel trail

Proud Lake Recreation Area (6 miles) – Commerce

3500 N. Wixom Road, Commerce Township. MI, 48382

Location notes: Nature trail, toilets

Hines Drive (19.5 miles) – Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland, Livonia and Northville

33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185 (several parking lots along the route)

Location notes: Cobblestone

Dequindre Cut (2 miles) – Detroit

1799 Wilkins Street, Detroit, MI 48207

Location notes: Paved trail

Detroit Riverwalk (5.5 miles) – Detroit

1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207

Location Notes: Cobblestone

Heritage Park (4.5 miles) – Farmington Hills

24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Location notes: Paved + natural path, nature center, playground and paddling pool.

Lake St. Clair Metropark Trail (3 miles) – Harrison Township

31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township MI 48045

Location Notes: Pavement, toilets, metropark has a nature center.

Penosha Trail (5 miles) – Howell

6360 Chilson Rd, Howell, MI 48843

Location notes: Nature trail, toilets

Kensington Underground Trail (8.5 miles) – Milford

4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380

Location Notes: Pavement, toilets, metropark has a nature center and an agricultural center.

Oakwoods Metropark Trail (15 miles) – New Boston

32911 Willow Road, New Boston, MI 48164

Location notes: Paved and natural path (multiple routes), toilets, the metropark has a nature center.

Bennett Arboretum (3 km) – Northville

44155 Deep Hollow Cir, Northville, MI 48168

Location notes: nature trail

Maybury State Park Trail (6 miles) – Northville

20145 Beck Road, Northville MI, 48167

Location notes: nature trail

Polly Ann Trail (14.2 miles) – Township of Orion, Township of Oxford, Village of Oxford, Township of Addison and Village of Leonard

1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360

Location Notes: Paved and natural surface

Paint Creek Trail (8.9 miles) – Rochester and Lake Orion

400 Sixth Street, Rochester, Michigan, 48307

Location Notes: Covered in crushed limestone and with seasonal restrooms, Paint Creek Cider Mill can be accessed halfway through the trail.

Clinton River Trail (16 miles) – Rochester Hills, Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills

786 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341

Location notes: Paved and natural surface

Macomb Orchard Trail (23 miles) – Rochester, Washington, Romeo, Armada and Richmond

52999 Dequindre Road, Rochester, MI 48307

Location notes: Cobblestone

Stony Creek Metropark Trail (6 miles) – Township of Shelby

4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Location notes: Paved and natural path (multiple routes), toilets, the metropark has a nature center.

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve Loop (1 miles) – Southfield

27101 W 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48033

Location notes: nature trail

West Bloomfield Trail (7 miles) – West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake

2294 Woodrow Wilson, West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Location notes: Covered in crushed gravel, seasonal portable toilets, access point at West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve

Cedar Creek Trail (2.75 miles) – Lac Blanc

5200 Highland Road, White Lake MI, 48383

Location Notes: nature trail

Pontiac Lake Recreation Trail (8.8 miles) – Waterford

7800 Gale Road, Waterford MI, 48327

Location notes: Nature trail, toilets