The Detroit River Walk is one of Detroit’s most beautiful areas in all of Michigan. The area, which provides for great family-friendly and outdoor actives, as well as fun opportunities for solo exploration, is open year round.

Awesome Walking Trails

The stretch of walking trails that comprises Detroit’s RiverWalk are amazing. With multiple trails to choose from, the stretch of land to be explored will inspire you to return time and time again. Once you step onto a path, use it for exercise, relaxation, meditation, or simply nature enjoying.

Concessions Stands for the Hungry

If you can’t imagine explore the river walk without a snack in hand, you’ll love the fact that there are many concessions stands along the way. For drinks, ice cream, and more, make sure you bring some cash — you’ll need it. Or, if you plan on going for a long time, pack yourself some trail mix and bring a bottle of water.

Great Activities Galore

There are many activities that are accessible to you once you are on the 5-mile path – so many that it’s really impossible to list them all! Some of the RiverWalk’s offerings include: bike rentals at Wheelhouse Detroit, fishing at two of the parks along the waterfront, and walking trips around the¬†labyrinth at Gabriel Richard Park. If you are with a group, you could ride on the carousel at Rivard Plaza, join one of the boat tours at Diamond Jack’s, and much more. The details about these attractions can be found on the website, where you can also view the parking areas that are available.

Interesting Twists on Adventure

If you want to improve your experience even more, try entering from the Dequindre Cut Greenway, an artfully decorated pathway that is only available to pedestrians and bikers. The pathway will take you to the river front, providing you with an even more scenic and picturesque route than many of the others.

Beautiful, Clean, and Perfect for Everyone

The Detroit RiverWalk and the Dequindre Cut Greenway are open from 6:00am-10:00pm every day, but some of the outdoor attractions have seasonal hours. Regardless, simply walking along the Detroit River Walk is completely free, and will provide you with beautiful views of water, skyline, nature, and more. With plenty of benches and places to sit along the route, bring a book, a journal, or a sketchpad and give yourself some time to indulge in and hour of “you.” Or, if you’re looking for a place that you can bring the whole family, this is the perfect way to get everyone out of the house and on the move.