know how important it is to keep ourselves in top physical condition
and what better way to stay healthy than by going for a run around
some of the more scenic areas of Detroit that we’ve listed
up you could try running down the West
Side of Detroit, over there you have the Maybury State Park
to take advantage of that comes with five different trails that
can range from 4 to 11 miles depending on your fitness levels
and how long you plan on being out for the day. The park offers
1,000 square acres of natural beauty away from the suburbs so
it’s perfect if you want a few minutes away from the buzz
you may want to be careful when choosing one of these trails as
they also cross over mountain bike trails and equestrian tracks
so you’ll regularly encounter a speeding mountain bike or
a horse so just pay attention when you’re running.
of the Suburbs
place you could try is North
Detroit and the Wadhams to Avoca Trail. This long winding
track will take you through some absolutely breathtaking scenery
that looks fantastic all year round.
even better to run along in autumn when you have a massive mix
of reds, browns and deep oranges from the shedding leaves in the
trees. You’ll also get to pass an old trestle bridge that
follows an old local rail line that’s a great beauty spot
worth stopping for even just for a few minutes of your run.
trail you’ll be running on a mixture of gravel and dirt
based paths so wear a sturdy pair of shoes.
River Park Trail
one worth visiting for an afternoon this scenic route is only
4.5 miles in length so you can finish it in an afternoon. On your
journey you’ll follow a dirt trail that hugs close to the
banks of the Clinton
River where you’ll get to enjoy the picturesque forest
as well as do some nature spotting as you’ll see animals
like deer, turtles and a ton of local waterfowl.
also be passing through several Heritage Parks so you’ll
be able to get back to nature for a while when you use this route.
want to stick a little closer to civilization then you can stop
wasting your time on online games and get outside and do a
little exercise by running along the Detroit River. The route
is a short 3.5 mile trail that gives you beautiful views of the
river that’s contrasted by the jutting Detroit skyline.
The trail eventually links up with the Milliken State Park which
has tons of plazas and miniature parks that you can relax in at
the end of your run.
noting is that if you run on the Western side of the route you’ll
come across the Renaissance Center, towering sky-scrapers and
the historic Cullen Family Carousels that contain intricately
hand carved animals that can all be found in or around the Detroit
connects with the Eastern Market, which is a very popular famers
market in the Detroit area so you could pick up a mid-run organic
snack to keep you going.
are only a couple of the more picturesque routes that you can
run in Detroit. If you don’t want to run up and down the
blocks near your home or at the gym these are perfect for you.
There are also plenty of other routes out there to try and each
one has its own beautiful sites and attractions to see while you’re
next time you’re out running in the Detroit area, why don’t
you try hitting up one of these beautiful outdoor trails instead
of your usual route.