9 Scenic Rail Trails In Metro Detroit That Are Downright Picture-Perfect

If you’re looking for a great way to get outside and stretch your legs, there’s nothing better than perusing one of Metro Detroit’s sprawling trails. After all, the Motor City and its surrounding areas are home to plenty of great spots to explore, from paths winding along rivers to forested walkways. If you want to add an extra element of history into your next hike, check out these nine local rail-trails.

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If you want to expand your outdoor bucket list, check out these natural wonders around Detroit.

Address: Macomb Orchard Trail, Shelby Charter Twp, MI, USA
Address: Huron Valley Trail, Lyon Charter Twp, MI, USA
Address: Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Address: Thomas Edison Pkwy, Port Huron, MI 48060, USA
Address: Paint Creek Trail, Rochester Hills, MI 48307, USA
Address: Kiwanis Trail, Tecumseh, MI, USA
Address: Baw Beese Trail, Hillsdale, MI 49242, USA
Address: Clinton River Trail, Pontiac, MI, USA
Address: Litchfield Nature Trail, Litchfield, MI 49252, USA