Detroit June 19, 2021
by Beth Price-Williams Wetland Garden Trail Near Detroit Leads To A Magnificent Hidden Oasis
Michigan’s brimming with beauty – from the natural landscape to the Detroit skyline. When we’re craving some time among nature, we have plenty of hiking trails to explore. The Wetland Garden Trail near Detroit, for example, is drenched in natural beauty, from local wildlife to lush green lilypads. In fact, it might just become your new favorite hiking trail.
Roll down the windows, on one of those lovely Michigan days, as you make the leisurely drive from downtown Detroit to Crosswinds Marsh Preserve in New Boston, about a 40-minute trek.
You have several gorgeous trails from which to choose, including the short and sweet .04-mile Wetland Garden Trail. It's the perfect trail for hikers of all ages and skill levels and if you're short on time.
Part of the trail meanders along a boardwalk, where you'll have sensational views of the water, brimming with lush greenery. It's a hidden oasis that's well worth discovering.
You'll probably want to bring your camera along, because you'll be treated to sensational views of local wildlife, too.
Crosswinds Marsh, in fact, is home to an assortment of mammals (around 40 species) and birds (an estimated 240 species). Keep an eye out for beavers, too.
You might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the pair of nesting bald eagles that call the marsh home.
With its easy rating (and it doesn't get overly busy), the Wetland Garden Trail also welcomes dogs, as long as they remain on a leash. (Don't forget to pick up after your pup, too.)
Head over to the official website of
Crosswinds Marsh for more information. Or check out a trail map of the
Wetland Garden Trail on All Trails.
Have you hiked the Wetland Garden Trail near Detroit? Share your experience in the comments! For more gorgeous views, follow the
Cherry Island Marsh Trail in Brownstown.
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Address: Crosswinds Marsh, 27600 Haggerty Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, USA