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Blaze a New Trail at a Metro Detroit Hiking Spot

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | June 22, 2018
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Imagine yourself walking through the woods. Maybe you’re with a couple of friends. Maybe you just needed to escape the world for awhile. You stop to appreciate all of the greenery that surrounds you. The sun is setting and the yellow-orange color is reflecting off of a nearby lake.

Doesn’t that sound nice? Well, it can be your reality if you get up off the couch, lace up your favorite pair of hiking boots and head to one of this hiking trails in Metro Detroit. Don’t forget to pack some water!

West Bloomfield Trail

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This seven-mile trail stretches through West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. Along the trail, you’ll pass lakes, wildlife, fishing spots and more. There are also benches to stop and take a break and picnic tables if you plan ahead and bring some food. Again, watching the sun set over Orchard Lake is a sight to behold.

Dequindre Cut

This two-mile stretch of paved walkway was opened to the public in May of 2009. Since then, many people travel the Dequindre Cut either by foot or bike. On one end of the stretch, you have Eastern Market, which has multiple market days every week, and the Detroit Riverfront (another great place to take a stroll). While this may be more of an urban setting, you’ll still be privy to beautiful views, but this time they’ll be in the form of amazing murals.

Maybury State Park

Over in Northville, you will find Maybury State Park, which has a six-mile trail for runners, walkers, hikers, bikers and even horseback riders. The trail is covered with beautiful trees that make you feel surrounded by nature and isolated from the outside world. To many, that sounds like a peaceful getaway. There is also a working farm open all year for visitors to check out and demonstrations of sheep shearing, honey extracting and grain harvesting are scheduled throughout the year.

Cherry Hill Nature Preserve

If you’re looking to really get lost in nature, the 160-acre Cherry Hill Nature Preserve is calling your name. Located northeast of Ann Arbor, you’ll find forests, trails and wetlands open for exploration. Perfect for hikers trying to catch a glimpse of nature at its most serene.

Kensington Metropark

One of Michigan’s biggest and most popular parks, Kensington Metropark is home to beautiful trails, golf courses, disc golf courses, the 1,200-acre Kent Lake and more. In fact, there is an 8.5-mile paved trail that goes around Kent Lake and can be used by walkers, joggers, runners and bikers alike. Get there in the A.M. for a beautiful sunrise or in the P.M. for an equally beautiful sunset on the lake.

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