But if you stay on the main path, you’ll continue to swoop along the Rouge River all the way up to Northville, passing both urban and natural landscapes.
This pretty (but often busy) almost 7 mile rail trail offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of West Bloomfield, about 30 minutes northwest of Detroit.
With a nature preserve on one end and a community park on the other, the limestone path crosses peaceful wilderness and marsh-like areas that offer several birdwatching stops.
Adult registration for the 5k or 1 mile run/walk is $20 and child registration (12 and under) is $10.
Suggested donation $12 adults and $5 children 5-12 to benefit missions. at Oakland Community College, Highland Lakes Campus, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford,
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