The Purpose of Our Trails
Downriver Linked Greenways transforms the Downriver region into a healthier community for people-powered transportation, conservation, and recreation, by creating a network of trails and green spaces that connect people with places. This is being done by building a network of partners in Wayne County, south of the City of Detroit and north of Monroe County.
Explore the Downriver area by land and by water.
Get information and links to land and water trails that are adjacent to Downriver Linked Greenways trails.
The I-275 Metro Trail is a 40-mile highway trail from Northville to New Boston where it connects to the Downriver Linked Greenways at Lower Huron Metropark.
The Downriver Linked Greenways and Detroit Greenways land trails come together where the Fort Street Bridge crosses over the Rouge River in Southwest Detroit. Future site of a Gateway Feature designating entry to and from Downriver. Explore the rich history of the area known as the birthplace of the Arsenal of Democracy and the Heart of the Industrial Revolution.
The Detroit Greenways Coalition is working to connect with the Downriver Linked Greenways trails. Connections are underway along Fort Street and Schaefer roads between Detroit and River Rouge.
Monroe County land trails include the Mark Worrell, River Raisin Heritage and Munson Park Trails.
A series of water trails in Western Lake Erie and connecting waterways.
The Huron River Water Trail is a 104-mile inland paddling trail that connects to the southern end of the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail.
The Lower Rouge River Water Trail is a 27-mile inland paddling trail connecting to the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail at Zug Island.
Southeast Michigan ParkFinder allows you to explore recreational opportunities across the seven-county region, including parks as well as hiking, biking, and water trails.