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Just south of Detroit, this tour is in the heart of the "Walleye Capital of the World". You will find many fishing spots at the piers, you can explore the oldest cemetery in Michigan, pass by historic homes, robust downtown, marinas & waterside parks.

Wyandotte - Ecorse Land Tour

  • Starting Point

    Wyandotte Bishop Park- (12.2 acres), ample parking lot

  • Ending Point

    Wyandotte Bishop Park

  • Estimated Time

    Day trip/Land Tour- 3-4 hours, Distance-10-20 miles

  • Travel Components

    Two city tour, biking, hiking, downtown exploration, history buffs

  • Special Interest

    Fitness Lovers, Adults, Photography, Environmentalist, Water Lovers

  • Points Interest

    Walleye Capital of the World - Fishing at the piers, one of the oldest cemeteries in Michigan, BASF, Marinas & waterside parks

  • Cost


  • Submitted By

    Downriver Linked Greenways


Our Suggested Wyandotte/Ecorse Trail Delightful Destination Includes:

Starting Point

Wyandotte's Bishop Park - 2840 Van Alstyne, Wyandotte, MI 48192

The area that became the City of Wyandotte was first settled in 1732 by a branch of the Huron Tribe known as the Wyandots. The Wyandots first arrived from Ontario, Canada when their French allies founded Detroit. The Wyandots followed the Detroit River 10 miles to the south and founded a village named Maquaqua. Bishop Park is a lovely tree-lined park overlooking the Detroit River with children's playgrounds, fishing, kayak launch, and walking pier.

Head North by bike or by foot on Biddle Ave and follow the Detroit River upstream to Ecorse's John D. Dingell Park.

After leaving Wyandotte's Bishop Park, you will pass the Bacon Memorial Library and several other historical homes including the George P. MacNichol House.

One of the oldest cemeteries in Michigan (established in 1869), Oakwood Cemetery, is located at Biddle and Ford Ave. Several of Wyandotte's largest employers, Henry Ford Hospital and BASF take up much of the other waterfront acreage on the way.

On the northern end of Wyandotte, you will pass Weyand's Fish Market (since 1930), several restaurants, and marinas. As you cross over the Ecorse Creek, approaching Ecorse's John D. Dingell Park, the road name changes to West Jefferson Ave. Ecorse became a City in 1942. Because of its ideal location for shipping along the Detroit River, combined with significant investment in rail and road infrastructure, the City of Ecorse urbanized and became a regional industrial center. The first steel plant, Michigan Steel Mill, was built in 1923. Make sure to visit the Veterans Memorial as you arrive and check out what the anglers are catching on the dock. The historic Ecorse Rowing Club, established in 1873, was also once located here. Although no longer operational, the clubhouse still stands at the southern end of Dingell Park.

Ending Point

Bishop Park - 2840 Van Alstyne, Wyandotte, MI 48192

Food Options When it's time for lunch, continue north for Auburn Café or turn back south towards Wyandotte, many choices abound on Biddle Ave/W. Jefferson (Please note these are the same street with different names in Wyandotte and Ecorse!).

Riverside Coney Island, 4460 West Jefferson, Ecorse ($)

Grand Port Grill, 4453 West Jefferson, Ecorse ($$)

Auburn Café, 3520 West Jefferson, Ecorse ($$)

Smugglers Run, 1 St. John, Wyandotte ($)

Speedboat Bar & Grill, 749 Biddle, Wyandotte ($)

Major Biddles, 930 Biddle, Wyandotte ($$$)

RP McMurphy's, 2922 Biddle, Wyandotte ($$$)

Whiskeys on the Water, 2903 Van Alstyne, Wyandotte, ($$)

Wine Dotte Bistro, 2910 Wyandotte Van Alstyne, Wyandotte ($)

And much more!

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