Detroit RiverWalk

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Along its 3.5-mile route, the RiverWalk offers breathtaking views of the Detroit River and city skyline. Recreational opportunities abound as the trail links Milliken State Park and numerous plazas and pocket parks. The 31-acre state park offers covered picnic areas, shoreline fishing, and a great photo opportunity with its 63-foot-tall lighthouse.

On its western end, the Renaissance Center—a cluster of seven interconnected skyscrapers, including the General Motors world headquarters—offers shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment. A block from the RenCen, in Rivard Plaza, the beautiful, custom-made Cullen Family Carousel features animals all native to the Detroit River, except two: a sea serpent and a mermaid.

Roughly mid-way (at Atwater Street) you can make an easy connection to the Dequindre Cut Greenway, which heads north about a mile to Eastern Market, a commercial district centered around a popular six-block farmers market (open Saturdays) that has been in operation since 1891.

Parking and Trail Access

Free parking is available on the RiverWalk's western side at Rivard Plaza (1340 Atwater Street).


Riverwalk trail

   July, 2016 by whitejune

I walked this trail it was as beautiful as it was long, got up at 7am to do the trail it was so peaceful at that time. Can't wait to do it again. read more

Just beautiful!!

   October, 2015 by trailpal

Cycled this trail and connected trails on a beautiful October fall day, what a pleasure it was! Loved the views of the Ambassador Bridge to Canada and the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle, plus much much more, if I lived a little closer I'd be out there more

Great trail along the river

   August, 2014 by rcundra

We loved this trail. they have cleaned this area up and put in some nice parks, spray parks, wet lands. It was a safe ride, and great way to see the city and the river. Bathrooms, and places to eat along the way. Great trail surface. Combine this with more