Metro Detroit is sprinkled with a variety of parks and recreational spaces that invite you to chill out and enjoy nature in whatever way you prefer no matter the season. Sun on the beach, splash in the lake, sink a few putts, enjoy a hayride, show off your sit spin on the ice rink or just stop and listen to the birds sing … the list goes on and on.
Lake Erie Metropark
Lake Erie Metroparks offers walking trails, a wave pool and boat access to the mighty Great Lake Erie. (DW)
Oakland County Parks
Oakland County Parks include a baker’s dozen of locations so we’ll just offer the general link so you can scan the impressive list for yourself. (O)
Lake St. Clair Metropark
Lake St. Clair Metropark is home to one of the Detroit area’s best beaches. (M)
The Detroit International RiverWalk
More than five miles of path for walking, biking and just relaxing on the Detroit riverfront. (DD)
Campus Martius Park
A central gathering spot downtown with ice rink in the winter and free concerts and festivities in the summer. (DD)
Belle Isle Park
Belle Isle is the most visited state park in Michigan, featuring the Anna Whitcomb Conservatory, Nature Zoo, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, aquarium and a driving range. (DD)
Proud Lake Recreation
An outdoor paradise complete with swimming, hiking, fishing, camping and much more (GN)
“I love the weekends in Detroit. Concerts, sporting events, great people, food, and drinks!” – John E.
Book a dinner cruise or go for a late-night moonlight party aboard the Detroit Princess. The five-story riverboat is back in action for the season.
Fall is in full swing and that means Detroit Red Wings hockey at The Joe. No ticket? Cobo Joe's is a surefire hot spot on game days.
Watch Discover the D TV to learn all about the hidden gems and history that our city has to offer.