In the early days of Detroit, we were always told that “the Cut” wasn’t a place to hang out, especially alone. Those days are gone! There’s now a paved bikeway, lights for the evening, and even a shipping container bar called The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard. Entrance ramps to the Cut are located at Atwater Street, Franklin Street, Woodbridge Street, Lafayette Street, Gratiot Avenue, Wilkins Street and Mack Avenue. And if you want to work off your picnic, you can always rent a bike from Wheelhouse Detroit, or hit up your nearest MoGo station.