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Detroit Heritage River Water Trail
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Detroit Heritage River Water Trail

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The Detroit Heritage River Water Trail is one of Michigan’s most dynamic and diverse water trails, traveling past the urban areas of downtown Detroit and the serene areas of the International Wildlife Refuge. The water trail is organized into four distinct paddling segments.

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Detroit River

The Belle Isle/Detroit segment travels around Historic Belle Isle, providing great views of the island (including the historic Detroit Yacht Club), the Detroit skyline and Canada. This 7-mile trail segment also provides a great opportunity to observe freighters from the water.