Mohamed Bughrara // Reprinted from the Tri-City Record
With activities like kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking, camping, and fishing, Ann Arbor offers plenty of opportunities for urban outdoor adventure.
One of these adventures includes the 40-mile Border to Border Trail, commonly known locally as the B2B Trail, which traverses Washtenaw County, largely along the Huron River. It is one of many asphalt trails in the Ann Arbor area that are perfect for running, or biking.
Another amazing landmark is the 20,000-acre Waterloo Recreation Area, which has numerous campgrounds, picnic spots, and other amenities. The Lower Peninsula’s largest state park is located right here.
The Waterloo Recreation Area offers rustic, vintage, and modern campgrounds as well as overnight accommodations.
There are 11 inland lakes in the vicinity where you may go swimming, boating, and fishing. Moreover, there is horseback riding for beginners and experts alike.
Along the 104-mile water trail system that starts in Milford and ends in Flat Rock at Lake Erie, the five Huron River Water Trail towns are connected: Ann Arbor, Milford, Dexter, Ypsilanti, and Flat Rock.
The Huron River Water Path offers visitors the chance to explore the five towns that make up the water trail as well as paddle inland along the Huron River. So be sure to check it out as the end of summer is fast approaching.