Macomb County Trail Network
No matter if you prefer to paddle, walk, run, bike, rollerblade or skateboard, there’s room for you to get outdoors and move your body throughout the Macomb County trail network. From dedicated loops in local parks to the 24-mile Macomb Orchard Trail, there are many types of pathways for non-motorized travel. Don’t wait, be sure to take advantage of all that local trails have to offer!
All trails open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. While on the trail, be sure to observe all traffic safety rules when approaching an intersection. All pets must be on a leash and be sure to bring supplies so that you can clean up after them. Since these are multi-use, non motorized trails, walkers have the right of way. Lastly, be aware of your surroundings and call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency.
Macomb Orchard Trail
The Macomb Orchard Trail is a 24- mile hike and bike path that starts at 24 Mile Road and Dequindre in Shelby Township and travels through Romeo, Armada and ends in the City of Richmond. The trail was built on an abandoned railroad, originally called the Michigan Air-Line Railway. Trail users can expect to experience urban landscapes, wide open spaces, tunnels of tree canopy, quaint small towns, and of course, orchards and farms. This cross-county trail also connects users to over 180-miles of regional non-motorized trail networks.
Iron Belle Trail
Macomb County will soon be connected to the Iron Belle Trail, a 2,000 mile trail under development by the state of Michigan which begins on Belle Isle in Detroit and will end in the western tip of the Upper Peninsula. Planned routes are under development in parts of Warren, Center Line and Sterling Heights. For more information, please visit https://greenwaycollab.com/ironbelle/
Coastal Lake St. Clair
There are designated trails throughout Macomb County alongside Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River and its tributaries. These are designed specifically for people using small watercrafts like kayaks, canoes, single sail boats and rowboats. These water trails feature well-developed access and launch points; significant historical, environmental or cultural points of interest; and in many cases nearby amenities such as restaurants, hotels and campgrounds. Whether you are navigating the Clinton River or heading out to Lake St. Clair, sit back, relax and don't forget your sunscreen.
Main Branch of the Clinton River
The Main Branch of the Clinton River is navigable by paddle boats all the way from Yates Cider Mill near Dequindre Rd. for 32 linear miles all the way to the mouth of the river at Harley Ensign DNR Boat Launch. There are eight (8) public paddle boat launches in Utica, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Mt. Clemens, and Harrison Township. The Clinton River spillway is also open to paddling.
Huron-Clinton Metropark Trails
Macomb County is the home to three Huron Clinton Metroparks. With over 8,000 acres to explore, friends and family can enough the day hiking nature trails, kayaking the lake, or enjoying a picnic on the beach. With a little bit of everything, be sure to add Lake St. Clair Metropark, Stony Creek Metropark and Wolcott Mill Metropark to your summer to-do list.