Now that the temps are starting to fall a bit, it's time to squeeze in some more outdoorsy stuff before it gets really frigid around here. Thankfully, there are lots of options that can help even the most jaded soul to appreciate the great outdoors in Southeast Michigan.
First up, fun for two-wheelers. There are two rides in Detroit on the 19th: Programs to Educate All Cyclists
' (PEAC) Celebration of Cycling, which utilizes Hines Drive, and the Tour de Troit
, which offers riders the option of a 30-mile or Metric Century tour of the D.
The Clinton River Trail
Fall Classic is set for September 26, a great chance to experience a lovely trail if you haven't checked it out in a while.
On foot, the Sierra Club's Southeast Michigan Group
has you covered. Just a sampling: September 6 at Independence Oaks, September 12 at Maybury State Park, the 26th at Potawatomi State Park and the 27th in the environs of the Fairlane Mansion in Dearborn. Find out details here
Last but not least, take to the waters. Riverside Kayak Connection
in Wyandotte has a Detroit River sunset tour at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. You can also arrange a group outing for $35 per person for a group of four or more that takes in Humbug Marsh, the lower Huron River, Grassy Island, or Mud Island. Call 734-285-2925 to make arrangements.
Get out there -- and appreciate what this area has to offer -- before frosty winter gets you couch-bound!Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh