Head east to the water’s edge at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. This 938-acre park can meet your recreational needs on many fronts and keep your summer calendar full.
Macomb Orchard Trail Ride Through Macomb County's Farm Country by Melissa Roy, Executive Director of Advancing Macomb
Explore the Clinton River Water Trail with this resource from The Clinton River Watershed Council.
Take a paddle in a Voyageur canoe to learn about history and explore the marsh.
WXYZ-TV Detroit - Channel 7 profiles kayaking on the Clinton River.
"The Clinton River used to be considered the most polluted, but these days it's attracting tourism and kayakers."
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks invites you to participate in their Get Out & Play Trail Challenge from May 1 through November 1, 2018.
Established in 1879, Richmond, Michigan is a charming town in northeastern Macomb County. Take a tour to explore the community.
Check out Tom Janicki's wind and water adventures on Lake St. Clair.
The Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA) engages youth by inviting families out to Riverbends Park in Shelby Township for "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day."
Michael Green, a member of the Clinton River Area Mountain Biking Association, shares his passion for exercise, nature, and his favorite Macomb County trails.
Part 4 of our journey takes us to the North side of Macomb County. Here you can experience the feeling of what Michiganders refer to as being “up North.” The northern communities offer a historic charm, and quaint downtown avenues like in Armada, Richmond, and Romeo. Take a stroll through Anne’s photos that highlight our Macomb Orchard Trail; and escape into the wooded tranquility that is the North side!
You may be wondering how you can get to the Eastside on your ride. If you live on the West side of Macomb County, you can get all the way to Lake St. Clair on your bike! After you explore the Warren area, start your journey at our featured trailhead: Macomb Community College’s South Campus. From here you can ride west out to Roseville, St. Clair Shores, & Eastpointe. Part 3 of our Anne Nicolazzo exclusive photo feature will show you where and what to do when you venture through the South side communities, from west to east and back again!
Back for more fun? We thought you might be! This time we’re visiting the Mt. Clemens trailhead, just in time to celebrate the Mt. Clemens Bicentennial! Here you’ll find a collection of Anne Nicolazzo’s photos that highlight the beautiful downtown Mt. Clemens area, Lake St. Clair Metropark, and nearby Clinton Township.
Resident of St. Clair Shores, Marcie Keith shares her ice fishing experience on Lake St. Clair!
Anne Nicolazzo, a local freelance photographer and active member of the community, has shared some of her photos with us to showcase our featured trailheads on Eastside Out. Click here to view a collection of her work that highlights the Stony Creek Trailhead, and features landscape and recreation shots of the surrounding area: Shelby Township & Utica.
The Macomb Orchard Trail has been instrumental in my adventures through Northern Macomb County. Riding on MOT was blissful escape from the typical city riding and sidewalk surfing I was used to in other parts of the county. Whether it was a hot summer afternoon or a brisk fall day, picking up the trail in Richmond and riding to Armada was an escape from the day to day trappings of a hectic life.
With 32 miles of Lake St. Clair shoreline and 81 miles of the Clinton River traversing the county, Macomb County possesses a distinct fresh water advantage. The county is also equipped with 155 plus miles of non-motorized trials. These pedestrian and cyclists routes connect the county through some of the most scenic corridors bisecting farm fields and main streets.
The Green Macomb initiative was created by the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development to support green infrastructure efforts that strengthen the economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental well-being of the region.
Looking for the perfect gift for someone that you won't find anywhere else? Check out some of these unique shopping locations scattered throughout the East Side!
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I could not believe the stretch from Yates Cider Mill all the way down through the River Bends in Shelby into Downtown Utica. This is Detroit Areas best kept secret! Who knew that this type of white water adventure was in Macomb County, let alone anywhere in the midwest. Heck, I thought that Macomb County was where everyone goes to get out on Lake St. Clair, The Greatest Lake.
Living in Macomb offers a wide variety of bike and walking paths. This is a path that has a lot of character and is anything but boring. I lived in Sterling Heights for a couple years without knowing this was available to us. I hesitate to share how great it is, because I love the path so much it’s like my favorite secret!
Daytrip Overview Put In – Yates Cider Mill Pull Out – Heritage Park Distance – 5 hours at a leisurely paddle
In the highlight of my youthful prowess, I completed 8 Detroit Free Marathons, countless 5k and 10k races and thousands of miles running. Now that I am in the twilight of athletic agility, I need another slightly less physically demanding form of exercise. With the purchase of my specialized crossroads hybrid bike, my love affair with cycling began.