Wandering Wednesday: The Clinton River Trail

The Clinton River Trail. Back in it’s heyday it was a railroad but now it’s a hiking trail. The trail extends across Oakland County Michigan through suburban, urban and rural areas of the norther suburbs of Detroit. The entire trail is about 16 miles long or 25.75 Km for the rest of you out inContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: The Clinton River Trail”

Wandering Wednesday: Cranberry Lake Park

This time around my wandering brought me to a small park located in Oakland Township Michigan called Cranberry Lake Park. Cranberry Lake park encompasses about 213 acres of land. The trail loop itself is about 1.8 miles long or 2.89 km for the rest of you in the world. While on my hiking excursion IContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Cranberry Lake Park”

Wandering Wednesday: Hiking Excursion on the Blue Heron Lagoon Trail

The Blue Heron Lagoon Trail is a hiking trail located on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit Michigan. The trail is about 2.2 Miles or 3.54 Km in length. The trail loops or at least it does on google maps but more on that later. Finding the trailhead can be a bit difficult as itContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Hiking Excursion on the Blue Heron Lagoon Trail”

Hiking Excursion: Indian Springs Metropark

These photos were captured back in May 2021. Indian springs Metro Park is located in White Lake Michigan and is about an hours drive from downtown Detroit. The park encompasses over 2215 acres of land most of which is in the woods. Overall I was quite impressed with the trails here at this park. AlthoughContinue reading “Hiking Excursion: Indian Springs Metropark”

Barton Nature Area

Authors Note: Photos were originally captured in May 2021 The Barton nature Area is a 98 acre park located along the Huron River in Ann Arbor Michigan. The area is known for the Barton Dam. Why then did i not include a picture of the Dam? Well in truth I’m just using it as anContinue reading “Barton Nature Area”

Adventures in Stony Creek: The Osprey Trail

The weather was so nice and sunny yesterday and I knew that if i did not head out to go hiking at that moment, I’d regret it later. So why take the chance? The Osprey trail of Stony Creek is about a 2 mile hike that loops around the western portion of Stony Creek Lake.Continue reading “Adventures in Stony Creek: The Osprey Trail”

The “Secret” Nature Study Area

I guess it’s not really much of a secret if there’s a giant sign pointing the place out. Anyways, nothing like a weekend hike after a stressful work week! My latest excursion was to the Nature Study Area of Macomb Community College Center Campus which is located in the city of Clinton Township Michigan. SinceContinue reading “The “Secret” Nature Study Area”

Don Green Way Nature Trail

Update: I finally got around to whom exactly Do Green is. Or I guess i should say was, as he past away back in August 2019. Evidently he was active with the Clinton Township Historical Society and did research with regards to the canal. You can read his obituary here: https://www.vickfuneralhome.com/obituary/donald-green Author’s Note: I’m notContinue reading “Don Green Way Nature Trail”

A Weekend at The Clinton River Park Main Trail

This is one of those places that I continue to come back to because of how local it is but it’s also an area where I spent a good portion of my youth. So writing about this is giving me all the feels right now. Located in Sterling Heights Michigan this trail is approximately 4.5Continue reading “A Weekend at The Clinton River Park Main Trail”