Eastern Market/Lafayette Park/Rivertown
Detroit’s premier greenway opened before Manhattan’s High Line, which is reason enough to celebrate the forward-thinking project. It’s a great place to spend a sunny day during all seasons -- bike, walk, skate, jog, or gallop along the trench, which formerly served as a Grand Trunk Western Railroad line. The 1.35mi paved path is surrounded by neatly manicured grass, street art, and a uniquely Detroit feel. The trail ends at William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor, a riverfront park that offers great views of Downtown Detroit, Belle Isle, and Windsor’s premier whiskey distilleries: Canadian Club and Hiram Walker & Sons. To extend the walk and the date, grab a beer or two at the Atwater Brewery tap room, not far from where the path ends.