This city is known as a friendly one to cyclists because of its wide bike lanes and flat roads, but this little corner of the city takes that up a notch. The Dequindre Cut has been a staple for about a decade now. It's the perfect blank canvas for a spring day when you're looking for things to do in Detroit

You can walk, run, bike, or rent a scooter and race your friends. You won't have to worry too much about running into someone because there are separate lanes for different types of traffic. 

There are seven entrances to the path throughout the city so you can enjoy the Cut no matter where you're going or where you're coming from.

Just like the rest of Detroit, the greenway is lined with amazing street art and murals. 

It's a hotspot for entrepreneurs, local photographers, and musicians looking to hold outdoor shows. Last summer, an adorable lemonade stand was also opened along the Cut.

The project was completed in a collaboration between the city and the same network that transformed the High Line in New York City to the tourist attraction and public good that it is today. 

As you walk along the path, you can make stops at different neighborhoods that it passes through.

There are tons of historical buildings, cultural centers, and shops in Eastern Market and Midtown to visit.

It's amazing to see so much community come out to get some fresh air together.

Other things to enjoy outside in Detroit include enjoying the flowers and the food at Eastern Market

The Dequindre Cut

Price: Free!

Address: You can enter the path near Eastern Market at Orleans and Wilkins. 

Why You Need To Go: This peaceful oasis in the middle of the city lets you take a break from a hectic life to get active and enjoy some fresh air. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.



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