Overview

A peaceful walk to the River Raisin through a wetland habitat. This preserve is a great place to look for birds, turtles, and muskrats.

The observation deck provides a great place to sit back and take in the sounds of nature.

RATING
  • Scenery – 3
  • Trail Condition – 3
  • Quite/Solitude – 5
  • Difficulty – 1
  • Overall – 3

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The Walk

This park is a great place to take your children to explore the wet grassland riparian area along the slow-moving River Raisin. The walk is easy and it is not too far to the river banks from the parking lot. Fans of trains will get a great kick out of seeing the remnants of the abandoned rail line where it crosses the river.

A wide variety of birds, turtles, and river animals inhabit the area.

Where is this?

Facts

Address12639 Allen Road, Clinton, MI
Size58 Acres
Trail Length1 Mile Loop
HighlightsRemnants of a railroad trestle that was part of the Clinton Branch of the Michigan Southern Railroad
AccessUnpaved Parking Lot
AmenitiesNone
Feesnone
AccessibilityThe trail is well mowed, but not improved
Websitehttps://www.washtenaw.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Riverbend-Preserve-22
Maphttps://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCenter/View/1322/Riverbend-Preserve-Trail-Map-PDF
Best time to visitSpring and Summer
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