Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Exploring the Dequindre Cut

Photo Credit: Camera Jesus

Looking for a bit of nature in the city? Check out the Dequindre Cut Greenway, better known as the Dequindre Cut. The 1.35 mile paved path features a juxtaposition of graffiti murals and mature perennials for a scenic Sunday stroll, or an inspiring workout. For those weekend warriors who want to double down on their fitness, the trail offers a Fit Park, donated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Bicycles are also available for rent at Wheelhouse Detroit’s Riverfront Location.

According to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the Dequindre Cut used to be a Grand Trunk Railroad line. The sub level trail gives guests a unique view of the city, with plenty of park benches and green space to take it all in. Check out some of the events listed below to explore the Dequindre Cut with likeminded urban adventurers.

The Details
Commuting to the Dequindre Cut? Park for free in the Rivard Plaza lot and follow the Dequindre Trail Extension. For more information, including a map, visit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

Hank and Jon on the Dequindre Trail Extension
Photo Credit: KT

Upcoming Events
Sunday, July 19th- Pack Walk with Canine to Five
Bring your dog, comfy shoes, and lots of water! The RiverFront Canine Club walks either the Dequindre Cut or the RiverWalk toward Joe Louis Arena. See Canine to Five’s Facebook page or the Meetup App for more details on this regularly occurring event.

Thursday, August 20th- Soiree on the Greenway
Riviere28 describes itself as the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s “young and active professionals auxiliary.” The group’s event will feature local art, food trucks, and live entertainment to raise money for the Conservancy. Ticket information will be posted on the Riviere28 Facebook page.


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