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Bike, jog, or scoot for miles in this perfect flat setting with a wide paved path. It connects to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee M
Atlanta, Georgia
Great place to walk or bike

The river front is beautiful with views of Canada and the Detroit river. It has a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Detroit, Michigan
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600 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243-1815
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 18, 2011

Paved walkway along Detroit River apparently runs for a few miles. With two little kids, we kept busy on just a short stretch of it. We parked (for free) at Rivard Plaza, just up from the Renaissance Center. There's a carousel there along with some...More

4  Thank vandebum
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

Not worth going to, but about the only thing to do in Detroit City with kids. Rode the people mover around the City to get a birds eye view of what the city was about and if there were any fun things going on. The...More

3  Thank RentStarAruba
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All reviews detroit river across the river the river walk nice walk rent a bike beautiful river renaissance center milliken state park great place to walk river front chene park hart plaza dequindre cut gm building ambassador bridge sunny day jazz festival
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bike, jog, or scoot for miles in this perfect flat setting with a wide paved path. It connects to the Dequindre Cut which takes you up to the famous Eastern Market. It extends from the Bridge to Canada almost to Bell Isle. The sculpted memorial...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The river front is beautiful with views of Canada and the Detroit river. It has a beautiful fountain, a Merry go round, and snack bar. At the other end at the GM building there are free summer concerts on the river front. Nice place to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very clean and beautiful to walk along the detroit river front and lit up very nicely at night

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Detroit RiverFront offers views of the river and of Windsor, Ontario. The views are nice but not overly stunning and the walk is fairly enjoyable. This is not a must visit but is nice if the weather is good or you have some free...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice area to stroll in if the weather allows for that. Some memorials that share some history of the area. There was some work performed on the nearest area to the river, still form the open parts you could enjoy a nice view of...More

Thank 194traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your walk and visit of the sites in Detroit on the RiverFront will be memories you will not forget!! Take pics!!

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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Really a beautiful way to spend a summer day. Beautiful view of the water and of Canada across the river. Places to sit, places to eat along the way. I saw security patrolling on bicycles which was a plus. Not that I didn't feel safe...More

Thank informer51
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Lovely safe area to walk down and see the views over the river to Windsor Canada and visit the renaissance centre, you can hire bikes or walk plenty of places to eat or drink.

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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Great place to take a stroll and take in the beauty of Detroit. If you have extra time I would highly recommend it.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Detroit's aggressive renewal is evinced in the enormous vision and execution of the Riverwalk. As a first-time visitor, I hit this location and all of the wonderful sites along the way, e.g., GM Renaissance Plaza, the State Harbor Park, et al. There are wonderful exhibits...More

Thank Craig H
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Swapna M
July 31, 2018|
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Response from clh3132017 | Reviewed this property |
As with any area in United States, your son should be cautious, especially leaving items visible in his vehicle. Thieves are everywhere. I have been living close to the river, near Belle Isle, and have not had any trouble... More
Swapna M
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Angela H | Reviewed this property |
It's as safe as any city. You need to always be aware of your surroundings, travel in groups if possible and always in well lit areas. We never felt there was a reason to think it was unsafe.
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Patty F | Reviewed this property |
From the Detroit riverfront site: • The following are prohibited: Swimming. Camping, campfires and grills. Alcoholic beverages. Panhandling or solicitation... More