North Bay Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ypsilanti, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length1.4 miElevation gain75 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyRiverViews
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SEASONAL CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. For more information, please visit: https://www.ypsireal.com/listing/north-bay-park/1778/ Users recommend going counter-clockwise around the main loop, the first 0.4 mile is a boardwalk over the bay, with a nice observation tower at the end. The rest of the loop is a series of pretty arched bridges connecting a sequence of narrow islands.

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Sierra Sharpe
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Walking

Great loop, mostly easy. The first 500 steps or so are a steep downhill, so last 500 steps are a steep uphill. Love the boardwalk circling the lake, great views. One portion is very close to the highway, therefore noisy. Lots of benches and picnic tables along the way.

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Alexa Gates
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Hiking

This is one of my favorite trails for the views. It’s pretty easy, too

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leila a
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Hiking

The geese are nesting along the lakeside trail right now and they WILL come at you!!

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Stephen Chueh
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nice walk, very close to I-94, somewhat noisy.

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Bill Cunnien
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Amanda Scheffler
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Hiking

Nice boardwalks and bridges

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Seriaco Kaholi
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HikingNo shade

Great place for an easy walk but very nice . Also found a nice fishing area here as well .

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Scott Bertsch
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Good

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Sarah Jacobus
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amazing as always

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sean duba
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it was a good hike

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Amanda Maue
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Richard Smith
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Anne Sales
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Bill Romine
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WalkingGreat!

Moderate down hill walk to the lake. Nice walk around lake. The walk back up the hill will give the heart a good workout.

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Angelica Ramirez
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Hiking

Lots of wildlife. Beautiful day. Love the obstacles added bonus.

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Nate Abaloz
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Nature tripsGreat!

Beautiful trail and very well kept!

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Stephanie Trax
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Bird watchingFee

pros: Great place for seeing birds I don't usually see. The entire loop was the perfect length...not too long for my kids. Unique in that it's mostly on the boardwalk/islands. At end of the trail was a nice little playground for the kids. cons:. right next to I-94. Near the end of the loop it's quite loud, and you can hear it throughout. But it's a small price to pay for a unique birding spot so close to home.

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Erika Knickerbocker
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Walking

The only thing I don't like about this trail is how much road noise there is in places. Once you get past those areas, it's lovely. I particularly love the boardwalk section, always fun to spend some time looking for turtles and frogs in the lily pads.

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Stephanie Dalmacio
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Hiking

Beautiful

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james Birchfield
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very interesting tr

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Hal S
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Tim Scott
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HikingMuddy

Love the bridges, boardwalk, and lake. Has stretching/exercise stations along the way. There’s always other people there but it usually doesn’t feel too crowded

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Keith Terry
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Sky Li
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Crystal Nance-Panek
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WalkingGreat!

beautiful trail with a lot of variety from an exercise trail, half mile board walk, bridges, and large lake. lots of tables and benches for a great picnic or whatever you want.

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Brianna Dobbs
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Backpacking

Beautiful trail, kind of busy. If you’re bringing dogs, watch out for poop and don’t let them in the water. There’s signs warning or algae blooms.

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Kevin Peck
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Hiking

The trail and park are nice, however, hard to get to the park via bike. Free entrance and exit ramps right outside the park and a pretty busy state highway that’s the only direct access to the park.

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Mark Main
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Hiking

This is a beautiful little trail with some really nice views. Plenty of wildlife (deer, swans, cranes, turtles, ducks, geese) make it feel like you are pretty far from the city. Plenty of poop on the trail, geese and dog (seriously, please pick up after your dog, not cool), but it didn't ruin the hike. This is a nice little gem hidden in the area.

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RK AS
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Walking

Beautiful walk in a very distinct scenery with swans, ducks and storks.

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Arline Woodard
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This trail is so beautiful and peaceful. Only one negative and that's the goose poop dodge, about one 16th of a mile. It's not a long stretch but my goodness its quite a bit.

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