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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.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

walking

bird watching

river

views

This park is closed during the winter. 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.

road biking
1 month ago

completed this trail while linking/connecting to numerous others in the area.

hiking
icy
1 month ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful fall!

hiking
bridge out
no shade
off trail
8 months ago

can rvcue to vvv HV vv

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Super cute. Swan nesting right by the lake path

hiking
11 months ago

It’s a nice trail and paved for the most part. Nice that has a lake on each side but can be a little chilly

gorgeous paths and bridges on the water. wish they had more trail signs.

hiking
snow
Wed Mar 06 2019

Not much here in the winter. The park is closed, so you have about 0.2miles walk from parking in the commuter lot back to the park's parking lot. The main loop of the trail is only 1 mile, with about 1/4-mile from the parking lot to the loop, making 1.5 miles total (1.9 if from the commuter lot). Adding the out-and-back section along the northeast side of the bay adds almost a mile. However, it is directly adjacent to I-94. Might be worth checking it out in Spring/Summer, certainly wasn't today. 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. If there are lots of waterfowl in the Summer, this might be an interesting hike.

hiking
snow
Tue Feb 19 2019

Very icy under the snow. Only saw 2 other people the whole time.

hiking
Tue Nov 06 2018

This place is super beautiful and relaxing... I highly recommend this place...

walking
Sun Mar 25 2018

Great park with lots of water and bridges to explore. Usually busy with people and close to expressway. Although it does not ruin the aesthetic of the park.

walking
Thu Oct 19 2017

Beautiful Park and very clean.

Sun Sep 17 2017

lovely scenery, and we have hidden a geocache in this park. some wooden trails need to be fixed, but the township is pretty good about repairs.

walking
Sun Aug 27 2017

Really nice walking/running path. You don't have to pay to get into the park if you're willing to park outside of the park entrance and walk an extra few hundred yards.

walking
Wed Aug 09 2017

Super easy trail, but it's a nice escape from the city and not too far of a drive.

hiking
Sat Jul 29 2017

this is an easy trail with lots of scenic water views. this is a great place for bird watching.

walking
Thu Jul 27 2017

Definitely an easy trail, but beautiful and a nice getaway from the city!

Mon May 29 2017

Nice area to walk around. $3 to park, or free parking with a short walk.

Mon Apr 17 2017

Beautiful place for a walk/day hike. lots of scenery and wildlife.

Sun Apr 16 2017

great trail with amazing views but more like 1.5 miles not the 1.9 listed.

Fri Sep 16 2016

Grreat little loop trail.

walking
Fri Aug 05 2016

Right off the expressway so you do have some noise to contend with, but the pretty lake makes up for it. Plenty of wildlife to keep little ones looking around, lots of geese so keep your kids close and watch out for goose poop. There is also a playground for when the kids are out of school

Tue Jul 05 2016

This is a favorite trail of ours. you never know what animals you will see along the trail, but there's always something to see. It is a relatively busy trail, but you are able to spread out and take your time. our kids, 8 & 11, beg to go here.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
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hiking
11 days ago

walking
14 days ago

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