Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more individuals to dust off their bikes, get outside, and give biking a try.
From recreational riders to race enthusiasts, Canton Trails offer the perfect location for cycling accessibility and fun outdoor recreation. The ITC Corridor Trail, Canton’s most recently developed trail system, is approximately 3 miles long and connects the Lower Rouge Trail to both Flodin Park and Griffin Park.
Additional trails within Canton include the Fellows Creek Wetland Nature Trail at Flodin Park, which runs one-third of a mile in length. Park connections that these pathways link are various natural areas that are part Canton’s growing water trail network, which is an established contiguous waterway or series of waterways that is open to recreational use by paddlers. The Lower Rouge Trail currently runs approximately four miles in length, with its trailhead located on Morton-Taylor Road, north of Michigan Avenue and offers convenient parking and easy access to the trail system. The Lower Rouge Trail currently interconnects Canton’s Heritage Park with the I-275 Metro Trail.
The I-275 Metro Trail offers approximately six miles of non-motorized pathways in Canton. This 31-mile pathway follows along the I-275 expressway throughout Oakland, Wayne, and Monroe Counties. This major artery for recreation and non-motorized transportation currently links 13 communities along the way. This paved asphalt trail runs from the intersection of 12-Mile Road and Meadowbrook Road in Novi to the Huron River in Huron Township, intersecting the Hines Park Trail, Lower Rouge Trail and Downriver Linked Greenways Trail along the way. This I-275 bikeway connects these communities and their trails for an enhanced Southeast Michigan regional trails network that increases opportunities for recreation, conservation, and non-motorized transportation.
Combined, all of these trails in Canton offer nearly 15 miles of non-motorized pathways for outdoor recreation and connectivity throughout the community. For more information on Canton Trails, visit www.cantonfun.org or call the Canton Park Office at 734/394-5310.