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Hit the trail: Fun biking areas in southern Michigan

There are many biking trails located in southern Michigan.

There are many biking trails located in southern Michigan.

When considering moving to the Detroit area, you may want to bring along your mountain bike, as well as your moving containers. This is because there are plenty of trails that can be traversed by biking throughout this part of the Wolverine State. If you contact your moving company, it may be possible to get to your new destination even quicker so you can try out the many trails in the area.

Huron Valley Trail
One spot you may want to check out first is the Huron Valley Trail. This is actually a series of trails that goes through multiple cities, according to MetroParent.com. The areas are spread throughout Milford, Wixom and Lyon Township, and span approximately 25 miles. The trails could be good for those who are seasoned veterans who like to bike, or even those who are occasional bikers. This entire area is paved, so it may be an even better choice for more novice riders.

Clinton River Trail
If you plan to live in Oakland County, then you may want to check out the Clinton River Trail. This biking area stretches more than 16 miles, according to CBS Detroit. It may be a good place to check out, especially if you live in one of the cities it runs through such as Pontiac, Auburn Hills and Sylvan Lake, among others. This area used to be a railroad, and it allows riders to bike along the Clinton River. It can be quite scenic, as you can ride by many parks in the area.

Macomb Orchard Trail
Another long trail that heads by the Clinton River could be a run rise, as well. This paved trail is known as the Macomb Orchard Trail. It is more than 23 miles long, according to MetroParent.com, and it is quite level for most of the ride, which may be better for those who don't want a ride that is too arduous. There are both forest and city sections of the trail, which could give you multiple options to ride.

Southwest Detroit/Dearborn Greenway
Whether you are in Detroit or Dearborn, you may want to check out the local Greenway. This spot has a trail that connects multiple parks in the two cities, according to CBS Detroit. Currently both Lapeer Park in Dearborn and Patton Park in Detroit are the main fixtures on this trail, but a much wider plan is underway to extend these areas. This could make the trail fun now, but even more rewarding down the road.

Corktown Bike Lanes
If you are in Detroit, then you also may benefit from seeing the Corktown Bike Lanes. This spot connects Corktown, the oldest section of Detroit, with Mexicantown, another section of the city. Overall, this area spans 16 miles, and according to MetroParent.com, this is a spot that may have a connection to other major biking areas in the city soon.

Kensington Metropark
Another option for those who love hitting the trails may be the Kensington Metropark. There is a trail that stretches more than 8 miles, and according to CBS Detroit, it may be a good plan to be a bit more advanced on this trail, as there are some notably difficult inclines. The area is also a nice change from the more metro options on this list, as it is a bit more natural. The trail stretches around Kent Lake, and it may be exactly what a cyclist is looking for when hanging around the Milford area for a little while.