The Border-to-Border Trail is a stretch of non-motorized, shared-use path connecting Washtenaw County communities along the Huron River Greenway with communities the Huron Waterloo Pathways, and ultimately the State of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. More than 24 miles of paved, shared-use paths exist as a part of the B2B today, with more to come. View a map of the trail at the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission website.
Explore the Border-to-Border Trail by hiking, running, using a bike or in-line skates. The trail is accessible in various places throughout the county, including Argo and Gallup Parks in Ann Arbor (both of which have parking areas). See some destinations along the trail here.
The Huron River Greenway is a collection of parks and preserved land along twenty miles of trails. The Border-to-Border Trail aims to connect these spaces - all the way from one end of Washtenaw County to the other. Highlights of the trail include:
- Ypsilanti's Depot Town - a historic area filled with unique shops, dining, and museums.
- Dexter-Huron Metropark - a haven for geocachers, picknickers, and lovers of the outdoors, this park features dense forests and a gentle section of the Huron River.
- Hudson Mills Metropark - a vast recreational area featuring golf, disc golf, and lots of trails - and a favorite spot for anglers, hikers and bird-watchers.
- Argo Dam - cross over on a bridge suited only for non-motorized users, for a serene and unique view of the Huron River. Argo Dam sits in the Huron River at the upriver end of Ann Arbor.
- Argo Cascades - man-made rapids and a livery for exploring the Huron River Water Trail by kayak.
- Eastern Michigan University - the trail runs right alongside the arboreal EMU campus in historic Ypsilanti.
- Nichols Arboretum - this beautiful garden is part of the University of Michigan and features a renowned peony garden and much more, right in downtown Ann Arbor.
The Border-to-Border Trail features interpretive signs and easily-identifiable maps and signs to make using the trail easy and fun. Learn more about the Border-to-Border Trail at the Washtenaw County Parks website.