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Located on the banks of Detroit River, the Dieppe Gardens were named so after the members of the Canadian military who died after landing at Dieppe, France during World War II. Besides boasting of monuments to the Canadian Air Force, Navy and Military, the park also features a Peace Beacon. Waterfalls and ponds add to the aesthetic appeal of the gardens as well. Other features of the park include picnic benches and tables, concession stands and a launch site for cruise ships. Whether you are in the mood to soak up the fresh summer breeze, take leisure strolls or simply enjoy scenic river views, head to the Dieppe Gardens.
The Windsor Riverfront is a great place to take a walk along the Detroit River, go for a run or a bike ride or simply enjoy the view of the skyline across the river. At one time it used to be a group of smaller parks connected seamlessly together. There is a bicycle trail that extends from the Ambassador Bridge at Riverside Drive to Lincoln Street with a distance of 5 miles (8 kilometers).
Few cities have anything as splendid as this nearly 1000 acre (404.68 hectares) island park. Accessible by the MacArthur Bridge, Belle Isle has been a favorite place for relaxation and recreation, plus it's a great spot to watch the ore freighters gliding down the river. Around the island, there is a beach, a conservatory, formal gardens, an old lighthouse, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, lagoons, picnic areas, and much more. The Scott Fountain, with its imposing gargoyles, provides a great evening light show. Entry to the park itself is free, however there is a fee for vehicles entering the park.
Located inside the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, Adventure Bay Family Water Park is a great place for the entire family. This indoor waterpark is clean and very well maintained. It has many rides that are sure to make the little ones oblivious to time. Charming decorations make for an endearing wave pool, which is quite vast and therefore perfect for your entire group. Slides at the Adventure Bay Family Water Park include giants like the Python and the Whizzard, both of which will thrill daredevils. The Flowrider is another fun ride and better suited to a general crowd. If you come with toddlers, take them to the Tot Loch, a cute play area designed for younger children. Thanks to these aforementioned features Adventure Bay Family Water Park is recognized as one of Windsor's popular amusement parks.
This 63-ft. lighthouse in Milliken State Park is a replica of the larger Tawas Point Lighthouse located about three hours north of Detroit. While Tawas Point looks majestically over Lake Huron and functions, this one here is not accessible, but it serves as a beacon for vessels entering and exiting the marina. Additionally, the lighthouse deck provides great views of Windsor, Canada across the river and it's just one of the many highlights along Detroit's riverwalk.
This promenade in Downtown Detroit runs along the Detroit River from the Joe Louis Arena to Rivard Plaza. The RiverWalk is a popular destination for various activities including walking, jogging, and rollerblading. The RiverWalk passes through and by a number of area landmarks, including the Tri-Centennial State Park Lighthouse, the Detroit River and Hart Plaza with its Underground Railroad Memorial. It's a great destination for the whole family, and even includes a spouting fountain for kids and people of all ages to play in on a hot day.