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With the beautiful River Rouge, River Canard, and the Ecorse River as its tributaries, the Detroit River and its surrounding environs are soaked in natural magnificence. One of the busiest waterways in the world, the river has been heavily polluted, but over the last few decades, major efforts have been made to clean it up and restore it to its natural state. The river has become a major commercial hub over the years, with a number of hotels and commercial buildings cashing in on its beauty. Cruises like The Detroit Princess Riverboat evinces wonderful sights of Detroit's riverfront. Within the river, numerous picturesque islands such as Belle Isle and Grosse Isle are arrayed, which are always buzzing with activity. Looming over the rippling waters are a string of bridges, which make it all the more scenic. Designated an American Heritage River, Detroit River is one of the most treasured sites in the country.
This musical coliseum nestled on the Detroit River's shore is one of the most sought after venues for concerts. Cool breezes waft off the water, Canada's shoreline provides the backdrop, and a wide range of national and local acts provides the hot music. Chene Park offers a covered pavilion and lawn seating for its entertaining shows. Though jazz, blues and soul rule the roost here, contemporary shows are also more than welcome. VIP packages are available for an exclusive show experience. No wonder it is one of the impressive places for music.
For a blockbuster fix while on holiday, book a seat at SilverCity Windsor. With an exciting schedule of new releases, great sound and tech systems and menu of must-have refreshments, this is the place to go for fun time in the city. For tickets and more, call ahead.
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.
William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor is Michigan's first state park to be built in an urban area. It is located along Detroit's International Riverfront and its entrance is marked by a Conical light-house tower. The park comprises of the St. Aubin Park and Marina, and much of the parks portion has been redeveloped and restored as wetlands, with a view to attract migratory birds. The park is an idea spot for family picnics, fishing and boating trips and also bike riding. It is a must visit attraction while in Detroit.
In the summer months, take a two-hour tour of one of the world's busiest international waterways, the Detroit River. This fun cruise leaves twice a day from docks in two locations, The Upper Detroit River Tour departs from Detroit's Rivard Plaza while the Lower Detroit River Tour departs from Bishop Park in Wyandotte. The ships Diamond Jack and Diamond Queen have sailed the Great Lakes for many years and are Coast Guard approved. The Detroit tour passes by modern downtown Detroit and along the Canadian shore passing under the famous Ambassador Bridge.