Things to do in Detroit

Travel the Motor City by bike

Perhaps surprisingly given its industrial reputation, Detroit is one of the world’s best biking cities. It has extensive cycling networks together with greenways and trails, and the city’s biking history stretches back to the late 19th century. Speak to the guys at Wheelhouse Detroit ( to get yourself sorted with some wheels.

Take to the water in a kayak

You don’t necessarily have to go out to the Great Lakes to take to the waters. Kayak tours of the East River are available, taking you along the network of Creekside canals. Many tours, such as those provided by Riverside Kayak Connection (tel: +1 734 285 2925; depart from Belle Isle State Park.

Taste the best wine Michigan has to offer

Michigan has a thriving wine industry, and there is no shortage of places to sample a few vintages. Most of the region’s 60 wineries offer free tastings, and you can find out the whats and the wheres from Detroit Wine Tasting (

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