Trip Planner:   USA  /  Michigan  /  Detroit  /  Detroit RiverFront

Detroit RiverFront, Detroit

4.6
Mingle with the locals, enjoy the views, and go for a stroll along Detroit RiverFront. This is one of the most popular hangout spots in the city, and you'll see many people fishing, jogging, and riding bikes next to the water. It's hard to beat this spot's views of Windsor, Ontario, on the Canadian side of the Detroit River. Choose a restaurant for a meal or a drink, or hop onto one of the boat tours if you're up for some sightseeing. The riverfront regularly hosts different events, celebrations, and music festivals. Check the events schedule online if you want to plan your visit accordingly, and join the party at the riverfront. Plan my day in Detroit using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Create an itinerary including Detroit RiverFront
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Detroit RiverFront Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,358 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The Detroit River walk is a lively and nice place for a long walk bike ride or scooter i was on the US side and canada is just a stones through away  more »
  • I was here on a business trip and had the opportunity to walk down by the river and it is absolutely beautiful they have seats and they even have a water fountain that kids playing in they also have a...  more »
Google
  • We went on the first day of the river days . the weather was absolutely perfect . The parking sucked and they had absolutely no parking for handicapped . I actually thought that that was illegal . There was plenty of empty room on Jefferson further east but we were told that the cars were being tagged and towed. There should have been handicap parking very close either in with the volunteers were parked or on the street . I was on a cane and my friend actually had to put a scooter together to get there. Absolutely not user-friendly and not everybody could enjoy it . The riverfront is beautiful ! But very difficult to get there in the grounds were very wet so it was very difficult to maneuver why we were there . The food was delicious ! Great idea for the park .
  • The Conservancy's vision early on, to rebuild and preserve the Detroit river front land for public access is a gift like none other to the people in southeastern Michigan and visitors. They are continuing to expand and renovate while keeping the area clean and accessible to all.
Places to stay near Detroit RiverFront

Plan your trip to Detroit

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Detroit

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Detroit

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
3.3
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Detroit

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Detroit

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
3.8
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Detroit

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Detroit

4.7
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h