Escape to nature at these Ypsilanti parks and trails! With wheelchair-friendly paths, single-track biking, and ultimate nature escapes, find it here in Ypsi.  

Grab a latte before your morning stroll or work up an appetite and make dinner plans. When you’re ready to explore, visit these top spots:  

North Bay Park    

North bay park overlook

North Bay Park offers a nature escape just minutes from downtown Ypsilanti. Unwind with Ford Lake views, wildlife spotting, and boardwalks within and around the lake. 


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The serene 1.4-mile loop includes stretching stations for long-distance enthusiasts, and the park’s wheelchair-friendly amenities include spacious pathways and observation point, with an accessible parking lot and entrance. 

Rolling Hills County Park & Water Park 

Rolling Hills disc golf course

Rolling Hills County Park is a Michigan destination for year-round family fun. Take the accessible, paved trail with overlooks, or winding paths, or a three-mile biking trail. Try your hand at the disc-golf courses, softball field, and fishing pond. In the summer, enjoy the epic water park for a top spot to cool off.  

Hewens Creek Park 

Large tree at hewens creek park

Hewens Creek Park is the ideal spot for bird watching, hiking for beginners, and single-track biking. Nature lovers can explore dense, wooded trails (don’t forget the bug spray), or hike the trail to Rolling Hills County Park for a longer adventure.  

Riverside Park

Riverside Park sets the scene for your perfect Ypsilanti visit. Located along the Border-to Border Trail, you’ll love views of the Huron River and its central location between downtown Ypsi and Depot Town.  


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Ypsi’s famous ‘tridge’, connects the park to Frog Island and Depot Town for access to Ypsilanti restaurants and shops. Step into the antique stores nearby! Parking is limited after 8pm and weekends. View the latest parking updates.

County-Wide: Border to Border Trail

Spanning over 11 miles in Ypsilanti alone, the Border-to-Border Trail connects cities across Washtenaw County. The B2B Trail offers 35 miles of accessible pathways and is wheelchair and mobility assistant device friendly.  

Hammocking at Riverside Park

For longer distances, start in Chelsea or Dexter and end in Ypsilanti. Use the access points along the trail for a shorter route. We recommend lunch at a surrounding trail destination along the way. 


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