The top-ranked riverwalk in the entire country is in Michigan
DETROIT - The people have spoken and the Detroit Riverwalk is the top-ranked riverwalk in the entire country. It just won the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest and it’s not the first time. More than three and a half million people stroll up and down the Detroit Riverwalk each year. The riverwalk also won the same contest from USA Today in 2021 and 2022 making it a three-peat for the popular Michigan attraction.mlive.com
Where to eat and drink on the Detroit Riverwalk
One of the most beautiful places in Detroit to spend a summer evening is on the Detroit Riverwalk. You can walk, bike, or even roller skate down the riverside, but the fun doesn’t have to end there. There’s also a growing food scene! We spoke to the experts at the Riverfront Conservancy to find out where you can dine and drink along the riverwalk.
Detroit Riverwalk repeats as best Riverwalk in America
The Detroit Riverwalk attracts 3.5 million visitors annually. Courtesy Photo The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy recently announced the Detroit Riverwalk has been named Best Riverwalk in the 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. It is the second year in a row the Detroit Riverwalk has earned the recognition. “We are thrilled to be votedgrossepointenews.com
Our View: ‘Our’ Riverwalk best in the USA
“From worst to first.” That’s how one leader of the Detroit Riverwalk project described the journey from the project’s infancy to its winning Best Riverwalk in America. The award was part of the 2021 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award. It’s been expanding ever since and, among other features, passes through the state’s first urban state park, the Milliken State Park and Harbor. Winners were chosen by popular vote, which means the Detroit Riverwalk needed — and got — terrific local support. But, as folks around here know, the Riverwalk has always been a winner.grossepointenews.com
Detroit Riverwalk is best in America
The first segment of the Detroit Riverwalk opened in 2006, and its growing popularity has encouraged millions of visitors to visit its plazas, pavilions and greenspaces. Continuous effort and improvements have so robustly bettered the area that the Detroit Riverwalk recently was named the 2021 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award winner as the Best Riverwalk in America. Other contenders included the Chicago Riverwalk, Charles River Esplanade, Wilmington Riverwalk and Smale Riverfront Park. “We’re all very proud,” said Matt Cullen, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy board chairman. “When the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy started 20 years ago, we had an ugly waterfront.grossepointenews.com
Detroit Riverwalk named best in U.S. by USA Today readers
DETROIT – Michigan’s flagship city is home to the best Riverwalk in America, according to USA Today readers. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced Friday that the Detroit Riverwalk has been named Best Riverwalk in the 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. Readers selected the scenic walk along the Detroit River over similar attractions across the United States, including the famous San Antonio Riverwalk, Wilmington Riverwalk, Chicago Riverwalk and the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia. Since March, use of the Detroit Riverwalk has increased 20 percent and the Dequindre Cut usage has increased by 40 percent. “The riverfront redevelopment in Detroit, a city with 14 miles of shoreline along the Detroit River, is one of the city’s most exciting initiatives,” USA Today noted.mlive.com
USA Today names Detroit International Riverwalk among best in country
DETROIT – We all know what makes the Detroit International Riverwalk so special -- the miles of amazing shoreline, the views of Canada, the family-friendly events, the parks, picnic areas and more. The Detroit Riverwalk has recently been named to the national publication’s “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.”The USA Today’s “10Best” editors and a panel of urban planning experts picked the top ten. You can vote now to make the Detroit International Riverwalk number one by clicking here. AdAccording to published reports, 3.5 million people visit the Detroit Riverwalk every year. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has invested more than $169 million in its revitalization.
USA Today lists one Michigan riverwalk among the top in the country
DETROIT - Michigan has one of the top riverwalks in the entire country, according to USA TODAY. The national publication has announced the Detroit Riverwalk is among the top American riverwalks nominated for Best Riverwalk by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2021. “We are excited that our Detroit Riverwalk is nominated as one of the best riverwalks in America by USA TODAY,” said Mark Wallace, President and CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Since March, use of the Detroit Riverwalk has increased 20 percent and Dequindre Cut usage has increased by 40 percent. “The riverfront redevelopment in Detroit, a city with 14 miles of shoreline along the Detroit River, is one of the city’s most exciting initiatives,” USA TODAY wrote about the Detroit Riverwalk.mlive.com
Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown Dec. 26
(Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)TORONTO, ONT – Ontario on Monday announced a province-wide shutdown because of a second wave of COVID-19 in Canada’s most populous province. The lockdown will be put in place for southern Ontario from Dec. 26 until Jan. 23, but will lift for northern Ontario on Jan. 9. All high schools in Ontario will now be closed for in-person learning until Jan. 25. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, said Ontario is in a very challenging and precarious situation. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the delay until Dec. 26 will allow businesses outside the current lockdown zones to get ready for it.
Here are some of the best places to go fishing in Metro Detroit
The park offers a full experience and you may catch some bass, catfish or pike. The park offers fishing off the pier and is located just footsteps away from Historic Downtown Wyandotte. Located in Farmington Hills, the Founder’s Fishing Pier offers catch and release fishing with the family. Starting in Oakland County, the Huron River has fishing locations in Dexter, Ann Arbor and Belleville through their MetroParks. A popular access point is Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, which provides 1.5 miles of shoreline fishing.
Meet the Artist On The River: Detroit artist has been visiting the riverfront to paint for almost 30 years
DETROIT The Detroit Riverwalk first opened to the public 13 years ago, but one local artist has been enjoying the view long before it was even a riverwalk. Artwork is a way people can express themselves from childhood all the way to retirement and thats the story for a man who calls himself the Artist On The River.Sunn Anderson has been coming to the riverfront to paint for almost 30 years. Im able to express myself, get my message out there and let the world know whats going on in this world, Anderson said. With words you have to understand the language, but with art it appears to everyone universally, Anderson said. READ: Woodward Avenue mural revealed to the public during Juneteenth celebration