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    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

Outdoor Activities

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Heritage Trail

Visit the River Raisin Heritage Trail website to learn more about outdoor activities in our area.

The Heritage Trail has eight miles of paved hike-bike trails that provide safe and scenic routes to walk, run, cycle and in-line skate. The trail connects major historic sites, state and local parks, nationally significant buildings and ecological features. Parking areas and facilities can be found along the trails for your convenience.

Click to download the trail map

Click to download a PDF of the brochure

 
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1812 Driving Tour

1812 Michigan Driving Tour

Get on the Route 1812 Driving Tour through Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario!

Join the driving force in preserving our historic automotive sites and supporting our unique automotive events.

Celebrate 200 years of peace by reliving some of the most heroic moments, bloodiest battles, and cowardly acts of the War of 1812 during the Route 1812 Driving Tour.

click here to download the multiple-page informational PDF and get on the road!

click here to visit the MotorCities website to find out more about the tour.

Did You Know?

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The River Raisin flows for almost 139 miles (224 km), draining an area of 1,072 square miles (2,780 km2) in the Michigan counties of Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw, Jackson, Hillsdale, and also a portion of Fulton County, Ohio. It was named La Rivière aux Raisins by Frenchsettlers because of the wild grapes growing along its banks--since the French word for grape is raisin. More...