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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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During the War of 1812, after seizing eastern Maine and ravaging the New England coast, British troops invaded the Chesapeake, causing a frantic U.S. retreat in Maryland that was dubbed “the Bladensburg races.” The British then marched into Washington, which American officials had hastily abandoned, leaving behind a formal dinner set at the White House. British troops devoured the victuals and wine before burning the White House, Congress, and other buildings. More...