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.
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?
The Battle of Frenchtown (Battle of the River Raisin in Monroe Michigan) was the largest battle fought on Michigan soil. This battle was a major defeat for the Americans and was one of the bloodiest engagements during the War of 1812. The massacre of some wounded solders the following day shocked and enraged Americans throughout the Old Northwest Territory. This incident soon became know as “The River Raisin Massacre” and the rallying cry was “Remember the Raisin”. More...