Name: Jen Morgan @ Caution: Redhead Running
Location: Milford, MI – Suburb of Detroit (Kensington Metropark): http://www.metroparks.com/metroparks/parks/index_all.aspx?ID=6&r=0
Distance: The main trail around the lake is 8.5 miles – with lots of trails that branch off (for added distance)
Why I love this run: What’s not to love? It’s a maintained, paved trail system that winds around beautiful Kent lake. There are bathrooms/drinking fountains to use every few miles thanks to the various different entrances, and the local running groups train there on the weekends so there’s never a shortage of runners around. I run this place solo regularly and have never felt unsafe. When I need extra mileage I add on by running over to Island Lake recreation park or any of the many other trails that branch off from the main one. It’s mostly flat with a few rolling hills and a couple of challenging inclines; the perfect mix. The view is unmatched and I regularly find myself so caught up in them that the run flies by. $5 gets you in but $25 gets you a year long pass.