Rave Run: Milford, MI

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.

GPS route:http://www.dailymile.com/people/CautionRdhdRng/entries/15551591

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Comments

  1. Michigan has sooo many beautiful areas and park systems. Love this!

  2. Awesome!

  3. I just ran there this weekend while visiting my parents!

  4. Wowza, that definitely looks like the trail for me! I love running by water. Thx for sharing!

  5. Looks GORGEOUS!

  6. Wow, I am SO jealous! That looks amazing! I wish we had something like that here in North Central Florida. Water fountains!!

  7. That is soo beautiful!!! You are luck to have something pretty so close by!

  8. This was one of my fave long run spots when I lived in Ann Arbor, I did many a training run there! Plus the $25 pass for all metro parks was a sweet deal. Glad you highlighted it on your blog!

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