Follow the course of the Huron River and explore several parks, historic sites and natural areas on the Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti section of the Border-to-Border Trail. This 10.5-mile paved asphalt trail was built in several stages and is part of a long-term plan to create a continuous 35-mile Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) from the north to east borders of the county along the Huron River. During the summer of 2016, about one mile of the trail was completely rebuilt and repaved between Gallup Park and Dixboro Dam.
Enjoy a scenic tour of a diverse landscape as you travel through the river valley. You'll find several good staging areas along the route, but to truly enjoy the trail, we recommend starting your journey at Bandemer Park and following the paved path all the way to Ypsilanti and back. As you head south along Argo Pond, you will pass by the Ann Arbor Rowing Club boathouse, and cross over Argo Dam. Here you will discover the Argo Cascades, where you can rent kayaks or tubes and play in a series of man-made rapids.
After you pass through Riverside Park, the trail crosses over the Huron River and follows the south side of Fuller Road to the ball fields where it crosses and follows the edge of the river to Gallup Park and Dixboro Dam. East of the dam, a trail loop winds through Parker Mill County Park where you can visit a historic, operable grist mill. South of Geddes Road, the trail runs along Dixboro Road over the Huron River Bridge and through Washtenaw Community College on its way to the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
Pay close attention to the "B2B" (Border-to-Border) directional signs, especially when making street crossings, to make sure you stay on the designated trail. Informational kiosks are stationed at several locations along the route showing you where you are along your journey.