Macomb Orchard Trail

Some 23.5 miles of smooth pavement and beautiful scenery await you on the Macomb Orchard Trail. Built on an abandoned railroad that was originally called the Michigan Air Line Railway, the trail connects the communities of Shelby Township, Romeo, Armada and Richmond in Macomb County. The southern end of the trail connects with the Clinton River Trail at Dequindre Road. If you begin your journey from the south, you will notice a changing landscape that takes you on a journey from suburban neighborhoods through wide open spaces, long tunnels of trees, quaint country towns, and of course, an orchard south of Romeo.

Just north of Romeo, a unique covered bridge over highway M-53 marks a transition point where the trail heads east to Armada through a mostly wooded landscape. A bridge over the Clinton River is an exceptionally scenic spot to stop and take in the views. A towering grain elevator announces your arrival in Armada, with several stores and eating places just one block north of the trail. From Armada to Richmond, the trail passes through woodlands, pastures and fields of corn and beans. An archway welcomes you to the eastern trailhead and downtown Richmond where you will find a bike shop and plenty of restaurants and stores.

Stony Creek Metropark Hike-Bike Trail

If you would like to add a few more scenic miles to your travel plans, consider a side trip on the Stony Creek Metropark Hike-Bike Trail. This nicely maintained asphalt trail takes you on a circular loop around Stony Creek Lake with access to several nature trails and mountain biking trails along the way. The park also offers bike rentals. To connect to the Hike-Bike Trail, head north on the west sidewalk on Shelby Road where the trail crosses the intersection of 25 Mile and Shelby roads. About a quarter mile north, the sidewalk transitions into the Hike-Bike Trail and leads you into the park.

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Bicycle & Fitness Shops
American Cycle & Fitness American Cycle & Fitness
203 N. Perry Street
Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 333-7843
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American Cycle & Fitness American Cycle & Fitness
20343 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
(313) 866-1968
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American Cycle & Fitness American Cycle & Fitness
18517 Hall Road
Macomb Township, MI 48044
(586) 416-1000
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Bikes Blades & Boards Bikes Blades & Boards
17060 Mack Avenue
Grosse Point, MI 48230
(313) 885-1300
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Hamilton Bicycles & Outfitters Hamilton Bicycles & Outfitters
69329 Main Street
Richmond, MI 48062
(586) 727-5140
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Main Street Bicycles Main Street Bicycles
5987 26-Mile Road
Washington, MI 48095
(586) 677-7755
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Metro Bike
46575 Hayes
Shelby Township, MI 48315
(586) 799-7799
Stoney Creek Bike Stoney Creek Bike
58235 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48094
(586) 781-4451
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Food/Restaurants/Ice Cream
Verellen Orchards Verellen Orchards
63260 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48095
(586) 752-2989
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Trail Groups and Developers
Macomb County Department of Roads Macomb County Department of Roads
1 south Main Street 7th Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 493-5137
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Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
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Tourist Information
Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority
13000 High Ridge Drive
Brighton, MI 48114-9058
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Trail Supporter
DTE Energy DTE Energy

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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Sinas Dramis Law Firm
3380 Pine Tree Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 394-7500
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