Thursday, June 2, 2022

Canton River Day celebration is set for Saturday

River Day in Canton Township will take place from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday, June 4 at the Lower Rouge River Trailhead.

The annual celebration will be combined this year with National Trails Day and will be sponsored by the township municipal services and leisure services departments. Officials said the trailhead event, located off Morton Taylor Road and Michigan Avenue, “will take place rain or shine.”   

The free event includes scheduled activities for all ages, including birdhouse building, log jam openings, and self-guided hiking along the Rouge River.  Educational exhibits will also be on display provided by local environmental and conservation organizations. In addition, informational resources will also be available on the 'Leave No Trace' outdoor principles, trail biking, recycling, and more.  Local vendors will also set up booths for participants to browse. Light refreshments will also be served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Additional trails within the Canton trail system include:  Fellows Creek Wetland Nature Trail at Flodin Park, which runs one-third of a mile in length; the Canton ITC Corridor Trail, with a trailhead located at Flodin Park; and the Lower Rouge Trail, which interconnects Heritage Park with the Michigan Department of Transportation's I-275 Metro Trail, a regional trail system offering approximately 6 miles of non-motorized pathways in Canton. These trails in Canton offer nearly 15 miles of non-motorized pathways, open year-round, officials noted.

American Hiking Society National Trails Day® is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects. National Trails Day® is a registered trademark of the American Hiking Society. 

For additional trail information about this free family and pet-friendly event, visit, NTD22, or call (734) 394-5460.  For up-to-date information on this event, including cancellation notices, visit CantonMSD.