Michigan can boast about its amazing waterway and views, but there is none more exciting than the Detroit River – the Villages’ southern border. The Detroit River is an international waterway separating Detroit, Michigan from Windsor, Ontario. It is high on the list of main attractions for Detroit’s visitors as well as the people of Southeastern Michigan. One of the things that makes living in the Villages so special is that this international riverfront is our playground .
Living in the Villages – Indian, West, East, Islandview or Gold Coast and Berry Subdivision – means you don’t have to go far to enjoy the River- in fact if you live on the Goldcoast, the river is your backyard!
The Detroit River is shared and enjoyed by boaters, swimmers, fishers, walkers, bikers, and rollerbladers. Of course while we’re enjoying our riverfront playground, the grace with which the ocean-going liners and ships glide through stops us all in our tracks.
Imagine docking your boat or personal watercraft in any of the Villages’ nearby marinas – Erma Henderson, St. Aubin, Detroit Yacht Club, just to name a few – and being able to sit on your boat and watch these ships go by.
Despite what any forecaster tells you, you’ll know winter is turning into spring as you watch the last chunk of ice float down the River.