We strolled along the riverside and waved to our friends in Canada.
The William G. Milliken State Park is Michigan’s first urban park and has a 52-slip harbor.
And a 63-foot lighthouse which is a smaller replica of the one at Tawas Point State Park.
The central plaza has a carousel and several map sculptures and a cafe.
A group of kids were playing in the fountains by the GM Renaissance Center. I dunked Mr. N in the water because he was getting hot but he wasn’t nearly as gleeful about it as the children.
On the sidewalk are pictures of various city scenes around Michigan. Mr. N is sitting on the Ann Arbor one.
Mr. N decided he was ready for a nap after dodging all the bikes and people and walking in the heat. Mr. N is an urban dog through and through. He likes cities with all the bustle and people and smells. Does your dog like country walks or city walks?
August 21, 2015 12:40 pm
Jack & Maggie are country dogs all the way – they like to be on the trail all alone with lots of coyote trails to follow.
August 21, 2015 2:02 pm
You should have contacted me!! You actually made Detroit look GOOD! lol
August 21, 2015 9:42 pm
We were going for a short visit so I tried not to cram too much stuff in. Another time!
August 21, 2015 2:51 pm
My mom lived in the Detroit area for about a year, ages ago and loved going to Ann Arbor. She later stayed downtown at the Westin in one of those round tower buildings. She said there were some fun areas down around there.
August 21, 2015 3:53 pm
It doesn't look half bad!
August 21, 2015 5:24 pm
Wow, I am so happy to see Detroit looking so good. I remember driving past it years ago and it was dismal. Glad Mr.N. had a good time.
August 21, 2015 9:41 pm
There are still a lot of dismal spots but it seems to be improving.
August 21, 2015 6:30 pm
Mom is from Michigan and she would never have thought to take me there! It looked like a lot of fun. I am comfortable in the city too, as long as its not too hectic. Love Dolly
August 21, 2015 9:40 pm
It was a fun walk! Where in Michigan?
August 21, 2015 7:20 pm
Shasta is pretty happy in either urban or country as long as he is with us. 🙂 Happy Friday!
August 21, 2015 7:31 pm
Wow, it's pretty there! I really like the lighthouse and the carousel!
August 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Barley likes to have a little bit of both worlds. She enjoys the people and the opportunity to try to sneak in dropped ice cream cones and things on city walks, but she can be a little nervous about really loud vehicles. On nature walks, there are all kinds of good smells and critters to look for without the stress of all the loud noises, but there are fewer opportunities to get treats when I say "Leave It" or "What's That?" It looks like Mr. N had a great vacation!
August 21, 2015 10:46 pm
Our dogs have never even seen a city! We are definitely country dogs and humans here. But places like that always look very interesting to me, and I'd love to visit them. (we visited family in San Antonio and loved the RiverWalk there).
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
August 22, 2015 12:11 am
You made Detroit look like it might be worth a visit! Nice photos 🙂
August 22, 2015 1:07 am
I've only really had city and suburban walks, but I like both!
August 22, 2015 1:37 am
Cool! Mom and I are mostly city walkers, but we like the park and an occasional hike, too.
Love and licks,
August 22, 2015 1:51 am
Our pups like both country walks & city walks…Mommy may enjoy city walks a bit more, though 😉
August 22, 2015 4:24 am
Oh wow! I went to school in Ann Arbor and lived there for a while after school. Looks like they've spiffed up the waterfront. I'm going back to Ann Arbor next month for a reunion! As for your question, Rocco is a town and country pup, equally comfortable with both!
August 23, 2015 12:23 pm
You are brave heading downtown. 🙂 It sounds like you had fun and you were not too far from me.
June 23, 2017 6:14 am
That looks like such a cool place to explore. We love lighthouses and being near the water. Never been to Detroit, but it looks like a fun place.
June 23, 2017 7:28 am
I’ve never been to Detroit but would love to go sometime! Great photos. 😀
June 23, 2017 9:37 am
I am a huge fan of lighthouses. I have friends in Michigan, and I’m thinking I should plan a trip out there.
June 23, 2017 4:15 pm
I haven’t ever been to Detroit, it looks like you found some great places to visit! I am sure it was tough dodging all the bikers and joggers. Hopefully, Mr. N got in a good nap!
June 24, 2017 6:12 pm
It’s great to see a different side of Detroit. I’ve never been so I only go by what I’ve seen on the news and this is refreshing to see a fun lighthearted side. Love Mr. N’s pose and the pics are great. Thanks for sharing your adventures once again. I love following your adventures with Mr. N. Give me inspiration, lol.
June 26, 2017 5:09 am
For someone who grew up in Michigan I would never consider taking my dog for a walk in Detroit! But, I know it’s trying to improve so it looks like Mr N enjoyed himself. Dolly likes any walks it’s all about the smells for her. Since she is a city dog she doesn’t mind it much but sometimes she gets a little overwhelmed with the noise more than anything.
June 26, 2017 5:05 pm
What a fun city adventure! My cats definitely prefer the more quiet nature adventures over urban type ones. The cities are too noisy for them.