One of my favorite things about any given city is the riverwalk. No matter the town, chances are you’ll find a fantastic riverwalk to enjoy on a sunny spring day.
In Michigan, we have plenty of great riverwalks. Lansing’s riverwalk has an incredible river trail that gives you a perfect view of the city and Grand River. The other major cities throughout Michigan also have their own, special riverwalks.
Now, the Detroit Riverwalk has been named the best riverwalk in America for the second straight year. The showing is part of the 2022 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced the good news Friday. Nominees for the awards were picked by 10Best editors. Then, the general public voted on the their top picks throughout the competition. In total, 20 riverwalks around the country were nominated. Detroit was the only Michigan representative.
“We are thrilled to be voted number one for the second year in a row,” Matt Cullen, board chairman of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, said in a statement. “This is going to be a big year for us as we break ground on new projects, mark the completion of our East Riverfront vision and make plans for our 20-year anniversary in 2023, so it is incredibly rewarding to be able to celebrate the Best Riverwalk honor during this special year.”
“The entire Detroit Riverfront Conservancy team is proud to be recognized again on this national level,” Mark Wallace, president and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, added. “This honor is also very exciting because we are being recognized as the Best Riverwalk based on the votes submitted by people throughout our community who voted for us. Detroiters love their riverfront.”