Ever since I rode the upper section of the Border to Border (B2B) trail in Washtenaw County from Bandemere Park to St. Jos I've been itching to explore the ride further along. This evening I parked at St. Jos, unloaded my bike and off I went on a new adventure to parts unknown.
This segment winds through the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus which is lovely, and past Eastern Michigan University (EMU) football fields, Convocation Center, down around campus with a short jaunt through a wooded section and into Ypsilanti at Frog Island Park and Riverside Park. The parks are home to historic features, there is the old depot town which is used for the current Farmer's Market, an open air amphitheatre, a tridge over the river, picnic areas and a riverwalk. The trail winds around various areas of the park, along side the Huron River and it'sall very scenic, beautiful and pastoral.
The parks are at a lower river level than the downtown area which is really quite bustling with activity. There are stair cases that lead up to the street level. There are plenty of old historic buildings with beautiful architecture, pubs and outdoor cafes.
Since this was an evening ride I didn't do any exploring around the town but on a weekend it would be a great place to shop and have some lunch before the trip home. Photos were taken at various points along the way. Mileage for the day was 12.12 miles, just under 10 of which came from this outing the rest was my commute and a short trip to the market