Thursday, November 8, 2012

Retired in Ann Arbor: Late autumn Huron River walk

Rowing club dock
When the sun shines in November, it's time for a walk!

Since we started at 3PM, the shadows were already long, and we knew that dusk wasn't that far off.

We started at Bandemer Park, and followed the eastern shore of the river past Argo park, then followed the mill race to Broadway St.  We headed across the river and turned left on Detroit St. stopping for a couple of minutes at both Treasure Mart, and the new Zingerman's deli addition.  We walked through Kerrytown, and headed back toward the river on 4th St.  Turn right on Main St. for about a block, and cut through the parking lot and across the railroad tracks at Argo dam.  Walk away from Ann Arbor on the nice sidewalk, back to where your car is waiting!

This walk is a little over 4 miles, and it took us about 1 hour and 15 minutes of actual walking.  If it's breakfast or lunch time and you're hungry, stop in at Northside Grill at the half way point-- or just get a cookie or brownie to go, and enjoy on the way back.  Sweetwaters in Kerrytown is also a good spot for a snack or coffee.

Hawk spotted in the Bandemer parking lot

Back to the car, in the nick of time!

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