A temporary, crushed concrete base walking trail though the Water Street development in Ypsilanti has now open. This temporary trail follows the north shore of the Huron River from the Michigan Avenue bridge to Waterworks Park. In addition, an unimproved trail continues on to Park Street. This area is almost an urban wilderness area, right in the heart of Ypsilanti. A photo of the Huron River, as seen from the Water Street Trail, is seen on the left.
Phase 1 of the temporary Water Street Trail was completed in late September 2010. This segment goes from Michigan Avenue along the east bank of the Huron River south to the Water Works Park bridge across the Huron River.
Phase 2 of the Water Street Trail will be from the Water Works Park bridge across the Huron River east to Park Street. Woodchips were laid down on this segment in May 2012.
Phase 3 of the Water Street Trail would be to take the trail further south along the Huron River to Spring Street following an abandoned railroad line. This segment is walkable now but in an unimproved condition.
Stay tuned for more developments on the Water Street Trail, but for more information, or to volunteer to help build the trail, contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the complete Water Street Project plan, click here. Also, for the latest news on the Water Street Trail, visit the Trail's Facebook page.