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Motor City, aka, Detroit, Michigan, lays on the U.S.-Canadian border in the Midwest and the Great Lake region of the U.S. It is a city in close proximity to large bodies of water, with the Detroit River flowing through and with Lake St Clair just outside the city connecting to the Detroit River. Detroit is one of the largest and most populous cities, with one of the biggest economies in the U.S., due largely to their port and their central role in the U.S. automobile industry. Detroit is also one the most diverse in culture, particularly in music, but also in the arts, architecture, and design. When exploring the city, these features will become apparent, from the high-volume of jazz clubs and theaters to the distinctive architecture.
Detroit is a great place to rent an RV. With the cultural treasures within the city and the natural wonders nearby, you will be doing a whole lot of exploring and need a place to rest up. With parks such as Pontiac Lake Recreation Area and Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge nearby, you may be surprised by just how much nature you can experience in the vicinity of what is undoubtedly a major city.
If you decide to park your RV rental in Detroit, MI during the day, know that there is a mass transit system and traveling through the city will be easy.

The Great Outdoors
As a major industrial hub, Detroit often isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you’re looking for outdoor recreation. But there’s plenty here to keep you exploring. For instance, a trip with an RV rental in Detroit can’t be complete without a visit to the Great Lakes. Lake Erie and Lake Huron will be the closest options and are both excellent choices. In any of these magical lakes, you can swim, boat, or relax on the shore.
For natural wonders closer to Detroit, spend some time at the Detroit River and Lake St. Claire. A swim in the Detroit River is not recommended; however, a boat cruise and tour or a kayaking tour will get you out on the water. Some of the cruises have special nights and themes; some have dinner and live entertainment. There are even yacht charters that cruise the river. Whether you want a simple cruise, a kayak tour or a full three-course dinner with an open bar, it depends on you.
Enjoy a day at the park at Belle Isle Park. This park sits on an island between Detroit and Ontario. At 982-acres, this is the largest island park in the U.S. and houses many attractions. You may even need several days to fully explore the island and visit everything. This island is the home of the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Conservatory, and the Nature Center. It also houses the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial, and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. In case that’s not enough, there’s a golf course, a beach, monuments, and many more attractions. This is a great stop if you have kids, with so much to see and do in a relatively small area.

RV Parks
Camper Rental in Detroit can be tricky, as there are no dedicated RV parks in town, but if you broaden your search outside the city limits, there are multiple possibilities. Certainly, you will enjoy waking up lakeside in the country rather than waking up to sirens in the city. RV camps outside of the city provide a way to escape all the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
The closest RV site to Detroit is actually the Windsor Campground in Ontario, Canada. It’s just under 12 miles, making it incredibly convenient to pick up your travel trailer rental in Detroit and get set up for the night. Bear in mind, though, that it does involve a border crossing, so that 12 miles could take longer than you think and require a passport.
If you’d rather keep your motorhome rental in Detroit, Wayne County Fairgrounds and RV Park is a good option, just under 30 miles outside of the city. Very close to Belleville Lake and the Yankee Air Museum,it’s less than a mile from Walmart and the closest fitness center. You can easily spend the day relaxing and enjoying this area in Belleville.

Exploring the City
Detroit is known for its architecture. While there, immerse yourself in the city by taking an architecture tour. Depending on your style, you can choose from a self-guided tour, free walking tour, join a guided tour, or hire a private guide. If a guided tour doesn’t suit you, simply crafting a plan and going to various architectural sites can be fulfilling and give a good sense of the city’s architectural genius.
The arts play a major role in making Detroit the cultural hub it is. While visiting, there are many ways to experience this vibrant scene, including attending live events. Live music is a must when visiting Detroit. Music has been such a huge part of Detroit’s identity through the ages, including the Motown era and its contributions to modern hip-hop. Detroit hosts some major musical events such as the Detroit International Music Festival, the Motor City Music Conference, and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. If you happen to miss one of these events, Detroit has one of the most active and historic jazz scenes in the U.S. Another way to experience art is to visit the theater, the city has many theaters throughout the city and even has a Broadway street with several theaters.
Detroit is also big on sports and has three major sports venues. Sports fans can visit the venues for a tour or even better, to catch a game. Comerica houses the Detroit Tigers baseball team, Ford Field houses the Detroit Lions football team, and Little Caesars Arena houses both the Detroit Pistons basketball team and the Detroit Red Wings hockey team.
If you have kids in tow, check out the Detroit Zoo. With over 2,000 animals, the kids will be highly entertained.
Whether you’re heading to Detroit for the live music, arts, architecture, or food or traveling to the Great Lakes, start your search for an RV in Detroit and get that exploration started.

RV Rentals in Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Detroit. Outdoorsy's Detroit RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Detroit are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Pinckney Recreation Area, McConnells Mill State Park, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, and Highland Recreation Area.

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Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Maybury Singletrack Trail Northville Michigan
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Trail White Lake Michigan
Highland Recreation Area Highland Michigan
Crooked Lake Trail Pinckney Michigan
Stony Creek Metropark Trails Washington Michigan
Blue and Yellow Trail Loop Brighton Michigan
Novi North Park (Tree Farm) Trail Novi Michigan
Squire's Castle at North Chagrin Cleveland Ohio
Potawatomi Trail Unadilla Township Michigan
Brighton Recreation Area Loop Trails Brighton Michigan

Nearby Campgrounds

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

attraction Ann Arbor, MI
A 10,000 square-foot conservatory with many walking trails, outdoor and indoor display gardens that showcase Tudor styles, 100 native wild plants, tropical plants, labyrinths, restored prairies and more. Enjoy the hands on learning opportunities and other events.

Sylvan Glen Golf Course

attraction Troy, MI
Established in 1922, Sylvan Glen Golf Course in Troy, Michigan is a traditional, tree-lined golf course. It is a fun course to play, with a few water challenges and four rows of trees, with modest elevation changes. It is a par 71 course with the front being more challenging than the back. There are plenty of opportunities to see a variety of wildlife wandering along the greens and playing in the trees. This course will suit both beginners and experienced golfers, and you can play 9 or 18 holes. The course is just challenging enough and will give you a chance to use every club in your bag. Enjoy a round of golf out here and listen for the birds in the trees. Rent a cart and take it easy as you cruise along the path. There is a golf shop right next to the putting green, and the Camp Ticonderoga restaurant offers good, large portion food in a hunting-lodge atmosphere. Enjoy your meal on the deck and take in a helping of fresh air as well!

Addison Oaks County Park

campground Leonard, MI
Addison Oaks County Park is a 1,140-acre natural oasis close to home where visitors can recreate for the day, camp under the stars or explore the park?s rich history. Campers can stay on individual sites or in group camping areas, yurts or cabins. acilities include pull-thru sites, big rig access, lake waterfront access, electric, 50 amp, WiFi, and water. Pets and tent camping is allowed as well. The park has numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure. Activities include a 20+ mile trail system for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and winter fat tire biking; swimming, boat/kayak and bike rentals, disc golf, fishing, geocaching, picnicking and group picnic shelters. A 2.4-mile connector trail connects the main park to Addison Oaks East and other nearby recreation areas. Addison Oaks is a great spot to enjoy in and of itself and for exploring this corner of Michigan.

Comerica Park

attraction Detroit, MI
Baseball fans will have a great time in this stadium watching the Detroit Tigers and other teams, but there?s something for everyone. A Ferris wheel, a large water fountain in center field that is synced to music, a pedestrian museum located on the main concourse.

Pinckney Recreation Area

campground Pinckney, MI
Pinckney Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Over forty miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience. The area also includes a designated camping area perfect for your RV rental trip at Bruin Lake Campgorund.

Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

campground Waterford Township, MI
Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area just outside of Troy, Michigan, has an up-north wilderness feel to it, even though it isn't far from the city. The campground is set back far enough from the road to feel like you really have left it all behind. Not all sites will suit a big rig, but many will. The park has a nice well-kept beach which is accessed via a hiking trail from the campground. Sites have electricity. The park has a playground, hiking trails, and also features some of Michigan's most popular mountain biking trails. These trails are best suited for experienced and intermediate bikers. Campground showers and washrooms are kept clean. Sites have concrete pads, and some are shaded with a woodsy feel while others are open and grassy. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Sit on the pier and catch fish, or watch the airplanes cruise by overhead. Enjoy the sandy beach area, and cool off in the water. Pavilions in the park can be reserved for large group events.

Auburn Hills/Holly Koa

campground Holly, MI
Located about 70 kilometers outside of Warren, Michigan, is the Auburn Hills/Holly Koa campground. This is a real destination campground, perfect for those who like to have everything at their fingertips. These grounds have been created with the RV at the fore, and there are a wide variety of sites to choose from. Back in?s, pull up?s and everything in between are catered for. Wi-Fi is nice little add on feature. Park facilities include a snack bar, swimming pool, bike rental and get this; pizza delivery. Yep, you heard right. It is the kind of campsite that you will definitely struggle to leave! The little ones are made to feel particularly special, with movies under the stars, outdoor bowling, and zip lining Koa express train rides. If you are staying on a holiday, you are in for treat. The campsite holds lots of themed weekends such as a Halloween filled spooky stay. Definitely a campground worth visiting.

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

attraction Ann Arbor, MI
A place for children of all ages and for adults who want to learn and explore. There are exhibitions such as Critters up Close, 3D printing up close, where you can interact with a 3D town. You can explore over 250 exhibitions that allow you to learn about math, science, technology, engineering and art.

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Recommendations for Detroit, MI from Outdoorsy Owners


Wayne County Fairgrounds and RV Park 1071 Quirk Road Belleville, MI 48111. Small campground, great for a night or two to relax and save on camping, also dumping available there.

Jul 9, 2018