Known as the country’s “Motor City,” Detroit offers more than just a piece of history in the automobile industry. For one, its geographical location makes for an interesting but lesser-known fact. Detroit River, located in the south of Detroit, serves as the US-Canada border, making Detroit the only city in the continental US where you have to go south to enter Canada.
Detroit’s metropolitan area has three rivers in its vicinity, which are St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, and part of Lake Erie. Add in the Great Lakes and you have a city that is filled with nature parks, hiking trails. Outdoor lovers will feel right at home when visiting sites along the rivers such as the Detroit Riverwalk, West Riverfront Park and Saint Clair Shores Park.