Woodward Avenue

Woodward Avenue (M-1)

Address:c/o Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
211 W. Fort St, Suite 1000
Detroit, MI 48226

Web: www.woodwardavenue.us Description:Lined with historical landmarks and cultural institutions, Woodward Avenue follows the pathway of growth of the City of Detroit and is one of the few byways offering an urban experience. It passes through downtown Detroit, the Boston Edison neighborhood, past Highland Park, the Detroit Zoo, the City of Birmingham, the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, and ends in to the City of Pontiac. The foot of Woodward, the narrowest point of the Detroit River, served as the end of the road and a crossing to freedom into Canada for many runaway slaves using the underground railroad.
Legth: 27 miles. Start/Endpoint: Also known as M-1, Woodward Avenue is a state route beginning at the Detroit River in the Detroit central business district and running linearly northwest to Pontiac. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2002).

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