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Maybury State Park, Northville

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Maybury State Park is a state park in Northville Township, Wayne County, Michigan composed of 944acre of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, and mature forest. The park gives people in the nearby metropolitan area an opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities in a state park setting.
Long before the park became a haven for picnickers, the isolated woods and farm fields held more than 40 buildings—infirmaries, houses, children's playgrounds and school—in a quarantined city for thousands of Detroit's highly infectious tuberculosis, at the time often called consumption, patients. Wealthy retired real estate tycoon William H. Maybury spearheaded Detroit's construction of the facility so thousands of TB sufferers could be removed from the city, and where the beautiful surroundings might help nurse some back to health. Most of the buildings were torn down before the land became Wayne County's first state park in 1975. Many of Maybury's paved walking trails are on former walks and roadways, although just four stone and brick doctors' residences remain, including one that serves as park headquarters.
Maybury Farm Picnic Area Picnic Shelter - Reservation required Playgrounds Stables

Biking (paved) - 4mi Cross Country Skiing - 10mi Equestrian - 11mi Fishing Hiking - 15mi Mountain Biking - 5mi

In 2003 the DNR asked the Northville Community Foundation to take over the operations of the Maybury Farm, which had been closed in 2002. An agreement was reached and the farm reopened in September 2005. In February 2003, a fire destroyed the main barns, some of the farm's equipment and killed many of the farm's animals. A public fundraaising campaign led to the rebuilding of the farm including moving 125-year-old barns from a nearby town. The reopened farm provides educational programming, sheep shearing, hay rides, corn maze and other public farming demonstrations.
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  • Great place for adults and children to visit. Elementary kids would enjoy the visit ranging from family to school field trips . Staff provides great information and interaction. Enjoyable place to go ...  more »
  • Maybury is a great place to walk the trails or ride your bike. There are shelters and picnic tables to enjoy a snack or have a barbecue as there are charcoal grills. It’s a  more »
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  • Great place with a challenging mountain bike trail. They also have nice bike paths for family bike rides. There are miles of hiking trails, ponds to fish, play structures and horse trails. We used the hiking trails to prepare for a backpacking trip.
  • Beautiful walking trails, riding trails, and hiking trails. Pretty well maintained. The park has changed a lot over the years but is still a great place for families to visit, or a great place to go for a relaxing walk in nature. Bathroom facilities are available but the lights didn't work today. Pavilions are well kept and clean. Trails were clear of debris and easy to follow, especially the big main walking trails. Definitely worth a visit

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