Fish, paddle, or play at the Bell Road access point
Located slightly north of the intersection of Huron River Drive and North Territorial, this Huron River access site has it all. The river is absolutely lovely here, with lush forested riparian zones, shallow rocky riffles, deep pools, and a path that stretches upstream and downstream along the river.
The parking area is a little confusing. It is at the end of a dead-end road and there is no parking lot and you can’t see the river. The site is officially a DNR access point though, so parking is allowed here. Park at the end of the road and walk fifty yards down the path to get to the river.
I now call this location my “swimming hole” and regularly take my six year old son to play in the river, tube up and down the small rapids, throw rocks, and jump off logs and the small rock dam. It is also on a section of the river known for a superb smallmouth bass population (please catch and release!), and many people use it as a starting point for paddling instead of the busier Hudson-Mills Metropark slightly downstream.