Maybury State Park, located at Beck and 8 mile, offers an incredible natural respite from city and suburban life in Northville and Plymouth. A former Tuberculosis Sanatorium, you can still see the foundations of the institutional buildings scattered throughout the park. There are also helpful placards with historical photographs and explanations at many sites. Nowadays, the park has hiking paths, mountain bike trails, play structures, covered picnic areas, horseback riding, and even a beautiful fishing pond. It’s a great place to go trail running or just to enjoy a picnic lunch. The park is never very busy and sometimes, you can have it all to yourself if you get there early enough. Maybury State Park is open year round to enjoy the fall color or cross country skiing in the winter. I’ve spent many hours running and riding the trails here and always appreciate the sights, smells, and sounds of the forest so close to home. For more information about Maybury, click here.