You've got some excellent rollerblading over your way. Every year when I come out to visit my brother in Ann Arbor for five days of frisbee golf, I make sure to bring some blades with me. The Huron River trail I enjoy skating solo (my non-skating brother is set on the notion that feet are meant for planting
, not rolling) very early in the morning when almost nobody's around. I park at the parking lot on Dixboro Rd. and skate to Forest Park, then back along the river to the baseball fields, and finally back to the parking lot. (Unfortunately, right now the leg to Forest Park is closed off due to construction of a new bypass).
Great skating, just gotta mind the fresh goose scat in certain areas.
Last year I skated at Hudson Mills Metro Park, where we play a lot of frisbee golf, and I really enjoyed the nice, smooth ride. Next year I want to try Kensington Metro park, which also has a nice frisbee golf course, but I'm told there's also a beautiful 8-mile trail around the lake. Have you had a chance to skate Kensington?
Chucky "the Squail" Daniels