A perfect spot for history buffs and nature lovers, Monroe has an active downtown and well-connected waterside parks and trails.
Founded in 1785, Monroe is a community that values its history and natural assets. Located about 20 miles north of Toledo, Ohio and about 35 miles south of Detroit, Monroe was home to the Potawatomi Tribe of Native Americans and later to French missionaries, fur trappers, and settlers. Residents and visitors today continue to find Monroe to be a welcoming crossroads of historic and natural treasures. The city is home to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, a War of 1812 site.
Besides being home to many historical sites, like the 1812 war site now called River Resin Battlefield Park, the community has beautiful natural resources. Waterside parks are the perfect spot for family gatherings and concerts and the International Wildlife Refuge is a perfect place to hike.