an aerial shot of a lake and a picnic table
Choose Your Own Adventure with MI Playground

Nick and Andy from MI Playground visited the Brighton-Howell Area recently for a choose-your-own-adventure type of day! Watch their video below and check out their whole day for inspiration on your next adventure in Livingston County.

Destinations
Brighton, Howell, Pinckney
1 Island Lake Recreation Area

Spend the morning paddling the Huron River. Check out the wildlife in the crystal clear water and maybe even cast a line! Nick and Andy planned their trip so they could bike back to their car before grabbing lunch at El Arbol in Brighton.

A man on a stand up paddle board on a river
2 Brighton State Recreation Area

Get your mountain bike and head over to the trails! Nick and Andy picked the Torn Shirt Trail at the Brighton State Recreation Area. On their second day of adventure, they grabbed breakfast Two Brothers Coffee Brew & Eatery. You can’t forget your caffeine fix! They headed into Howell for a quick coffee from Black Iron Coffee Roasters before hitting the road again.

an iced coffee drink on a table with a man in the background
3 Pinckney State Recreation Area

Go take a hike! You’ve got over 123 miles of Livingston County trails to choose from. Nick and Andy hit the Silver Lake trail. They went to explore downtown Howell afterward, grabbing dinner and drinks at 2Fog’s Pub.

a man hiking on the potawatomi trail
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Island Lake Recreation Area

Island Lake Recreation Area, 6301 Kensington Road, Brighton, MI, USA

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El Arbol Taco

El Arbol Taqueria, 140 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Brighton Recreation Area

Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI, USA

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Two Brothers Coffee

Two Brothers Coffee Brew & Eatery, 423 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Black Iron Coffee Roasters

Black Iron Coffee Roasters, 119 W Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan, USA

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Pinckney Recreation Area

8555 Silver Hill Road, Pinckney, MI, USA

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2Fog's Pub

2FOG's Pub, 118a West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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