Island Lake Recreation Area
Four miles of paved trail that wander through a variety of habitats. This trail also connects to Kensington Metropark and the Lyon Township Bike Trail.
Pinckney Recreation Area
An extensive trail system is available for bikers, and over 40 miles of multi-use trails lead to remote campsites. The Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (PMBA) grooms five miles of trails in the winter.
Brighton Recreation Area
Murray Lake mountain biking trail accommodates beginning and advanced riders. Torn Shirt Mountain Bike Trail is considered an advanced trail. They have several other trails including Appleton Loop, Lost Loop, Found Loop, Ralph’s Ride.
An 8.5 mile paved hike-bike trail traverses the picturesque landscapes that circle Kent Lake. And a 3.4-mile trail extends north from the loop, connecting to the village of Milford. Kensington Metropark and Island Lake State Recreation Area is connected via a paved connector going underneath I-96.
Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park
One of Michigan’s five “linear” state parks, Lakelands Trail State Park is essentially a 20-mile, non-motorized, multi-use trail. It goes through several cities, spanning counties, and will take you through woodlands, wetlands, lakes, small country towns, and quaint family farms. There are 8 miles of paved asphalt trail, followed by an unpaved equestrian path, with the remaining 12 miles covered by finely screened and compacted limestone.
When the snow is gone for the season, Mt. Brighton offers Downhill Mountain Bike Racing and it’s as fun as it sounds. The slopes offer an intense and fast track with a few jumps, and the quickest riders might reach times of around 30s. Mt. Brighton the only place that hosts this downhill dual slalom racing series in Michigan.