Hiking


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Brighton Recreation Area

Provides 4,947 acres of recreation for park visitors to use, with a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. Oak forest, thick hedgerows and open spaces blend on the uplands while grassy marshes, shrub marshes and dense swamp timber mark the lowlands.


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Island Lake Recreation Area

More than 18 miles of trails in varied habitats, which are split into two connecting loops. East Loop (Yellow) circles the Huron River, is over five miles long and travels through woodlands, fields and crosses Mann Creek. West Loop (Blue) is over nine miles long through fields, woodlands and wetlands.


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Huron Meadows Metropark

Over eleven miles of trails that lead hikers through fields and woodlands. The Cedar Trace trail begins at the golf course trailhead. The Maltby Vista trail can be accessed from either trailhead.


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Kensington Metropark

An 8.5 mile paved hike-bike trail traverses the picturesque landscapes that circle Kent Lake. Additionally, the unpaved 7 miles of trails in the nature study area provide an opportunity to observe animals and plants in their natural communities.


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Pinckney Recreation Area

An extensive trail system is available to the hiker and mountain biker. The trails all begin at Silver Lake Beach. Trailside camping is available within designated campgrounds. Please contact the park office for registration information before you camp.


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Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park

The trail is approximately 13 miles long passing through wooded areas and rolling farmland. Paved from Hall Rd in Hamburg Township to M-36, just West of Pinckney, and remainder of trail is gravel.


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Howell Nature Center

Enjoy multiple hiking trails around the property. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails (note that dogs are not allowed in the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park due to the other animals).


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