Brighton State Recreation Area

Howell, Michigan 48855

Brighton State Recreation Area

Brighton State Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"With two metroparks and two state recreation areas within a short drive, the village of Brighton enjoys an abundance of green space that draws hikers and nature lovers from all over southeast Michigan. One of the closest trails to town is the Penosha Hiking Trail, which loops through Brighton Rec’s hilly woodlands, meadows, and wetlands.

The town of Brighton, halfway between Detroit and Lansing, has established itself as one of the nicest commuter towns in southeast Michigan. Situated strategically near the junction of US 23 and I-96, it’s an easy commute to both Ann Arbor and the heart of Metro Detroit. Grand River Avenue, which was the main thoroughfare before the interstate, runs right through town. This road, in fact, was built on the old Grand River Trail, one of the Native American trails that traversed the Lower Peninsula."

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2 hours
Brighton State Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Rd., Howell, MI 48843; (810) 229-6566;
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Maps available at park office and on website; TOPO! CD: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, disc 4
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Jul 2018