Pinckney, Michigan

Top Spots in and near Pinckney

  • Pinckney, Michigan

    Blind Lake Loop

    10.56 mi / 860 ft gain
    Finding a quiet, relatively secluded place to backpack can be difficult in Southeastern Michigan. However, backpacking at Blind Lake in the Pinckney State Park is a fantastic option for those searching. Blind Lake is accessible by a 7 mile hike in from Silver Lake, but can be approached from seve...
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  • Brighton, Michigan

    Island Lake Yellow Trail Loop

    5.56 mi / 453 ft gain
    Island Lake Yellow Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near South Lyon, Michigan.
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  • Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Hike Bird Hills Nature Area

    10 mi / 200 ft gain
    Having lived in Michigan and the greater Detroit area for only one year, I'm still constantly looking for the next place to take my mind off the day-to-day work grind. Michigan, the Great Lake State, is certainly not a bad place to be to do so. Roughly one hour outside of Detroit rests Bird Hills...
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  • Island Lake Pathway, Michigan

    Paddle the Huron River in the Island Lake Recreation Area

    Park at the Island Lake Picnic Grounds, also known as the Kent Lake parking lot.  Look for a spot on the west end of the parking lot and carry your kayak down to the river – but don’t worry, they have installed a nice little kayak slide to assist you as you walk down the river bank!  Simply, plac...
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  • Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Paddle the Argo Cascades

    5.0
    This adventure starts at Argo Park. Rent a kayak for $21 (including shuttle service back) or bring your own. Caution: parking can be limited on the busiest summer days, so be sure to check out the overflow lots and shuttles. Check the livery website for hours and additional parking information. ...
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  • Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Paddle Argo Pond

    You can launch from many points along Argo Pond (which is the name of this dammed portion of the Huron River), but the most abundant parking is located at Argo Park, Bandemer Park, or Huron Bridge Park. This is a popular place for paddleboarders, kayakers, canoers, and rafters during the summer. ...
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  • 690 South Broad Street, Michigan

    Paddle the Shiawassee Heritage Water Trail

    This adventure begins at Waterworks Park in Holly. There is a parking lot, pedestrian bridge, map, nature lookout, and designated launch at this site. From here to Storm Park in Fenton, it is 7 river miles and will take most paddlers 2-3 hours. The Shiawassee is a slow-moving, warm water river th...
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  • Waterford Township, Michigan

    Paddle the Headwaters of the Clinton River

    The total trip is approximately 2 miles, or 50-90 minutes. Your leisurely trip begins at the Waterford Clinton River Canoe Launch. While some paddlers go downstream and then back upstream to the start, I recommend staging a car or a bike where you end. The end point for this trip is the business ...
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  • Laingsburg, Michigan

    Rose Lake Area Loop

    2.79 mi / 167 ft gain
    Rose Lake Area Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Haslett, Michigan.
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  • Oakland charter Township, Michigan

    Bald Mountain Recreation Area Loop

    4.5
    7.14 mi / 571 ft gain
    The main trailhead parking for the north unit is found on the west side of Harmon Rd, just south of Predmore Rd. The north unit consists of a west loop of this parking area (Blue and White trails) and an east loop (Orange trail). While both loops are rugged and scenic, the best loop is following ...
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  • Metamora, Michigan

    Lake Minnawanna Scenic Trail

    4.41 mi / 305 ft gain
    Lake Minnawanna Scenic Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Metamora, Michigan.
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  • Grand Ledge, Michigan

    Ledges Trail in Grand Ledge

    5.0
    2.56 mi / 167 ft gain
    The designated parking here is Fitzgerald Park. This park has a $3 entrance fee per car ($5 for non-residents). If you want to avoid this fee, park in downtown Grand Ledge and find the Riverwalk on the south side of the Grand River, just west of downtown. A good parking spot is right next to F...
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  • Detroit, Michigan

    Detroit Riverfront

    3.87 mi / 82 ft gain
    Detroit Riverfront is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Detroit, Michigan.
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