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Brighton State Recreation Area

Near: HowellMI (Weather)
Number of
18 Total
25 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description Is a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. Oak forest, thick hedges rows and open spaces blend on the uplands, while grassy marshes, schrub masses and dense swamps are in the lowlands. The horse trails skirt Shanango Lake and offer steep ridges and scenic views. One of the scienic parks in lower Michigan.
Best Time to Visit Anytime
Times to Avoid
Campground Camp ground has many shaded sites. Well maintained, grassy camp with numerous picket posts.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive, toilets, pump Tie-up/picket posts, water Michigan DNR

Leanne Meyer

, MI
Brighton Trail Riders
Directions From I-96 just west of US 23, take exit 147(spencer Road) and go west through Brighton on Brighton Rd about 4 miles to Chilson Rd. Turn left(south) to Bishop Lake Rd. Turn right (west) to staging area or horse camp. There is a large sign on Road.
This information was provided by Leanne Meyer on 8/15/2002 10:53:27 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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