Brighton Recreation Area

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Brighton Recreation Area


(810) 229-6566

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Things To Do


Brighton Recreation Area provides 4,947 acres of recreation for park visitors to use. The area has a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. Brighton Recreation Area has several miles of trails available for equestrian, mountain biking, and hiking. Oak forest, thick hedgerows and open spaces blend on the uplands while grassy marshes, shrub marshes and dense swamp timber mark the lowlands.

Map of Brighton Rec. Area (MI)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.502948, -83.839971



  • Boating

    Boating is permitted and a boat launch is on the premises.

  • Bicycling

    Moutain biking and bicycling trails available.

  • Camping

    Camping is available - please call for fees and rates.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted, and a boat launch is on premises.

  • Hiking


    Brighton-Bishop Lake Hiking Trail Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles) Barrier-free Facilities, Fishing Pier Brighton-Equestrain Trail Trail Length: 18.00 (Miles) Cross Country Ski, Equestrian, Vault Toilet Brighton-Kahchin Trail Trail Length: 2.00 (Miles) Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Modern Restrooms, Vault Toilet Brighton-Murray Lake Trail Trail Length: 9.00 (Miles) Mountain Biking Brighton-Penosha Trail Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles) Cross Country Ski, Hiking Brighton-Torn Shirt Mountain Bike Trail Trail Length: 5.10 (Miles) Mountain Biking

  • Historic Sites

    Ask about the rich history and culture.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is encouraged on the equestrian trails. Brighton Recreation Area Riding Stable is part of the park.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is pemritted. Pleas econtact park for specifiic rules and regulations.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged, and developed picnic areas are provided.

  • RVing

    Contact park about RVing oppurtunities.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, boating, kayaking, and canoeing are all popular water sports. Canoe and kayak rentals on site.

  • Winter Sports

    This area is great for cross cou ntry skiing and snowmobiling, as well as other winter play.



Take I-96 to exit 147 at Brighton. Go west approximately 6 miles to Chilson Road, and drive south 1 1/2 miles to Bishop Lake Road to the park.

Phone Numbers


(810) 229-6566