5 Things to Do This Summer in Brighton
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Located in in Southeast Michigan, Brighton has so many outdoor areas to explore. From a seasonal waterpark in a lake to recreation areas that take hikers from hardwood forests to meadows, Brighton is a great place to get away from it all. Here are five things to experience.
Island Lake Recreation Area: The Huron River cuts through this expansive, state-run park. With 4,000 acres to explore, this rec area has become a popular spot for paddling, hiking and even triathlon training.
Jump Island: The state has three outdoor inflatable water parks, and Jump Island was its first. You can book a 45-minute session at the water park, which is designed for people at least 4 feet tall.
Howell Nature Center: This community gathering area has more than 230 acres filled with educational programming and hands-on activities. It’s also a great spot to see wildlife rehabilitation work.
Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry: This unique space highlights work by poets and artists who have Michigan ties. It’s free to the public and offers a half-mile art walk on a wooded trail that features a mix of sculpture and poetry.
Mill Pond: A focal point of the Brighton community, with a water feature surrounded by a landscaped park with a paved promenade and outdoor seating. It’s described as “where the hustle and bustle of downtown meets a one-of-a-kind natural beauty.”
There’s lots to see and do in Brighton. Check out the highlights in this video.
Photo credit: Michigan Department of Natural Resources