Grab Fluffy's leash and pack up your gear to head to Highland Recreation Area in Southern Michigan. The Highland Recreation Area, located in White Lake, is home to almost 6,000 acres of land filled with forest, marshes, lakes, and hills. You and your pooch can experience the great outdoors and the beauty of Michigan at this recreation area.
The Highland Recreation Area provides space for picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding. Your pooch can't enter any swimming areas or buildings, but your pup can go on a hike or join you for a picnic! Keep your furry friend on his or her leash while the two of you are exploring the Highland Recreation Area.
When you're discovering the park, you might notice a variety of different trees, including oak-hickory, mixed hardwood, or beech-maple trees. At this park, you can happily hike through 17 miles of multi-use trails. There is the Highland-Cedar Creek Trail that is just shy of three miles, and there are also three dog trial fields, where you can teach your dog to hunt.
There are also several picnic shelters throughout the Highland Recreation Area, and you can reserve them up to a year in advance. The Teeple Beach Shelter is ADA accessible. If you're up for camping, some campsites can accommodate tents or RVs, and have fire pits, picnic tables, and are near water spigots, vault toilets, and the dump stations.
Dogs are not allowed in cabins at this campground, so a rustic site will have to do if you're taking your pooch with you. Remember, whenever you're at the park, keep your pup on a leash no longer than six feet. Also, be sure to clean up after him so you can follow the leave no trace rule. Your dog should be obedient and follow the quiet hours just like you do at the campground.