Pinckney Recreation Area is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! So if your doggo loves being out in Mother Nature, they will pawsitively adore this beautiful area. It spreads across a whopping 11,000 acres and is in both Livingtston and Washtenaw counties.
The first thing your pal will want to do when they arrive is hit
the trails, and who can blame them? With over 40 miles of trails, this area is
just begging to be explored. Find access to the trail system at Silver Lake day
use area. Even though all trails are open to hikers, some are extremely pupular
with mountain bikers. If you want to steer clear of cyclists, hop on the Lossee
Lake Trail. This three mile loop is for hikers only.
Besides furrific hiking trails, the Pinckney Recreation Area has a
chain of lakes. Fishing and boating are available at Silver Lake. Camping is
also pupular at this gorgeous park. Bruin Lake Campground has over 150 modern sites.
For more of a primitive experience, check out the Crooked Lake Campground. If you
and your pooch truly want to ruff it, stay at one of the backpacking sites that
are located just off the well-known Potawatomi Trail.
Pinckney Recreation Area is also home to two day use areas that
are fully equipped with pawsome amenities. You will find picnic tables,
volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a playground. Modern restrooms are
available during the warmer months. Keep in mind doggos are not allowed in the lakes or on designated beaches. Be sure to pack water to share and clean-up bags for your adventure.
Please note all park visitors must have a Michigan Recreation
Passport. This can be purchased for $11.00 at the time of vehicle permit
renewals for Michigan resident, or can be purchased at the park entrance. This puptacular pass gives you and your pup
access to all Michigan state parks for an entire year. Recreation Passports are
also available to non-residents.
Make no mistake, your furry friend will absolutely love
spending time in this puptacular park!