Island Lake State Recreation Area, Brighton

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Must see · Water Body · State Park
Island Lake Recreation Area offers many different recreational opportunities!

The park features:

An organizational campground ideal for scout troops

2 rustic cabins that accommodate twenty people each

4 miles of paved trail that wind through a variety of habitats. The trail also connects to Kensington Metropark and the Lyon Township Bike Trail

More than 14 miles of hiking/mountain biking/cross-country ski trails that weave through varied habitats

Canoeing and kayaking along 5 miles of the Huron River

Fishing and hunting

Metal detecting in designated areas of the park

Snowmobiling along unpaved trails

Swimming at Kent Lake Beach and Spring Mill Pond

Seven picnic shelters available for rent (4 electric and close proximity to modern bathrooms, 3 non-electric with hand pumps and primitive restrooms)

One of the nation's most modern and safest shooting ranges

The Meadow picnic area is the site of the only hot air balloon port in the state park system

Operate 4 boat launches that include Woodland, Chemung, Crooked Lake, and Whitmore Lake
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  • Both times I've come have been for mountain biking. I'm a newb at it so I considered it terrifying - which I guess means the mountain biking trails are great :) We parked at the beach both times, of.....  more »
  • good state park with mt. biking and paved trail riding linked with Kensington Metro park with a tunnel under I 96 this is good for walking or running also 2 beaches fishing canoeing hunting and...  more »

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