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.


6360 Chilson Road
Howell, MI 48843


Brighton-Equestrian (800)-447-2757
Recreation Area (810)-229-6566

Length: 18 Miles

Level: 1

Type: Riding, Hiking, Biking

Terrain: Hills, woods, meadows,

Direction: Take I-96 and exit south on Latson Rd (Exit 140). Travel south approximately six miles to Chilson Rd. and then south 1.5 miles to Bishop Lake Road to the Park.


Camping: Yes, the park offers an equestrian rustic campground with 17 sites. Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 1-800-447-2757. More information at

Horse Rental: Don’t have a horse but want to go for a ride? Contact Brighton Recreation Riding Stable riding stables at 6660 Chilson Road at 810-534-5063 or online at

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