Highland Recreation Area offers 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and lakes in the rolling hills of Southern Michigan. With trails to accommodate equestrian riders, mountain bikers, hikers and skiers, there’s an activity for every season in this park.
There are approximately 12 miles of bridle trails specifically for horseback riding through the park.The riding stable is located off of Ford Road on the east side of the park and the equestrian campground is located just south of the stables and can be accessed via the trail. Riders can begin their journey at either the stables or the Equestrian campground. The trail winds through the deep forests and rolling hills of the area and passes by Teeple Lake on the route as well. Riders should be mindful that they may share the pathway with hikers as well.
Directions: Take US-23 to M-59, drive east 12 miles or I-75 to M-59, drive west 14 miles. Main park entrance is on the south side of M-59, between Bogie Lake Road and Ormand Road.
Camping: Yes! Equestrian camping is available more info at, www.michigandnr.com/parks