Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park is part of the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail that stretches from South Haven to Port Huron. The trail starts at Hall Road in Livingston County and extends to Hawkins Road in Henrietta Township in Jackson County. The paved section of trail lies between Hall Road in Hamburg Township to M-36 just west of Pinckney and is the best pick for a bicycle trip. The remaining trail surface conists of compacted limestone and crushed slag
In June 2018, the trail was renamed in honor of Michigan trails champion Mike Levine. It is one of five linear state parks that were converted from abandoned railroad corridor in the Michigan state park system.
The 22-mile trail is popular with walkers, hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The trail connects directly to the Pinckney Recreation Area equestrian trails and provides an additional 13 miles of riding. Motorized vehicles and hunting are prohibited.
Length: 34 Miles
Type: Riding, Running, Walking, Biking,
Terrain: Woods, pastures, wetlands
Parking/Staging: Large enough for horse trailers.
- The trailhead is at the corner of Center Street and Clinton Street in Stockbridge. The trailhead is on the south side of town. The parking area is large enough for horsetrailers.
- Just north of the M-36 and M-106 intersection, the trailhead in Gregory is on the west side of M-36. A picnic area is located near the trail.
- In Pinckney, the trailhead is on Pearl Street, next to the old train depot. The parking lot is large enough for horsetrailers.
1. Stockbridge Trailhead (M-52 and S. Center St, Stockbridge, MI 49285)
2. Gregory Trailhead (188 Main St, Gregory, MI 48137)
3. Pinckney Trailhead (499 Pearl St, Pinckney, MI 48169)