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Old 11-07-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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That was actually the park that I had in mind to go to before posting. But it being a recreation area, I wasn't sure what to expect.

I believe the recreation area we went to was Proud Lake State Recreation Area, but there weren't many trails or if there were I couldn't find them. We ended up checking out the Wixom Habitat and Lakeshore park instead.
There are many miles of trails at Pinckney. If you go to Silver Lake you can pick up the Crooked lake trail which is 5 miles or the Silver lake trail which is 2. They are dirt trails but have become somewhat popular with trail bike riders. I grew up hiking those trails from the early 60's. Personally I curse the invention of bikes designed to ride through the woods but it is what it is.
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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That was actually the park that I had in mind to go to before posting. But it being a recreation area, I wasn't sure what to expect.

I believe the recreation area we went to was Proud Lake State Recreation Area, but there weren't many trails or if there were I couldn't find them. We ended up checking out the Wixom Habitat and Lakeshore park instead.
There are trails in the Proud Lake State Recreation Area. There are 11 miles of trails exclusively for hikers, as well as miles of trails shared with equestrians and mountain bikers. They are not paved. The trail I hiked can be accessed where the boat launch is. The following website discusses the 5.75 mile-long River Trail, the most scenic of the trails.

Proud Lake Recreation Area: River Trail/Blue Trail - Michigan Trail Maps



I like the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, because it has more hilliness and change in elevation. The Highland Recreation Area and Bald Mountain also are very hilly.

Below is a picture of the Highland Recreation Area from the "friends of Highland Recreation area website"

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Old 11-07-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Oakland County, MI
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There are trails in the Proud Lake State Recreation Area. There are 11 miles of trails exclusively for hikers, as well as miles of trails shared with equestrians and mountain bikers. They are not paved. The trail I hiked can be accessed where the boat launch is. The following website discusses the 5.75 mile-long River Trail, the most scenic of the trails.

Proud Lake Recreation Area: River Trail/Blue Trail - Michigan Trail Maps



I like the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, because it has more hilliness and change in elevation. The Highland Recreation Area and Bald Mountain also are very hilly.

Below is a picture of the Highland Recreation Area from the "friends of Highland Recreation area website"
I knew there was because that was why I wanted to go. I think I may have entered the park in the wrong area near where all of the RVs park. It was large and I wasn't exactly sure where I was going, Google maps got me to the park but not to the area I wanted to be in.

That is good to know though, I did enjoy the drive there and will have to make my way over there again sometime.

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Fora different kind of park, try the Detroit Riverwalk. It is actually quite beautiful.
We have been there and I agree, it is very nice. I'm sure we'll be down there again before the end of the year but it wasn't a place that came to mind for hiking and seeing the fall colors.
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