5 Spots to Beat The Heat in The Brighton Howell Area

July 22, 2022

As summer is officially in full swing here in southeast Michigan, you might be looking for a way to cool off in this summertime heat. Luckily, the Brighton Howell area is loaded with 13 public beaches to cool yourself off. So lather on that sunscreen, pack your beach towels, and check out these 5 spots to beat the heat in the Brighton Howell area this summer.

1.) Spring Mill PondIsland Lake Recreation Area


In the middle of the Island Lake Recreation Area lies the famous beach on the Spring Mill Pond. This small pond is frequented by locals and visitors alike due to its petite size and accessibility. The Spring Mill Pond beach is perfect for families with small children due to the size of the pond makes it easy to keep an eye out for little ones while enjoying the sunshine for yourself.

2.) Thompson Lake – Scofield Park


Thompson Lake is located right downtown and is one of the easiest public beaches in the area. Howell’s Scofield Park offers visitors and residents a boat launch, playground, volleyball court, and a sandy beach. The range of amenities offers beachgoers a wide variety of things to do both on and off the water.

3.) Jump IslandBrighton Recreation Area


Brighton Recreation Area spans over 4,900 acres of woods, various terrains, two campgrounds, and a few lakes. Nestled in the middle of this recreation area is Bishop Lake. This public beach offers volleyball courts, picnic pavilions, hiking and biking trails, a sandy beach, and Michigan’s first inflatable water park – all coming together to create the perfect summer day spot.

4.) Pinckney Recreation Area


The Pinckney Recreation Area covers over 11,000 acres offering a wide variety of activities and is a biker, hiker, and beach-goers paradise. This recreation area offers two public beaches on Silver Lake and Halfmoon Lake. With the vast area that the Pinckney Recreation Area covers, it’s easy to get lost. To ensure you don’t get lost, be sure to map your adventure beforehand.

5.) Splash ‘N Blast – Kensington Metropark

The ultimate way to beat the heat is by bringing the whole family to Splash ‘N’ Blast in the Kensington Metropark. This waterpark offers two 240-foot water slides that twist and turns for the highest level thrills. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, go for a run through the spray ground with palm trees, serpents, and cannons all that spray water to cool you down.

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Island Lake Recreation Area

Island Lake Recreation Area, 6301 Kensington Road, Brighton, MI, USA

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Scofield Park

City Park, Howell, MI, USA

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Brighton Recreation Area

Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI, USA

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Pinckney Recreation Area

8555 Silver Hill Road, Pinckney, MI, USA

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Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI, USA

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