kayakers getting ready to launch in thompson lake
Lake Chemung Fireworks in Howell, Michigan

Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Brighton Howell Area: A Perfect Weekend Getaway!

The most Patriotic day of the year – the Fourth of July! Spend your holiday weekend in the Brighton Howell Area, a hidden gem in Southeast Michigan where the Fourth of July celebrations are as vibrant as the community itself. When looking for the perfect weekend getaway, choose the area that offers various activities that …more

kayakers getting ready to launch in thompson lake

Guide to the Ultimate Brighton Howell Area Summer Vacation

The Brighton Howell Area is an all-season destination that peaks during the summertime. The area offers a variety of delicious restaurants, lakes to dive into, ice cream to eat, and boutique shopping. There are many things to do it can be hard to know where to start. Follow this guide to the Ultimate Brighton Howell …more

kayaks and stand up paddle boards on the shore of Silver Lake in the PInckney Recreation Area

Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Brighton Howell Area

Kick off the summer season with the ultimate Memorial Day Weekend in the Brighton Howell Area! With 50,000 acres of parks, 123 trails, 160+ lakes, two downtown areas, and so much more, the area has a plethora of exciting activities and events to fill the entire weekend. Here is how you can spend Memorial Day …more

flowers blooming in spring in downtown howell

Free Ways to Explore Brighton Howell Area this Spring

Once the snow melts away and the warmer temperatures debut, it’s time to get out of the house and explore. However, you don’t have to break the bank on your springtime getaway to enjoy the wonders of the Brighton Howell Area! Here are a few free ways to explore the Brighton Howell Area this spring. …more

Street view of downtown Fowlerville Michigan

Spend a Day in Fowlerville, Michigan

The pleasantly old-fashioned town offers a breath of fresh air to those who need a break from noisy urban life. Settled in 1836, Fowlerville, Michigan has a reputation for taking its visitors back in time with its classic charm. The city and surrounding area offer unique attractions perfect for slowing down or thrilling adventures.   …more

corn hole at aberrant

Have A Guy’s Night Out in The Brighton Howell Area

Sometimes the schedule calls to round up the boys for a night out in the Brighton Howell Area. When planning your next guy’s night out, skip the same old activities and treat your friends to a fun-filled outing. Read on to find out how to have a guy’s night in the Brighton Howell Area. Go …more

walk through the gates of hell in hell michigan on a sunny summer day

Spend A Day in Hell, Michigan

If anyone has ever told you to “Go to Hell” they were clearly talking about Hell, Michigan. This infamous town is conveniently located in Southeast Michigan 20 miles from Brighton in the Pinckney Recreation Area. The town may be small but it’s packed with fun-filled activities, places to eat, and experiences to be had. Check …more

couple cheers beer at hartland brewing co

7 Unique Winter Brighton Howell Area Date Ideas

When the cold front moves in, finding ways to go out might be difficult. During the winter season, it might be difficult to find ways to take your loved one out for a romantic date. Whether you’re looking to spend some quality inside or outside, there are a variety of options to choose from. Check …more

a woman with a snowboard

How to Have Your Happiest Winter in the Brighton Howell Area

Please enjoy this guest blog from Livingston County resident, Em Piro. If you were to google “Happiest Countries in the World”, you would find a list determined by various factors including GDP per capita, life expectancy, and perceived freedom/ generosity in one’s country. Additionally, one cannot help but notice the overwhelming majority of “happiest countries” …more

an aerial shot of a lake and a picnic table

Choose Your Own Adventure with MI Playground

Nick and Andy from MI Playground visited the Brighton-Howell Area recently for a choose-your-own-adventure type of day! Watch their video below and check out their whole day for inspiration on your next adventure in Livingston County.