Archive for the “Outside Activities” Category

Locals Guide To – Mt. Brighton

Winter is upon us and Mt. Brighton is ready to be your hub for epic adventures! We spoke to Heidi Swartzloff, Marketing Manager at Mt. Brighton, about what you need to know before you hit the slopes! What is your favorite part about being an attraction in the Brighton-Howell Area? The Brighton-Howell Area is one …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

gates of hell

8 Fun Things to Do in Hell, Michigan

When visiting the Brighton-Howell Area, one place you should definitely go to is Hell – Hell, Michigan that is! Legend has it, the town originally cropped up around a sawmill owned by George Reeves. One theory speculates that the town’s name is due to Reeves paying his workers with whiskey. When the men chose to …more

Fun Fall Activities in the Brighton Howell Area

Although summer is ending, everyone’s favorite season is just around the corner. With a wide range of fall activities, the Brighton Howell Area is the ultimate fall destination for the perfect autumn getaway. From cider mills to fall color chasing, there are plenty of experiences just waiting to be had. Here are a few fun …more

Dog-Friendly Spots in the Brighton Howell Area

Don’t leave your furry friend off the guest list when planning your next trip. The Brighton Howell Area is ready to welcome you and your pup to enjoy a variety of attractions, 50,000+ acres of parks, 180 lakes, and multiple pet-friend hotels. Don’t let your canine miss these dog-friendly spots in the Brighton Howell Area! …more

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7 Top Instagram Worthy Spots in The Brighton Howell Area

One of the best parts of taking a trip is being able to share the photos with your friends and families. However, getting those perfect Instagram shots can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put this list together for your next Brighton-Howell Area trip to cultivate your feed with the perfect photos at some of the …more

5 Spots to Beat The Heat in The Brighton Howell Area

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 …more

kayaks and paddleboards in Lake Walden.

Your Guide To “Up North” Camping in The Brighton Howell Area

Summertime in southeast Michigan is the perfect time to create long-lasting memories with friends, family, or yourself. The first step to planning the ultimate summer vacation starts with the best summer tradition: a camping trip. Luckily, the Brighton Howell area boasts a variety of camping options. Pack the cooler, grab your sleeping back, and head …more

Delicious picnic spread with fresh fruit, bread, spicy sausage and cheese spread out on a red and white checkered cloth in a lush spring park

The Recipe for the Perfect Brighton Howell Area Picnic

As Michigan weather can be quite unpredictable, summertime in the Mitten State is not to be taken for granted. Enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures this summer by packing a basket and spreading out on the many beaches and parks of the Brighton Howell area. Sit back, relax, and rewind while enjoying nature, local eats, …more

Join the Great Michigan Scavenger Hunt in Brighton Howell Area!

Keep a close eye out for hidden treasures this week when scrolling through your social media feed and the Brighton Howell Area! Explore BHA  has teamed up with over 30 destinations around Michigan to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week for a statewide scavenger hunt! National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) 2022 is ready to …more