flowers blooming in spring in downtown howell
Free Ways to Explore Brighton Howell Area this Spring

April 5, 2024

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.

Go for a Hike

There are 123 trails within the Brighton Howell Area. Each offers optimal views, various difficult levels, and the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Although vehicle passes are required to gain entry into the Recreation Areas, there are a variety of other parks that allow you to walk the trails for free.

Go Birding

📍: Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark is a birding hot spot as many species of them migrate to the area during the warmer months. According to local birder Jocelyn Anderson, the Metropark is the best place to hand-feed birds! While you wander Kensington Metropark, you’ll be surrounded by a wide range of birds that are waiting to fly right out of your hands.

Window Shop at Tanger Outlets

📍: Howell

tanger outlet mall in howell michigan that features a wide variety of brand name stores at discounted prices

Loaded with over 50 brand names, you can snag at outlet prices; Tanger Outlets in Howell is the ultimate place to window shop. Walk the entire outlet mall for a chance to spot one of the best deals you’ll find, all while getting some exercise. If you’re looking to score a better discount, grab a coupon book from one of the vending machines on-site or download the app!

Peruse Local Farmers Markets

blooming flowers at howell farmers market

Kicking off the first weekend of May, the Brighton Howell Area has multiple chances for you to explore local farmers, crafters, and vendors at an area Farmers Market! Experience a vast array of locally grown produce, freshly picked flowers, and plenty of herbs. Many artists and crafters showcase their goods at each Farmers’ Market. While you’re at Howell or Brighton’s market, explore each shop, eatery, and bakery to round out your visit!

Visit Local and Township Parks

Splash 'n' Blast kids aquatic fun at Kensington Metropark in Brighton Michigan
Photo Credit: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Brighton Howell Area is loaded with local and township parks that are completely free to visit. Manly Bennett Park in Hamburg Township is a one-stop shop that allows kids to release energy on the playground and jungle gym. This township park also offers hiking and biking trails and a disc golf course. Genoa Township Park features three different playgrounds, a water misting feature, and walkable paths. Other area parks offer many. of the same features and are the perfect spot to include in your spring getaway without breaking the bank.

You don’t have to empty your bank account to explore the Brighton Howell Area. Plan your spring getaway to the area by requesting a digital or print visitor guide. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media!

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