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Free Ways to Explore Brighton Howell Area this Summer

July 14, 2023

Planning your next getaway can be expensive, confusing, and ultimately difficult to decide where to go. However, your getaway to the Brighton Howell Area doesn’t have to break the bank. Loaded with free fun-filled activities for the whole family makes it the perfect place for your next vacation. Here are a few free ways to explore the Brighton Howell Area without draining your wallet.

Adventure Through The Alley

📍: Downtown Howell

A true gem located in the heart of Downtown Howell, the Peanut Alley is a community favorite. Home to a variety of unique shops and boutiques with second entrances conveniently located throughout the alley – not to mention fun events. The Peanut Alley is a popular photoshoot spot perfect for the ultimate Instagram photo.

Imagination Station

📍: Brighton

Brighton’s Imagination Station is the perfect place to bring the kids to burn off excess energy. This play area features a 10,000-square-foot wooden play structure, a picnic area, and optimal views of the Brighton Mill Pond. Once the kids are done playing, enjoy a stroll on the Tridge along the pond to take in the scenery then grab a bite to eat from a downtown restaurant.

Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk

📍: Brighton

Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk is a free public tour that has incredible work by poets and artists with ties to Michigan. On this guided half-mile nature walk, take in the gorgeous scenery that surrounds the art installation while learning about what makes the work unique.

Go to Hell

📍: Hell

When visiting the Brighton Howell Area, one thing you must do, is visit Hell, Michigan. Upon your rival, head straight to the Post Office to send an authentic postcard to show your friends and family you’ve been to Hell. Next head to Screams Souvenirs from Hell & Helloween for keepsakes, delicious ice cream, a round of putt-putt, and a wide variety of activities. There is ample amounts of fun to be had in Hell, Michigan so check out these eight fun things to do before planning your trip.

Visit Picture-worthy Spots

The picturesque Brighton Howell Area offers many places to grab the perfect Instagram-worthy photo. Explore handpainted murals, extensive sunflower fields, scenic outdoor areas, and so much more. Snap your next picture on foot, bike, or the water of the area at these Instagram-worthy spots.

Attend an Event

A variety of unique events keep visitors coming back to the Brighton Howell Area every year. If you ask some locals, they’ll tell you that their favorites include the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, Hartland Polo Classic, Howell Melon Festival, and Fowlerville Fair – just to name a few. However, the area boasts smaller events perfect for those who love to get that small-town feel when on vacation.

Howell Summit Gardens

📍: Downtown Howell

The artistic park located in Downtown Howell is the perfect spot to spend a free afternoon. This whimsical park features a playscape for the kids – equipt with slides and a maze, while the adults enjoy corn hole and chess tables. After your fun-filled time at Howell Summit Gardens, walk downtown to enjoy unique boutiques, delicious cuisine, a social district, and so much more.

Breaking the back doesn’t have to determine the amount of fun you have on your next getaway. Luckily, there are plenty of free ways to explore the Brighton Howell Area while still having fun. While discovering the area be sure to tag us @explorebrightonhowellarea or use #explorebha.

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