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Thrill Seekers, Choose your Element! Air vs. Land vs. Water

July 7, 2020

Find exciting adventures in the Brighton Howell Area up in the air, on land, or in the water! The area is surrounded by three state parks that provide thrilling outdoor recreation activities that will keep you on your toes this summer.


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The Brighton Howell Area is known by many for its annual hot air balloon festival. But in fact, hot air balloons are not the only way we have fun in the sky. Find cloud nine while freefalling with experts at Capital City Skydiving in Fowlerville.

Enjoy a stunning, bird’s eye view and check skydiving off of your bucket list!


Soar over hills and test your mountain biking, running, or hiking in the Brighton Howell Area. Pinckney is home to over 26 miles of hiking and biking trails to keep you busy all day. Many say that Pinckney Recreation Area has the best trails in Southeast Michigan, put that to the test and try them out for yourself!


Paintball players

Hell Survivors Paintball Playfield was not designed for the weak. Hell Survivors has the world’s largest walk-in, self-serve air station. It has been voted the #1 Air Station in the industry. While paintball here is challenging and fast-paced, safety is also a priority. Paintballs are not made of paint but, instead are soft gelatin capsules that contain vegetable oil and food coloring. These capsules are non-toxic and biodegradable

See if you have what it takes to be a hell survivor


The Brighton Howell Area is the perfect spot to soak up sunny summer weather. When you’re here, you’re never far away from a lake. Bishop Lake, located in the Brighton Recreation Area offers boat rentals, as well as stand-up paddleboard rentals. Stand-up paddleboarding is a fun way to enjoy the water and get a full-body workout at the same time.

Are you daring enough to try these Brighton Howell Area thrilling adventures? If you are, tag us @explorebrightonhowellarea or use #explorebha to be featured. While you’re here, pick up a Visitors Guide to plan your next exploration.

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Capital City Skydiving

7080 Sherwood Road, Fowlerville, MI, USA

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Pinckney Recreation Area

8555 Silver Hill Road, Pinckney, MI, USA

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Hell Survivors Paintball Playfield

Hell Survivors Paintball Playfield, 619 Pearl Street, Pinckney, MI, USA

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Brighton Recreation Area

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

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