Brighton Howell Area

The Brighton Howell Area is located in southeast Michigan, conveniently centered amidst Ann Arbor, Lansing and Detroit. Historic downtown districts serve up an open invitation to explore destination diningboutique shops, and vibrant entertainment
Known as an outdoor playground, the surrounding area overflows with sights and scenes that will leave you inspired. Plan your escape to  50,000 acres of parks, 123 miles of trails, 184 lakes and 20 golf courses. Countless sports and recreation options call in every season, and we have the answer.  

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Finish strong at one of the area's specialty stores that stand out from what you'll find elsewhere, then grab a pint and a bite from our local craft breweriescoffee shops, and eateries that draw a following from afar, yet make you feel right at home. Enjoy quaint downtowns in Brighton, Howell, Fowlerville, Hartland, and Pinckney. Howell Main Street is a winner of the 2018 Great American Main Street Award.  
Hit the Slopes
Brighton is home to southeast Michigan's premiere destination for witner fun, Mt. Brighton!

Be Epic
Mt. Brighton allows visitors access to 25 trails that cover 130 acres and is Michigan's only Vail Resort.
It's Lovely Weather...
Kensington Metropark is your family's next favorite winter destination with trails for cross-country skiing and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Nature Calls
Endless options abound with our 50,000 acres of parks, 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes. In the Brighton Howell Area, there's so much more to explore, no matter the season!


A Great Catch
Enjoy a day ice fishing on Lake Chemung or Thompson Lake in Howell.
Head Downtown
Great American Main Street Award-winning downtown Howell is home to charming holiday cheer and the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Warm Up
With six breweries and two wineries, you'll find warmth in handcrafted local favorites in the Brighton-Howell Area.
Blaze the Trail
Explore fat-tire biking trails and enjoy the ride all season long!