Lakelands Trail State Park

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Lakelands Trail State Park
Map showing the location of Lakelands Trail State Park
Map showing the location of Lakelands Trail State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lower Peninsula, Ingham County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Michigan USA
Nearest city Pinckney, Michigan
Coordinates 42°28′03″N 84°00′27″W / 42.4675°N 84.0075°W / 42.4675; -84.0075Coordinates: 42°28′03″N 84°00′27″W / 42.4675°N 84.0075°W / 42.4675; -84.0075
Governing body
Length 20 mi (32 km)
Trailheads Stockbridge, Michigan
Hamburg Township, Michigan
Use Cycling, Equestrian, Hiking, XC skiing
Trail difficulty Easy
Season All
Website Official site

Lakelands Trail State Park is a state park in Michigan that runs east-west from Stockbridge to Hamburg Township, Michigan. It is a multi-use trail converted from abandoned railroad corridors. According to the Michigan DNR web site, the north side of the trail is for hiking and biking, and the south side is for horseback riding.[1] The trail is 20 miles (32 km) long with the surface from Stockbridge to Pinckney compose of crushed limestone. 6 miles (9.7 km) are paved in Hamburg Township.[2]

From Stockbridge to Pinckney, horses are routinely ridden on the entire limestone trail surface, effectively destroying the trail surface so that it is unusable by bicyclists. The trail cannot be navigated even on a mountain bicycle. Only the paved portion from just west of Pinckney to the east end in Hamburg Township is usable by bicyclists.

Waypoints[edit]

Waypoints for Lakelands Trail State Park.[2] ↑ in the Distance column points to the other waypoint that the distance is between.

Location Services Distance
(approx.)
Coordinates
Stockbridge, Michigan Parking 42°26′43″N 84°10′47″W / 42.44541°N 84.17966°W / 42.44541; -84.17966 (Stockbridge, Michigan Waypoint)
Gregory, Michigan Parking ↑ 5 miles (8.0 km) 42°27′37″N 84°05′05″W / 42.46027°N 84.08474°W / 42.46027; -84.08474 (Gregory, Michigan Waypoint)
Pinckney, Michigan Parking ↑ 7.3 miles (11.7 km) 42°27′38″N 83°56′33″W / 42.46056°N 83.94238°W / 42.46056; -83.94238 (Pinckney, Michigan Waypoint)
Merrill Road Parking ↑ 6.2 miles (10.0 km) 42°27′14″N 83°49′16″W / 42.45388°N 83.82121°W / 42.45388; -83.82121 (Merrill Road Waypoint)
Hamburg Road ↑ 1 mile (1.6 km) 42°26′52″N 83°48′06″W / 42.44773°N 83.80168°W / 42.44773; -83.80168 (Hamburg Road Waypoint)

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