Island Lake Recreation Area
6301 Kensington Rd
Brighton, MI 48116
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
A 4,000-acre park that offers an “up north” experience without leaving southeast Michigan. The terrain is a mixture of open brush land to mature hardwood forest, with some pockets of open meadows mixed in. Island Lake is the only balloon port in the state park system. Balloons usually take off in the early morning or late evening, depending on the wind and weather.