Located in Northville, Maybury State Park has miles of trails for mountain biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and hiking. It's a great place to learn how to ride a horse, and the park offers a summer horse camp for kids.
Michigan Recreation Passport
is required to use Maybury State Park. If you do not have a passport already, you can get a pass at the park.
Miles of Trails
- There are 11 miles of horseback-riding trails
at Maybury State Park. The trailhead is near the riding stable, and horse trailers will want to enter on the east side of the park off of Beck Road.
Mountain Biking Trails
- Maybury State Park has a single-track mountain bike trail that loops and curves through a heavily wooded area. The dirt trail is five miles long and has varied terrain. It starts on the east side of the park, but you can also access it from the paved trail.
- The trailheads for the paved trails at Maybury State Park are at the parking areas accessed from Eight Mile Road. The wide trails are used for biking and walking. There are five miles of paved trails, which connect to the park's hiking and mountain biking trails. Historical markers are located along portions of the trails, near locations that were part of the Maybury Sanatorium.
- Six miles of unpaved hiking trails meander through wooded areas and around a large pond at Maybury State Park. Dog walkers enjoy using the unpaved and paved trails at the state park.
Maybury Riding Stable
Maybury Riding Stable is a great place to enjoy a horseback riding experience. The stable offers a scenic three-mile, guided horseback ride. A variety of horses are available, in many colors and sizes. Horseback riders must be over 8 years old and weigh less than 240 pounds.
The stable offers special kids programs, pony parties, and hayrides.
For reservation details, see the Maybury Riding Stable web site
There are a few fishing piers around the large pond on the east side of the park. It's a good spot for catch-and-release fishing.
You need a fishing license to fish in Michigan.
If you don't have a Michigan fishing license, you can purchase one online at the Michigan DNR E-License web site
Maybury State Park is an excellent location for family reunions and gatherings. The park has several large shelters that can be rented. Baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, and playgrounds are located near a few of the shelters on the west side of the park. See the Michigan DNR's Maybury State Park web site
for reservation information.
In 1921, Maybury Sanatorium opened on 850 acres in Northville Township, which is now the location of Maybury State Park. The sanatorium served as a restful environment for those suffering from tuberculosis. Adult patients and children as young as six months old would stay at Maybury Sanatorium for months or years to recover from the illness.
During its peak time of operation, the sanatorium cared for nearly 850 patients. By the 1940s, the number of patients declined, and effective antibiotics were discovered and improved a person's chance for recovery.
In 1969, Maybury Sanatorium was closed.
There are historical markers in several places along the paved trails at the state park that describe former locations of buildings and places at Maybury Sanatorium.