Lakelands Trail State Park is a linear park (aka trail) that stretches over 20 miles, connecting Gregory, Hamburg, Pinckney and Stockbridge. The trail passes through wooded areas, near lakes and streams, and close to acres of farmland.
The segment between Stockbridge and Pinckney has a crushed limestone surface and can be used for biking, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. The trail is paved through Hamburg Township and is great for biking, hiking, jogging, and rollerblading.
Lakelands Trail State Park is north of the Pinckney Recreation Area
, which has many unpaved trails.
Parking for the Lakelands Trail State Park
- The trailhead is at the corner of Center Street and Clinton Street in Stockbridge. The trailhead is on the south side of town. The parking area is large enough for horsetrailers.
- Just north of the M-36 and M-106 intersection, the trailhead in Gregory is on the west side of M-36. A picnic area is located near the trail.
- In Pinckney, the trailhead is on Pearl Street, next to the old train depot. The parking lot is large enough for horsetrailers.
- A trail spur on Merrill Road in Hamburg township goes south to Bennett Memorial Park, where there is plenty of parking.
- In Hamburg, the trailhead is located on the east side of Hamburg Road. The trailhead is located near the bottom of a hill, south of the Hamburg Food Center.
- Hamburg to Pinckney: 8.6 miles
- Pinckney to Gregory: 8 miles
- Gregory to Stockbridge: 6 miles