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Quiet, and huge, plenty to do here for anyone

Trails, swimming, picnicking, you name it, there's plenty to do here. They've got 2 awesome... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Jason B
Nice for a morning walk

We alternate between Island Lake and Kensington Metro Park for our weekend walks. Once September... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Brighton, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Trails, swimming, picnicking, you name it, there's plenty to do here. They've got 2 awesome hiking/biking trails, a great swimming pond and even areas that are very secluded for some quiet time.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We frequent beaches in Livingston County and so far Kent Lake at Island Lake Rec, was the busiest and water was murky. The wet sand between the water and sand was green with algae. The park by the rest rooms was nice and newer for...More

1  Thank Traymer9
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We alternate between Island Lake and Kensington Metro Park for our weekend walks. Once September hits this place is a bit more peaceful for waking. Lots of bike activity and kayak rental during the summer months.

1  Thank nah1963
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We visit island lake recreation area often. It is a beautiful area with endless possibilities of outdoor fun! There are many trails for hiking, bikes, an area to rent canoes or kayaks, areas for fishing and a couple of beaches (out favorite is spring mill...More

Thank jaw7127
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Perfect for bicycling. Lawn area is well- maintained. Spring Mill pond is boat-free. No swimming allowed on Island Lake, although there are a few nice walking trails. An algae problem is developing along the south shore of Kent Lake.

Thank Scott130
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I did a triathlon here and enjoyed the beautiful lake and surrounding roads (except for having to climb the hills with my bike!). I would love to check out the trails here sometime.

Thank passionatespirit
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Island Lake is so much fun in the summer with the lake, beach and many trails to rollerblade or ride your bike on. Island Lake is so much fun in the winter with the vast amount of trails you can ride UTVs on. Very clean!

1  Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Because this is beautiful, well-maintained area to enjoy nature walks, hike, fish, trail bike, road bike, walk your dog or swim...and that's just in summer.

Thank msills
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We've been to Island Lake many times; most recently a few weeks ago for a long walk on a Sunday afternoon. When we walk we tend to park at the edge and taske the trail under I-96 to access Kensington's loop. We've kayaked here numerous...More

2  Thank TRbeer
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Island Lake has the best sporting clays course in the county and you always can find that the course will be challenging and fun. They change up the course on a regular basis which never makes boring.

Thank Brad B
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13 January 2017|
Response from Phillip N | Reviewed this property |
Michigan State Park entry fees for out of state vehicles is $8.50 for a day pass. Camping fees are more. Depending where you are going you may want to check out National Forest. Day use is free and overnight is less than... More
10 June 2016|
Response from arrowhead-12 | Reviewed this property |
There are several nice beaches: a larger one on Kent Lake with a pavilion and canoe/kayak rental. The beach is Sandy and nice. No lifeguards. Also another smaller beach area is "Springmill Pond".