Lakelands Trail State Park

Hamburg Township Section

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The Lakelands Trail State Park in Hamburg Township is maintained and operated by Hamburg Township Parks & Recreation through a parks millage in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and The Great Lake-To-Lake Trails Project.

No state park permit is required to use the trail; however, special events require approval through the Hamburg Township Board of Trustees.

The Hamburg Township section of the Trail is a trail approximately 6 miles long. Trail improvements were designed and worked on by a partnership of MI-DNR, Hamburg Township and the Friends of the Lakelands Trail.

The Lakelands Trail State Park traverses Hamburg Township in a manner which is mostly parallel to M-36.

Parking Areas

There are three parking areas for vehicles along the trail area in Hamburg Township that allow for easy access to the trail:


  • Merrill Trailhead is located in West Bennett Park off of Merrill Road.
  • Pettysville Trailhead is located at the south side of the intersection of M-36 and Pettysville Road.
  • Village Trailhead is located off of Hamburg Road and adjacent to Winkelhaus Park.


Updated May 19, 2017
Lakelands Trail State Park