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Hamburg Township Section

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

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.

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.

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Hamburg Trail Section Operated By:

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Hamburg Township Parks and Recreation

Director: Jim Neilson, Township Clerk
Mailing Address: 10405 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, MI 48139 USA
Phone: 810-231-1000 Ext. 206
Fax: 810-231-4295

Parks and Recreation Coordinator:
Deby Henneman
Township Clerk's Office
10405 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, MI 48139
Phone: 810-231-1000 Ext. 218
Direct Dial Line: 810-222-1124
Fax: 810-231-4295

Operated in Cooperation With
Michigan Department of Natural Resourcesand The Great Lake-To-Lake Trails Project