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Hamburg Township Almanac
There are 32 named lakes, with numerous smaller ponds, marshes, creeks and streams. Hamburg has a "northern Michigan" vacationland feel while being located in Southeast Michigan within driving distance of Lansing, Detroit, Flint and Ann Arbor.
Five miles of the Lakelands Trail have been developed through Hamburg Township. The trail is asphalted and parallels the major state highway M-36. It is a favorite place of Township residents for walking and bicycling. No motorized vehicles are permitted on the Lakelands Trail.
Just over an entire section (Section 10) of Hamburg Township contains a significant portion of the Brighton State Recreation Area. Rustic and modern campsites are available. There is a swimming beach and boat launch for Bishop Lake, together with numerous picnic areas, barbecue facilities and hiking trails.
Hamburg Township is a participating community in the Livingston Community Water Authority. Water service is available to a portion of the township served by the LCWA. The remainder of the township is served by individual wells located on individual parcels.
Hamburg Township's road system is serviced by the Livingston County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). A number of private roads are serviced under private road special assessment districts by property owners along the roads.
Hamburg Township is traversed east to west by approximately 10 miles of the Huron River. The Huron River area near Hamburg Road in the vicinity of Ore Lake/Little Ore Lake has been the subject of numerous recent flooding events since 2000. The last major flooding was in May, 2004 when the water reached 8.13 feet (flood stage is 6.5 feet)and the event was declared a disaster. Flooding occurred in September, 2008 as result of the convergence of weed growth and heavy rains from southern hurricanes. The most recent flooding occurred in March, 2009, with record breaking streamflows. Hamburg Township is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program and the Community Rating Service Program of NFIP, being a Class 8 community.
The many natural features of the Hamburg have lent itself to the development of "open space" zoning and planning techniques employed by the developers of numerous subdivisions in the 1990s and early 2000s.
For more history, visit the Hamburg Historical Museum.
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- Brighton Area Schools
- Howell Public Schools
- Pinckney Community Schools
- Dexter Community Schools
- Whitmore Lake Public Schools
- Kensington Woods Schools - 6th through 12th grades
- Holy Spirit Catholic School
- Light Of The World Academy - Shalom Lutheran Church School
- Cornerstone Christian School - Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church
- Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School
- Charyl Stockwell Academy - Ages 5-18 (Elementary School, Middle School and High School)
- Livingston Christian School
Hamburg's college students are served by being in close proximity to the University of Michigan and Cleary University. There is also the Livingston Technical Training Center operated by Mott Community College.
Hamburg Township's nearest local airports are Brighton Airport and Livingston County Airport. Other nearby airports are the Ann Arbor Airport, Flint-Bishop International Airport,Lansing - Capitol Region International Airport and the Detroit Metro Airport - Willow Run.
The Amtrak Train Service has a depot in Ann Arbor, Michigan for passenger rail services. A new rail project, theWashtenaw and Livingston Line (WALLY) Project, is currently being developed for passenger rail service from Howell, Michigan through Whitmore Lake and Hamburg to Ann Arbor.
There are several trains that carry raw materials such coal, oil, and chemicals and other types of container cars that travel through Hamburg Township (the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway owned by Federated Railways).
The LETS (Livingston Essential Transportation Service)provides limited route door to door limited hours daytime transportation for Livingston County residents for a nominal fee. Trips must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours ahead. Many County residents who are elderly, have disabilities, or do not drive use this service for medical appointments. Some special needs children (wheel chair dependent) use the LETS system for transportation to school.
There are several commerical cab and limosine service companies in Livingston County that service the Hamburg Township area.
There are no public transportation bus services in Livingston County.