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August
8

Livingston County Camping

Michigan's Livingston County offers some amazing opportunities for outdoor adventure. Located just a few miles from major cities like Detroit and Lansing, it feels worlds away. What better place for a summer camping getaway?

Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite camping spots in Livingston County! If you're looking for a place to spend some quality time surrounded by nature, be sure to check out the campgrounds at these parks and recreation areas in the Brighton, MI, area!

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June
13

Hiking Trails Livingston County

June is Great Outdoors Month, and it's a month that offers the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy all our amazing parks and trails here in Michigan. If you're looking for a place to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, our real estate agents have a few ideas. Check out the hiking trails in these amazing Brighton parks!

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May
9

Gardening Tips

You're ready to start your own garden, but you worry that your lack of a green thumb will hinder your progress before you even get your flowers or vegetables planted.

Fortunately, starting a garden doesn't have to be complex or time-consuming. Our real estate agents know that there are several options ideal for a novice gardener.

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May
2

Lake Living

In the 1950s, Michigan became known as the "Water Wonderland." With a total of 26 beautiful lakes, Livingston County certainly earns that nickname as well. Our real estate agents appreciate these five wonderful advantages of lake living in Livingston County.

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April
25

Biking Livingston County

What could be better than a bike ride on a beautiful spring day, exploring some of the outstanding trails around Livingston County? Whether you're interested in a scenic, relaxing ride along the waterfront, a challenging mountain bike ride with plenty of elevation changes, or simply a healthy, fun way to explore your favorite local parks, there's a trail in Livingston County with your name on it. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on 5 of the best trails for biking around Livingston County.

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March
14

Lawn Care Tips for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to handle all those lawn care tasks on your to-do list. Our real estate agents know that a lush, green lawn also helps your home look inviting to potential buyers. Check out these spring lawn care tips to get your yard looking its best.

  1. Clean Up Your Yard
    When your yard has dried out from the latest round of rain or winter precipitation, set aside time to pick up any debris and dead vegetation. Focus on picking up leaves, wayward rocks, and sticks. If you have snow that's refusing to leave, use a shovel to gently spread it out so that it'll melt quicker. 
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January
24

Livingston County Horses

Our corner of Michigan is a popular destination for equestrians, and it's easy to see why. With miles of green pastures and beautiful scenery, Livingston County is one of the best places for horseback riding in all of America. As a result, our area has countless ranches, farms, and stables, which makes it so easy to become involved with the hobby.

Horseback riding has become a popular pastime among some of our real estate agents and clients, so we're familiar with a lot of the great resources our area has to offer. Below are the top five reasons why equestrians love calling Livingston County home:

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January
10

Mt Brighton

The Brighton area is known for its snowy weather and beautiful winter scenery. When the temperature drops, outdoor adventures don't stop in Livingston County. If you live in Brighton or are thinking of moving here, then make sure you plan a visit to Mt. Brighton Ski Resort for some time on the slopes. It's truly one of the nicest places to get outdoors and enjoy the best that winter has to offer. Here are some more details to help plan your visit.

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August
16

Bees in Livingston County

Honey bees and other pollinators are crucial to the production of many crops. Providing them the right sustenance and conditions on our properties helps ensure that they do their job well. Sometimes property owners need guidance about how to help bees in Michigan. The Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) has been established to protect pollinators' health in Michigan while protecting our crops, property, and health.

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July
5

Boating SafetyThere's nothing quite like spending a lazy summer afternoon chilling with friends and family on the water. The cool spray on your skin, the wind in your hair, and the calming sound of water – it's all about taking a break from the demands of life, recharging, and creating beautiful memories with your loved ones. To ensure your summer boating is incident-free and full of family fun, our real estate agents have put together a list of important boating safety tips you should know.

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June
7

Livingston County Running

Training for a 5K is such a fun and productive way to improve your fitness and work towards a goal. Whether you're a dedicated runner or a newbie to the sport, it's fun to gather with other runners and give it your all — usually for a good cause. Luckily, there are plenty of exciting 5K races scheduled in Livingston County this summer. Here are a few our real estate agents have come across.

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May
10

Livingston County Disc Golf

When our real estate agents talk to potential new residents about all the things there are to love about living in Livingston County, the variety of outdoor activities always comes up. From golfing to hiking and more, there's no shortage of fun ways to enjoy the fresh air. 

One activity that is booming in the area is disc golf. This fun, simple game is played by throwing a disc at a target, using rules that are similar to golf. Since it has become so popular, many disc golf courses have popped up in the area. Here are a few we recommend. 

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November
2

Places to Take Your Dog Livingston County

Visiting local dog parks is a great way to socialize your favorite pets, meet new people who love dogs, and enjoy some time in beautiful outdoor settings. If you live in Livingston County, you have plenty of well-maintained dog parks to choose from, each offering unique activities. Whether you want a small, fenced-in space for your pet to socialize or a large park that you can explore together, you'll find it close to home. Our real estate agents have the dog-friendly details on 5 of the best places to take your pup in Livingston County.

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October
19

Winterizing Lake House

Fall is here, and that means it soon will be time to winterize your lake home. Taking the time to make sure your lake house is closed up correctly can help you avoid costly mistakes and make things a lot easier when you return in the spring. Our REALTORS® provide some tips for keeping your lake house in good shape in the winter, and year-round.

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September
14

Livingston County Tourist Attractions

Getting to explore and experience new places is one of life's great joys. Here in the Brighton, MI area, our real estate agents are thrilled that World Tourism Day is coming right up on September 27th, because there are so many fun things to do right here in our backyard. We'd like to invite you to explore Livingston County with us and play tourist for a day at these local attractions!

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February
17

Brighton Dog Parks

Everyone loves their pets, and just like us, pets need plenty of fresh air and sunshine to stay healthy and happy. February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day, and now is the perfect time to decide where you're going to take your pup to celebrate. If you feel like exploring the area around Brighton, these are some of the best places where your dog can run around as much as their furry little heart desires. 

  1. EZ Dog Park and Training - 230 Norlynn Dr, Howell, MI 48843
    This fenced-in dog park is a fun place for Fido to run and play. They feature separated areas for small and large dogs, and there are numerous trails in the park where your dog can sniff, scratch, and play until they are ready to fall asleep in the car. If you are looking at Howell homes for sale, it's an EZ drive down the road to Fido's favorite park. 
  2. Huron Meadows Metropark - 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 
    Spend the day with your pooch at Huron Meadows Metropark. This 1,540-acre park will have plenty of space for you and your pup to explore. The well-manicured paths make it easy to go for a stroll and check out the beautiful scenery this part of Michigan has to offer. It's also a great place to ponder the Brighton homes for sale you are thinking of moving into this next year.
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August
19

Lakefront Homes - Griffith Realty

If you're in the market to buy one of our Brighton homes for sale, one of the area's gorgeous waterfront properties might top your list of possibilities. While there are many things to love about living on the lake, it's not for everyone. Here are things to consider before making your decision.

  1. Lakeside Living Can Bring Peace and Serenity Locals who live on the lake tell our REALTORS® how much they love the quiet serenity. There's nothing quite like enjoying a cup of coffee while relaxing and looking out over the water. It seems almost impossible to hold onto worry and stress when you're listening to the crashing waves and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

  2. There Are Many Health Benefits There are health benefits associated with living on the water. Since there are plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, swimming, and boating, you'll probably also get more exercise, which is beneficial to your health and well-being! 

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July
8

Howell Outdoor Things to Do Camping

Howell homes for sale sit within a few miles of attractive all-ages camping grounds. No matter if you want to bring the whole family for a picnic, spend a day out on the water, or roam the backcountry, you can do it from your "home base" in Howell.

Howell and neighboring communities strive to preserve trees, green spaces, and wildlife habitats. However, the true beauty of nature unfolds when you journey out into the region's state parks and recreation areas. Many of these occupy thousands of pristine acres.

Our REALTORS® recommend these six spots for the best camping around Howell:

  1. Taylor's Beach Campground – 6197 North Burkhart Road, Howell, MI 48855
    Taylor's Beach Campground is one of the most popular places in Howell for the ultimate local camping experience. Whether you're renting a campsite overnight or for the season, Taylor's Beach Campground is the ideal place for local outdoor fun.

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May
28

Brighton Fishing spotsMichigan is one of the most beautiful states in the country and Brighton residents are lucky enough to have plenty of awe-inspiring natural spaces for the angler in all of us. Our REALTORS® are here with a quick look at five locations near Brighton for some of the best fishing the summer months has to offer.

  1. Proud Lake State Recreation Area – 2700 Glengary Rd., Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390
    Head east of Hartland Township homes for sale to Proud Lake State Recreation Area if you want limitless options for outdoor fun. This sprawling natural space features over 20 miles of walking trails and over 4,700 acres of gorgeous views. Rent a cabin for the weekend and spend as much time as you please fishing in two of their lakes or along the Huron River. Bring your boat or choose to rent a kayak or canoe so you can cast a line wherever you wish.
     

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