Description: Here, 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor, you’ll find three trails: the 17-mile Potawatomi Trail, the 5.1-mile Crooked Lake Trail and the 1.9-mile Silver Lake Trail. The routes are shared with hikers. If you double the length of Pontiac Lake and replace the rocks with roots, you have Poto. Trails from 1.9 to 17.5 miles round trip.

Biking season: All year (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Other activities include bicycling, boating, camping (reservation), canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, water skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. Dining in Chelsea, Dexter, Pinckney.

Trail map available on DNR website.

Network: Potawatomi

Trail Miles: 17

Entry Fees: Annual Non-Resident Motor Vehicle Permit Rate: $31.00, Daily Non-Resident Motor Vehicle Permit: $9.00, Resident Passport: $11.00

Hours: 8am – 10pm

MDNR Trail WebsiteLink

Address8555 Silver Hill,Pinckney, MI, 48169

Trail Coordinator:  Steve Ingram

Directions: 15 miles NW of Ann Arbor. From US23, take North Territorial Road west about 10 miles to Dexter-Townhall Road. Turn north for 1.2 miles to Silver Hill Road. Bear left to the parking lot at Silver Lake Beach.

Adopt a Segment Sign-up: Link


Potawatomi Trail on Trailforks

Potawatomi Trail System on