By: Beau Daniels
Love the Thrill List of underrated beaches and outdoor recreation areas near the Detroit Metro. One that I have enjoyed often is Wampler’s Lake near Irish Hills. The Irish Hills area is not what it used to be but Wampler’s located in Hayes State Park has an excellent good size beach with plenty of picnic tables and grills. The people watching there can get interesting.
For boaters the nine lakes connected to the Huron River in Washtenaw County and Livingston Counties offer some nice options. The two Portage Lakes are boater friendly and party friendly with sandbars. Plus you can journey up to Zukey Lake Tavern for a cool place to dock and eat. Jump into the list here.