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Pinckney and Chain of Lakes Real Estate

Pinckney, MI in Putnam Township, which was named a village in 1883, has a current population close to 2,500. Pinckney maintains a rural type community life perfect for lake and nature lovers, and hunters. Taking a boat ride through the chain of lakes, which the Pinckney area is well known for, you feel as though you are in Northern Michigan. The lakes are all connected via canals of the Huron River. These 9 lakes include: Little Portage Lake, Portage Lake, Base Line Lake, Tamarack Lake, Whitewood Lake, Gallagher Lake, Strawberry Lake, Zukey Lake, and Bass Lake. Ore Lake in Hamburg Township is also connected to Zukey Lake. The homes on the lakes range from a cute cottage to a luxury home. Zukey Tavern is on the water of Zukey Lake where you can dock your boat, wine and dine, and have a great time from the rooftop deck that has an amazing view! Zukey is the hot spot for night life in Pinckney. The lakes have endless things to do from boating, to fishing, to sand barring it with friends with boats tied up all day long. This area just flourishes in the summer months. There are public boat launches and some marinas on many of the lakes.The natural beauty in Pinckney is boundless with Pinckney State Recreation Area being a popular tourist destination. An unincorporated community in Putnam Township as well is Hell, Michigan. Hell is on the border of Livingston County and is known for being a fun stop for a touristy visit for it’s silly name and the fact that there is Halloween decor year round. There is a store called Screams Ice Cream that plays into this town’s theme. They serve shakes, sundaes, and ice cream. In the back you can play mini-golf with wicked themed holes. Near the town’s sign Welcome to Hell you can have selfie fun with cartooned cutouts of horned scary characters taboot. There is a weather observation station that has a guest book with celebrity names in it. Hell however, does have a beautiful rural landscape. After enjoying the silliness of Hell, there is much scenic natural beauty to enjoy and the The Pinckney State Rec Area nearby encompasses 11,000 acreas of land and water where you can hike, bike, canoe, kayak, camp, etc. Pinckney is mainly home to public schools with one Montessori charter school called Light of the World Academy. Pinckney High School is a newer build and is very impressive. Something notable about the school is a program there called Cybertech Training Institute which is for the public, not just the students. There they offer hands – on cutting edge training on cyber courses and workshops, cyber exercises, and product testing. Pinckney’s main road is M-36 which leads to US-23 so it is not a bad commute for those working in the Ann Arbor or Brighton areas. We highly recommend Pinckney for those of you that want to live like you’re living up north, but yet a hop, skip, and maybe a long jump away from the larger cities in Southeast Michigan.