Part of Metro Detroit, Brighton boasts a lively downtown core and a vibrant community calendar. You can dine at hop cafes and shop at one of the best farmers markets in Michigan while public parks, playgrounds and nature trails make Brighton a great family-friendly neighbourhood.
Things to do in Brighton
Brighton is anchored by a bustling downtown area filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. Start your day with cinnamon French toast and artisan food at one of the hip cafes. Brighton also boasts some excellent chef-driven restaurants that champion fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
From May to October, the Brighton Farmers Market sells fresh produce from across the region. It’s a great place to pick up fruit and vegetables, baked goods, artisan cheese, flowers and handicrafts. Outdoor concerts, music festivals and community BBQs are also featured on Brighton’s summer calendar.
Millpond Park is a short stroll from the main shopping district and is dotted with sculptures by local artists. Walk along the tree-lined paths and enjoy a picnic on the grass. In winter, the pond transforms into a magical ice skating rink.
In the heart of Downtown Brighton is a 900-square-metre playground called Imagination Station. Built entirely from wood, the enormous adventure playground features swings, slides, bridges and climbing towers.
At just 45 minutes from Detroit, Brighton is a great base for exploring the iconic American city. Spend the day visiting attractions like the Detroit Institute of Arts and Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Take a stroll along the Detroit Riverwalk and visit beautiful Belle Isle, a 400-hectare park with scenic cycling trails, a sandy beach and a family-friendly zoo.
Getting around Brighton
Brighton is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The neighbourhood is a 45-minute drive from Downtown Detroit. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a 45-minute drive away.