Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I'll check out the trip planning thread for sure. I have a good friend who'd probably love to go, too.
I haven't spent much time at Pinckney Rec but this year I plan to check it out; I live five minutes from Brighton Rec so I usually end up over there trail hiking or at the lake with the spawn.
I've lived in MI for about 10 years and have never been up north. This year I hope to change that. =)