Welcome to the Village of Pinckney, Michigan…

From biking and boating to horseback riding and more, the natural recreational areas and beauty surrounding Pinckney truly make it a ‘Gateway to Play.’ For visitors who would like a nice break while on their outdoor adventure, Pinckney’s downtown district offers a breath of fresh air with it’s down to earth style and relaxed way of life. Whether you need supplies for your trip, or want to get a cup of coffee or delicious meal to sustain you for the active day ahead, Downtown Pinckney is the center of it all.

The Village of Pinckney was first settled in 1835 and recently celebrated it’s 175th anniversary in 2010. Through the years, Pinckney has grown while preserving it’s peaceful, family friendly atmosphere. It’s a community that cares and a place that offers great opportunities to the individual or entrepreneur in search of their true path.

When visitors arrive in Pinckney, one thing becomes immediately obvious. They recognize that this little village is truly a home. From the friendly faces behind the counters downtown to the quaint village square and centrally located senior center, there is warmth and a togetherness in Pinckney that becomes obvious at first blush.

The friendliness of Pinckney is such that passersby and day trippers alike take notice. The people of Pinckney are down to earth; they are laid back, and their truly Americana manner is the stuff the community was built upon. Though not far from the hustle and bustle of the cities of Ann Arbor and Lansing, Pinckney is a refreshing alternative to a high-pressure, on-the-go lifestyle.

A second look will reveal that Pinckney’s relaxed outlook is not to be mistaken with the quintessential “sleepy town.” Residents have chosen to forgo the commotion of city life for another kind of energy. The recreation possibilities in Pinckney allow residents and visitors to explore nature, exercise and keep as busy as any city-dweller just with a lot less stress.

Pinckney’s nature trails, lakes, equine activities and more make for an active community that cares about their surroundings. Residents could easily live their lives in a sprint in nearby cities, but they choose to hike their way to happiness in Pinckney.

By and large, two kinds of people can typically be found in Pinckney: longtime residents and passers-through. Both visitors and residents find friendliness behind every smile and enjoy terrific events, like Art in the Park and holiday celebrations. Regular commuters along M-36 have found Pinckney to be the ideal rest stop, where they can pick up fresh baked goods, enjoy a fine meal and take part in community events.

Once a visitor decides to stay, however, he’ll become a resident for the long haul. Where else would one love to settle, to cut down his commute and raise an active, safe family? Pinckney is both a perfect resting place along the way, and the best kind of community in which to put down roots and be peacefully active for life.

Life should be more fun, we invite you to play!