Pinckney is a Village in Southern Livingston County and is surrounded by the Brighton State and Pinckney State Recreation Areas, along with several lakes. Residents and visitors can enjoy an entire day boating through two chain of lakes, fishing and swimming. The State recreation areas allow hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and camping. Pinckney is also known as the gateway to "Hell" as it sits just East of Hell, Michigan. Housing in Pinckney is primarily rural with 19th century homes in the downtown area and mid-century homes on the outlying streets of the Village. There are several golf course communities and many lakefront properties as well.