From Pinckney, traveling down Honey Creek and back to Portage Lake, the journey continues to the south end of Portage Lake, where a bridge over Dexter-Pinckney Road marks the connection between Big Portage Lake and Little Portage.
Little Portage Lake connects to Big Portage Lake on the South-western edge of Portage. A new bridge now allows more boats to travel under Dexter-Pinckney Road from Big to Little Portage. On the northern edge of Little Portage Lake, Portage Creek flows from Hell and also connects to Halfmoon and North Lakes. After an overland portage of about a mile, travelers on the Portage Creek of the Huron chain can reach another Portage Creek that reaches the Grand River.