7-Day Forecast

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    19%
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  • Tue
    34°F
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  • Wed
    34°F
    7°F
    42%
    < 1"
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    19%
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Scenic Chairlift Rides
Claim a chair and experience the beauty - and the fun.

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Claim a chair and experience the beauty - and the fun.

See You Summer 2022!

Ski lifts, it turns out, aren't just for skiers. When summer and fall roll around at The Highlands, we treat our guests to a uniquely beautiful perspective with a ride on the Heather Express chairlift. Breathtaking panoramic views of crystal blue waters, lush green grounds, and the brilliant fall foliage colors lend a stunning backdrop to your summer or fall visit to The Highlands. Look around — youʼll be able to see Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and as far as the Mackinac Bridge on a clear day. Claim a chair and experience the beauty — and the fun!

Guests are asked to do the following:

  • Sanitize hands at top and bottom of the lift
  • Bikers are asked to wear gloves if they have them
  • Please ride the lift with only people in your party
  • Please maintain 6 feet spacing while in line waiting for lift
  • Reservations are not required.

Hours Of Operation 

    • September 21 - October 10
    • Friday - Sunday
    • Friday
      12-5pm
    • $6 | Lodging Guests No Charge
    • Saturday
      11am-5pm
    • $6 | Lodging Guests No Charge
    • Sunday
      11am-5pm
    • $6 | Lodging Guests No Charge