Springtime Itinerary

Spring in northern Michigan is a short but beautiful season. From white trilliums speckling the woodland grounds to 60-degree weather- we celebrate the warmer weather and begin new adventures!

With The Highlands in the heart of it all, plan your perfect spring getaway with these must-see places.

Hiking at The Highlands

Set aside the ski gear for some hiking boots

The birds are chirping, and the leaves are starting to pop on the treetops- it is the beginning of adventure season! Take a trip along The Highlands North Peak Trail- a 1.5-mile easy trek to one of our favorite viewpoints overlooking the valley.

Highlands Tip:  On a clear sunny day you can spot the Mackinac Bridge.

Three Pines Studio located in Cross Village

Explore the local art scene

The beautiful scenery of the Petoskey-Harbor Springs area lends itself to be the perfect muse for artists of all mediums. From eclectic to fine art, each piece in the plentiful art galleries will catch your eye. Take a mini trip and enjoy hopping from one gallery to the next- a perfect way to spend a spring afternoon.

Image courtesy of Petoskey Area & Visitors Bureau 

Petoskey Stone

It is rock-hunting time

Head to the beach and bring your best rock-hunting pals. You can find a multitude of neat finds- from fossils to the rock of the hour, the Petoskey stone!

Highlands Tip: On a perfect spring day, grab some picnic supplies at The Café and enjoy a quiet beachside lunch!

Donald Ross Memorial Golf Course at The Highlands

There is always time for golf

Golf season has started at The Highlands! Hit the links, enjoy a cold beverage, and enjoy some of the best courses in northern Michigan! With play extending up and around the mountain and through forested fairways, each round is a unique experience.

Highlands Tip: Pack in the rounds and golf unrestricted with a golf getaway! Everything you need for the perfect golf vacation is right here at The Highlands!

A family eating on the patio of Slopeside Lounge at The Highlands

Relax! You are on patio time

There is nothing quite like ending the day on the patio at Slopeside Lounge. You have views of the slope, a soft breeze, and great food to unwind from your day of adventures.

Highlands Tip: After your meal, grab your family or friends for some lawn games on the back lawn.