Are you ready to step off the ground and appreciate some of the most magical treetop adventures in Michigan? Whether you’re enjoying a zip line tour, exploring a canopy walk, or riding a chairlift among our state’s marvelous surroundings, nothing beats a fresh-air excursion high above the terrain below. When you’re ready to plan your next high-flying outing, keep these six fun options in mind.
1. Whiting Forest at Dow Gardens Canopy Walk
Make your way to Midland for an unforgettable journey among the trees at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens, which houses the country’s longest canopy walk. This elevated pathway extends for an impressive 1,400 feet and gives way to views of surrounding flora and fauna. Bring along your camera when you visit, as you’ll want to remember this one-of-a-kind destination. Details can be found in our previous piece here.
2. TreeRunner Rochester Adventure Park
For Michiganders who love adventure, TreeRunner Rochester is an absolute must-visit. This fun-filled aerial park offers visitors the chance to challenge themselves while tackling ropes courses, zip lines, and more. Most recently, TreeRunner Rochester added a 250-foot zip line that offers an incredible bird’s eye view of the surrounding splendor. If you’d like to know more, read our previous article by clicking here.
3. Boyne Highlands Chairlift Ride
While the chairlifts at Boyne Highlands are obviously used for skiers during the winter months, they don’t stop running when weather warms up. That’s right: visitors to this Michigan resort can enjoy scenic chairlift rides that offer views of summer greenery, fall foliage, and more. There’s even an on-site zip line at Boyne Highlands if you’d like to make your treetop adventure complete. Details are available in our previous piece.
4. Galien River County Park
Tucked away in the town of New Buffalo, Galien River County Park is an underrated but utterly fantastic place for a treetop adventure. The park houses a canopy walkway that extends for 300 feet and provides amazing views of the surrounding woodlands and forest areas. When you’re through, head down for a stroll along the on-site boardwalk trail. If you’d like to find out more, check out our previous piece here.
5. Mt. Holiday Resort Zipline Tour
Book a 90-minute adventure above the ground when you opt for a fun-filled zip line tour at Mt. Holiday Resort, which is located in Traverse City. The tour features eight different lines and seven unique stations, so your adventure will be broken up into smaller segments as you embark on an awesome challenge. During your high-flying fun, you’ll reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour — talk about a blast. For additional information, be sure to read our previous article here.
6. The Enchanted Treehouse
Want to extend your time among the trees? Book a magical overnight stay at the Enchanted Treehouse in West Michigan, which is tucked away along Lake Michigan between Holland and Grand Haven. Available for rental via VRBO, the treehouse sleeps up to 10 guests between three bedrooms and provides a rustic-yet-modern vibe along the forested shoreline. You might never want to check out. To learn more about this enchanting option, click here and read our feature piece.
Have you been lucky enough to check out any of these treetop adventures in Michigan? Did we leave any of your favorite above-the-ground excursions off our list? We’re always eager to hear from you, so drop us a line in the Facebook comments or recommend another must-visit spot by filling out our nomination form here.