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Unlock your Northern Michigan Escape!

Come for the golf, stay for the day trips. While our world-renowned golf courses put us on the map, Treetops’ location puts us at the very center of so many great things to see and do in Northern Michigan, you’ll want to add a few extra days to your golf getaway or family vacation to take it all in. This is part of what makes Treetops Resort not just a dream destination for golfers, but fun for families and groups of friends who appreciate the outdoors both on and off the golf course.

Think of Treetops as your “base camp” for all things Northern Michigan, and get away if you want to! We’ll have the campfires burning and your room ready for when you return from your adventures.

Can’t-Miss Day Trip

When it comes to Northern Michigan adventures, at the top of your list should be a trek across SkyBridge Michigan. This is the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge, and a can’t-miss destination for thrill seekers of all ages, nature lovers, and photographers looking to capture some of Northern Michigan's natural beauty.

SkyBridge Michigan opened in the fall of 2022, and this popular attraction is located just 33 minutes northwest of Treetops in the city of Boyne Falls. Spanning 1,200 feet in length and connecting Boyne Mountain’s McLouth and Disciples Ridge peaks, SkyBridge Michigan is a super-sized version of the 700-foot Gatlinburg SkyBridge in Tennessee. Both bridges were constructed by the company Experiential Resources.

SkyBridge Michigan: The Numbers:

1,200 feet long x 118 feet in height x 5 feet wide

36 feet of glass flooring at center of bridge

Anchored by one million pounds of concrete

52 feet tall, 70 feet long, and 40,000 pounds: the height, length, and weight of the timber towers anchoring each side of SkyBridge Michigan.

Michigan’s “Second Bridge”

SkyBridge Michigan’s length and the views it affords have earned it the nickname “Michigan’s Second Bridge.” The moniker alludes, of course, to the famous 26,372-foot Mackinac Bridge, which connects the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas and is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

What makes SkyBridge Michigan a real thrill, however, is its height. The structure is suspended a dizzying 120 feet above the Boyne Valley, and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. For extra thrills, at its center, SkyBridge’s wooden planks give way to a 36-foot section of glass flooring for a true 360-degree view that includes the valley floor. The bridge’s sides are lined with sturdy cables and netting, though, and visitors say they feel safe even as the bridge sways in the wind and provides a breathtaking sensation of being suspended in the sky.

SkyBridge Michigan is anchored by two striking 52-foot timber towers — a nod to the region’s logging history — and is accessible by chairlift (included in the ticket price to view the attraction). SkyBridge Michigan has a sleek and modern design that blends with the natural beauty of its surroundings.

The Details

If you summon the nerve to handle being suspended over the middle of the Boyne Valley, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of this incredibly scenic part of Northern Michigan. SkyBridge is open all year, weather permitting, and offers something different each season, from spring and summer’s lushness to the incredible colors of fall and the stark beauty of the region’s snow-covered winter landscapes.

If you like a more challenging hike, SkyBridge Michigan is linked to Boyne Mountain’s extensive paved resort trail system, so you can spend a day exploring the area’s forests and hills.

What You Need to Know:

Getting there from Treetops: Just a little more than a half hour from Treetops via Michigan Highway 32 and U.S. Route 131, SkyBridge Michigan is located at 1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls, MI, 49713.
Cost: SkyBridge tickets include chairlift access up and down the mountain and three-hour bridge access so you can cross as many times as you like.
Adults (11-69): $25
Seniors: $20
Juniors (3-10): $15
Under 2: Free

Your SkyBridge Michigan ticket allows for a single ride up and down the Hemlock chairlift and three hours at the summit where you can spend as much time and cross the bridge as many times as you like.
Summer/Early Fall Hours*:
May 26 – June 1: Open Daily
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm, Monday-Thursday: 10am – 7pm

June 2 – 29: Open Daily
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 9pm, Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm

June 30 – October 12: Open Daily
Daily: 10am – 9pm

*Weather permitting. SkyBridge Michigan will close for lightning, thunder, and/or high winds.
Accessibility: SkyBridge Michigan is not wheelchair accessible. According to SkyBridge, wheelchairs and other mobility equipment aren't permitted on the bridge due to the dynamics of a suspension bridge. However, guests who use wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches are able to access the summit of the mountain via chairlift. The chairlift is accessible to guests with disabilities who are able to stand to load onto and off of the chair. Wheelchairs and other mobility equipment can be checked at the base. Strollers are not permitted.

Facilities: Featuring even more spectacular views, Eagle's Nest, the mountain peak eatery, is at the top of the chairlift. Restroom facilities are also here.

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