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Fall color chairlift rides

Chairlift at the Porkies with fall color on trees and Lake Superior in background

Fall color chairlift rides

Fall color chairlift rides - 2023 fall season

Get a bird's-eye view of Michigan's stunning fall foliage on a chairlift ride to the top of the Porkies Winter Sports Complex's ski hill in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The chairlift is open Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 23 through Oct. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. EDT.

All you need is a Recreation Passport to enter the park and a lift ticket. Lift tickets available at the chalet ticket office. Advance reservations not available. 

Ticket cost:

  • $10 per person
  • Children 10 and under free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Chairlift dates:

  • Saturday, Sept. 23; noon - 6 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday, Sept. 24; noon - 6 p.m. EDT
  • Saturday, Sept. 30; noon - 6 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday, Oct. 1; noon - 6 p.m. EDT
  • Saturday, Oct. 7; noon - 6 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday, Oct. 8; noon - 6 p.m. EDT
  • Saturday, Sept. 14; noon - 6 p.m. EDT