The State of Michigan owns nearly one-quarter of the township's land area as part of the Highland Recreation Area, attracting a wide variety of sports enthusiasts each year from throughout the region
With open spaces, rolling hills and intact woodlots amidst new residential and commercial development, it is clear that our community that continues to enjoy its rural character and farming heritage while respecting its responsibility to promote economic opportunities for its residents and business owners.
Recognizing the challenge of maintaining a balance between promoting economic vitality and retaining the sense of a rural community, the Highland Downtown Development Authority (HDDA) began in 1999 with a goal to define and promote the unique identity of Highland Township. The basic elements of this identity include:
- Highland's heritage as a rail station, beginning in 1871
- Our heritage as a farming and equestrian community
- Our commitment to preserving the abundant natural resources throughout Highland that include lakes, streams, woodlands and natural open spaces