Start thinking about your "Snowday" in Manistee County!

Enjoy over 500 miles of snowmobile trails throughout the region, groomed XC trails and endless backcountry snowshoeing opportunities!

Voted #1 Scenic Drive in the USA

M-22 was voted #1 Best Scenic Autumn drive by the fans of USA Today.  Explore this scenic byway in any season.  Manistee County is the gateway for this amazing Northern Michigan road.

Explore our Coastline and Lake Michigan

25 miles of sugar sand beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline make Manistee County a top beach destination.

Play all 9 Championship Golf Courses

With 9 championship golf courses in Manistee County, including one of the top public courses in the Country in Arcadia Bluffs, we welcome you to try each of our 144 holes of golf in the area.

Explore our Historic Sites

Take a trip back in time and enjoy our historic self-guided tour series and explore over 100 Manistee County historic sites.

Read about Great Lakes Shipping in Manistee

Read about what its like to maneuver a freighter through our downtown.

Welcome to
Manistee County, Michigan

A Pure Michigan Passion Destination in Northwest Michigan.

Natural beauty.  It’s northern Michigan’s claim to fame, and it flourishes in Manistee County.  There are no big cities or suburban sprawl in our section of the Pure Michigan Mitten. Enjoy our 25 miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, three Lake Michigan harbors, inland lakes, 270 miles of rivers and four-season fisheries. Visit our charming, historic towns and marvel at our fertile farms and lush orchards, and our thousands of acres of Manistee National Forest.

There are opportunities year-round to explore our county by foot, bicycle, motorcycle and auto, x-country ski, snowshoe, ATV, snowmobile, boat, kayak and canoe, as roads, trails, rivers and lakes crisscross throughout the county.  You can even explore the county by air.  Use this official tourism site in Manistee County as your complete tourism resource for traveling to Manistee and Northwest Michigan.

Check out our latest video of Manistee County

Manistee County – The Gateway to the M22 Scenic Highway

Try A Self-Guided Tour in Manistee County

We have taken the guess work out of traveling in Manistee County with our self-guided tour series. We have compiled 15 self-guided tours so far and continue to add more each year as you, our loyal travelers, provide feedback on how you want to explore our region.  Browse our latest tours below.

Experience a “Snow Day”
Enjoy a perfect snow day!

Looking for Fall Color Routes?
Access all of our scenic routes!