Coast Bridges and Dams Natural Wonders History

Getting Here

Not only accessible by car, the coastal communities of Manistee County can be accessed via any one of our three major harbors.  You can also access us by air.

Getting here by CAR:

From the Southeast: If departing from the Detroit region, take I-96 through Grand Rapids and continue North on US-31

From the Southwest: Take US-31 north along the entire coastline.

From the East: Take US-10 to US-31 north, or M-55 west to the end of the line (you will be in Manistee)


Getting here by BOAT:

When arriving by boat, you will enter the Manistee River Channel alongside the iconic Manistee North Pier Lighthouse.  Coordinates for the channel and downtown are here:

Channel GPS coordinates: 
44° 15' 08" N
86° 20' 58" W

Downtown GPS coordinates - Manistee Municipal Marina:
44° 14' 54" N
86° 19' 37" W


Getting here by AIR:

Did you know that Manistee has regularly scheduled commercial airline service between Manistee and Chicago?  Visit: to learn more.  Tickets start at $129/per person, round trip!  This is a third of the price you can expect to pay from any other air carrier out of Chicago.

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