Experience the Lake Effect
in Manistee County
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 prime paddling 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.
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Self-Guided Tour Series
Find yourself in Manistee County exploring one of our 15 self-guided tours. These tours are ideal for the first time visitor to the region looking to enjoy history, brew and spirits, fall color, natural wonders and much more. Browse our extensive line-up of self-guided tours that continue to grow each year.
World Class Lake Michigan Beaches
Enjoy the 26 miles of sugar sand beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan. Find privacy and seclusion, or find yourself in the middle of all the action with tons of amenities and things to do while you are enjoying a day in the sand. Browse all of our top Lake Michigan Beaches below.
Home to World-Class Outdoor Recreation
Ranked one of the top 100 best outdoor recreation areas in the nation by Outdoor Life. Our terrain is equipped with 49 lakes and 276 miles of rivers for the outdoor fanatic. We have over 150+ miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails and over 40 miles of groomed XC skiing and snowshoeing trails.
The bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan and the mature hardwoods of the Manistee National Forest make the perfect setting for championship golfing in Northern Michigan. You'll find both in Manistee County, and that's why it is one of Michigan’s premier golf destinations. With two courses right along the bluffs of Lake Michigan, you will find golfing in Manistee County is the perfect way to experience the lake effect in Manistee County!
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Plan Your Trip to Manistee County Now!
You are sure to find that perfect place to stay while you are in Manistee County! From quaint bed and breakfasts to beautiful golf resorts, Manistee, Michigan is home to a diverse range of lodging choices that can meet any budget need! At each of our lodging facilities, you will be met with friendly staff that are excited to have you staying with them in Manistee County!