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Experience Scenic Routes

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 and world class fall color.

Brew, Spirits, Bridges & Dams. With 3 fall color routes (including the beautiful scenic M-22 highway), a self-guided brew and spirits tour, and over 100+ mapped and marked historic sites, scenic routes know no limitations in Manistee County.  Start exploring all of our scenic routes now!

Self-Guided Fall Color Tours

Historic Sites

Miles of M-22 Scenic Highway

Miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline

HOW TO EXPERIENCE SCENIC ROUTES

Self-Guided Routes for: Fall Color, Brew & Spirits, Historic Sites, Bridges and Dams & Much More! Find AccommodationsRequest a Travel Guide

Self-Guided Fall Color Tours

Manistee County is home to some amazing fall color.  Because of its popularity, we have two dedicated self-guided scenic routes throughout Manistee County as fall color peaks about a week apart from the high elevations inland to the lower elevations along the coast.

We have also mapped out the M-22 Scenic highway beginning in Manistee County through Leland to Traverse City with great points of interest along the way.


 

Lake Michigan Coastal Tour / M-22 Scenic Drive

Throughout the year visitors and locals alike flock to Michigan’s west coast to experience some of the most  picturesque landscape that Mother Nature has to offer.  In the fall, vibrant colors and farm markets line the road of this scenic highway. Manistee County is the gateway to the Scenic Michigan Highway M-22.  Begin your journey in Manistee County and drive north along Lake Michigan. Traffic will slow down and you will quickly realize you and your fellow travelers are all on this road to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and the beautiful landscape that surrounds you.

Inland Fall Color Tour Route

Manistee County is home to diverse fall color. With the seasonal temperatures, Lake Michigan and inland terrain variations, we have “two” fall color seasons that are usually about a week or so apart with the inland terrain peaking prior to the coastline peaking.  This is great for tourists and locals alike, as they get a little more enjoyment of our regions spectacular fall foliage.

Coastal Fall Color Tour

Manistee County is home to diverse fall color. With the seasonal temperatures, Lake Michigan and inland terrain variations, we have “two” fall color seasons that are usually about a week or so apart with the inland terrain peaking prior to the coastline peaking.  This is great for tourists and locals alike, as they get a little more enjoyment of our regions spectacular fall foliage.

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.


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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.

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!

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