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Explore the Shores
Arthur Street SiteRainbow Bend SiteArthur Street SiteBar Lake SiteStronach Site

Manistee County's Explore the Shores program is a fine example of where life meets water. Borne from a countywide visioning project and a follow up effort involving the Michigan National Easter Seals organizations, Explore the Shores destinations are placed on Manistee County rivers, lakes, and Lake Michigan shoreline that offer outstanding access to Manistee County's rich water resources for people of all needs, ages and abilities, most featuring universal design. Since 2008, over $2 million has been allocated from a number of sources to create 50+ Explore the Shores sites by 2020 with a goal of attracting 1 million new visitors to enjoy, share and learn from our treasured waters.


- Stronach Fishing Pier - map
- Arthur Street Fishing Pier & Boat Launch - map
- Rainbow Bend Fishing Pier - map
- Bar Lake Overlook/Beach Access - map
- Bear Creek Fishing Pier on the Manistee River - map
- Spirit of the Woods Fishing Path- Arcadia Sunset Station located in Arcadia, Michigan
- City of Manistee Fish Cleaning Center at First Street Beach
- Little Manistee Weir Center for Fisheries and Stewardship at the Manistee Weir on Old Stronach Rd
- 1st Street Beach House at First Street Beach/Douglas Park

Explore the shores website - Visit to learn more about the program, future sites, and supporters