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Recommendations for scenic hiking: Magoon Creek, Arcadia Dunes, Old Baldy. | Biking: Big M
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Arcadia Dunes

Arcadia Dunes
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Magoon Creek Nature Area

Magoon Creek Nature Area
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Lake Michigan Recreation Area

Lake Michigan Recreation Area
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Manistee River Trail

Manistee River Trail
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Manistee Non-Motorized Park

Manistee Non-Motorized Park
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Orchard Beach State Park

Orchard Beach State Park
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Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary

Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary
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Marzinski Trail

Marzinski Horse Trail
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Big-M Recreation Area

Big-M Recreation Area
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The Twisted Trails of Manistee County

If spending weekends on ATVs climbing vertical rock walls, barreling through boulder gardens and mud bogs, joining in beat downs, truck pulls, dog parties and winter snow wheeling is your kind of fun, Twisted Trails Off Road Park is the place for you. “We...

Ice Fishing the Lakes of Manistee

As January temperatures drop, a thick layer of ice begins to form across the inland lakes, and slowly small shanty towns start to develop as sport fishermen flock to 80 deep water lakes of our region for another type of winter fishing.  Through the mid to late winter...

Red, White & Blue Water

The piers at the mouth of the Manistee River are most often used for watching spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan.  But on one weekend in May in Manistee, at dawn and again at noon, there are spectacular sights of a different variety to be witnessed. In...

Winter River Fishing in Manistee

River fishing the waterways of Manistee County provides an experience rich with stunning scenic landscapes and abundant nature during every season of the year, including the winter months. The frozen riverbeds and snow-covered trees create a serene backdrop for a day...

Hooked on Salmon

Salmon fever erupted in Lake Michigan in the late 1960’s. Actually, erupted is an understatement: How about EXPLODED! For many years prior, Lake Michigan fishing was mostly fishing… not so much catching. The lamprey had devastated the lake trout. There...

Nature & Pet Friendly Parks in Manistee County

Traveling with your four legged companions is becoming more and more of a norm in the travel world, so rest assured that we have places that welcome your pets. A top beach in the Manistee Area would be the North Beach Access.  Perfect, out of the way, and...

Top 5 Ways to Winter

Northern Michigan winter adventure abounds in Manistee County, featuring more than 245 miles of trails, 80 deep water inland lakes, and 4 river streams.  Whether you are trying your hand at a new winter sport or are a seasoned winter warrior, you will find plenty of...

Top 6 Fall Color Trails 2021

If getting out into the fresh air and wide open spaces sounds appealing to you, you are not alone. With all that is going on in the world right now, it is a perfect opportunity to get out, stretch you legs, and enjoy some scenic fall color from our trails.  Here we...

Time to Try Something New

Encumbered by responsibilities, we yearn to get away from it all. We find ourselves seeking the peaceful refuge of the wide-open spaces of the great outdoors. Winter is no exception. Good News! We have just the solution for your winter blues or cabin fever! This year...

A Taste of Manistee

It’s early spring. The days are a little longer, the sun shines a bit brighter, trees start to sport a little green, and we are ready to get out and start exploring. Manistee welcomes you to the perfect destination for your spring getaway! Begin your exploration with...

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