There are more ways to experience fall color than just by car or bike. Here is your TOP 5 #MyManistee “Unique Ways to Explore Fall” this fall color season in Northern Michigan.


1) Scenic Airplane Tour

Take a Scenic Airplane Ride with Orchard Beach Aviation. With multiple routes to choose from, you can fly over the woods and water of #MyManistee and along the Lake Michigan Coastline.  Book your trip in advance, they book up fast!

2) Paddle one of our Rivers

Have you ever paddled down one or our rivers during the fall color season?  If you have yet to experience one of these rivers in the fall, make this year, the year you try one of them out.  The Big Manistee River is wide and easy flowing and perfect for all experience levels.  The Little Manistee is perfect for anyone looking for a quick trip (plus you can check out the Manistee Weir, a popular fall spot), or you can try the Pine, a scenic waterway and excellent fall color river along our inland route.

3) Relax at Iron Fish Distillery

It is a popular destination in Manistee County all year long.  Iron Fish features a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, set right on the farm where the crops are grown that go right into your drinks and fare.  With plenty of room to spread out, their outdoor area is welcoming and is perfect for anyone looking to relax somewhere – while being in the middle of no where.

4) Little Manistee Weir

This unique destination in the southern edge of Manistee County on the banks of the Little Manistee River is a DNR egg-take and salmon harvest facility. The weir is used to block fish on the Little Manistee River in the spring and fall of the year. Steelhead eggs are taken in the spring and chinook salmon eggs are taken in the fall at the Little Manistee River weir. The eggs taken at the weir are sent to state fish hatcheries where they are reared and stocked all over Michigan. Eggs are also supplied to several other states.

5) G&D Alpaca & Deb’s Boutique

Found just south of Downtown Manistee, G&D Alpaca is a great spot to enjoy time with the family.  G&D Alpaca is an alpaca farm and alpaca goods boutique. This beautiful place allows you to get right up and close with the alpacas while enjoying the walking trail, and u-pick wildflower area.

Explore one of our 4 self-guided fall color routes this season!

ROUTES: Downtown : Inland : Coastal : Scenic M-22 Highway
Explore Fall in Manistee County Now!