Lake Michigan Beaches in Manistee County

Escape from your hectic schedule, and let our 25 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline soothe and calm you. Wiggle your toes in the warm golden sand, close your eyes, breathe deeply and listen to the waves. Our Lake Michigan beaches are considered some of the best in Michigan, and after you visit you will know why.

Fall Sunset Schedule (September-November)

Plan your day around the beauty of a fall Lake Michigan sunset.  Here is an overview of the sunset times for the upcoming fall season.  (Note: Times are approximate)

September 10th – 8:04pm
September 20th – 7:46pm
September 30th – 7:27pm


October 10th – 7:09pm
October 20th – 6:53pm
October 30th – 6:37pm


November 10th – 5:23pm
November 20th – 5:13pm
November 30th – 5:08pm


Winter Sunset Schedule (December - February)

Plan your day around the beauty of a warm Northern Michigan sunset.  Here is an overview of the sunset times for the upcoming summer season.  (Note: Times are approximate)

December 10th – 5:06pm
December 20th – 5:09pm
December 30th – 5:15pm


January 10th – 5:26pm
January 20th – 5:382pm
January 30th – 5:52pm


February 10th – 6:07pm
February 20th – 6:21pm
February 29th – 6:33pm


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Enjoy the amenities of Douglas Park and Fifth Avenue, or the quiet seclusion of the Pierport Beach... Lake Michigan beaches await your visit in Manistee County

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Great Music, Great People and Free Summer Concerts

Great music, great people, open air and it’s all free. There are several summer-long concert series that feature a variety of musical genres in Manistee County on different days. Kick back and enjoy! Music on the Porch at Douglas Valley Winery (Sunday)...

Three Rivers

Is it the opportunity to catch 'the big one', or the wild beauty of the area that keeps anglers returning to Manistee County's rivers to fish? According to a few of the county’s river fishing guides, it turns out to be a combination of the two. Blessed...

Manistee’s sugar sand beaches

In the City of Manistee, over 130 acres of Lake Michigan sandy beachfront parks straddle the banks of the Manistee River Channel. First Street Beach/Douglas Park to the south, and Fifth Avenue Beach and Park to the north, offer open, accessible concession...

Hiking the Loop: Manistee River Trail & North Country Trail Loop

Nestled in the Manistee National Forest you will find hundreds of miles of marked trails for those who love to hike, bike, or in the winter, cross country ski and snowshoe. Which trail should you choose for your weekend adventure? We suggest the North...

Outdoor Adventure in Manistee’s North Woods

If you’re an adventurous explorer, you’ve come to the right place. Our North Woods are in the heart of four-season natural beauty with thrill-a-minute activities. A passionate group of entrepreneurs have developed their own visions to share, creating...

Milestones to plan your trip around

One of the most commonly asked questions in any community can often be, “What is there to do around here?” While the answer to that question may vary depending on who you ask, in Manistee County, it’s not too hard to answer as there are several events that...

A Passenger Ship Through the Past – Touring the S.S. City of Milwaukee

Written by: Andrew Allen Growing up in Manistee County somehow the S.S. City of Milwaukee always seemed to hide right in plain sight. I’d drive past the massive (347 foot passenger/railroad car) ferry without really giving it much thought. Finally, sometime in high...

Our Lakeshore in Manistee County

Lake Michigan at the Portage Lake outlet, Onekama, MI : Photo Credit: Al Taylor Boaters who travel the Great Lake Michigan to visit Manistee County know to keep their charts and GPS handy. There are no skyscrapers or tall bridges to eyeball on this section...

Beaches of Manistee County

Escape from your hectic schedule, and let our endless miles of beaches, for as far as you can see, soothe and calm you.  Wiggle your toes in the warm golden sand, close your eyes, breathe deeply and listen to the waves.  Our Lake Michigan beaches are...

Water and Lake Life in Manistee County

There’s fresh water, water, everywhere and even some to drink in Manistee County’s North Coast Region (with a wink and apologies to Samuel Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”). We invite you to immerse yourself in the laid-back lake life in our...