DROP A LINE IN MANISTEE COUNTY

GET YOUR FISH ON IN MANISTEE COUNTY! 

Cast away your troubles and go fishing in a world-class destination right here in northwest Michigan.  Check out the variety of fishing opportunities from our inland lakes to our scenic rivers.  Manistee County has a variety of affordable lodging options and we’re a 4 season fishing community.  

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GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO BAIT… 

and Manistee County is stocked and ready for your next fishing adventure.  Here you’ll find all the resources you need to make it happen.

Your Fish Stories. #MyManistee

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ACCESS RIVER, LAKE AND BOAT LAUNCHES 

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Download the Little/Big Manistee River and Pine River Map

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Big Manistee River

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Top 5 Winter Scenes to Photograph in #MyManistee

Thinking about Trying Something New in 2021?   Check out our Top 5 #MyManistee Winter scenes to photograph this season in Manistee County!  ​#1 Old Baldy: Walk through a forested dune to a landscape of sugar-sand snow swirls beneath your feet at Arcadia Dunes. Your...

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...

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...

Fun and Excitement on the Northern Michigan Dragway

Drag racing, off-roading, shooting and archery ranges, bicycle cruises, mountain and fat biking, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding: The opportunities for testing the abilities and endurance of humans and machines year-round are endless in...

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...

Mortimer E. Cooley Bridge

I can’t count how many times I’ve traveled across M-55 to get to Manistee County from the east side of the state.  What I recently learned is that right before the village of Wellston, you will cross one of Michigan's rarest truss bridges. The Cooley...

Generations of Land: Farms in Manistee County

Farming in Manistee County is not just a job for the families who live and work here- it is part of their history and culture. Each individual farming family is unique in its own way, celebrating the traditions of ancestors through each crop they harvest...

Wonders of Winter Along M22

The scenic M22 route following the Lake Michigan shoreline from Manistee north through the Leelanau Peninsula is one of the most beautiful drives in any season of the year, winter is no exception. Your route begins at US31 & M22 at the Little River Casino Resort....

Immerse Yourself in the History of Manistee

In 2018, in collaboration with the Manistee County Historical Museum and with funding through the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, the Manistee County Visitor’s Bureau introduced a comprehensive tour of the historic sites spanning the...

Love the Night Life

After the sun sets over the frozen tundra of the Lake Michigan shoreline, attention turns to dining and entertainment to make for a fun evening in Manistee. Looking for a live performance on the big stage, a rousing game of cards, or a tub of popcorn at a historic...

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