Recent and Featured Manistee Articles

  • Bird in Snow Tracking Northern Michigan Wildlife in Winter

    Tracking Northern Michigan wildlife in winter is often performed by looking at bird populations of open water areas. Not everyone goes south for the winter; for some,  […]

  • Valentine's Day Snow Northern Michigan Valentine’s Events and Festivities

    Valentine’s events and festivities in Northern Michigan help couples, friends and families celebrate love Up North! Check out all that’s happening in small towns like Traverse City, […]

  • Orchard Beach Video: Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee

    Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee, has all the ingredients for a memorable Northern Michigan vacation. Spread a towel on the sandy Lake Michigan beach, hike a nature […]

  • Misty Acres: The Borwell Preserve

    Misty Acres: The Borwell Preserve is a 600-acre property that straddles the Benzie-Manistee County line. It includes more than 360 acres of hardwood forest, 6200 feet of […]

  • Arcadia Dunes: The C.S. Mott Nature Preserve

    Arcadia Dunes is a nature preserve of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and contains sandy beaches, dunes, forests, and grassland. Adjacent working farms have also been […]

  • Orchard Beach State Park

    A smaller park on a bluff facing Lake Michigan, Orchard Beach State Park offers166 modern campsites and a 2.5-mile trail for hiking and cross-country skiing within its […]

  • Manistee North Pierhead

    First lit 1875. History at Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy and Seeing the Light.

  • Manistee River Trail

    A 10 mile hike from Red Bridge to Hodeypyl Dam that follows hilly terrain, delivers beautiful views and crosses a fetching suspension foot-bridge built by Consumers Energy. […]

  • Lake Bluff Audubon Center Trails

    Wander 72 acres of forest and meadow and stretch out on a third of a mile of Lake Michigan beach. Three trails to explore it all. 231-723-4042, […]

  • Big M Cross-Country Ski Area

    40 miles of trails, ranging in difficulty from novice to advanced. Great view from Capper’s Peak. Mountain bikers and hikers make extensive use of the network when […]

  • Little River Casino Resort

    Gaming, slots, entertainment, dining and more. Manistee. 888-568-2244, www.littlerivercasino.com.

  • Our Savior’s Historical Museum

    The oldest Danish American Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Manistee County CVB, 877-626-4783.

  • First Congregational United Church of Christ

    This historic Romanesque church, built by lumber barrons in 1888, contains two Tiffany windows and a Nels Johnson tower clock. Manistee. 231-723-5361, www.uccmanistee.org.

  • Manistee County Historical Museum

    Historic former A. H. Lyman Company store houses an extensive geneological database. Manistee. 231-723 – 5531.

  • Brethren Heritage Museum

    Several historic buildings, including an ice house and store, were relocated and combined to create this museum. At the corner of Cart Avenue and Amick Street. Brethren. […]

  • S.S. City of Milwaukee

    Former railcar ferry, now a National Historic Landmark, with tours from May through September. Manistee. 231-723-3587, carferry.com.

  • Manistee Fire Hall

    This Romanesque Revival-style firehall was constructed in 1889. Manistee County CVB, 877-626-4783.

  • Manistee Beach Beaches, Water and Snow Sports in Manistee, Michigan

    The beaches, water and snow sports in Manistee, Michigan, turn a Northern Michigan vacation into an outdoor vacation. Spread a towel on a beach, fish, ski, boat—Lake […]

  • Douglas Valley Vineyard Community

    640 acres of historic fruit farms transformed into a sustainable vineyard community, providing hard ciders and wine.

  • Manistee Shopping Shopping in Manistee, Michigan

    Shopping in Manistee, Michigan, is an intriguing mix of the old and the new. The buildings on River St. that once made up the heart of this […]