Manistee County in Northwest Michigan has numerous activities to keep you busy, regardless of age. Visit the beaches of Lake Michigan or an inland lake, hike in the Manistee National Forest, try your luck at a casino, play a round of golf, walk out to the lighthouse, or enjoy the view along the downtown Manistee Riverwalk.
Crossing Lake Michigan? Take a cruise on the S.S. Badger, the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes. Enjoy a relaxing four-hour, authentic steamship experience, crossing Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The S.S. Badger has the capacity to carry 600 passengers and 180 automobiles vehicles.
W. 1st St., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
This is the city's largest recreational area, featuring playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic areas, volleyball and basketball courts, and softball field. Douglas Park also features a concession stand, public restrooms, and a pier which is great for fishing.
Monroe St., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
Here you'll find a play area, basketball court, and Mucha Field, a full size little league baseball field.
Historic A.H. Lyman Store
425 River Steet, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-5531
Historic Manistee Fire Hall (1888)
281 First St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-1549
Huron-Manistee National Forest
If you love the thrill of climbing a sand dune and enjoying a beautiful panoramic vista, then visit this website about Lake Michigan's most popular sand dunes including Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and more. Pure Michigan sugar beach sand, clear waters, magnificent sunsets...discover Lake Michigan Sand Dunes.
What's a family to do in West Michigan? We've got the answer at Lakeshore Family Guide, a local website which highlights fun, wholesome, and inexpensive activities for children and families. Includes details about kids programs at the library, mini golf courses, petting zoos, the best beaches, and so much more!
Manistee Civic Players
For over 60 years, the Manistee Civic Players has provided quality community theater productions, workshops, children's plays and various classes. Over 275 stage productions, including over 100 musical shows, have been presented using local talent from the Manistee area. See the Manistee Civic Players website for current performances and ticket information.
Manistee County Historical Museum
425 River St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-5531
Permanent exhibits at the Manistee County Historical museum include a special drug exhibit kept in remembrance of the store's earlier history, period rooms including a lumberman's business office, a life-size log cabin replica, a dentist's office, a Victorian dining room, parlor, bedroom, and kitchen. Also on display is an extensive collection of Victorian antiques and photographs.
Manistee County Sport Fishing Association
PO Box 98, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 887-4474
The purpose of this association is to promote the Manistee County sport fishery and fishing tourism. For Manistee County fishing tournament info, fishing reports and charter fishing captains, check out the association website.
77 Hancock St., Manistee, MI 49431, (231) 723-2811
Michigan Audubon/Lake Bluff Center
2890 Lakeshore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4042
Onekama Village Park
Main St & Portage, Onekama, MI, (231) 889-3171
This park on Portage Lake is popular for fishing, swimming and special events, such as Concerts in the Park, Onekama Days, Fall Festival, and Winterfest. Families enjoy the park for parties and reunions.
Orchard Beach Aviation Inc.
2323 Airport Rd., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-8095
Orchard Beach State Park
2064 Lake Shore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-7422
Our Savior's Historical Museum
304 Walnut St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-9486
Village of East Lake, Manistee, MI 49660
This is East Lake Village's largest and most frequently used park, with 38 campground site, half with electrical hook-ups. There is also a bath house, boat launch and playground.
Pine River Paddlesports Center
9590 S. Grandview Hwy, Wellston, MI 49689, (231) 862-3471
101 Maple St., Manistee, MI 49660, 231 723-9948
Built in 1903 by local lawyer and philanthropist Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell, the historical Ramsdell Theater is home to the Manistee Civic Players' productions and hosts plays, ballet performances, art exhibits, proms, weddings, and other special events.
Red Szymarek Park
5th Ave/Monroe St., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
A wooded park with plenty of shade trees, it features a children's playground and a volleyball court.
Forest Ave., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
Home to the Manistee Saints, a local semi-professional baseball team. Located in this park are a children's playground, wooded picnic area, and a basketball court.
S. S. City of Milwaukee Historic Landmark
99 Arthur St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-3587
The Vogue Theatre
383 River St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 508-8005
The newly renovated historic Vogue Theatre in downtown Manistee offers a movie experience unlike any other! Relax in our comfortable theater chairs and enjoy a first-run movie, weekly $2 classics or $.25 kids movies! Our ticket and concession prices are family-friendly! Call or check online for our movie schedule.
-- There's such a variety of things to keep you entertained while you're in the Traverse City area! Boredom is never a problem here in Traverse City!
-- In addition to Fishtown in downtown Leland, be sure to visit some of the other attractions found in Leelanau County.
-- In addition to sandy beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline, the county is home of part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, lighthouses at Point Betsie and Frankfort, and the Betsie Valley Trail for hiking and biking along 22 miles from Elberta to Thompsonville.
-- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
-- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!
-- Check this site out for our largest list of West Michigan Activities.
-- There are a variety of activities in Eastern Wisconsin. Visit an amusement park, take a train or trolley tour, go kayaking, go for a cruise, visit a lighthouse, check out a garden, visit Lambeau Field, home to the Green Bay Packers, and much more.