Welcome to Manistee County in West Michigan!
This is where history, beauty, and nature come together to form a unique town that is a favorite destination in Michigan. Manistee has so much to offer today's traveler, and it's a terrific getaway for families or friends.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS IN MANISTEE, MICHIGAN
Lake Michigan beckons you to its golden beaches and spectacular sunsets, a guaranteed evening event! The magnificent Manistee National Forest stretches for miles and is a nature-lover's paradise. Here, wildlife is found in its natural habitat, and recreation activities include camping, hiking, and biking. Nearby scenic rivers offer opportunities to fish, canoe, or kayak.
DOWNTOWN MANISTEE SHOPPING, DINING, AND RIVERWALK
Visit downtown Manistee, a destination known as the Victorian Port City. Spend time browsing the shopping district, satisfy your hunger at one of the exceptional restaurants, then get some exercise on the Manistee Riverwalk. Mileage markers have been placed every tenth mile to gauge your distance, and the view along the 1.5 mile Riverwalk makes your trek so much more enjoyable.
You can appreciate the history of Manistee when you see the architecture throughout the city, especially the Ramsdell Theatre. Here is where James Earl Jones got his start, and it is still the venue for area theater productions. The S.S. City of Milwaukee is a 77-year old Great Lakes ship, permanently moored in Manistee. It is open for tours, and during October, transforms into a Ghost Ship for the Halloween season.
Numerous golf courses, Casino Gaming, and the friendly faces of residents and business owners give Manistee the distinction of being in a place where you truly feel welcome. Discover the fun and beauty of Michigan's destination Victorian Port City, Manistee.
COMMUNITIES NEAR MANISTEE IN WEST MICHIGAN
It's a very short drive between the many charming communities in our area, including Ludington, Hamlin Lake, Scottville, Silver Lake, Pentwater, and Pere Marquette River.
MANISTEE BUSINESS DIRECTORIES
Our Manistee business sections include information for Boating & Fishing, Restaurants, Shopping, Things to Do, Lodging, and more. Other valuable business information can be found on our locally produced Manistee Business Directory.
MOVING TO THE MANISTEE AREA
If you love visiting Manistee so much, that you would like to move here, browse through our Online Relocation Guide for helpful information when considering a move to Manistee. If you own a home in the area or are looking to buy a fixer upper you will find all your home improvement needs on our Homes & Gardens website.
CELEBRATIONS & WEDDINGS
The elegance of this port city makes Manistee a perfect wedding destination. Whether you choose the beach or a historic building, ManisteeCelebrations.com has listings for area photographers, DJ's, caterers, halls, florists and more, ready to help in the planning of your special event.
Any season--any time--Manistee is where you want to be.