Helpful Links

www.manistee.gov

Explore the Shores Sites

throughout the
Manistee County Region


The Explore the Shores sites are developed with the help of community members who nominate places they feel should be showcased and made universally accessible. These sites provide visitors with access to water resources that rival any lakes, rivers and shorelines in the country.

Through Explore the Shores, people of all ages, needs and abilities are able to access, use and enjoy the waters of Manistee County.


Completed sites are indicated in RED and are highlighted in the list below.  Select the site to learn more about the site, obtain facility information, universal access requirements, and more.



Project Status: Completed Right in the heart of Manistee, a quaint port city on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Arthur Street boat launch a..
on Lake Michigan Project Status: Completed Whether you’re watching your rod lodged in a sand spike or simply wandering the shores,..
in Douglas Park, Manistee Project Status: Completed The fish have been caught, the boat is docked and everyone is getting hungry for din..
on the Little Manistee River Project Status: Completed The Little Manistee River weir plays a significant role in ensuring the multi-bil..
First Street Beach/Douglas Park & Fifth Avenue Beach Project Status: Completed Sand and wheelchairs or strollers don’t normall..
on the Manistee River in Downtown Manistee Project Status: Completed Most of the Explore the Shores sites focus on access to beaches and river..
on Manistee Lake Project Status: Completed Whether you’re watching your rod lodged in a sand spike or simply wandering the shores,..
on the Big Manistee River Project Status: Completed Bear Creek, the largest tributary of the Manistee River below Tippy Dam, boasts a bo..
on the Big Manistee River Project Status: Completed On the banks of the Manistee River at the U.S. Forest Service Rainbow Bend Access Si..