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Explore the Lakes of Manistee County

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With nine inland lakes, Manistee County offers boaters, anglers, swimmers, hikers, picnickers and anyone else who visits a wide variety of options. These spots, all over the county, are dotted with boats during the warmer months and shanties as soon as the ice is thick enough.

Year-round, the inland lakes of Manistee County offer recreational users the best Michigan has to offer.

The M-22 corridor is known state- and nation-wide for being one of the most scenic drives in the U.S. Along its stretch, visitors will see trees and f..
Some come seeking solace. For others, the shores of Lake Michigan are an amusement park — a place to play, meet and make friends, enjoy the beau..
Manistee Lake has the unique distinction of being a drowned rivermouth with two river systems feeding into it – the Big Manistee to the north an..
At 2,116 acres, Portage Lake is the largest inland lake in Manistee County. It’s fed by numerous streams and springs and boasts a healthy popula..