Manistee, MI, USA

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Manistee, MI, USA

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Your ticket to the Mitten State

With lush farmlands, national forests, and so many miles of Lake Michigan shoreline to explore, Manistee is all about reconnecting with nature. It's the biggest settlement in Manistee County and serves a jumping point to northwest Michigan. The all-season city is a fantastic base for exploring the Mitten State, with opportunities to admire springtime wildflowers, enjoy scenic fall drives, make a splash on summer paddling trips, and embark on winter snowshoeing adventures. Whenever you visit, Manistee vacation rentals unlock access to a host of self-contained properties. With spacious kitchens and sun-drenched decks, you'll feel right at home.

Fiery fall colors in Manistee

With its tumbling waterfalls and scenic picnic spots, the Manistee River is a blissful place for a paddle. If you don't want to get your feet wet, the M-22 byway is regularly voted one of America's best scenic drives. It's particularly beautiful in the fall, when the trees explode in a sea of reds, yellows, and golds. Scenic air tours are another popular way to explore Manistee County, unlocking a bird's eye perspective of the sparkling Lake Michigan shoreline and its many gorgeous beaches. First Street is one of the best picks, with a grassy park, BBQs, picnic tables, play areas, and even a dedicated dog beach.

Sip your way through Manistee brews

As it's the city's most iconic landmark, a stroll around the Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse is a must. It's been standing tall since 1927 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. If you want to know more about local history, don't miss the Manistee County Historical Museum, housed in the 19th century Lyman Building. From boutique wineries to small batch distilleries, sipping your way through Manistee County is also part of the fun. The North Channel Brewing Co is a firm local favorite, pouring craft beers inspired by the Mitten State itself.

High octane winters in snow-dusted Manistee

Summer brings high season in Manistee County, when legions of sunseekers descend on Lake Michigan. Some Manistee vacation rentals back right onto the beach, which means you can cool off in a matter of minutes. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Manistee receives a dusting of snow. From cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to dog sledding and ice fishing, Manatee is the perfect place to enjoy a Michigan winter. While the Manistee River offers year-round fishing, the fall coho run is considered one of the best in the world.

Discovery the diversity of a Great Lake

Manistee sits on the shores of mighty Lake Michigan, one of North America's Great Lakes. Waterfront Manistee vacation rentals make the most of the setting, with breezy condos offering sweeping views. This means you can wind up your day with fiery sunsets, blazing beach bonfires, and a blanket of stars. Nature lovers will jump at the chance to explore the Huron-Manistee National Forests, a tapestry of landscapes containing everything from coastal marshlands and sand dunes to oak savannahs and dry prairies.