Vacation Ideas


Did you know that Manistee County has 27 miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline?  Did you know that the vast majority of it is all readily accessible?  Our soft sandy beaches of Manistee County see tens of thousands of visitors per year, but because there are so many miles of shorline, you an be here in the peak of summer and never run into anyone.

The Manistee Area, Harbor Village and Portage Point Inn Region all have great properties that are either on Lake Michigan, or within a mile or two.  Beaches are a hot spot in the summer time, so we encourage our visitors to pack plenty of sun screen, and towels!  Once you sit down and dip your heels in the soft sand, you are bound to be there for the day!  Bring a few people, or plan your family reunion!  Our Lake Michigan Properties are steps from the water, and can accommodate large groups!


Did you know that Manistee County has 7 championship golf courses?  If you enjoy hitting the links, you are sure to enjoy a vacation to Manistee County for golfing!  We are home to Arcadia Bluffs - voted one of the best golf courses in the United States by Golf Magazine!  We also have a fantastic one two punch at Manistee National, featuring 2 - 18 hole championship golf courses.

Bring a group of guys up to Manistee, and stay in one of our fantastic Harbor Village or Manistee Area properties, and you will be in the heart of all our golfing opportunities!  For additional information on our golf courses, check out the interactive online Visitors Guide produced by the Manistee County Convention and Visitors Bureau!  Here you will not only find golf information, but dining, shopping and much more!


Looking to get out on "The Big Lake?"  Well you are in the right spot.  Because of the underwater terrain off our coast, Manistee is home to some of the best deep water lake fishing in Michigan!  We have many great charter captains that would take you and your group out for a thrilling half or full day charter!  To track them down, visit for charters in the Manistee Area. For those of you in the Onekama area or North Coast regions, you can try the Onekama Charter Boat Association.


Looking for a quaint shopping experience unlike any other?  Manistee is where you want to shop.  With a wide variety of antiquing opportunities, quaint shops with top notch customer service, you will find yourself waiting to shop until you get to Manistee!  With our Historic Downtown in Manistee, Michigan, and the quaint coastal communities of Arcadia and Onekama, Michigan you are sure to find that perfect home accent, or gift for someone special!