Take a stroll on the boardwalk along Lake Michigan. Follow the path to the of the pier and check out the East Breakwater Lighthouse or explore the Rails to Trails program. Camping, fishing, and shopping are some of the popular activities in and out of town. We can’t guarantee you will catch a fish, but you will certainly enjoy trying.

We are proud of our heritage and there are many historical sites to visit. Palms Brook State, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in Guilliver, the Fayette State Park in Garden just to name a few. This area is rich with stories that dates to the day of the dinosaurs and there are a few ghost stories as well.

Big Spring
Palms Book State Park
(Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring)

M-149 - Manistique, Michigan

Two hundred feet across and forty feet deep, Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone. The flow continues throughout the year at a constant temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Manistique Boardwalk
Manistique Boardwalk
on Lake Michigan

along Lake Michigan - Manistique, Michigan

The Boardwalk runs down the Lake Michigan shore in the town of Manistique. Go for an early morning walk or take an afternoon and picnic in the park. You can view the Manistique Lighthouse or ships passing by. It is a wonderful way to spend a day.

Fayette State park
Fayette State Park
& Historic Townsite

11 Road - Garden, Michigan

Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and visitor center.

Seul Choix Light
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

Seul Choix Road - Gulliver, Michigan

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in nearby Gulliver, was built to light the way for the increasing number of vessels carrying the iron ore that was being shipped out of Escanaba. It is now a community park for everyone to enjoy.

Indian Lake State Park
Indian Lake State Park

County Road 442 - Manistique, Michigan

Indian lake State Park is located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula. This 567-acre park is composed of two units featuring modern and semi-modern campsites, picnic shelters, swim beach, trails and boating access site.

Seney Wildlife Refuge
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Entrance Road - Seney, Michigan

Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 for the protection and production of migratory birds and other wildlife. Today the Refuge is comprised of a rich mosaic of marshes, swamps, bogs, grasslands, and forests.

Haywire Grade Trail
Haywire Grade Trail

Shingleton to Manistique, Michigan

Michigan’s first rail trail turned 50 years old in 2020. Some residents who live near the Haywire Grade, a multi-use trail that crosses the Upper Peninsula north to south from Shingleton to Manistique, are glad the trail is getting the recognition it deserves.

Hiawatha National Forest
Hiawatha National Forest

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The Hiawatha National Forest is located in Michigan and encompasses about 879,600 acres. The West Unit is located in the central of the Upper Peninsula, bordering two of the Great Lakes - Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.

Thompson Fish Hatchery
Thompson State Fish Hatchery

M-149 - Manistique, Michigan

Thompson Fish Hatchery, located about eight miles west of Manistique on M-149 is open for tours. Most of the hatchery's annual production is cold water species such as brook trout, splake, brown trout, rainbow trout and chinook salmon most of which is planted in UP waters.

Kewadin Manistique
Kewadin Casino

US-2 - Manistique, Michigan

Kewadin Casino, located in Manistique, offers all the excitement of a full-size casino, featuring Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Bingo, Keno, Roulette and slot machines. Complimentary casino shuttle services available to all hotels.

Manistique Water Tower
Historic Manistique Water Tower

River Street - Manistique, Michigan

The Schoolcraft County Historical Park, in Manistique, features a museum and the historic 200 foot tall brick water tower. The octagonal tower, built in 1922, has a capacity of 200,000 gallons and was built in the Roman style of architecture.

Bishop Baraga Shrine
Bishop Baraga Shrine

near Indian Lake - Manistique, Michigan

The Bishop Baraga Shrine near Indian Lake includes a chapel, Indian dwellings, and buildings open to the public. Baraga founded many missions in northern Michigan. The original Indian Lake mission was built in anticipation of his first visit to the area in May of 1832.

Rainey Wildlife Area
Rainey Wildlife Area

Wawaushnosh Dr - Manistique, Michigan

A hiking trail that passes through maple, yellow birch, and mixed conifer habitat takes hikers over boardwalks and through wet areas, leading to an elevated observation platform, providing a feeling of remoteness with outstanding opportunities for viewing wildlife.

Manistique East Breakwater Light
Manistique East Breakwater Light

Harbor - Manistique, Michigan

The Manistique Breakwater lighthouse is located in the harbor of Manistique, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The present Manistique Light was first lit on August 17, 1916 and is a bright red square tower with a black lantern room.

Lakeview Memorial Park
Lakeview Memorial Park

US-2 - Manistique, Michigan

Located on US HWY 2 in Manistique, Carl D. Bradley Lakeview Memorial Park was renamed in July of 2014 after the famous Shipwreck of the Carl D. Bradley. The wreck site is located 160 degrees S E and 23 miles off shore from this point.

Flatiron Brewing Co
Restaurants

Dining in Manistique, Michigan

From a classic home-cooked breakfast to delicious sandwiches, fresh fish or Detroit style pizza, find what you crave at these local restaurants.

Manistique Area Shopping
Shopping

Shopping in Manistique, Michigan

Whether you're looking for unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, fresh produce, souvenirs or hand-crafted items, you'll find it in Manistique.

Manistique Events
Events & Festivals

Events in Manistique, Michigan

Manistique is a laid-back community where you can get away from the world for awhile, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun and exciting things happing in the city every day.

Mackinaw Trail Winery
Manistique on the Harbor
(Mackinaw Trail Winery Tasting Room)

Lakeshore Drive - Manistique, Michigan

A unique waterfront tasting room. Sit on the dock and enjoy a glass of wine. Hours are Monday - Saturday 12-8pm and Sundays 12-6pm.

Living Waters Memorial Fountain
Living Waters Memorial Fountain

Triangle Park (Cedar St) - Manistique, Michigan

The Manistique GFWC Women’s Club spent five years planning, fundraising and building the “Living Waters Memorial” fountain.

The fountain is a memorial to remember and celebrate the generations of people who have developed, protected and passed on the magnificent bounty and beauty of Manistique’s resources. It is a reminder of stewardship to the Manistique community, that its resources be guarded, preserved and passed on to benefit the future generations of Manistique.

Many engraved bricks have been placed around the fountain in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones, businesses — past and present — and organizations.

Benny The Beard Fisher photo credit Northland Outfitters facebook
Benny the Beard Fisher

M-77 (Manistique River) - Germfask, Michigan

Located in Germfask, Michigan, along the river near Northland Outfitters Campground, you'll find Benny The Beard Fisher, a remarkable creation by Thomas Dambo, a renowned "Recycle Art Activist" from Denmark. Benny, Michigan's first troll, is a unique gem crafted from recycled materials, such as pallets and tree branches. Dambo's trolls have attracted global attention, and now, Michiganders have the opportunity to meet one of these incredible creatures right in their state. For just $10, you can visit Benny, chat with him, capture stunning photos, and soak in the beautiful surroundings. It's a perfect day trip, offering a chance to witness Dambo's artistic brilliance up close in a serene Northern Michigan setting.