Manistee County – The Gateway to the M22 Scenic Highway some of the most picturesque landscape that Mother Nature has to offer.
There are no big cities or suburban sprawl in this section of the state. Enjoy 25 miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, three Lake Michigan harbors, inland lakes, 270 miles of rivers and four-season fisheries. Visit charming, historic towns and marvel at fertile farms and lush orchards, and thousands of acres of Manistee National Forest.
There are opportunities year-round to explore this county by foot, bicycle, motorcycle and auto, x-country ski, snowshoe, ATV, snowmobile, boat, kayak and canoe, as roads, trails, rivers and lakes crisscross throughout the county.
Home to numerous festivals and events along with the Manistee River Channel where 600′ great lakes freighters frequently navigate the channel. Also home to abundant entertainment and culture.
Learn More: http://www.visitmanisteemichigan.com/
The name “Manistee” is from an Ojibwe word though not certain, it may be from ministigweyaa, “river with islands at its mouth” Other sources claim that it was an Ojibwe term meaning “spirit of the woods”.