12150 Caberfae Hwy (M-55)
Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-7500

Local Attractions

Local Attractions

These Local Attractions in Manistee for you to enjoy. Whether you’re an everyday outdoorsmen or just want to be temporarily, the rivers, forest and trails of Manistee are awaiting your arrival. We are within walking distance from North Country Trail and a short drive from Pine River (which has the fastest flow in lower Michigan - for all of you Canoeing and Kayaking fanatics). Winter sports destinations are also close by including: snowmobile trails and Caberfae and Crystal Mountain ski resorts. Check out all Manistee area has to offer.

Photo: In September 2009, Tom Healy of Rockford, MI caught a World Record Brown Trout weighing in at 41 pounds 7.25 oz
Things To Do in the Manistee / Wellston Areas
Manistee River
2.5 Miles from Manistee Motel
Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddlesports, Hiking, River Tubing
Little Manistee River
7 Miles from Manistee Motel
Fishing, River Tubing, Paddlesports, Kayaking, Canoeing
Bear Creek
11.4 Miles from Manistee Motel
Fishing, Canoeing, Hunting
Pine River: Fastest Flow in Lower Michigan
7.6 Miles from Manistee Motel
Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, Paddlesports, Fishing, Biking, Hiking, Camping
Pine Creek
1.1 Mile from Manistee Motel
Fishing, Hiking
Big M Recreation Center
4.4 Miles from Manistee Motel
Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Lodge, Winter Events
Tippy Dam Recreation Area
12 Mile Drive from Manistee Motel
Boating Access, Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Picnic Area, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Paddle-sports
Caberfae Peaks
20.8 Miles from Manistee Motel
Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Banquet Facilities for Weddings and other Special Events
Crystal Mountain
24.8 Miles from Manistee Motel
Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Banquet Facilities for Weddings and other Special Events, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, Adventure Course
North Country Trail
1/4 Mile from Manistee Motel
Hiking, Camping
Udell Rollaway Hills
3 Mile Drive from Manistee Motel
FREE 18 Hole Disc Golf Course, Fishing, Picnic Area 
Udell Fire Lookout Tower
4.1 Miles from Manistee Motel
Climb the Tower for a Scenic Overview of Manistee National Forest
Norman Township Rifle Range
1/2 Mile from Manistee Outpost Motel
Shooting Range
Big Bear Sportsman's Club
15 Mile Drive from Manistee Motel
Shooting Range, Archery Range, Rifle & Pistol Range
Fort Rendezvous
13 Mile Drive from Manistee Motel
Shooting Range, Muzzleloader Club
Cooley Bridge in Wellston, MI
7.7 Miles East of Manistee Outpost Motel
Michigan Historic Landmark, Walking Trail Underneath. Crosses the Pine River on M-55
Albino Deer Tour
Ask the Manistee Motel manager about the family of Albino Deer nearby in the Manistee National Forest
Nordhouse Dunes
27 mile Drive from Manistee Outpost Motel
Wilderness Trail, Camping, 4 miles of Undeveloped Lakeshore
Local Events
LumberJack 100 Race - Mountain Biking
North Country Run
4.4 Miles from Manistee Outpost Motel
Largest Ultra, Half Marathon in the U.S. 
Starts at 3500 Udell Hills Rd, Manistee, MI 49660
August 20th - 21st 2016
North Country Trail : Spirit of the Woods Chapter
Snowshoe Hike & Chili Feed near Manistee, MI
First Saturday in February 
Starts at Udell Hills
Ends at Big M Recreation Area
Manistee Shoreline Showcase
June 21 - August 30th
Free Concert Series - Tuesday Nights 7 - 9:15 pm
World Class Jazz, Blues, Pop/Rock, R&B
Located in Downtown Manistee, Michigan @ First Street Beach - Douglas Park Rotary Gazebo (Across from Dog Park)
Rain, Wind or Shine (Rain/Wind Sites: First St Beachhouse or Lions Pavilion)
Tuesday June 21:
Paul Keller at Sundown Quintet - Straight ahead jazz and swing with a fun and surprising presentation!

Tuesday June 28:
The BackBeats - "Blues is my business and and business is good". High energy funk, rock, and blues.

Tuesday July 5:
Ivory Darnell Clark with Paul Careys Soul Sensations - Motown era favorites along with jump and home town blues.

Tuesday July 12:
Petra van Nuis Quartet - Sensual vocal jazz from Chicago returns to First Street Beach.

Tuesday July 19:
Harper and Midwest Kind - Award winning singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper presents "World Blues", a mystical stew of R&B and funky soul. So far the only act this summer with a didgeridoo.

Tuesday July 26:
The Planet D Nonet - This down and dirty 9 piece swing band returns to Shoreline Showcase with jazz from Ellington and Basie to Sun Ra.

Tuesday August 2: 
Paul Nelson Band - featuring 2015 Grammy Winner Paul Nelson with a diverse blues/rock fusion.

Tuesday August 9:
Terry Lower Quartet with Edye Evans Hyde - West Michigan Jazz Society 2016 "Musician of the Year" on piano and featuring irrepressible and stylish jazz vocalist Edye Evans Hyde.

Tuesday August 16:
Rudy Petschauers NYC All Stars with Melanie Marod - Seasoned jazz drummer Rudy Petschauer and his all star band joins with the beautiful modern jazz stylings of vocalist and Grand Haven native, Melanie Marod.

Tuesday August 23:
Rusty Reid Band - Guitarist Rusty Reid and his Detroit All Star Band plays a mix of Motown, R&B, Soul, and Blues.

Tuesday August 30:
Jim Shaneberger Band - Always a crowd favorite, the songwriter and guitarist brings his soulful and energetic blues and funk back to Manistee.
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