Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

With over 80 inland lakes, 4 major rivers, and over 100,000 acres of state and national forest, Manistee & Benzie Counties are a year round playground. Whether you'd like to hike to the top of a giant sand dune, conquer a river by canoe, shop until you drop, or hide away on your very own stretch of sandy beach, there is something for every one.
Here are just a few ideas...

Calendar of Events

Looking for what to do while you`re here? Take a look at a few calendars to let you know what`s going on while you`re visiting. Don`t miss out on all the fun!


There are just so many great places to eat that we`ve tried to make it easier for you to decide by breaking the local restaurants down by location.

Wineries, Breweries, and Tasting Rooms

Michigan is becoming a hot spot for local wines and beers. Here is a short list of the local places to taste the Fermented Fruit of the land.


Manistee and Benzie Counties are chock full of things to do, places to explore, and amazing adventures. Here are a few of our favorites!


Places to go, things to do. There is so much to do here, you`ll never get bored!


Northern Michigan is world famous for it`s salmon fishing, but don`t forget about the rivers, too!


Manistee and Benzie Counties have a great selection of golf courses. From the beginner to the pro, these courses have the perfect challenge!

The Local Difference

Explore the taste of Northwest Michigan, the fresh air and the fertile land produce flavors you`ve never before imagined.