Manistique Area

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Manistique, MI
Toll-free: 800-342-4282 (Annual Events)

Upper Michigan’s Four Season Vacation Getaway

All the information you need to plan the perfect vacation is here at

A golfer’s delight as four scenic golf courses traverse the Manistique area: Garden Golf Estates, Indian Lake Golf Course, Nahma Golf Course, and Stony Point.

Spend an exhilarating day snowmobiling on our beautifully groomed trails along the Manistique River and through scenic forests, then connect to over 2,000 miles of groomed trails throughout the U.P. Other outdoor activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and hunting.

Fayette State Park
Take a leisurely stroll back in time through our restored iron smelting village. Beginning at the Visiting Center, you will become informed and ready to tour the 22 historic buildings and exhibits. Open May through October.

The beautiful landscape of the Manistique area offers year-round opportunities for scenic tours - especially when the autumn leaves are at the peak of their color.

Old Winter Tour is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the "Roman revival" style, it is also listed in the national register.

Manistique…The day trip hub of the Central Upper Peninsula.

  • Syphone Bridge/Water Tower
  • Fayette (Ghost Town)
  • Indian Lake Golf Course
  • Indian Burial Grounds
  • Iron Mine Tours
  • Mackinac Island
  • Fishing/Biking/Hiking
  • ORV/Snowmobiling
  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • Boardwalk
  • Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
  • Bishop Baraga Shrine
  • Kitch-iti-kipi (Big Springs)
  • Seney Wildlife Refuge
  • Soo Locks
  • Pictured Rocks
  • Lighthouse Tours
  • Manistique Lighthouse

Driving distances to Manistique...
Chicago - 360 miles
Detroit - 382 miles
Duluth - 333
Grand Rapids - 340
Green Bay - 163
Madison - 295
Milwaukee - 278
Minneapolis - 436
Toledo - 441
Traverse City - 212

Ample game and pan fish in our many lakes, rivers and bays assure a limit catch every day.

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.

Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring. Crystal clear, 45 degree water supports a large raft from which you can view this beautiful, giant spring and its inhabitants

Seul Choix Lighthouse, built in 1892, once guided French and Native American fur traders on the rough waters of Lake Michigan. Today fishermen and sailors still rely on its fully operational beacon for safe passage. Tours and Museum open Memorial Day through Mid-September.

The Bishop Baraga Shrine near Indian Lake includes a chapel, Indian dwellings, and buildings open to the public.

Abundant wildlife populates this tranquil setting and can be viewed by auto, bicycle, canoe or on foot. From December through mid-March, you can snowshoe or ski cross country on beautifully groomed trails.

Welcome to the Manistique Area in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula!

Come to the beautiful Manistique area and experience breathtaking scenery, four seasons of outdoor sports and numerous historical landmarks. Whether you enjoy nature, boating, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, shopping, dining or just relaxing, the Manistique area offers a wide variety of opportunities for vacation fun.

Any time of year is perfect for a visit to Manistique. Summer temperatures along Lake Michigan’s northern shore are comfortable, averaging 76 degrees. That’s great weather for all kinds of summer activities like hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, antique shopping and sightseeing. During the winter, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy over 71 inches of fresh snow and an average temperature of 26 degrees, while they go snowmobiling, skiing, dog sledding, and ice fishing. And in the fall, there are plenty of things to do and natural beauty to experience. The Manistique area has great opportunities for hunters as well as for those who just want to enjoy the brilliant, colorful scenery.

Annual Events
January - MMA Winter Sidewalk Sales
February - Fishing Derby (McDonald Lake), Longriders Snowmobile Relic Run
March - Michigan Snow X Racing Association District Finals, Buckshots Cancer Research "Pool Tournament"
April - Easter Egg Hunt
May - CBC Telethon
June - Paul Bunyan’s Birthday, Pioneer Days
July - Salmon Derby, Manistique 4th of July Celebrations/Parade/Art Fair, Chamber Auction & Folkfest Celebration, Blessing of the Fleet - Fayette State Park
August - Schoolcraft County Fair, MMA Sidewalk Sales/Cooks Corn Roast
September - Vintage Car/Snowmobile & Motorcycle Show, Great North Winds Pow-Wow (The Pines Park)
October - Seney Refuge Scout Day
November - Santa Train & Manistique Merchant’s Christmas Parade
December - Christmas at Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, Habitat for Humanity Holiday Home Tour

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