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Three Rivers

by Maralee Cook Is it the opportunity to catch ‘the big one’, or the wild beauty of the area that keeps anglers returning to Manistee County’s rivers to fish? According to a few of the county’s river fishing guides, it turns out to be a combination of the two. Blessed with three major rivers – […]

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Our Lakeshore in Manistee County

by Maralee Cook Boaters who travel the Great Lake Michigan to visit Manistee County know to keep their charts and GPS handy. There are no skyscrapers or tall bridges to eyeball on this section of the Michigan mitten. For 25 miles bright sugar-sand beaches blend into pale green grasses and vegetation protecting the dunes that […]

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Red, White & Blue Water

by: Maralee Cook The piers at the mouth of the Manistee River are most often used for watching spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan.  But on one weekend in May in Manistee, at dawn and again at noon, there are spectacular sights of a different variety to be witnessed. In the pre-dawn quiet, more than 60 […]

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Fun and Excitement on the Northern Michigan Dragway

by: Maralee Cook Drag racing, off-roading, shooting and archery ranges, bicycle cruises, mountain and fat biking, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding: The opportunities for testing the abilities and endurance of humans and machines year-round are endless in Manistee County’s North Woods. While the county’s Lake Michigan shoreline and its three main rivers get most of […]