Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary

This jewel on Lake Michigan’s shore boasts over 1500 feet of Lake Michigan Frontage on its 76 acres in Manistee County. Originally landscaped as an arboretum, many notable specimens have been preserved such as California Redwood, Ginko, and two Michigan Champion Trees, a Giant Sequoia and Sycamore. Also notable are bird species both nesting and […]

Adventure Manistee

Looking for a way to explore Manistee County and meet new and fun people? Well look on further than Adventure Manistee. “Pretty much anything that looks like fun” is one of the goals of the multi-generational group Adventure Manistee. Focusing on fitness, fun and exploring in a social setting, Adventure Manistee members get together for […]

Mortimer E. Cooley Bridge

Mortimer E. Cooley Bridge I can’t count how many times I’ve traveled across M-55 to get to Manistee County from the east side of the state.  What I recently learned is that right before the village of Wellston, you will cross one of Michigan’s rarest truss bridges. The Cooley Bridge is an impressive structure, and […]

Moonlight Skiing at Big M

During the dead of winter, there is one light that is shining brightly in the heart of the Manistee National Forest.  At the Big-M Recreation area, there are two “moonlight ski night” that take place on the full moon evenings in January and February (assuming mother nature provides us with a little snow). RELATED: Join […]

3 Harbors of Manistee County: Arcadia Lake

by: Maralee Cook Continuing north along the shore, piers mark the entry to Arcadia Lake. A protected anchorage area, in the “bay” located off the northwest corner of the lake, is near the Veteran’s Memorial Marina, (231.889.9653) with transient and seasonal dockage, showers and rest room facilities. The community of Arcadia, with a mix of […]