Arcadia Overlook

As you are driving north through Manistee County on the beautiful Scenic Highway M-22, you will find yourself “on top of the county” when you reach the Arcadia Overlook (known by some as “Inspiration Point”).  When you travel through the quaint town of Arcadia, you will find yourself at zero elevation, right on the water.  […]

Hooked on Salmon

by Fred MacDonald Salmon fever erupted in Lake Michigan in the late 1960’s. Actually, erupted is an understatement: How about EXPLODED! For many years prior, Lake Michigan fishing was mostly fishing… not so much catching. The lamprey had devastated the lake trout. There were no salmon and the alewife had totally taken over. As the […]

Winter Fat Biking in Manistee County

It’s an up and coming winter sport and Manistee County is one of the first to embrace your need to get out on the winter trails. Big-M Recreation Area has a dedicated Fat Biking loop for all seasons. If that isn’t cool enough, our neighbor to the north, Crystal Mountain, also has a dedicated MTB […]