Grebe Park

Arcadia Lake is a 100-acre, natural beauty gem and Grebe Park, both family- and pet-friendly, offers access to all. Through the park’s association with Manistee County’s Explore the Shores Program, construction of a special fishing platform and launch site for kayaks and canoes mean all are able to enjoy its special attributes. The lake is […]

Kaleva Bottle House

In 1941, a unique home was built in Kaleva out of 60,000 glass bottles by John Makinen.   Mr. Makinen owned the local pop bottling factory so he used chipped or flawed bottles from his pop bottling factory for his house. It was designed with artistic placement of the many different colored bottles and was a […]

Vogue Theater

Built in 1938, in the then popular Art Deco Style, the Vogue was part of a large Midwestern chain owned by the Butterfield Theaters. The 935 seat theater continued to operate as a single screen until Butterfield Theaters sold it in 1985 and it was changed into a two screen theater. Over the next two […]

Best Kids Activities in Manistee County

The Manistee Recreation Association is a group whose mission is to provide a balance of recreation activities for persons of all ages and abilities and to meet diverse interests of all community members in the greater Manistee Area while emphasizing healthy habits, respect, self importance and fun.  Throughout the year, and especially in the summer […]

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 […]

Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place

While the City of Manistee has so much to offer in terms of history, there are likewise many places throughout the county that offer an abundant helping of the past as well. One of my favorite places in the entire county is the Marilla Museum & Pioneer Place, located at 9991 Marilla Rd., Copemish in […]