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Manistee River

Manistee, MI
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Shared by canoeists and fishermen, this majestic river with high, white dunes and bordered by forests, flows into Lake Michigan.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manistee is a friendly town and the river walk is lovely. We enjoyed the historical marker and the river-watching, and were able to go back and forth from the shops to the sightseeing which made it perfect for the different interests and attention spans of...More

Thank Wanderer562014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's impressive that this community built this river walk. It has to have been very expensive. It is something you might expect in a bigger city. He river is active with Lake Michigan boaters and fisherman. You can walk all the way from town to...More

Thank Hanigs113
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I needed to get out and walk. This was a great place to get it done and see the scenery. I was very nice and I could watch the boats going out to Lake Michigan.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We saw this river on several areas throughout the Manistee-Huron National Forest. Beautiful river with several pull off areas and walking trails. Be sure to visit Tippy Dam, it has a long steep trail with hundreds of steps but is worth the view of the...More

1  Thank MidWest45
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful day on the river Geese landing Turkeys and deer along the bank Even a black mink was seen! Unbelievable the numerous Bald Eagles Fishing along the river seen one fish heading for the nest. God's country for sure

1  Thank duane17
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you want to see the "CATCH" of the day hang out at the marina of the Manistee River, you will be blown away at the size and amount of fish that are hauled in here.

Thank car0la66
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the downtown area along the river, a quaint Area that runs along the river with shops and restaurants on both sides of the street. Plenty of shopping for the whole family and you can watch the Fishing boats come in and out or if...More

Thank johnbitter
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The farther you go, the more secluded it gets. Great peace river, good fishing and kayaking. My favorite

Thank 83jefferyt
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Relax city, enjoy beautiful michigan lake, one small thing: do not have many fishing piers, overall, very quite peaceful place

Thank Bluesky9896
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent walking around looking for Beach glass, just great walking down the beach so peaceful ! With a nice cigar from downtown manistee. Nice shopping

Thank Larry V
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