Manistee is known for it's Victorian Charm and Outdoor Recreation. On the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, with over 35 Miles of Beach, Manistee is the perfect place for waterfront vacations or year round living. If you're less of a beach bum- and more of a sportsman, you'll want to hunt, fish and camp in the many recreation areas located in the Manistee National Forest and State Land.
The Big Manistee River is very popular for kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping and fishing in the summer. And in the winter there's miles of trails for snowmobiling or cross country skiing.
The historic downtown area is lined with little shops, boutiques and restaurants along the channel where you can walk, relax and watch the big freighters come in and go out to Lake Michigan. The Vogue Theatre and Ramsdell Theatre are both gorgeously restored testaments to Manistee's victorian heritage. And in the winter there's the very popular Sleighbell Parade and Historic home tour.
Manistee area kids can go to any of the area schools.