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A premier river

Very good fishing, canoeing & kayaking and hiking. A beautiful section of the North Country trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael G
Traverse City, Michigan
Big River- Little River

The Big Manistee River is slower paced opposed to the Little manistee. Both are nice clean rivers... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
The Lumberjack I
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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 1 week ago

Very good fishing, canoeing & kayaking and hiking. A beautiful section of the North Country trail runs along the river through Manistee County.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Big Manistee River is slower paced opposed to the Little manistee. Both are nice clean rivers for spending a day a float. Great photo ops and eagle sightings.

Thank The Lumberjack I
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Tippy Dam. BEAUTIFUL river and so cool seeing Salmon trying to go up the current!! Water is clean and glistening. If you fish, this is the place!!

Thank peggy m
Reviewed 31 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
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