Inspiration Point: Manistee County

The UpNorth You've been Looking For.

Find yourself on our winter trails, in our historic town and villages and immerse yourself in the peace of UpNorth life. Take in a guided Moonlight Ski at Big M, or enjoy a historic hotel and boutique shopping in downtown Manistee. Explore nature on one of our self-guided tours; we make it easy for you with detailed maps and a free mobile app. What's YOUR passion? You'll find it in Manistee County. Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fat Biking or curling up by a cozy fire and sipping on a craft brew or wine.

Victorian Sleighbell Festival & Old Christmas Weekend

A traditional Christmas in Manistee.

Crystal Adventures

Crystal Adventures has seven modern one-room cabins and five beautiful cottages.

Douglas Valley Winery

Enjoy a sunset and wine tasting at Douglas Valley Winery.

Downtown Manistee

A snowy, winter day Downtown Manistee includes shopping, dining and theatre.

The Big-M Trails

Enjoy 40+ miles of biking trails carved out of the Manistee National Forest.

Fat Biking at Magoon Creek

Explore the Lake Michigan Shoreline on a crisp winter day.

Crystal Mountain

Enjoy 50 runs on nearly 400' of vertical drop, try out the 30 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails, or snowshoe the 80 acres fo wooded valleys and open spaces at Crystal Mountain.

Snowshoeing Manistee River Trail

Nestled in the Manistee National Forest you will find hundres of miles of marked trails for those who love the outdoors.

Manistee County Beach

Experience a Manistee County beach today - 25 miles of freshwater shoreline on Lake Michigan with over 50 access points.