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Real estate marketing outfits like Michigan Land Sales, offered free vacations to Wellston around 1909 to promote their business. With the belief that "land was wealth", many pioneers took this complimentary ride from Chicago to Wellston to settle this area. Legend says that a man named "Wells" developed this location and ran a hotel, but information is limited. Today, Wellston includes variety of businesses including a post office, bank, fire department, lodging facilities, a smokehouse, restaurants and stores. It is a popular site for hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling among many other recreational opportunities, making this a nature lover’s paradise. Don’t forget to visit Tippy Dam, Cooley Bridge or the Manistee National Forest for even more outdoor adventures. Escape the rush and come to Wellston.