Lying between the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, the nearly one-million-acre Huron-Manistee National Forests are located in a transition zone between forested lands to the north and agricultural lands to the south. The Huron-Manistee National Forests contain rare ecological features, such as dry sand prairie remnants, coastal marshlands, dunes, oak
savannahs, fens, bogs and marshes.
Whether you are looking to lose yourself in the peacefulness of the forest by straying from the beaten path or if you are looking to stay on the road more traveled, we’ve got something for you. Ranging from the tranquility found in the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area, Loda
Lake National Wildflower Sanctuary, Hoist Lake, Reid Lakes or Wakeley Lake areas, the quiet found on the Au Sable, Pine, Pere Marquette and Manistee National Scenic Rivers, to the more developed settings found at Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center, River Road National Scenic Byway, or on the motorized trails, the Forest provides quality recreation to its visitors.