River Country

With wide open spaces, abundant waterways, and a relaxed country lifestyle, the River Country Region is an outdoor lover’s dream destination.

Life in River Country

The River County Region is a patchwork of agricultural land, dense forests, quaint villages, paddling rivers and top fishing streams. The River Country communities of Marilla, Welston, Brethren, and Dublin are host to three rivers: Little Manistee River, Big Manistee River, Pine River offering a different perspective on waterfront living.

Experience River Country

Little Manistee River Weir

A trip to the Little Manistee River Weir: One of the top attractions an outdoor enthusiast should check out is the Little Manistee River Weir Egg Take Station. This is egg harvest station opens its doors and welcomes the public for a great educational experience.

Family Friendly Float

Best River for a Tube/Float: Little Manistee River – This great river, is shallow and is a prime spot for those looking for a quick 2-3 hour, relaxing afternoon float down a twisty river in the heart of the beautiful, rustic River Country.

Pine River Adventure

Best River for Experienced Paddlers: Pine River – This river contains some of the only white water in the Lower Peninsula and is popular with expert paddlers throughout the season. Early spring thaw attracts many from around the Midwest, as this is the time of year when the river is at its swiftest current.

Top Spots in the River Country

Traks Bar & Grill is a family-friendly River Country favorite, known for a great rustic wood atmosphere. Join us for sporting events and watch the game on seven flat screens throughout the bar.  Entree’s, burgers, salads, pizza and the best broasted chicken east of Lake Michigan!  Six Keno screens, children’s menu and pool tables.
Traks Bar & Grille

5073 North High Bridge Road, Brethren, 231-887-4188

Enjoy the best of River Country delicious home cooking, featuring big portions, great service, friendly atmosphere. Open 7 days.
Annie's Kozy Kitchen

16938 Caberfae Highway, Wellston, 231-848-4632

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