Why We LOVE Manistee County

Call us biased, but we think Manistee County is the superior choice for coastal living. There is so much to love about this very special place we call home. Ask any Boardwalk agent, and they will give you their personal list of favorite places and things to do in the area. Here are just a few reasons we LOVE Manistee County:


Manistee County is home to 26 miles of sandy Lake Michigan shoreline.


Year-round, diverse local events and activities are coordinated by community volunteers to capture the interest of people of all ages.


Our historic downtown district features boutique retail, local cuisine, and a world class, state of the art movie theatre.


276 miles of rivers and streams make Manistee County the perfect destination for a day on the water paddling and fishing.

Winter Trails

With 100+ miles of snowshoeing & cross-country ski trails and 300+ miles of connected multi-county snowmobiling trails, winter warriors can find adventure when the snow flies.

Nature Preserve

Our region feature 1000’s of acres of public parks and nature preserves. Plenty of green spaces to reconnect with nature.


Quality Learning

With state recognized public and private K-12 schools offering a diverse range of extracurricular options and our state-accredited West Shore Community College we have quality learning opportunities for residents of all ages.

Deep Water Port

Manistee’s deep-water port is capable of handling large freighters allowing for water transport of goods. It is quite a spectacle to see them arrive in port too!


With numerous inland lakes and Lake Michigan access, Manistee County is known for world-record fishing from our three shoreline harbors. Our river fishing also attracts fishermen year-round.


Manistee County is a premier destination for golfers, offering 9 courses with a broad selection of courses for golfers of all abilities including the world-class golf club, Arcadia Bluffs.


Manistee’s Blacker Airport is located 3 miles from downtown and offers daily service to Chicago. And we highly recommend their aerial tour of the shoreline.


Learn all about about the amenities of Manistee County with our strategic partner the Manistee County Visitor’s Bureau, the premier resource for everything there is to see and do in our region!

Soon You Will Be Loving Manistee County Too!

If you are interested in Manistee County properties, send us an inquiry and we will show you the way!