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Manistee River

Address: Manistee, MI
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Manistee
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Shared by canoeists and fishermen, this majestic river with high, white dunes and bordered by forests, flows into Lake Michigan.

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Hammond, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was in Ludington on a business trip accompanied by my wife. We took time to visit the Manistee River at High Bridge road it was very quiet and just what we needed to recharge.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We spent a great afternoon salmon fishing with Terry from 5-19 At Ease River Charters. My wife landed her first salmon and we ended up with six nice fish. This is a beautiful river with an abundance of wildlife.

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Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We spent a day Canoeing with a group on the Manistee River. It is definitely the best way to see the river and a lot of fun

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Midland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful riverfront gazebo with hillside seating area. Very scenic areas along the boardwalk. The City of Manistee Marina Rental provided a beautiful area for pre-wedding details. BIG last minute DISSAPOINTMENT was NO parking and a half block walk to facility due to an annual festival. The contract implied that we had street front parking which was not the case

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I am a semi-regular visitor to this area and love the river. Watching the boats and people on the river walk is one of my husband and I's favorite activities a couple of times a year. We have met some wonderful people along the walk and out on the breakwalls.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We moored our boat at the Municipal Marina which is excellent. There is a lovely river walk which takes you through the town. Several of the restaurants are on the river- we dined at 3 of them Blue Fish, TJs Pub, and the Boathouse Grill- all were good. Watch dozens of fishing boats going back and forth all day and... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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358 reviews 358 reviews
81 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

From downtown you can pick up the river walk for a couple of miles all the way to the lighthouse if you so choose. We did it on a bright, sunshiny Saturday before lunch. It works up an appetite. it is very well done and very well maintained. it varies from concrete to boardwalk. you get to admire the river... More

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Thompsonville, Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We parked just past the archway on Main Street and walked down a driveway to catch the start of this lovely wooden walkway. It meanders along the river and all of the fishing charter boats. At times it brings you up to street level once past the downtown district, but sends you back to water level shortly. Nice historical markers... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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122 reviews 122 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This riverwalk is just a little more than a mile long and starts at the House of Flavors ice cream shop (yummy) and ends at the 1st street beach. Charter boats line the river and if you are lucky a huge frieghter might even come through the channel. A few hotels/motels were in view as we walked along the river... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A small town becoming alive again. Cute boutique shops along with antique stores, art gallery and a renovated theater showing first-run films.

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