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Address: , Manistee, MI
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Shared by canoeists and fishermen, this majestic river with high, white...
Shared by canoeists and fishermen, this majestic river with high, white dunes and bordered by forests, flows into Lake Michigan.
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Kayak & canoeing Manistee River branches.

Fantastic nature and a wonderful float especially if you have your own gear and transport. Unfortunately, the folks at Manistee Paddle Sports were not very helpful this year so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
bergen63
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fantastic nature and a wonderful float especially if you have your own gear and transport. Unfortunately, the folks at Manistee Paddle Sports were not very helpful this year so we decided not use their services and opted to buy our own tubes from a tire shop in town (same price MPS rents their tubes). I hope their attitude improves.

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Manistee, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Both the Big Manistee and the Little Manistee rivers offer excellent fishing, kayaking, canoeing. Don't go there because you will ruin it... Just Kidding. Take a nice trip down from Tippy Dam in Wellston, Or Rainbow Bend or High Bridge. This is a beautiful pristine River and if you are quiet you will experience a lot of wildlife. Deer, Blue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Whether you like hiking, fishing, canoeing, tubing or just plane ol site seeing, The Manistee River is the place to go. With 193 miles of pure flowing water you can't go wrong. I've done just about everything on the Manistee River and can't get enough of it. There's a spot called "res bridge" that's a really nice access point to... More 

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took a morning stroll down the boardwalk from the beginning to Lake Michigan - maybe a couple of miles. It was very scenic and very well maintained. Past the restaurants downtown, and the vacation cottages and condos. We read every one of the historical markers and enjoyed seeing all the fishing charter boats. There were plenty of benches to... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the most beautiful and scenic, plus it's chuck full o' fish! Take a canoe or kayak down the Mighty Manistee and enjoy yourself. You'll travel under train tressels and see things may not have ever seen before. Beautiful trees, homes on the river and more.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Fushing, canoeing and kayaking- do it all. I love every stretch for the different things you see. It's peaceful and safe.

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Hammond, Indiana
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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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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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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 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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