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Manistee River

Manistee, MI
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Manistee
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
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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Congleton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW 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
288 helpful votes 288 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice walk although you need to keep out of private areas. Walk from the bridge to the end is over a mile.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice sized sites, nice shower facilities, great beach. A lovely bluff overlooking our awesome Lake Michigan.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Incredible river walk that goes from downtown right out to a Lake Michigan lighthouse. Very enjoyable and very well maintained!

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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

There is a short riverwalk in Manistee along this river. Very cool! Manistee is adorable! Lots of cute little shops!

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Manistee, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

With the boardwalk running along side the whole mile or so of river, everyone can follow the 800+ foot freighters as they work their way through to Lake Manistee! All the while you are walking the length of Manistee's main street (River St.) and so close to the vessels that you can talk to the people on board! Topping this... More

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