Dune Rides in your ATV or ORV are popular at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan, but many rules and regulations apply.
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Visit The "Two Lake Town" of Onekama in Manistee County
Just 20 minutes north of Manistee, Onekama is the first community along the M-22 Scenic Heritage Route. Commonly known as the “Two Lake Town,” Onekama offers a combination of Lake Michigan shoreline and peaceful views of Portage Lake.
Top Things to See & Do
A wonderful natural lake, Portage is a great place for boating and paddle boarding with great places along the shore to stay and eat.
At the end of 13 Mile Road, this secluded beach is great place to enjoy the lake and see the sunset without the crowds.
Portage Point Resort:
Over one hundred years old, the resort not only holds historic value but continues to provide Onekama with a place for people to gather and has been restored into a great place to stay.
On Portage Point Drive, this well pumps crystal clear drinking-water and is known as the “Fountain of Youth.”
Manistee County Fairgrounds:
The Manistee County Fair is every year in late August, but the fairgrounds are utilized throughout the year for different events.
Historic Portage Point Resort
Portage Point Resort has been in operation for over 100 years and has recently been restored to the majestic vacation escape it once was. With an infinity pool and access to both Portage Lake and Lake Michigan, it’s a water recreation paradise. Stay for awhile or stop by for a bite at the Portage Point Cafe. You won’t regret the view. On your way to the resort on Portage Point Drive, stop at the Artesian well, locally known as the Fountain of Youth, to fill up with fresh water right out of the pump.
Activities & Attractions in West Michigan
West Michigan boasts numerous museums to learn about the area’s rich history and to expand knowledge through activities and exhibits.
The Pere Marquette River area is rich with wildlife, offering great outdoors hunting and fishing opportunities.
The historical Vogue Theatre in Manistee, renovated as a modern-day movie theater, shows current movies, classic films, and family movies.
Manistee is home to several fishing tournaments that you can participate in or be a spectator at when the big one is brought in!
The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is a cultural center in West Michigan and plays an integral part in Manistee’s history.
A site to behold along Lake Michigan, these structures with a rich history give both a sense of safety and a beautiful site.
The Manistee Riverwalk follows the Manistee River from Jones Street, under the US-31 bridge, behind downtown, and ends at First Street beach.
The Silver Lake State Park is 3,000 acres and is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, offering boating, fishing, swimming, & ORV.
Find artifacts, photographs, and lots of information and stories about the rich history of Pentwater at this historic museum!