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Activities & Attractions

Biking in West Michigan

Much of West Michigan is bicycle-friendly, and you’ll find many nice paths on which to ride. It’s great exercise with great scenery to enjoy.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is situated at the end of the Leelanau Peninsula within, about eight miles north of the town of Northport.

Lake Michigan Water Temperatures

Before you make a splash in Lake Michigan, check out the water temperatures for beaches from Manistee, Ludington, Pentwater, and Silver Lake.

M-22 Scenic Drive

Take one of the most scenic drives in the nation as you travel across M-22 in Manistee County. A long winding road of adventure awaits!

Manistee National Forest

Manistee National Forest together with the Huron National Forest occupies almost a million acres of land in Michigan’s lower peninsula.

Manistee’s Riverwalk

The Manistee Riverwalk follows the Manistee River from Jones Street, under the US-31 bridge, behind downtown, and ends at First Street beach.

Mason County Cultural Trails

A site to behold along Lake Michigan, these structures with a rich history give both a sense of safety and a beautiful site.

North Country Trail

Created in 1980, this trail has 1,000 miles running through Michigan, which also runs through the Huron-Manistee National Forest.

Scottville Clown Band

The colorful attire and crazy antics of the Scottville Clown Band amuse people, but they also have extraordinary musical talent.

Silver Lake State Park

The Silver Lake State Park is 3,000 acres and is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, offering boating, fishing, swimming, & ORV.

The Pentwater River

The Pentwater River provides opportunities to experience a paddle sport for the first time or take on a challenge for those more experienced.

The Vogue Theatre in Manistee

The historical Vogue Theatre in Manistee, renovated as a modern-day movie theater, shows current movies, classic films, and family movies.

Traverse City Opera House

The Traverse City Opera House has a 700-seat theater which offers a place for quality arts and cultural entertainment.

Value of Sports Museum

Visit the new Value of Sports Museum located at Historic White Pine Village just a short drive from Ludington.

West Michigan Arts Scene

West Michigan is home to numerous artists with so many different talents. Groovy music, vivid paintings, gorgeous photography, and more!

West Michigan Camping

No matter how you camp, you’ll find a West Michigan campground nearby that has everything you need to make your vacation stress-free and fun.

West Michigan Lighthouses

A site to behold along Lake Michigan, these structures with a rich history give both a sense of safety and a beautiful site.

West Michigan Museums

West Michigan boasts numerous museums to learn about the area’s rich history and to expand knowledge through activities and exhibits.

Winter in Manistee County

Winter in Manistee County includes great outdoor activities like skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, ice skating, and more.

Current Events

Oktoberfest in Pentwater

Pentwater’s Oktoberfest features a variety of activities for all ages and interests including the Classic Car and Hot Rod Show and Cruise.

Races in West Michigan

West Michigan is a popular location for various races and runs… including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.

Events in Grand Traverse County

National Cherry Festival

National Cherry Festival

This nationally renowned festival includes eight days of air shows, concerts, parades, food tastings, arts/crafts show, and fireworks.

Events in Ludington

Earth Day Events

Each April, AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) hosts an annual Earth Day event in Ludington.

Fish on for Freedom

“Fish on For Freedom” is a non-profit event that provides a free day of fishing to military veterans on Lake Michigan.

Ludington Lake Jump

Each April, area residents and businesses take pledges and try to raise as much money as possible for the Ludington Lake Jump.

Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon

The Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon takes place each summer in downtown Ludington, where Ludington Avenue ends right at Stearns Park Beach.

Ludington Petunia Parade

During the summer is the Petunia Parade in Ludington featuring 30,000 petunias lining Ludington Avenue and the marina.

Ludington State Park Events

The Ludington State Park holds events year-round. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy at Michigan’s most popular state park!

Octoberfest in Ludington

Visit downtown Ludington and enjoy music and family activities in an outdoor setting, to celebrate one of the last hurrahs of the season!

Pure Ludington Brrrewfest

Beer, cider, wine, and more are at this wintertime festival! Stay warm with heaters and a large tent for shelter while you enjoy!

Spring CommUNITY Auction

The Annual Spring CommUNITY Auction benefits the Ludington/Scottville Chamber of Commerce and the MCC Educational Foundation.

West Shore Art Fair

The annual West Shore Art Fair is managed by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts and is held each July at Rotary Park.

Events in Pentwater

Oktoberfest in Pentwater

Pentwater’s Oktoberfest features a variety of activities for all ages and interests including the Classic Car and Hot Rod Show and Cruise.

Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fairs

Pentwater is known for its art galleries, antiques shops and boutiques, so expect some great finds at their summer arts and crafts fairs.

Winterfest in Pentwater

Pentwater’s Winterfest includes many family friendly events including fishing tournaments, cross country skiing, sledding, and ice skating.

Events in Scottville

Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration

The Scottville Harvest Festival and Scottville Summer Fest are now one event called the “Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration”, held each August.

Scottville Fall Celebration

The City of Scottville has created a new event in 2021 called the Scottville Fall Celebration which will include many activities downtown.

Events in Silver Lake

Events in the Manistee Area

Arcadia Daze

Annually, late in July, the Village population soars with attendees and participants in the annual Arcadia Daze celebration.

Bear Lake Days

Bear Lake has a variety of activities for Bear Lake Days each July. Events include parade, fireworks, car show, kids activities, and more.

Boos, Brews, & Brats

The Manistee Elks hosts activities for the whole family at Boos, Brews, & Brats in conjunction with their annual Halloween Party.

Brethren Days

The Village of Brethren is located in Dickson Township about 15 miles east of Manistee. Brethren Days is held over Labor Day weekend.

Kaleva Days

Kaleva holds a festival in mid-July which includes ,softball tournament, car show, pony rides, parade, arts and crafts, fireworks, and more.

Manistee Arts & Crafts Fairs

Summertime means outdoor arts and crafts fairs, and communities in Manistee County often include these fairs as part of their festivals.

Manistee County Fair in Onekama

The Manistee County Fair happens each August at the Onekama Fairgrounds along Portage Lake on M-22 with rides, food, entertainment, and more!

Manistee Forest Festival

The annual Manistee National Forest Festival in July features fireworks, parades, and family entertainment in Manistee, Michigan!

Manistee Movies in the Park

Grab snacks, chairs, and blankets to enjoy a family friendly movie at Manistee’s beautiful First Street Beach near the Rotary Gazebo.

Manistee’s Ghost Ship

One notable highlight of the Halloween season in Manistee is the popular Ghost Ship, the S.S. City of Milwaukee, docked off Arthur Street.

Onekama Days

Each August, the “Two Lake Town” of Onekama near Manistee hosts it’s annual Onekama Days celebration with fun for the whole family.

Tight Lines for Troops

Grab snacks, chairs, and blankets to enjoy a family friendly movie at Manistee’s beautiful First Street Beach near the Rotary Gazebo.

Family & Community Stories

Family Friendly Events

Current family-friendly events in West Michigan, great, fun, things to do for kids of all ages! Fun for the whole family!

Home & Garden Living

When it comes to beautifying your home and garden, look no further than these West Michigan businesses to help you make them amazing!

Beautiful home and garden

Home and Garden Information

Our home and garden information directory lists West Michigan businesses plus articles about home improvement – indoors and outdoors.

Lakeshore Family Guide

Your Guide to All Things Family in West Michigan. The communities along the lakeshore of West Michigan are ideal places to raise a family.

Pet Support Organizations

Mason County has numerous organizations that are dedicated to finding homes for stray animals, caring for animals, and supporting pet owners.

Featured West Michigan Businesses

AJ's Party Port

AJ’s Party Port

Beer cave stocked with craft & domestic beer, a variety of liquor, and over 300 different kinds of wine. Plus tobacco, groceries, ice, etc.

Bela Floral of Ludington

Bela Floral takes pride in choosing only the freshest, highest quality flowers, and your satisfaction is their number one priority.

Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort

Located within the Manistee National Forest, Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort specializes in relaxing vacations and great camping experiences.

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Colonial Golf Course

Beautiful 27 hole, 6900 yard par 72 Colonial, and 9 hole, 1600 yard par 30 Heritage. Huge driving range, food & refreshments available.

Dusty’s Auto Body and Detail

Dusty’s has over 30 years experience in state-of-the-art collision repair/detailing on vehicles of all sizes, including motorhomes and RV’s.

Instrumental Music and Sound

Instrumental Music & Sound is your local source for instruments and music accessories, repairs, sound system installation, and music lessons.

Jolly Plate

Stop in to the Jolly Plate for a homemade, delicious meal sourced by local farms and businesses right in Mason County!

Lakeside Links Golf Course

Just minutes from Lake Michigan you’ll find Ludington’s favorite golfing destination for residents and visitors, Lakeside Links Golf Club.

Lie-A-Lot Charters

Lie-A-Lot Charters offers the finest charter boat fishing experience on Lake Michigan with captain Mike Darke.

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Ludington Taxi

Ludington Taxi has existed for over 15 years and is commercially insured. They offer friendly, 24/7 service, and clean, well-run vehicles.

Ludington Truck Tops

Ron Soberalski has built Ludington Truck Tops with hard work and honesty. From running boards to tonneau covers, Ron has you covered.

Max’s Small Engine Repair

Max’s Small Engine Repair services lawn tractors, push mowers, and more. Pick up and delivery available in the Ludington and Pentwater area.

MD Home Services of Ludington

MD Home Services owner Mike Darke has 18 years of construction experience. Licensed/insured. Serving Manistee, Mason, and Oceana counties.

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Oceana Golf Club of Shelby

Since 1962, this is Oceana County’s original 18-hole public course. Oceana Golf Club is known for having the best greens in the area.

Pere Marquette Lake House

Upper level, 3 bedroom rental home. View sunrise over Pere Marquette Lake and sunset over Lake Michigan from the sprawling wrap-around deck.

Petri Gallery

Nestled in the quaint harbor village of Pentwater, Petri Gallery is a feast for the art lover’s eyes. Now with 2 locations.

Pierrot Hair Design

Pierrot Hair Design in downtown Ludington specializes in hair cuts, color, highlighting, keratin hair-straightening, and perms.

Safari Sun of Ludington

Safari Sun in Ludington has everything you need under one roof. They offer tanning, all hair services, nails, facials, waxing, and more.

Spuller Concrete of Ludington

Kevin Spuller has been in the business for over 40 years and is one of the best in West Michigan when it comes to working with concrete!

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The Jam Farm

The Jam Farm in Ludington is the place to get all the best homemade jams, jellies, butters, marmalades, and other homemade goodies!

The Market

The Market is located at Stiles and US-10. It’s a one-stop shop for fresh produce, landscaping products, farmhouse decor, and more.

TJ’s Pub of Manistee

Enjoy a drink or light meal at T.J.’s Pub, inside the lower level of the cozy and historic Ramsdell Inn, downtown Manistee.

Willow by the Lake Resort

Enjoy clean, affordable cottages at Willow by the Lake Resort on Hamlin Lake in West Michigan. Located just north of Ludington.

Yada Yada Resale

Yada Yada Resale Store in Ludington offers used clothing, used furniture, children’s toys and much much more! Great stuff for a great cause!

Ziehm L.P. Gas

Ziehm L.P. Gas has been serving customers of Mason and Oceana counties and surrounding areas for over 50 years with propane.

Featured Businesses - Lodging

Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort

Located within the Manistee National Forest, Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort specializes in relaxing vacations and great camping experiences.

Pere Marquette Lake House

Upper level, 3 bedroom rental home. View sunrise over Pere Marquette Lake and sunset over Lake Michigan from the sprawling wrap-around deck.

Willow by the Lake Resort

Enjoy clean, affordable cottages at Willow by the Lake Resort on Hamlin Lake in West Michigan. Located just north of Ludington.

Featured Businesses - Food & Beverage

Jolly Plate

Stop in to the Jolly Plate for a homemade, delicious meal sourced by local farms and businesses right in Mason County!

Photo by Jonathan Pielmayer on unsplash

The Jam Farm

The Jam Farm in Ludington is the place to get all the best homemade jams, jellies, butters, marmalades, and other homemade goodies!

TJ’s Pub of Manistee

Enjoy a drink or light meal at T.J.’s Pub, inside the lower level of the cozy and historic Ramsdell Inn, downtown Manistee.

Featured Businesses - Services

Bela Floral of Ludington

Bela Floral takes pride in choosing only the freshest, highest quality flowers, and your satisfaction is their number one priority.

Dusty’s Auto Body and Detail

Dusty’s has over 30 years experience in state-of-the-art collision repair/detailing on vehicles of all sizes, including motorhomes and RV’s.

Instrumental Music and Sound

Instrumental Music & Sound is your local source for instruments and music accessories, repairs, sound system installation, and music lessons.

Photo by Joshua Rodriguez on Unsplash

Ludington Taxi

Ludington Taxi has existed for over 15 years and is commercially insured. They offer friendly, 24/7 service, and clean, well-run vehicles.

Ludington Truck Tops

Ron Soberalski has built Ludington Truck Tops with hard work and honesty. From running boards to tonneau covers, Ron has you covered.

Max’s Small Engine Repair

Max’s Small Engine Repair services lawn tractors, push mowers, and more. Pick up and delivery available in the Ludington and Pentwater area.

MD Home Services of Ludington

MD Home Services owner Mike Darke has 18 years of construction experience. Licensed/insured. Serving Manistee, Mason, and Oceana counties.

Pierrot Hair Design

Pierrot Hair Design in downtown Ludington specializes in hair cuts, color, highlighting, keratin hair-straightening, and perms.

Safari Sun of Ludington

Safari Sun in Ludington has everything you need under one roof. They offer tanning, all hair services, nails, facials, waxing, and more.

Spuller Concrete of Ludington

Kevin Spuller has been in the business for over 40 years and is one of the best in West Michigan when it comes to working with concrete!

Ziehm L.P. Gas

Ziehm L.P. Gas has been serving customers of Mason and Oceana counties and surrounding areas for over 50 years with propane.

Featured Businesses - Play

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Colonial Golf Course

Beautiful 27 hole, 6900 yard par 72 Colonial, and 9 hole, 1600 yard par 30 Heritage. Huge driving range, food & refreshments available.

Lakeside Links Golf Course

Just minutes from Lake Michigan you’ll find Ludington’s favorite golfing destination for residents and visitors, Lakeside Links Golf Club.

Lie-A-Lot Charters

Lie-A-Lot Charters offers the finest charter boat fishing experience on Lake Michigan with captain Mike Darke.

Photo by Allan Nygren on Unsplash

Oceana Golf Club of Shelby

Since 1962, this is Oceana County’s original 18-hole public course. Oceana Golf Club is known for having the best greens in the area.

Petri Gallery

Nestled in the quaint harbor village of Pentwater, Petri Gallery is a feast for the art lover’s eyes. Now with 2 locations.

Photo by Jonathan Pielmayer on unsplash

The Jam Farm

The Jam Farm in Ludington is the place to get all the best homemade jams, jellies, butters, marmalades, and other homemade goodies!

Festivals & Events

Annual Tree & Plant Sales

Every year, the Mason-Lake Conservation District offers sales for tree seedlings and for native plants. Take advantage of this great service!

Arcadia Daze

Annually, late in July, the Village population soars with attendees and participants in the annual Arcadia Daze celebration.

Art Prize in Grand Rapids

Explore the City of Grand Rapids as it fills with hundreds of pieces of art. From photography to sculptures and paintings.

Bear Lake Days

Bear Lake has a variety of activities for Bear Lake Days each July. Events include parade, fireworks, car show, kids activities, and more.

Boos, Brews, & Brats

The Manistee Elks hosts activities for the whole family at Boos, Brews, & Brats in conjunction with their annual Halloween Party.

Brethren Days

The Village of Brethren is located in Dickson Township about 15 miles east of Manistee. Brethren Days is held over Labor Day weekend.

Fall

Find good fun like scenic color tours, hayrides, corn mazes, and many family activities during the fall in West Michigan.

Family Friendly Events

Current family-friendly events in West Michigan, great, fun, things to do for kids of all ages! Fun for the whole family!

Festivals & Events Along the Pere Marquette River

All year long, there are activities going on in the Scottville area to keep everyone happy. No matter what the season, there’s always plenty of great events to keep you coming back. Boredom is never a problem here!

Festivals & Events in Baldwin

Baldwin, Michigan may be small but they do events and festivals in a big way. Venture east of Lake Michigan to find fun for the whole family!

Fishing Tournaments & Events

West Michigan fishing tournaments give anglers a chance to add a little money to their pocket in addition to the fish in their bucket.

Irons Flea Roast & Ox Market

Irons Flea Roast and Ox Market features amusement rides, music, tournaments, kids games, food tent, ox market, parade and fireworks.

Kaleva Days

Kaleva holds a festival in mid-July which includes ,softball tournament, car show, pony rides, parade, arts and crafts, fireworks, and more.

Manistee Arts & Crafts Fairs

Summertime means outdoor arts and crafts fairs, and communities in Manistee County often include these fairs as part of their festivals.

Manistee County Fair in Onekama

The Manistee County Fair happens each August at the Onekama Fairgrounds along Portage Lake on M-22 with rides, food, entertainment, and more!

Manistee Forest Festival

The annual Manistee National Forest Festival in July features fireworks, parades, and family entertainment in Manistee, Michigan!

Manistee Movies in the Park

Grab snacks, chairs, and blankets to enjoy a family friendly movie at Manistee’s beautiful First Street Beach near the Rotary Gazebo.

Manistee’s Ghost Ship

One notable highlight of the Halloween season in Manistee is the popular Ghost Ship, the S.S. City of Milwaukee, docked off Arthur Street.

National Cherry Festival

National Cherry Festival

This nationally renowned festival includes eight days of air shows, concerts, parades, food tastings, arts/crafts show, and fireworks.

Oceana County Fair

The Oceana County Fair is a five-day, fun-filled event held at the fairgrounds in Hart.

Octoberfest in Ludington

Visit downtown Ludington and enjoy music and family activities in an outdoor setting, to celebrate one of the last hurrahs of the season!

Oktoberfest in Pentwater

Pentwater’s Oktoberfest features a variety of activities for all ages and interests including the Classic Car and Hot Rod Show and Cruise.

Onekama Days

Each August, the “Two Lake Town” of Onekama near Manistee hosts it’s annual Onekama Days celebration with fun for the whole family.

Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fairs

Pentwater is known for its art galleries, antiques shops and boutiques, so expect some great finds at their summer arts and crafts fairs.

Pure Ludington Brrrewfest

Beer, cider, wine, and more are at this wintertime festival! Stay warm with heaters and a large tent for shelter while you enjoy!

Races in West Michigan

West Michigan is a popular location for various races and runs… including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.

Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration

The Scottville Harvest Festival and Scottville Summer Fest are now one event called the “Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration”, held each August.

Scottville Fall Celebration

The City of Scottville has created a new event in 2021 called the Scottville Fall Celebration which will include many activities downtown.

Spring

The rebirth of spring in West Michigan offers lots of fun adventures like golfing, disc golf, biking, hiking, fishing, etc.

Summer

Summer in West Michigan offers great outdoor activities, like swimming in our beautiful lakes, hiking, biking, and more.

Summer Music in West Michigan

After a busy day at the beach or at work, it’s time to kick back and relax a while. What better way than to listen to some music.

Tight Lines for Troops

Grab snacks, chairs, and blankets to enjoy a family friendly movie at Manistee’s beautiful First Street Beach near the Rotary Gazebo.

Troutarama in Baldwin

Each July, Baldwin comes alive with the Baldwin Troutarama which include an entertainment tent, midway, concerts, and more.

West Michigan Car Shows

West Michigan is the location for many Car Shows during the summer. Various awards and plaques are presented at these car shows.

Winter

Though it can be chilly, winter in West Michigan has much to offer like snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.

Winterfest in Pentwater

Pentwater’s Winterfest includes many family friendly events including fishing tournaments, cross country skiing, sledding, and ice skating.

Fishing Info

Fish on for Freedom

“Fish on For Freedom” is a non-profit event that provides a free day of fishing to military veterans on Lake Michigan.

Fishing in Manistee

Manistee offers a variety of fishing opportunities! Cast your own line into one of the many lakes or streams — or hop aboard a charter boat!

Fishing Tournaments & Events

West Michigan fishing tournaments give anglers a chance to add a little money to their pocket in addition to the fish in their bucket.

Food & Beverage in West Michigan

Food & Beverage in Baldwin

Great pizza and ice cream are just the tip of the iceberg of the offersings at the great restaurants in Baldwin, Michigan.

Food & Beverage in Ludington

There’s no shortage of great places to dine in Ludington! Most restaurants are found on the US-10 corridor or in the downtown area.

Food & Beverage in Manistee

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant in downtown Manistee and then walk off the extra calories on the Victorian Port City’s Riverwalk.

Food & Beverage in Pentwater

Pentwater has a variety of great restaurants, all locally owned and operated. Stop in for a drink or a bite in this quaint village.

Food & Beverage in Scottville

While Scottville is one of the smaller towns in West Michigan, you can still enjoy burgers, ice cream, and more in this agricultural center.

Party Food & Beverage

Caterers, bar services, and bakers in West Michigan offer customized services for all occasions, from casual gatherings to elaborate weddings.

Grand Traverse County

Home & Garden Living Businesses

Contractors

Need a new home wired for electric or repairs to your homes current system? There are many reliable electricians in West Michigan.

Electrical Services

Need a new home wired for electric or repairs to your homes current system? There are many reliable electricians in West Michigan.

Farm Markets & U-Pick Farms

Find fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables, maple syrup, jams and jellies, pies, and more at a West Michigan farm market or u-pick farm.

Heating & Cooling

West Michigan heating and cooling contractors carry furnaces, central air conditioning, single room conditioners, and more.

Home Exterior Services

Need gutters installed, a fresh coat of paint, or a complete exterior remodel? Home exterior service businesses in West Michigan can help.

Home Furnishings

West Michigan furniture stores offer quality home furnishings to help you beautify your home interior and make it your own.

Home Interior Services

From flooring to cabinets, and countertops to wall coverings, you’ll find what you need to beautify your home’s interior in West Michigan.

Landscaping & Gardening

Find landscaping experts and garden centers in West Michigan to help you improve your curb appeal, and for all your lawn and gardening needs.

Max’s Small Engine Repair

Max’s Small Engine Repair services lawn tractors, push mowers, and more. Pick up and delivery available in the Ludington and Pentwater area.

Pet Care

Whether a dog owner, cat-person, or you prefer a less conventional companion, your friend is in good hands with these businesses.

Plumbing Supplies & Service

From installation of new water and sewer pipes to fixing a drip under the sink– plumbing supplies and service in West Michigan can help.

Professional Services

There are plenty of reliable professional services in West Michigan to help you with the needs of your home.

Home & Garden Living Stories

Add Value to Your Home

Home sales are on the rise, so if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, now may be the time to make some changes.

Annual Tree & Plant Sales

Every year, the Mason-Lake Conservation District offers sales for tree seedlings and for native plants. Take advantage of this great service!

Composting

If your family produces a large amount of kitchen scraps, why not compost and use them as a natural fertilizer for your garden?

Custom Built Homes

There are many quality home builders in West Michigan who specialize in building energy efficient, attractive, and well-built homes.

Estate Sales & Auctions

Estate sales and auctions make for a great weekend event to take your family hunting for treasures and deals you won’t find anywhere else.

Fix a Torn Window Screen

Screens are fairly simple and inexpensive to fix. With the right materials, you can fix a screen in less than an hour for about $20 or less.

Furnace Maintenance

Here are a few maintenance tips to keep your furnace running in top condition and save you extra cost from your pocketbook.

Homeowners Insurance

When it comes to your home, and everything inside that has value, it’s important to keep those it insured with homeowners insurance.

Humidifiers

Here are tricks and tips to keep the humidity at a comfortable setting so you can rest well at night, and breathe easy during the day.

Ice & Snow Removal

Removing ice and snow from your roof can prevent damage later. Here are tips on how to keep your roof clear.

Landscape Stone & Rocks

Landscape stone and rock can mold the perfect path through your garden, create a new, separate space, and add value to your property.

Muddy Driveways

With all the snow that winter brings, there is sure to be muddy lawns and driveways once the snow melts and the rain starts.

Plant Trees

A rule that everyone should live by: for every tree that is cut down, two more should be planted. Planting trees can save the environment.

Pruning Trees & Shrubs

Pruning is a way to maintain proper health and growth, and to keep the size and shape of a tree or shrub in order and visually appealing.

Structured Wiring

Structured wiring provides flexibility, the ability to move phone, computer and TV locations throughout the building without costly hassles.

Tree Diseases in West Michigan

Tree diseases common to the West Michigan area include Oak Wilt Disease, a fungus, and Beech Bark Disease which is caused by insects..

West Michigan Real Estate

The West Michigan Real Estate Directory is the place to search homes, acreage, businesses for sale, and lakefront property in the area.

Lakeshore Menu Guide

Add Value to Your Home

Home sales are on the rise, so if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, now may be the time to make some changes.

AJ's Party Port

AJ’s Party Port

Beer cave stocked with craft & domestic beer, a variety of liquor, and over 300 different kinds of wine. Plus tobacco, groceries, ice, etc.

Annual Tree & Plant Sales

Every year, the Mason-Lake Conservation District offers sales for tree seedlings and for native plants. Take advantage of this great service!

April Events Calendar

April showers bring May flowers, Easter celebrations, and a variety of fun for the whole family in West Michigan.

Arcadia Daze

Annually, late in July, the Village population soars with attendees and participants in the annual Arcadia Daze celebration.

Art Prize in Grand Rapids

Explore the City of Grand Rapids as it fills with hundreds of pieces of art. From photography to sculptures and paintings.

August Events Calendar

Although the summer is beginning to wind down in August in West Michigan, there’s no shortage of fun events and festivals to take in.

Automotive & RV

Looking for a new car or RV, or need repairs on your vehicle? Find mechanics, body shops, friendly car/RV dealers, and RV specialists here.

Baldwin

Set in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, Baldwin is a haven for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

Bars, Pubs, & Taverns

Enjoy a cocktail, beer, wine, entertainment, and more at one of the many bars, pubs, and taverns in West Michigan.

Beach Weddings in West Michigan

West Michigan’s beautiful beaches and parks are popular with couples that desire a more casual ceremony with a beach or outdoor wedding.

Bear Lake Days

Bear Lake has a variety of activities for Bear Lake Days each July. Events include parade, fireworks, car show, kids activities, and more.

Bed & Breakfasts

West Michigan’s bed & breakfasts offer amenities like delicious breakfasts, jacuzzi’s, and more, often in Victorian homes.

Bela Floral of Ludington

Bela Floral takes pride in choosing only the freshest, highest quality flowers, and your satisfaction is their number one priority.

Benzie County

Visit Benzie County, home to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Interlochen Arts. Enjoy “Up North” scenery and that wonderful Northern Michigan feeling.

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

112-feet of lighthouse awaits you at the Ludington State Park! Take a tour and follow the winding staircase to the top!

Biking in West Michigan

Much of West Michigan is bicycle-friendly, and you’ll find many nice paths on which to ride. It’s great exercise with great scenery to enjoy.

Boating & Fishing

West Michigan has many inland lakes, rivers and Lake Michigan to go boating or fishing on. Rent pontoons, fishing boats, canoes, and more.

Boos, Brews, & Brats

The Manistee Elks hosts activities for the whole family at Boos, Brews, & Brats in conjunction with their annual Halloween Party.

Brethren Days

The Village of Brethren is located in Dickson Township about 15 miles east of Manistee. Brethren Days is held over Labor Day weekend.

Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort

Located within the Manistee National Forest, Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort specializes in relaxing vacations and great camping experiences.

Camping

Clean campgrounds, forests, or parks with great amenities and plenty of space can be found in West Michigan.

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Colonial Golf Course

Beautiful 27 hole, 6900 yard par 72 Colonial, and 9 hole, 1600 yard par 30 Heritage. Huge driving range, food & refreshments available.

Composting

If your family produces a large amount of kitchen scraps, why not compost and use them as a natural fertilizer for your garden?

Contractors

Need a new home wired for electric or repairs to your homes current system? There are many reliable electricians in West Michigan.

Convenience & Party Stores

Stop into a West Michigan party or convenience store to get your beverages, ice, snacks, lotto tickets, gas, and more.

Coupons & Deals

Everyone loves a good deal and you’ll find plenty of those on this special West Michigan coupons page. You don’t even need to print them!

Custom Built Homes

There are many quality home builders in West Michigan who specialize in building energy efficient, attractive, and well-built homes.

December Events Calendar

Enjoy a West Michigan winter and all the joys and celebrations of the holiday season along with the many great outdoor activities.

Dining

There are many unique restaurants in West Michigan including fine dining, cafes, pubs, coffee shops and old fashioned family restaurants.

Domain Name Management

Domain name management services. Offering new domains, renewals, and branding strategy for small businesses in Ludington and West Michigan.

Dusty’s Auto Body and Detail

Dusty’s has over 30 years experience in state-of-the-art collision repair/detailing on vehicles of all sizes, including motorhomes and RV’s.

Earth Day Events

Each April, AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) hosts an annual Earth Day event in Ludington.

Education & Enrichment

From preschool to art classes, guitar lessons to continued learning opportunities; West Michigan classes offer many new things to learn.

Electrical Services

Need a new home wired for electric or repairs to your homes current system? There are many reliable electricians in West Michigan.

Estate Sales & Auctions

Estate sales and auctions make for a great weekend event to take your family hunting for treasures and deals you won’t find anywhere else.

Event Services

Planning and organizing an event can be time-consuming. If it’s a cleaning service, decorators, or officiants- West Michigan has it.

Explore the Manistee River

The Manistee River spans for miles and provides the perfect watershed for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and exploring.

Fall

Find good fun like scenic color tours, hayrides, corn mazes, and many family activities during the fall in West Michigan.

Family Friendly Events

Current family-friendly events in West Michigan, great, fun, things to do for kids of all ages! Fun for the whole family!

Farm Markets & U-Pick Farms

Find fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables, maple syrup, jams and jellies, pies, and more at a West Michigan farm market or u-pick farm.

Featured Businesses

When you need service you can count on, these businesses of West Michigan are ready to serve you with a smile.

February Events Calendar

Enjoy the briskness of February with some fun outdoor activities and celebrate with your loved one for Valentine’s Day!

Festivals & Events Along the Pere Marquette River

All year long, there are activities going on in the Scottville area to keep everyone happy. No matter what the season, there’s always plenty of great events to keep you coming back. Boredom is never a problem here!

Festivals & Events in Baldwin

Baldwin, Michigan may be small but they do events and festivals in a big way. Venture east of Lake Michigan to find fun for the whole family!

Fish on for Freedom

“Fish on For Freedom” is a non-profit event that provides a free day of fishing to military veterans on Lake Michigan.

Fishing in Manistee

Manistee offers a variety of fishing opportunities! Cast your own line into one of the many lakes or streams — or hop aboard a charter boat!

Fishing Tournaments & Events

West Michigan fishing tournaments give anglers a chance to add a little money to their pocket in addition to the fish in their bucket.

Fix a Torn Window Screen

Screens are fairly simple and inexpensive to fix. With the right materials, you can fix a screen in less than an hour for about $20 or less.

Florists

Let the expert florists at West Michigan flower shops inspire the floral design for your event, available in any price range.

Food & Beverage in Baldwin

Great pizza and ice cream are just the tip of the iceberg of the offersings at the great restaurants in Baldwin, Michigan.

Food & Beverage in Ludington

There’s no shortage of great places to dine in Ludington! Most restaurants are found on the US-10 corridor or in the downtown area.

Food & Beverage in Manistee

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant in downtown Manistee and then walk off the extra calories on the Victorian Port City’s Riverwalk.

Food & Beverage in Pentwater

Pentwater has a variety of great restaurants, all locally owned and operated. Stop in for a drink or a bite in this quaint village.

Food & Beverage in Scottville

While Scottville is one of the smaller towns in West Michigan, you can still enjoy burgers, ice cream, and more in this agricultural center.

Food & Beverage in West Michigan

Who doesn’t appreciate really good food? Whether you’re a visitor to West Michigan or a resident, there’s great food or beverages to be had.

Formal Wear

Find the formal wear you need, including beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and handsome tuxedos for rent in West Michigan

Furnace Maintenance

Here are a few maintenance tips to keep your furnace running in top condition and save you extra cost from your pocketbook.

Golf Courses

West Michigan offers many golf courses to challenge or relax you, and offer wonderful scenic views, some lakeside.

Grand Traverse County

Visit Grand Traverse County including Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula, Grand Traverse Bay, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is situated at the end of the Leelanau Peninsula within, about eight miles north of the town of Northport.

Hamlin Lake

Hamlin Lake is a great vacation spot, offering terrific summer recreation, including swimming, boating, tubing, and fishing.

Health & Beauty

West Michigan offers massage therapists, yoga and fitness classes, physical therapy, herbal and holistic health, and more for your wellness.

Heating & Cooling

West Michigan heating and cooling contractors carry furnaces, central air conditioning, single room conditioners, and more.

Holiday Parties Made Easier

The holidays are so enjoyable, but can be very hectic. Let the helpful West Michigan businesses help you plan your next party.

Home & Garden Living

When it comes to beautifying your home and garden, look no further than these West Michigan businesses to help you make them amazing!

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Home and Garden Information

Our home and garden information directory lists West Michigan businesses plus articles about home improvement – indoors and outdoors.

Home Exterior Services

Need gutters installed, a fresh coat of paint, or a complete exterior remodel? Home exterior service businesses in West Michigan can help.

Home Furnishings

West Michigan furniture stores offer quality home furnishings to help you beautify your home interior and make it your own.

Home Interior Services

From flooring to cabinets, and countertops to wall coverings, you’ll find what you need to beautify your home’s interior in West Michigan.

Homeowners Insurance

When it comes to your home, and everything inside that has value, it’s important to keep those it insured with homeowners insurance.

Hotels & Motels

There are many options for hotels and motels in the West Michigan area. Most offer extensive amenities. Many are near West Michigan Beaches.

Humidifiers

Here are tricks and tips to keep the humidity at a comfortable setting so you can rest well at night, and breathe easy during the day.

Ice & Snow Removal

Removing ice and snow from your roof can prevent damage later. Here are tips on how to keep your roof clear.

Instrumental Music and Sound

Instrumental Music & Sound is your local source for instruments and music accessories, repairs, sound system installation, and music lessons.

Irons Flea Roast & Ox Market

Irons Flea Roast and Ox Market features amusement rides, music, tournaments, kids games, food tent, ox market, parade and fireworks.

January Events Calendar

January welcomes the pristine white countryside which beckons you to cross country ski, snowmobile, ice fish, or just play in the snow!

Jewelers

Whether you’re looking for a traditional setting or something more modern, there are many jewelers in West Michigan ready to assist you.

Jolly Plate

Stop in to the Jolly Plate for a homemade, delicious meal sourced by local farms and businesses right in Mason County!

July Events Calendar

July in West Michigan means celebrating our freedoms and the beauty of summer! Between the many events, hit the beach for some fun in the sun!

June Events Calendar

June means summertime is in full swing in West Michigan. From great outdoor activities and many festivals/events, there’s no boredom here!

Kaleva Days

Kaleva holds a festival in mid-July which includes ,softball tournament, car show, pony rides, parade, arts and crafts, fireworks, and more.

Lake Michigan Water Temperatures

Before you make a splash in Lake Michigan, check out the water temperatures for beaches from Manistee, Ludington, Pentwater, and Silver Lake.

Lakeshore Family Guide

Your Guide to All Things Family in West Michigan. The communities along the lakeshore of West Michigan are ideal places to raise a family.