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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.
Experience More Manistee
Relocate to Manistee, Michigan
Manistee has the unique combination of beauty, history and nature, which attracts visitors from all over and inspires many to call it home.
The Manistee Riverwalk follows the Manistee River from Jones Street, under the US-31 bridge, behind downtown, and ends at First Street beach.
Explore the Manistee River
The Manistee River spans for miles and provides the perfect watershed for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and exploring.
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.
Manistee National Forest
Manistee National Forest together with the Huron National Forest occupies almost a million acres of land in Michigan’s lower peninsula.
Visit Onekama in Manistee County
Onekama, in Manistee County, is the first community along the M-22 Scenic Heritage Route and is commonly known as the “Two Lake Town.”
Winter in Manistee County
Winter in Manistee County includes great outdoor activities like skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, ice skating, and more.
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!
Visit Arcadia in Manistee County
The township of Arcadia in Manistee County, home of Arcadia Daze every July, is less than 15 minutes north of Onekama.
S.S. City of Milwaukee & US Coast Guard Cutter Acacia in Manistee
Take a tour on the Historic S.S. City of Milwaukee car ferry and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Acacia docked in Manistee, Michigan.