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Quad riding Access at Nearby MISS-KAL State Trailhead ATV Riding Access at Nearby MISS-KAL State Trailhead Tubing on the Nearby Manistee River Kayaking on the Nearby Manistee River Canoeing on the Near by Manistee River Take a Dip in our one-acre pond with sandy beach

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Things to Do in Northern Michigan

Manton is surrounded by both the Pere Marquette State Forest and the Huron-Manistee National Forest. It is a quiet and scenic part of Northern Michigan that keeps visitors coming back year after year.   The relatively rural area supports a charming downtown with boutique shopping and a large outdoor pavilion music stage with a surrounding park. Morel mushroom hunters flock in the springtime, while the fall season provides beautiful views. In the winter, abundant snowfall allows for quality snowmobiling and cross-country skiing opportunities; neighboring downhill ski resorts are only a short drive away! Snowmobile trails crisscross throughout the City of Manton with designated routes and the snowmobile trail just north of Manton leads all the way to the Mackinac Bridge!

Lake Billings sits within the city limits and provides fishing, swimming beaches, boating, and canoeing every summer. The Manton Pathway & Garden provides a 1.5-mile nature walk that is great for bird watching and seeing other small animals. There are bridges to cross and benches staggered to stop along the way.

Get details below on nearby things to do in Northern Michigan, Traverse City, and Cadillac, MI.

Our Musical Entertainment Schedule:
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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ATV-Side by Side


Ride your ORV, ATV, Side-by-Side or UTV directly to ATV Trails and State “MISS-KAL” Trailhead.

Team Sports

Sports and Recreation

Bring your favorite rackets, balls, equipment, etc., and we have the courts, fields, and space!

Michigan Festival - Classic Car Show

Festivals & Events

Come and enjoy year-round local events in Manton, Cadillac, Lake City, Traverse City, and Mesick, MI. 

Manton Trails 2024 Live Music Summer Saturdays

Musical Entertainment

Manton Trails 2024 Live Music Summer Saturdays for FREE

Golf Course


Enjoy golfing at one of eight Northern Michigan Golf Courses within 30 minutes of Manton Trails.

Manistee River Kayaking and Tubing

Motorless Fun

Float quietly down the Manistee River in a canoe, kayak or rubber tube.  Ride horses through the forest trails.

Manistee River Fishing


Our guests enjoy baitcasting, fly fishing and spinning with abundant rainbow trout, steelhead, and salmon.

Manton Restaurants

Eat & Drink

See our list of our favorite restaurants in Manton, Cadillac and Traverse City Michigan.


Groceries & Shopping

Find all the supplies you need for your campfire cookout at these local stores.