3 Day Getaway - Manistique, Michigan

Manistique Getaway - Visit Manistique


Gray Wolf LodgeManistique has always fascinated visitors, sportsmen and explorers. Various bands of Indians settled this area. Explorers and missionaries traveling through sent back stories of natural beauty that still attract visitors. The history of Manistique, Michigan is preserved in its architecture, festivals, and museums. Manistique is just 80 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge on the shore of Lake Michigan. As soon as you arrive, the bright red lighthouse in the sparkling water will catch your eye. The beach is right across the road from the Gray Wolf Lodge. Marking the passage of the river through downtown is the giant historic water tower. That is the spot where the one of a kind Siphon Bridge is located. This area is one of the most historic and beautiful in the central upper peninsula. It is still a favorite spot from which to explore and delight at all of the treasures hidden away in the quiet surrounding forests.


Day 1 – Around TownBeach BoardwalkWine TastingWater Tower Museum & The Siphon Bridge

Day 2 – Historic Sites - Seul Choix Point LighthouseMichigan's Boot Hill Cemetery – Baraga Shrine

Day 3 – Nature AreasMirror of Heaven - Rainey Wildlife Area


Along The WayPictured RocksFayette


Winter Fun – Manistique has a Sno-Fest, ice fishing contests and cross-country skiing. Just out of town on the west side of Indian Lake, the Indian Lake Pathways Ski Trail has trails ranging from just under a mile in length to twenty three miles. The Rainey Wildlife Area is considered one of the best for snowshoeing. There are hundreds of miles of groomed trails leading off in every direction regardless of where you start. The "Thunder Bowl" has become a must visit playground for snowmobiles. It is the site of an abandoned ski hill and attracts sledders as well as snowmobiles. The “Thunder Bowl” is 22 mi. northwest of Manistique on Thunder Lake.

Back Roads Lodging - Gray Wolf Lodge