Manton, Michigan


manton michiganManton, Michigan is a small town in the heart of Northern Lower Michigan. Manton is located in Wexford County and could easily be the model of a town "up north". The idea of Manton was started in the 1860's by a small group of men that were located around the area. At the time, Manton, Michigan was a heavily wooded forest, mostly hard maple. The only semblance of a break in the woods was a narrow cut where the town was platted.

Today Manton, Michigan is a thriving community that enjoys a rich small town quality of life and the natural beauty provided by two forests and the incomparable beaty of the Manistee River.  Come hike, fish, golf, canoe, camp, cross country ski or snowmobile.  camping, and winter sports from cross-country skiing to snowmobiling.  Farm markets, mushrooming, fishing at Lake Billings, or strolling along Manton Pathway and Gardens are among the many pleasures of country living.  In addition to the Manton Area Historical Museum displays, the heritage of this area is showcased in colorful annual events like the Manton Harvest Festival and the Annual Car/Truck and Craft Show. Each month, residents look forward to music and dancing at the Old Time Country Music Jamboree.  The history of Manton, Michigan has been preserved in the existing architecture and in two historical museums.

Manton is a great site for all kinds of trails.  It is not an exaggeration to say that you can snowmobile and ski right outside your back door. Snowmobile trails crisscross Wexford County throughout the City of Manton. The City has designated trails for safe passage. The snowmobile trail just north of Manton is easy to get to. The trail follows all the way to the Big Mac Bridge, and has some of the most scenic views in the state.