Mesick, Michigan

Mesick, Michigan - Morel Mushroom Capital


mesick michigan foot bridgeMesick, Michigan is the mushroom capital in the United States. Steelhead fishing, beautiful flowers and woodland surprises such as tasteful morel mushrooms with of course our annual Mesick Mushroom Festival make Mesick, Michigan a must visit.

The nearby Manistee River helps define the wonderful quality of life here.  Mesick, Michigan is a small town with great schools, nearby industry and a hometown feeling. Mesick, Michigan is rightly famous for our Morel Mushroom festival but, we also have other great extraordinary tasting mushrooms that pop their head up, in our surrounding area so you can enjoy more festivals and picking fun through out the year.

While exploring the area you can find the gorgeous footbridge pictured here and you may locate a hidden waterfall, one of only three in the lower peninsula of Michigan; it is just outside the town of Mesick, Michigan. There is a good chance of viewing bald eagles on Hodenpyl Pond from several shoreline points. Try the new barrier-free shoreline observation deck at the Veteran’s Memorial Park, one mile west of Mesick on M-115, or the Roadside Scenic Turnout two miles south of Mesick on M-37. The Manistee River Trail is listed in the Scenic Trails section at