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Wednesday, 26 October 2016
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ImageManistee County, state designated "Community of Economic Excellence," is located on Lake Michigan, a part of northwestern Michigan. Historic Manistee, the Victorian port city, is the county seat, with the downtown on the state and national Historic registers, and a riverwalk running through downtown to Lake Michigan. Coastline villages include Onekama, Arcadia, Bear Lake, Copemish, Kaleva, Brethren, and Wellston. The county is a paradise for water and sports enthusiasts and is known as the "Fishing Capitol of the Midwest." Lakes within the county include Portage, Bear Lake, and Manistee Lake.

There are also many rivers and streams. The diverse economy includes Morton Salt "When it rains, it pours" Co., a large paper products co., and many smaller industries. Manistee County has a vast natural beauty and a "hometown" feeling, and cultural arts include the historic Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee Symphony Orchestra, Manistee Art Institute, three dance studios, and three art galleries.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:42


Manistee County ORV Road Usage

Where one is allowed to ride ORV's on road shoulders in Manistee County is determined by each individual local unit of government. This guide outlines which local units of government allow ORV use and specifically which roads are open to use. ORV's may be driven on the far right shoulder of SOME roadways. Please follow the link below to view the entire document.

icon ORV Road Usage Manual ( 2016-09-23 15:08:39)


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 

2016 Collection Information:
Manistee County Road Commission - 8946 Chippewa Hwy, Bear Lake MI 49614
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Household Hazardous Waste, also referred to as HHW, are materials that, if disposed of incorrectly, can cause environmental damage by contaminating ground and surface waters, threatening human health and wildlife.

More information can be found here: Household Hazardous Waste


General Website Inquiries:
Manistee County Administrator
415 Third Street
Manistee, Michigan 49660