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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 Monday, 10 August 2015 13:08


Strategic Plan Now Available 

The Manistee County Board of Commissioners is proud to announce the availability of the Manistee County Strategic Plan, adopted September 9th, 2014. Click on the following link to view and download the strategic plan in Adobe PDF format. Printed copies of the plan will be available shortly at your nearest County Library branch. Copies may also be available at your township or village hall.

Manistee County Strategic Plan


Manistee County Alert System

Area residents can sign up for email, text and voice alerts for emergency situations within Manistee County. For more information and to register for this free service, visit this website:


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