Manistique Things to Do

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    Walk Downtown Manistique

    by atufft Written Aug 26, 2013

    Manistique lumber industry never really built up the town into extraordinary wealth and splendor as the iron ore industry has for towns along Lake Superior, for example, but there are a few significant structures downtown worth viewing as one browses the antique shops or takes lunch as the cafe.

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    Visit the Lighthouse from the Beach Walk

    by atufft Written Aug 26, 2013

    Manistique has a 2 mile long beach front walk from which the concrete breakwater and lighthouse can be reached. This is actually the Garden Peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan, so after lighthouse were built around barriers near the Mackinac Bridge area, it was also determined that a lighthouse was needed at Manistique. So, the lighthouse not only provides guidance into the harbor, but also a beacon marking land protruding into Lake Michigan. See the web link for full historical details for this steel clad structure that dates back to 1913. This lighthouse puts out a strong amber beam and fog horn during inclement weather, so is fully automated. The keepers house is on Range Street.

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    Kitchitikipi

    by apuleuis Updated Sep 8, 2012

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    This is a spring fed lake that is incredibly clean, clear and cold. There is a glass bottom raft you can go on to see straight down into the lake. Best yet, no charge to go on the raft (except maybe State Park entrance fees). It is so beautiful and peaceful and has never been crowded when I was there.

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    Fayette Ghost Town

    by apuleuis Written Sep 1, 2012

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    This was a mining town in the mid-1800's, but when the company left, so did all the people, but many buildings remain today. Some buildings are remodeled to show what life was like, some are in their natural condition. The bay it is on is also beautiful.

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    Old Residential Buildings

    by atufft Written Aug 26, 2013

    Manistique had a devastating flood in 1920, so few old structures predate this period. However, there are downtown as few old lovely residences.

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    Peninsula Point Lighthouse

    by apuleuis Written Sep 1, 2012

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    This is almost 1/2 hour away from Manistique, but probably the closest city to it. It is cool to climb to the top of the lighthouse and admire the view.

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