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      Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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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 February 2020 09:46


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      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.

      ORV Road Usage Manual (Updated 5/25/18)


      Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes 

      Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The American Red Cross provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze.


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      Manistee County Administrator
      415 Third Street
      Manistee, Michigan 49660