Historic Manistee, the Victorian Port City, is located on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan, adjacent to the Manistee National Forest. This beautiful Northern Michigan community with all of its history is a wonderful area to purchase your year round or vacation home. Manistee's recently developed boardwalk along the waterfront makes visiting this city a memorable experience. Duffy Park, Red Szymarek Park, Rietz Park and Douglas Park (on Lake Michigan) are the city's parks offering activities from fishing, basketball, baseball, tennis courts, picnic areas, swimming and more. Area boat ramps make it convenient to enjoy a day on Lake Michigan, or moor at one of the area marinas include Manistee Municipal Marina. Many unique gift, craft and specialty stores tucked neatly together along the winding downtown make for a great shopping experience. And don't forget Lake Michigan - complete with pier head, catwalk and lighthouse!