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things to do

We often get asked, "What is there to do nearby?"


we are just a short drive to many different sites & attractions. we are located 10 minutes south of Manistee and 20 minutes north of ludington. the beautiful beaches of lake michigan are just 8 miles straight west of the cabins. many of our guests love to explore the area during the day and come back & relax by the campfire in the evening. canoe, kayak, hike, fish, golf, Disc golf, bike, swim, casino, dine, & shop! Parks & kids activities in Ludington & manistee.

recommendations & maps are available in cabins 

Within a short drive

Downtown Manistee 6 miles

Lake Michigan beaches 6-8 miles

Downtown Ludington 18 miles

Lake Michigan Recreational Area (Nordhouse Dunes) 9 miles

Ludington State Park 19 miles

Big Manistee River, Little Manistee River, Pere Marquette River, Big Sauble River are all within a short drive

Magoon Creek Nature Area (dog friendly) 7 miles

Big M biking, hiking, & xc ski area 11 miles

Manistee National Golf Course 3 miles 

Tippy Dam 33 miles

Little River Casino 13 miles

North Country Trailhead Freesoil Rd. 12 miles

Arcadia Dunes 17 miles

Silver Lake Sand Dunes 35 miles

Crystal Mountain Resort & Ski area 38 miles

Caberfae Ski Resort 39 miles

Take a day trip

Frankfort 46 miles

Leelanau Peninsula winery tour 50 miles

Traverse City 54 miles

Manistee River Trailhead 44 miles

Mac Wood's Silver Lake Dune Rides 36 miles

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo 49 miles

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 61 miles

 Visit links below for local tourism information


Groomed snowmobile trails can be accessed by trailering to the nearby staging area off Stronach Rd. where riders can access Trail #6 which is groomed all the way to the Cadillac trails. A staging area is also available in Freesoil where riders can access Trail #602 and #614 which lead to the Irons and Baldwin trails. Trails can also be accessed directly from the cabin by riding 1/2 mile south on the shoulder of US 31 to E. Koenig Rd., then east on Koenig approximately 5 miles to Trail 602 or 614 in Free Soil. Riders can then access any trail in the Wellston, Cadillac, Irons, Baldwin, and Benzie and Manistee County system.

Click on Links below for cross country ski maps



Nearby festivals and Events

    Manistee National Forest Festival, 4th of July

Manistee Victorian Sleighbell Parade, December 

Lumberjack 100 Bike Race, Big M, June

North Country Trail Run, Big M, August

Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin, May  

    Suds on the Shore Craft Beer Festival, Ludington

Ludington Off Shore Fishing Tournament, July


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