Local Attractions

Manistee County is one of Michigan's best kept secrets. Whether it be a day trip to explore the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes or afternoon ride along the award winning M-22 Drive to enjoy the fall colors, this area has something for everyone.

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M-22 Color Tours

Travelers Motel is located at the Southern end of M-22.  This drive is nationally recognized as one of the country's most beautiful roads, especially during the fall. It will take you 116 miles along the breathtaking Lake Michigan coastline and through the rolling West Michigan hills.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes

Travelers Motel is less than an hour drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This place is consistently named one of the "Most Beautiful Place in America" by Good Morning America. Please click the link below for more informaiton.

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Historic Portage Point Resort

Travelers Motel is located just down the road from the historic Portage Point Resort. Visit the resort and grab a drink at Lahey's Pub, keep heading down the road to the beautiful Lake Michigan beach, or keep your boat at the fully equipped Portage Point Marina. This landmark resort has been in operation since 1903.



Manistee County is renowned for its fishing any season of the year. When you stay at Travelers Motel you will be across the street from Portage Lake and a short drive from public boat launches. Our parking lot can easily accomodate your boat trailer. For those of you without boats, the local area marinas also offer charters at differnt times throughout the seasons.


Nearby Lakes

While staying at Travelers Motel you are minutes away from public beaches on both Portage Lake and Lake Michigan. For boaters, there are public boat launches nearby and since Lake Michigan and Portage Lake are connected via channel, you can go enjoy boating on "the big lake" during nice days.


Downtown Manistee & The River Walk

Downtown Manistee is only a 15-minute drive from Travelers Motel. This quaint, historic town offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants but is best known for the "River Walk" from which you can enjoy views of the Manistee River.

Other Popular Area Attractions & Activities

  • Hunting

  • Fishing

  • Golfing, Arcadia Bluffs, Manistee National Golf Course

  • Bicycling

  • Ice Fishing

  • Canoeing

  • Color Tours

  • Bird Watching

  • Skiing

  • Manistee County Fairgrounds

  • Airplane Rides

  • Sleigh Rides

  • Tippy Dam

  • Hiking

  • Horseback Riding

  • Cross Country Skiing

  • Little River Casino

  • Snow Shoeing