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The Manistique Boardwalk: A Waterfront Gem in the Upper Peninsula


There are many things to do when visiting the beautiful Garden Peninsula, and one of them is just a quick 25 miles away along the shoreline in Manistique, Michigan.


The Manistique Boardwalk is a 1.83-mile long wooden walkway that stretches along the shores of Lake Michigan in the town of Manistique, Michigan. The boardwalk offers stunning views of the lake, as well as access to a fishing pier, a lighthouse, and a variety of wildlife.


The boardwalk was first constructed in 1991, and has since been expanded and improved several times. It is now a popular tourist destination, and is a great place to enjoy a leisurely walk, go for a run, or fish for salmon or trout.


In addition to its scenic beauty, the Manistique Boardwalk is also home to a variety of interpretive signs that tell the story of the town's history and ecology. These signs make the boardwalk a great place to learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the Upper Peninsula.



Signage tells the story of the ill-fated freighter, the Carl D. Bradley. A bench with a cut-out of the ship as well as an intricate compass made of paving stones are there as part of the memorial to the lives lost.


Whether you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the scenery, or to learn about the history of the area, the Manistique Boardwalk is a great place to visit.



Here are some additional things to do at the Manistique Boardwalk:

  • Visit the Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse. This lighthouse was built in 1895 and is still in operation today.

  • Go fishing. The boardwalk offers access to a fishing pier where you can try your luck at catching salmon, trout, or other fish.

  • Take a walk or run. The boardwalk is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air.

  • Have a picnic. There are several picnic areas along the boardwalk where you can enjoy a meal with friends or family.

  • Learn about the area's history. The interpretive signs along the boardwalk tell the story of the town's history and ecology.

The Manistique Boardwalk is a great place to spend a day exploring the beauty of the Upper Peninsula.


Book your stay at Garden Grove Retreat and make the Manistique Boardwalk a leisurely day trip. Book online or call or text us 1-231-622-5026 for booking assistance.


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