Trip through Manistee County this weekend will bring you peace

What a wonderful weekend it’s shaping up to be for a ride through the countryside — our countryside. The weather forecast is Autumn perfect — crisp at night, warm in the afternoon, clear and colorful all weekend long.

Perhaps you’ll want to drive through the heart or Manistee County, maybe drive north on High Bridge Road, then east on Coates Highway, and then turn back north on Marilla Road.

Or perhaps you’ll want to head west on Thirteen Mile Road, to U.S. 31, then head south to M-55, before turning back east.

Kaleva seems like a good place to visit this weekend. So does Brethren. And Copemish. And Bear Lake, and Arcadia, and Onekama and of course, Chief.

But who says you have to limit yourself to the highways and byways that take you through Manistee County. Why take a hike on one of the many footpaths that wind through the Manistee National Forest. Or better yet, why not take a canoe down Manistee River, past Blacksmith Bayou and Browns Bayou, or past Claybank Bayou and Jenkins Bayou.

Few places on earth, we believe, are as beautiful and picturesque as northern Michigan, in the autumn. That’s a fact — few places, anywhere, are as breathtaking as Manistee County, this time of the year.

So after all the hustle and bustle of the past few weeks, why not treat yourself to a peaceful, unforgettable trip through Mother Nature’s personal kalelidoscope — Manistee County. If you can find peace in this little corner of the world, you’re not going to find it, anywhere.

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