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Address: Manistee, MI
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Dam on the mighty Manistee, where the river is characterized by steep banks...

Dam on the mighty Manistee, where the river is characterized by steep banks and sharp bends making this part of the waterway ideal for canoeists and fishermen.

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Manistee River Canoeing Day Tour
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Cool place for some photos or place to launch a kayak or canoe!

We stopped here in hopes of walking a trail along the river. No such luck. This is a place where you can launch a kayak or canoe and travel down the river. Not really much hiking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stopped here in hopes of walking a trail along the river. No such luck. This is a place where you can launch a kayak or canoe and travel down the river. Not really much hiking here. The view of the lake above the dam is nice.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Canoed the beautiful Manistee river from Hodenpyl Dam to High Bridge on Labor Day weekend. The stretch from Hodenpyl to Red Bridge was the best leg of our trip. Gorgeous scenery, quiet and smooth flowing river, easy paddling, a lot of primitive/dispersed camping opportunities. At Hodenpyl, we used the Woodpecker Creek access site (a short distance below the dam), as... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

A friend and I canoed on the Manistee in August. It was a wonderful trip. We carried the canoe down the steps for our launch and it was very easy. Don't be intimidated by the walk. It's definitely worth it.

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Mitchell, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

When we visited the swinging bridge it was very quiet without many people around, and the views were wonderful. The only problem was that there were no signs for the swinging bridge.

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Wellston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

The Manistee River Trail is one of the best hikes I have done. I have hiked from Hodenpyl down to Red Bridge about 6 times. The Fall color hike is the best one ever. You can access by turning off M-37 near Yuma and going West on 26 Mile road towards Seaton Creek Campground. Park up near the dam at... More 

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custer, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This part of the Manistee is not taken very much- kayak or canoe down to Red Bridge and the scenery is nothing less than great

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Northern Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Three of us kayaked this river, what a great river! The part above the dam is a little slow. Below the dam is sweet. It is basically a wilderness paddle. I saw one house, one group camping and 5 other canoes/kayaks while on the river.The Pine is fast and fun; but, it is too crowded This is a hidden gem,... More 

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