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Manton is a city in Wexford County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,221 at the 2000 census.  Manton was at one time the county seat for Wexford County. However, the county seat was forcibly moved to Cadillac, Michigan in the so-called Battle of Manton. Manton was founded in 1798 by Sam Manton.

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ATTRACTIONS:  Amusement Parks, Casinos, Farms & Mills, Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Museums, Planetariums, Tours, Waterfalls, Wineries, and Zoos

Manton Area History Museum, 102 East Griswald Street, Manton, MI 49663, Phone: (231) 824-3208

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DINING 0UT:  Breweries, Dinner Trains & Cruises, Restaurants, and Wineries

 

PLACES TO STAY:  Apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins & Cottages, Condominiums, Historic Inns, Hotels & Motels, Resorts and Vacation Homes

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Chippewa Landing, 10420 Chippewa Landing Trail, Manton, MI 49663, Phone: (231) 839-5511

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R & S Southside Motel and Cabins, 905 South Michigan Avenue, Manton, MI 49663, Phone: (231) 824-3289

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:  Business, Civic, Clubs, Colleges, Fraternal, Independent Schools, Political, Public Schools, Religious, Social,  Universities, Veteran, etc.

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce, 222 Lake Street, Cadillac, MI, 49601, Phone: (231) 775-9776

Michigan Tree Farm System, 501 Norway Street, Grayling, MI 49738, (989) 348-9319

INDOOR & OUTDOOR RECREATION:  Beaches, Biking, Boating, Bowling, Camping, Dog-sledding, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, ORVing, Nature & Parks, Scuba Diving & Snorkling, Skating & Hockey, Skiing, Sports Rentals, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing.

Action Shooting Sports [Sporting Clays], 1872 N Forty-One Rd, Manton, Michigan 49663, Phone: (231) 824-6378

Baxter Bridge State Forest Campground, Cadillac Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (231) 775-9727. Wexford County - 12 miles NW of Manton via M-42 and 31 Road. Phone number indicated above is for the Cadillac Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 25 sites for tent and small trailer use. 3 can accommodate 40-ft trailer. Located on the scenic Manistee River. Ideal for canoeing, trout fishing, and wildlife vewing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Buckley (10 miles West) and Manton (12 miles SE).

Chippewa Landing [Canoe & Kayak Rental], 9502 North US 131, Manton, MI 49663, Phone: (231) 824-3627

Hopkins Creek Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail Camp [Equestrain Trail Camp], Cadillac Operations Service Center, M-52 and Lucas Road,  Manton, MI 49663. Phone Number: (231) 824-3591. Missaukee County - 5.5 miles North of Arlene via M-42 and Lucas Road. Campground is located adjacent to Shore to Shore Riding/Hiking Trail and is designed to accommodate equestrian campers. Non-equestrian campers are also welcome. There are 23 designated sites for tent and small trailer use available on the first come, first serve basis. The group area has a maximum capacity is for 108 individuals and can accommodate tents and small trailers. Group Trail Camps are available by reservation by calling (231.) 824-3591. Manton (11 miles SW) and Fife Lake (12 miles North).

Long Lake (Wexford) State Forest Campground, Cadillac Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (231) 775-9727. Wexford County - 8 miles NE of Cadillac via US-131 to Campground Road. Phone number indicated above is for the Cadillac Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 16 sites for tent and small trailer use. Hilly hardwood area on Long Lake offering boating and fishing opportunity. Motorcycle trail access from campground. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Cadillac 8 miles South, Manton 9 miles North.

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Spring Lake State Forest Campground, Cadillac Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (231) 775-9727. Grand Traverse County - 1.5 miles of SW of Fife Lake via US-131. Phone number indicated above is for the Cadillac Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 32 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on Spring Lake with access canal to Fife Lake, both offering good boating and pan fishing. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Fife Lake (2 miles North) and Manton (12 miles SE). 

Old US- 131 State Forest Campground, Cadillac Operations Service Center. Phone Number: (231) 775-9727. Wexford County - 7 miles North of Manton via US-131 and Old US-131. Phone number indicated above is for the Cadillac Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 25 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on the scenic Manistee River , ideal for canoeing, trout fishing, and wildlife viewing. Campground offers direct access to the North Country Trail for hiking & mountain biking and nearby trails provide opportunity fo Off-Road Vehicle and snowmobile riding. Manton 7 miles SE, Fife Lake 7 miles North.

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