About Manistee Township

Manistee Township is located in West Michigan in the southwest corner of Manistee County. Manistee is one of 14 townships in Manistee County. US 31 extends NE, M 55 runs E/W, and M 22 goes N in the townships. The Village of Eastlake, overlooking Manistee Lake, is located in Manistee Township.

We are a growing residential community with an emerging commercial base. Our area is a unique blend of rolling hills, beautiful Lake Michigan “white sand” beaches, inland lakes, the Big Manistee River, bayous, Huron-Manistee National Forest land, farmland, Orchard Beach State Park, scenic landscapes, and attractive residential areas.

Manistee Township has a Renaissance Zone, allowing tax-free light industrial and commercial development. Manistee Township is home to the two largest employers in Manistee County: the Michigan State Maximum Security Oaks Correctional Facility and the Little River Casino Resort. Manistee Township is a resort recreational destination in West Michigan.

The Lake Bluff Audubon Society, beautiful Lake Shore Road, West Shore Medical Center, Manistee Blacker Airport, many county offices, businesses, churches, and schools are located in Manistee Township.

Coho and steelhead fishing, golf, hiking, and other recreational outlets are abundant in Manistee Township.

We hope you will be inspired to come and see it for yourself!