The Village of Onekama 

Onekama - the two lake town - is where the combination of Lake Michigan and Portage Lake make this destination a true vacation getaway.

Portage Lake Motel resides in the heart of the Village of Onekama. Check out the weekly farmer's market, local shops such as MacBeth & Coand Lakeside Treats, and fantastic restaurants:  M-22 GrillThe GlenwoodYellow Dog Cafe1 Kama MommaShirley's Pub, and Papa J's.

​Manistee & Downtown Manistee 

The City of Manistee offers the Vogue, a renovated movie theatre, the historic Ramsdell Theatre, the Manistee National Forest Festival, miniature golf and much more.

River Street and the downtown area features an eclectic mix of retail shops, galleries, antique stores, museums and restaurants. Several eateries have outdoor decks, overlooking the Manistee River channel and the Riverwalk - which stretches from US 31 all the way to Lake Michigan.

M-22 Scenic Route

Onekama serves as the southern gateway for the M22 route. M22 is northern Michigan's breathtaking scenic route that offers travelers many beautiful views along it's 116.651 mile stretch. M22 was voted Best Scenic Autumn Drive in the Nation in 2015.

Onekama - the two lake town - is where the combination of Lake Michigan and Portage Lake make this destination a true vacation getaway.

World-Class Fishing

Whether on Portage Lake, fishing in one of the many rivers, or looking for salmon on the big lake, the Onekama area is home to world-class fishing. And winter doesn't slow us down - enjoy ice fishing on lakes and rivers. 

Click here for one of the many charter fishing services available.

Click here for area fishing reports.

For fishing, bait and outdoor gear, check out Osborn's Sport Shop, located on US 31.

For boat information, service and sales, check out Onekama Marine.

Wine & Spirit Tasting, Craft Beer 

Northwest Michigan is finding a footprint in the craft beer movement, and is a popular area for wine and spirit tasting.  Live music, porches, and tours - Spend a day tasting at one of the many unique local stops. Listing by location:

Lineback's - Onekama (Chateau Grand Traverse Tasting Room)

Northern Natural Cider House & Winery - Kaleva

Douglas Valley Winery - Manistee

Douglas Valley Tasting House - Downtown Manistee

North Channel Brewing Company - Manistee

Storm Cloud Brewing Company - Frankfort

Traverse City Microbreweries

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. Take M22 north for the many public beaches and dune climbing areas.

Snowmobiling & Winter Sports

Onekama and surrounding areas, including the Manistee National Forest, has great local trails to ride, snowshoe, or cross-country ski. Looking for downhill skiing? Crystal Mountain and Caberfae Peaks are a short drive away. 

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