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Area Information


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 & Co.Anchored DesignsPetina and Lakeside Treats, and fantastic restaurants:  Sweet Vibes Ice CreamThe Glenwood, Yellow Dog Cafe, Grill 44 and Rosies Place.

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Manistee & Downtown Manistee 

The City of Manistee offers The Vogue Theatre, a renovated movie theatre, the historic Ramsdell Theatre, the Manistee National Forest Festival, Northern Falls Mini Golf, Z's Carts (rental) 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.

Golf Club and Ball


The Onekama area offers some of Michigan's finest golf courses -   For a complete list of golf in the area, click here.

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Little River Casino Resort

Little River Casino Resort is located just eight (8) miles south of Onekama on the corner of  US 31 and M22. Featuring over 1400 slot machines, table games, live concerts, the Nectar Spa & Salon, Horseshoe Bar, River Rock Sports Bar & Grille, Rapids Bistro, Big Lake Buffet, Little River Casino Resort offers  hours of entertainment. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


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:

Northern Natural Cider House & Winery - Kaleva

North Channel Brewing Company - Manistee

Third Life Brewing - Manistee

Storm Cloud Brewing Company - Frankfort

IronFish Distillery - Thompsonville

Traverse City Microbreweries

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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.

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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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