Welcome To Mancelona

As you travel our stretch of US 131 North you will reach its mid-point near the Village of Mancelona and Mother Nature fit a whole lot of beauty here! When you just want to get away from it all, get a breath of fresh air, and enjoy some quiet time to yourself, the many parks and scenic gems in the area provide amazing views and ideal conditions for that time it takes to re-charge. If you are looking for a place to do a little fishing, hiking, have a picnic lunch or take a nap beneath a shady oak tree, look no further!

Whether you are looking to build a career, raise a family or retire – you will find a welcoming community, award winning school system and a perfect mix of opportunity paired with recreation here.

Snowmobiling Fun

Located in Michigan’s “snow-belt”, the area is a haven for snowmobiles, cross-country skiers and many other winter enthusiasts. During the other seasons of the year, our area provides for quality fishing, berry picking and morel mushrooming. 

Explore the River & Trails

Several dirt roads wind through the scenic Jordan River Valley. This 18-mile loop parallels the Jordan River through the valley to Pinney Bridge. Be sure to include stops at the Fish Hatchery and Deadman’s Hill.

Featured Events

Bass Fest

Kicking off the Summer with a parade, carnival, flea market, craft show & more!

Mancelona Buck Pole

Michigan’s longest running buck pole! Located downtown each year on Opening Day.

White Pine Stampede

The Michigan’s premier cross-country skiing event!


Stories From Mancelona

Find a Farmer’s Market Along 131 North This Summer

Enjoy Fresh, Local Produce and Support Local Farmers! Farmer's markets are more than just a place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables; they are vibrant community hubs where you can meet local farmers, artisans, and fellow food enthusiasts. There's no better way to...

Lifting Up Mancelona: Rotary Charities of Traverse City

via Rotary Charities of Traverse City Mancelona Community Resource Development was recently awarded a grant to support their work to revitalize the village. They've started by fixing up blighted homes, working with neighbors to leverage small wins and make big steps...

Fall Is Calling!

Fall color is rolling in and there is a chill in the air. With our varied elevations along the 131 North corridor we see are seeing a wide range of color right now, with color saturation ranging anywhere from 50% to 100% peak! For the past several months with most of...

Rooted: In Mancelona

Opened in 2017, and bringing the best selection of Michigan merchandise to customers since day one. Rooted has become synonymous with custom, one of a kind, Michigan Made products throughout the region. They ensure a variety of fantastic items along with...
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