Welcome To Manton

Manton lies between the Pere Marquette State Forest and the Manistee National Forest; it is a great place for year-round recreation of all kinds! Lake Billings is nestled within the city and provides fishing, swimming beaches, boating, canoeing and campgrounds. The relatively rural area supports a charming downtown with boutique shopping and a large outdoor pavilion stage with surrounding park. Spring time offers excellent morel mushroom hunting and the fall season provides beautiful views. 

The Manton Pathway & Garden

A 1.5-mile nature walk where you will see anything from birds to small animals. There are bridges to cross and benches staggered along the way.

Winter Time Fun

It is not an exaggeration to say that you can snowmobile and cross country ski right outside your back door. Because snowmobile trails criss-cross throughout the City of Manton, they have designated routes for safe passage. The snowmobile trail just north of Manton leads all the way to the Mackinac Bridge!


Featured Events

Manton Fish Derby

Catch one of the tagged fish from Lake Billings & win a prize!

Manton Truck Show

Semi-trucks from all over the country gather at Manton Station Park and take over the town!

The Harvest Festival

Since 1924! A community celebration with a variety of events and live music, drawing people from far and wide.

Stories from Manton

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...

Huron-Manistee National Forests Announce Motor Vehicle Use Designation Change

via HMNF Cadillac, Mich., October 1, 2021 – The Huron-Manistee National Forests (HMNFs) are changing, effective October 1st, the designation of Forest Service roads to include Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) to allow for consistent use across the Forests and other public...

City of Manton Competing for Reader’s Digest “Nicest Place in America”

via 9&10 News Small towns across the U.S. are competing for the title “Nicest Place in America” according to Reader’s Digest, and one that made the top ten is in our own backyard. The City of Manton may have a population of about 1,600 – but the people there have...

CBS On The Road with Steve Hartman – to Manton, Michigan!

via CBS News  A Michigan dad turned a dark winter into one springing with joy for children and parents alike. On the Road with Steve Hartman with a man who created a frozen Field of Dreams. Here is his story.

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...

Wild Haven Disc Golf Resort

Wild Haven Disc Golf is a 44 acre slice of disc golf heaven. Two professional quality 18 hole disc golf courses, with multiple tees on every hole, allow for hours of fun for players of all skill levels and ages. Only $5 per person to play all day AND night - as many...
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