- The list below includes 61 free or cheap things to do in or near Glen Arbor, Michigan, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Kayaking, Hiking Trails and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- From Sleeping Bear Trail to Crystal River Outfitters, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Glen Arbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Traverse City, Empire, Frankfort and Leland.
Spanning 27 acres, North Point Nature Preserve lies on the shores of Lake Michigan, and encompasses a variety of different ecosystems and habitats. The preserve is home to a variety of different plant and animal species.
One of Manistee's most unique attractions is the S.S. City of Milwaukee, a former seafaring behemoth converted into a hotel, restaurant and event venue. The fascinating interior, complete with vintage furnishings and textiles, provides an elegant backdrop to any function.
Committed to providing a variety of activities, the Manistee Recreation Association promotes health and wellness throughout the community. With year-round scheduling, some programs include CPR training, basketball and swimming for adults, along with soccer clinics and T-ball for local youth.
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Guests can enjoy guided fishing trips on Lake Michigan aboard the Fishasaurus with Michigan Sport Fishing Company LLC. Their fishing charters target king and coho salmon, steelhead, lake trout, and brown trout.
The Manistee County Historical Museum is open year round and serves as a history of Manistee County. The museum features multiple displays, including the Lyman Drug Store, period rooms, and a collection of Victorian antiques.
A not for profit museum maintained by the Manistee County Historical Society, the Manistee County Historical Museum houses a large collection of Victorian-era photographs and antiques. It also maintains a period-accurate drug store.
Manistee's Ransdell Theatre includes a variety of shows, including opera, the Light Night Music Series, and films, with additional performances by the Manistee Civic Players group. In addition to a theatre, the facility also includes Hardy Hall and a ballroom, which are available for private functions.