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experience "up north"

Northern Pines Lakeside Resort is nestled at the edge of the Manistee National Forest between Ludington and Manistee with 550 feet of water frontage on peaceful Maple Lake.  Enjoy the spectacular views of of the lake from your own quaint cabin, take a dip or boat ride in the sandy-bottom lake, or take a quick day trip (30-60 minutes) to Ludington, Traverse City, Manistee, or enjoy all that northern Michigan cities have to offer.

if "staying in"...

Enjoy the lake, your fire pit/picnic areas, or the communal lodge (which is filled with games and also has a TV and fully stocked kitchen).   Take a nature walk, or enjoy the free paddle boats or rowboats/canoes.  Fish for bluegill in Maple Lake (or for trout, salmon, or steelhead in nearby Big and Little Manistee Rivers and/or Tippy Dam).  In the fall, the advantages of the Manistee National Forest are endless for the enthusiastic outdoors-person wanting to hunt, fish, or enjoy family and friends fireside.  The resort offers an on-site outdoor fish-cleaning station and also a deer pole for avid fisher(wo)men & hunters!  In the snowy months, take advantage of extensive snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing.  No matter what outdoor activities you most enjoy, Northern Pines Lakeside Resort can meet your adventure needs with four seasons of outdoor fun.



Consider one of these rides based on your activity preferences, or visit one of the cities featured below...

Traverse city (approx 1 hr away):  

  • Visit one of the MANY Traverse City wineries or micro-breweries.

  • Take a drive along the scenic Lelanau Peninsula.

  • Experience Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - absolutely breathtaking!

  • Enjoy the gorgeous public beaches along the Grand Traverse bay.

  • Stop by quaint shops and retailers in downtown Traverse City.

  • Enjoy amazing dining including farm-to-table and al fresco experiences.

  • Enjoy one of Traverse City's many summer festivals, including its famous Cherry Festival.

LUDINGTON (approx 45 mins away):  

  • Relax on gorgeous public Lake Michigan beaches

  • Visit Ludington State Park for great hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and more!

  • Hike a scenic trail to historic Big Sable Point Lighthouse

  • Visit downtown Ludington for unique shopping and excellent dining

  • Book a sunset or day-cruise on one of Ludington's historic cruisers

  • Visit historic "White Pine Village" - great for kids!

MANISTEE (approx 30 mins away):

  • spend a day on one of Manistee's many beautiful public Lake Michigan beaches

  • Enjoy a canoe or kayak adventure on the Manistee River

  • Hike the beautifully-groomed North County Trails


CADILLAC(approx 30 mins away):

  • enjoy a meal al fresco at Burke's Waterfront Restaurant, Clam Beer Lake Co., Cadillac Grille, & others

  • Visit Adventure Island Family Fun Park

  • Shop specialty meats & cheeses at Boon Country Store

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