Ghosts and Hauntings of South Manitou Island

I was waiting at the dock on North Manitou Island waiting for the ferry to take me back to the mainland when I overheard a conversation between two national park rangers. They were talking in hushed tones about how, the night before, another ranger on South Manitou island had apparently went berserk, brandished his firearm, … Read more

Things to see on North Manitou Island

(Updated May 13, 2018) North Manitou Island is a popular backpacking destination due to its easy access and being one of only a few designated wilderness areas in the Midwest. Many backpackers who visit North Manitou try to hike as much of the island as possible and to see as many attractions as possible. Depending … Read more

Things to do on North Manitou Island

North Manitou Island is located eight miles off the coast of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. To get there requires a ferry ride, an overnight stay, and planning. With that in mind, visitors often ask, “What are the things to do on North Manitou Island?”Backpacking and Hiking on North Manitou IslandNorth Manitou Island is a … Read more

Backpacking North Manitou Island

UPDATE – The ferry to North Manitou is running again after being shut down due to COVID-19 in 2020. Introduction Be sure to check out Things to do on North Manitou Island as well as Things to see on North Manitou Island. Backpacking North Manitou Island Located 8 miles offshore from Lake Michigan’s Sleeping Bear … Read more