North Manitou Island

Turquoise waters of NMI

Fifteen thousand acres of wilderness floating in the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan, North Manitou Island offers visitors a primitive experience emphasizing solitude, a feeling of self-reliance, and a sense of exploration. Visitors enjoy hiking the dune topography, playing in turquoise waves, spying island flora and fauna, exploring the village and ghost towns, seeking out inland lakes, hearing the stories of its people, and learning the island's history.

Know before you come
Planning your trip
Packing list
NMI backcountry regulations

Enjoying North Manitou Island


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Mailing Address:

9922 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630


(231) 326-4700

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