Deerwood Cottage Vacation Rental

by the Banks of the Little Manistee River

Things to do within 30 miles of Deerwood Cottage

Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting & Tubing the Little Manistee River, Pine River, Big Manistee River & Pere Marquette River


Deerwood Cottage provides you with a Canoe, Paddles & Cushions


(when canoeing the Little Manistee River only).

Here are a few links to the Area Canoe Liveries for Rates & Reservations:

Bosman Canoe Rental

Shomler's Canoe, Kayak & Raft Rental

Sportsman's Port LLC 

Baldwin Canoe Rental

Ivan's Canoe Rental


Steelhead - King Salmon - Trout Fishing & Fly Fishing - right out back! 

Tippy Dam - 9 miles

Dozens of Great Fishing & All Sport Lakes in the area

 with Easy Access


 don't forget to try the Ice Fishing it's GREAT!


1000's of Acres of Federal & State Land Clo
se by for Hunting & Muzzle Loading & Bow Hunting (when in season)


 Click on the Buck to find some interesting information


Welcome to a Winter Wonderland of Fun Things to Do!

Snowmobile from your front door with numerous trails available!

This is Peterson Road in Winter where Deerwood Cottage is located, as you can see it is excellent for SNOWMOBILING and connects to 1000's of miles of well groomed trails!


Click on the Snowmobile Trail above for the latest Trail Report

For a Crystal Mountain Ski Report click on Skier


Crystal Mountain Skiing - 30 miles

Caberfae Skiing - 20 miles 


Big M Cross Country Skiing


                             Snowshoeing - 12 miles



Lake Michigan Beaches - 23 miles   


Diving Lake Michigan - Diving Manistee Area Lake Michigan Shipwrecks. Many shipwrecks were chronicled by word of mouth or old records. Manistee's local newspaper was not in existence when most of the shipwrecks happened back in the mid 1800's thus leaving the recording of the wrecks to Chicago or Milwaukee newspaper reports, or old timers accounts, old records or books. The Manistee Historical Museum on River Street in Manistee can be contacted locally for more information. We have an old "treasure" map from 1957, which gives approximate locations and states some may be intact if down in over 30 ft. of water. Ships known to have been wrecked off Manistee County's Lake Michigan coast are listed below. In some cases, their true locations are not known due to shifting sands or if lost in shallow waters.


 Little River Casino - 27 miles

North Country Hiking Trail - 1 mile

Fall Color Tour - Northern Michigan    

Blessing of the Jeeps

Join us for the Annual Blessing of the Jeeps on in May at Ellens Corners in Mesick (9am).

After the blessing of over 200 Jeeps, get on the trails and enjoy nature, have a bite to eat and join in on the Jeep entertainment.

For more information call 231-876-1737

Get Jeepin'!

PARA-DICE Motorcycle Club
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Annual
Blessing Banner

Baldwin Airport in Baldwin, Michigan USA
DONATIONS: $5.00 per bike and $2.00 per walk-in

Click here for more info.

Saturday  JUNE 16, 2012

Michigan's ONLY 100 mile Mountain Bike Race and the Michigan Singlespeed Championships at the Big-M Cross Country Ski Area in the Manistee National Forest near Irons, Wellston and Manistee Michigan