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South Manitou Island is located in Lake Michigan, approximately 16 miles west of Leland, Michigan. It is part of Leelanau County and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The uninhabited island is 8.277 sq mi in land area and can be accessed by a ferry service from Leland. Guided tours on open-air vehicles are available to visitors, but most traffic is on foot. Wikipedia


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Day Trip to South Manitou Island, Michigan

We spent Labor Day Weekend in Glen Arbor, Michigan. We have been going up to Michigan every Labor Day for over 20 years.

September 2, 2018

Exploring North Manitou Island - What to Expect

Me, my brothers, and two nephews hike and camp Manitou Island four days straight. It is a beautiful "roughing it" getaway with ...

August 28, 2021

South Manitou Island: South Manitou Lighthouse

Two park volunteers and descendants of a past island lighthouse keeper give a tour of the South Manitou Island Lighthouse.

September 10, 2020

South Manitou Island Adventures

Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau takes us on the Mishe-Mokwa ferry across Lake Michigan to discover the allure of South ...

September 14, 2021

The Beautiful Hidden Beaches of North Manitou Island

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August 29, 2021

Backpacking North Manitou Island

In this video I'm headed to Michigan's North Manitou Island with my good friend Jason Wish. We were also joined by Paul and ...

August 15, 2019

South Manitou Island: Old Growth Cedars

Take a walk with one of Sleeping Bear Dunes' biologists to learn about and explore the island's special grove of old growth cedar ...

September 10, 2020

Michigan Places | Top 15 Best Places To Visit In Michigan | Travel Guide

Welcome to traveloworld youtube channel! This video is about Top 15 Best Places To Visit In Michigan. Several segments are ...

June 9, 2021

South Manitou Island, MI

Lovely clear water at South Manitou.

June 19, 2019

North Manitou Island Michigan // Backpacking

The mother bear Mishe Mokwa and her two cubs attempted to cross Lake Michigan to escape a great forest fire. The mother bear ...

August 1, 2019

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