The Michigan outdoors features some beautiful natural wonders and a plethora of places to enjoy them. One such area is the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Originally two separate forests, the federal government combined the Huron National Forest and Manistee National Forest in 1945. While the two forests share a name, they are in two separate sections spread across the northern portion of Michigan's lower peninsula.
The Huron National Forest portion sits near the shores of Lake Huron while the Manistee National Forest portion resides near Lake Michigan, closer to the Mountain Valley Lodge. There is no shortage of things to do in the Huron-Manistee National Forests including hiking trails, fishing, biking and other water activities. Sites such as the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area, Pere Marquette River, and Manistee River also offer some great locales for outdoor recreation.