Hiking and Camping Michigan’s South Manitou Island


The ferry dock on South Manitou Island
The ferry dock on South Manitou Island

"We’re stranded on the island! There’s no way back to the mainland,” I lamented.

“That’s true,” my husband replied. “At least for the next three and half hours when the ferry returns,” he laughed.


South Manitou Island, located in Lake Michigan west of Leland, is the perfect place to unplug, return to nature, and GET OUTDOORS for just a day of hiking or an overnight camping trip.


Hiking


Hiking inland on South Manitou Island
Hiking inland on South Manitou Island

Start your day on the island by checking in at the Visitor’s Center and Museum. It provides perspective on South Manitou Island’s history.