Does anyone live on Manitou island?
North Manitou Island is located in Lake Michigan, approximately 12 miles (19 km) west-northwest of Leland, Michigan. It is nearly eight miles long and more than four miles (6 km) wide, with 20 miles (32 km) of shoreline. It has a land area of 57.876 km2 (22.346 sq mi) and has no population.
Are there bears on Manitou island?
The Manitou Islands have no bears on them unlike most of Northern Michigan.
Can you visit Manitou island?
A wonderful and successful trip to the Manitou Islands requires some planning before you go. Access to North and South Manitou Islands is by private boat or by passenger ferry service run by Manitou Island Transit (231-256-9061). The ferry service operates from the Fishtown Dock located in Leland, MI.
Is there cell service on South Manitou Island?
No cell phone service. Only accessible by ferry. South Manitou Island is situated off of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Lake Michigan. The only buildings are for the park rangers who live there, and there are only two water sources available on the entire island.
How long is the boat ride to South Manitou Island?
1.5 hours one way
The ferry ride is slow moving and usually is 1.5 hours one way. Ferry reservations are required. Visit http://manitoutransit.com/ to learn about getting to the island. During a day trip to South Manitou Island you can visit a lighthouse, hike trails, picnic, bird-watch, or explore natural and cultural areas.
Can you camp on South Manitou Island?
South Manitou Group Campground is a tent-only backcountry facility on South Manitou Island in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. Campers must take a 1.5-hour ferry or boat ride to reach it, and must backpack their gear into the campground from the dock.
Can you bring dogs to Manitou island?
*CAN WE BRING OUR PET? No, unfortunately the National Park Service does not allow pets on the island. Service dogs are allowed.
Is North Manitou Island Open?
Both South and North Manitou Islands are designated wilderness areas within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This year they will be more wilderness than ever before. Like Isle Royale National Park, the two Lake Michigan islands are officially open, but there is no ferry service.