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Man-Made Lake


  1. Bike Racks
  2. Parking
  3. Waterfront
Man-Made Lake is an extension of city property north of Fifth Avenue Beach. On June 26, 2009 a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant with matching funds from Sand Products Corporation, Area Citizens, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and the City of Manistee made possible the acquisition of previously lease property.

The acquisition of Lake Michigan frontage created a mile and a quarter for publicly owned beach with access on the north end through the North Beach Access Park and the south by Fifth Avenue Beach. Universal access to the Man-Made Lake beach areas is currently achieved through a plank walkway leading from the parking lot through the trees to the beach.