North Manitou Island

A wilderness island in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Bournique House

History North Manitou Island's Past

The natural and human history is diverse and unique to this beautiful Great Lakes Region. Native Americans, loggers, homesteaders, summer residents, corporate hunting resort guests, and now the National Park Service staff and guests have all influenced the island over time.

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Vince on West Side

Visit and Explore North Manitou Island Now

Learn what to expect when you visit the Island. From transportation to and from, overview of the camping rules, maps, and the main spots of interest. There are also many places to explore off the main trails; historic farm sites, hidden springs, and old roads are plentiful once you know what to look for!

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North Manitou Research Resources

Research and Resources North Manitou Information

There are many online resources for learning about the Island, including the NPS site, Park Partners, and historians. Build your own library on North Manitou with the must-read book list, links included. 

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