Welcome to Onekama
Offering the combination of Lake Michigan and Portage Lake, Onekama is an unbeatable Northern Michigan destination whether its to live, work or vacation. We are surrounded by nature's bounty of fresh water, sand and National Forest. Onekama boasts excellent fishing, water sports, skiing, lodging, restaurants, shopping and more.
Onekama serves as the southern gateway for the M22 Scenic Heritage Route, ending in Traverse City Michigan.
M-22 Highway’s outstanding natural beauty is breathtaking and is one of our treasures we hope you will enjoy.
We are the Two Lake Town where the pace is slower, the people are friendlier and the beaches are cleaner.
News & Notices
2021 is the 150th anniversary of the opening of the channel between Portage Lake and Lake Michigan and also the the naming of the Village of Onekama. Art students from Onekama’s school were asked to demonstrate these concepts in a logo for Onekama’s 150th birthday, “OneKama OneFifty”.
The Portage Lake Association Julyl 2021 Newsletter is now available!
In 2015, M22 was named Best Scenic Autumn Drive in America by USA Today and 10Best Readers. Read more here.
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Portage Point Inn
Follow the journey of the Portage Point Inn as it transforms.
Onekama Michigan is a beautiful community made of caring residents, long-time resorters, strong businesses and two picturesque lakes - Portage Lake and Lake Michigan. The Village of Onekama and Onekama Township, along with a community of churches and resources, Portage Lake Watershed Forever, talented fishermen and great hotels and resorts, strive to keep Onekama a great place to live, work, play and visit!
About Portage Lake Association
Making our community a more enjoyable place to live, work and play is our purpose. We are non-political and concentrate on smaller, achievable projects to build our momentum. From summer concerts in the park, bright street side flowers and stunning fireworks to a picture-perfect fall festival complete with scarecrows - The Portage Lake Association of Onekama makes this possible.
Join the Portage Lake Association or donate to one of our many community projects.
Onekama Is the Gateway Community to M22
The community of Onekama is the first town you come across while heading north on the now-famous M-22 highway.
(Video by Pure Michigan.
Local Calendar of Events
Check out the efforts of Renew Onekama, a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to fostering smart economic development within the Village of Onekama and Onekama Township.