Regional Area Information

Onekama Michigan is located in Manistee County, south of Traverse City area and north of Ludington on the Western shore of Lake Michigan. Explore the neighboring communities and discover what makes the corner of Northwest Michigan one-of-a-kind! To learn more about live music and events in the surrounding area, click here.

To learn more about regional areas around Onekama and Manistee County, and directions, click on the tabs below.

City of Manistee:

Manistee Chamber of Commerce:

Manistee Visitor's Center Events, Things to Do, Lodging & Dining:

Look for events like: 

Frostbite Saturday & Chili Crawl - Manistee (February)

Manistee Forest Festival – Manistee (July)

Hops & Props – Downtown Manistee (September)

Boos, Brews and Brats – Downtown Manistee (October)

Sleighbell Parade Old Christmas Weekend – Downtown Manistee (December)

Ladies’ Night – Downtown Manistee (December)

Men’s Night – Downtown Manistee (December)

Approx. 15 minutes south - take M22 SE to US 31 South

Manistee Area



Approx. 12 minutes north on M22

Arcadia Mi

Arcadia Township, Arcadia Daze & Events


Arcadia Scenic Lookout


Bear Lake

Approx. 12 minutes North on US 31; Take 8 Mile Road out of Onekama to US 31 North

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Bear Lake, Bear Lake Days & Events:

Things to Do & Restaurants



Approx. 16 minutes East; Take 8 Mile Road out of Onekama to US 31 North, then turn right/east on 9 Mile Road.

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Village of Kaleva

Kaleva Landmarks [Bottle House, Depot, Art Gallery]:  Kaleva Historical Society



Approx. 50 minutes South; Take M22 SE to US 31 South to US 10 Eastbound

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Interlochen Mi


Approx. 50 minutes Northeast; Take 8 Mile Road out of Onekama to US 31 North


Traverse City/Old Mission Peninsula

Approx. 60 minutes Northeast; Take 8 Mile Road out of Onekama to US 31 North

Traverse City
Cadillac mi


Approx. one hour 10 minutes East on M55; Take M22 SE to US 31 South to M55 East

Leelanau Peninsula Area

Approx. one hour to Glen Arbor MI, North on M22

Approx. one and a half hours to Leland (Fishtown)

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