Welcome to Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission: To promote and meet the needs of business, tourism, and industry and to create the best community in which to live, work, and do business.

Kitch-iti-kipi, Big Spring, Palms Book State Park

Manistique “Top of Lake Michigan” Boardwalk


Please come and enjoy our community. The Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is located on US-2, west side of the Manistique River Bridge in Manistique, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Come in and browse through our racks of information. We are happy to answer your questions about our area. If you would like information sent to you please call or email your request.

In the language of the Indian Tribe that first settled in this area, Manistique means “Unamanitigong”, referring to the vermillion color of the river. If you ask for an interpretation, most visitors will translate the name as “serenity”. As tourists have known for more than 150 years Manistique, the heart of Schoolcraft County, is a peaceful place where no one rushes and no one rushes you. We welcome you to visit, to vacation, or to live in our beautiful area.

Our Central Park, has a walkway surrounding the limestone quarry, a Bandshell featuring Music in the Park, June to the end of August at 7pm, on Wednesday evenings. The Farmers Market, with our local farmers & crafters, gather together every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm. They are here May to the end of October.

We have a beautiful boardwalk on the North Lake Michigan shoreline that stretches over two miles. With very easy access from our Marina. Shoreline, sunrises and/or sunsets with serene beauty to capture at your own pace. The Lake Effects Art Gallery & The Antique Mall with the famous Upper Crust Cafe’ are also located across the river from our Marina.

Our specialty small town stores are filled with their own “touch of personality”. Everything from Ben Franklin, The Mustard Seed (unique gifts, chocolates,Art work, etc.) to our Nelson Shoe Store & Petique Shop. On US Hwy 2 we have the U.P’s largest gift shop “Treasure City”… AMAZING. They are all fun to investigate.

We also have our brand new Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, located on US 2 with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants and attractions to see…..come and experience the mystique of small but mighty Manistique, Schoolcraft County….. a place for a lifetime of memories.

Monthly Meetings

All monthly meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 8:00 am.

  • Sept. 27
  • Oct. 25
  • Nov. 29
  • Dec. 20 (due to Christmas holiday)

  • Chamber members and the general public are encouraged to attend.