Are you a Scout Leader looking for outdoor adventure ideas for your Troop? We highly recommend a trip to the Manistee National Forest! Check out this post where Jacob breaks down a two-night, three-day camping/paddling/hiking adventure that offers many opportunities to work on Merit Badge Requirements.
We are frequently asked if there are fish in the Pine River? The answer is yes! The Pine is a designated 'blue-ribbon' trout stream. If you want to try your hand at catching a trout in the Pine, but feel a bit intimidated or don't know where to start, check out this article. It lets you know when the season opens, what sort of fish you might catch, and different bait and tackle suggestions. Maybe you will try your hand at trout fishing the next time you are at the Pine River!
Did you know that if you bring your own boat to the Pine that you are responsible for purchasing a watercraft permit for the river? Even though the permit requirement has been in place since the 1970's, many people are still unaware of it or don't completely understand how it works. This post should help clear up some of the confusion and answer the most commonly asked questions we get regarding watercraft permits for private boats. Please note, if you rent from us, you do not need to purchase a watercraft permit - we handle all the permits on our end.