The site is next to Pizza Hut and located along US-2 within the City of Manistique. It is also near the Manistique Marina and the Boardwalk along Lake Michigan. Currently it is a non-distinct empty lot with one picnic table and a trash can.
To create a small pocket park that will serve as the anchor point for the “Walk Manistique” project. We will be installing a Walk Manistique sign with map that encompasses all the walkable destinations and a decorative (and useful) park bench.
The project will brighten and make more inviting a basically empty lot on US-2, while also letting people know this is a great and accessible community to see on foot. This will also inform residents and visitors that there is a series of Walk Manistique signs throughout the community to guide them on their walking tour.
While the direct impact is unknown, we are hopeful this small infrastructure change will encourage more US-2 travelers to stop and enjoy the wonderful community of Manistique. Of course as more people spend time in town, they are more likely to also spend money which benefits our local businesses and economy. We are also confident the changes will be a positive reminder to area residents to park their car and do more walking in our beautiful hometown. This is one piece among many to encourage residents and visitors that Manistique is an amazing community and that there is really a “place” here worth exploring.