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Love Wine & Beer? Mackinaw Trail Winery is a Must Visit!



Is it really considered drinking if you're just tasting?  "I'm not day drinking, I am wine tasting...."  Oooh!  That would be a good shirt or wine glass slogan 😂

Do you enjoy sipping locally crafted wines and beers while gazing out at Lake Michigan?  Sounds like a perfect summer outing to us!  One of our favorite places to frequent is the Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery Tasting Room on the Harbor in Manistique.  It's only about a 10 minute drive from Indian Lake Resort near downtown Manistique.  This little gem offers flights with 5 pours for only $10 and a large selection of varieties.  You can try both the wines and beers while enjoying a great view of Lake Michigan!  There is both indoor and outdoor seating.  The employees are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the wines.  During the summer, they even have live music on weekends.  In our opinion, there is nothing better than some good live music, an amazing view & a great glass of wine!  



MANISTIQUE ON THE HARBOR TASTING ROOM

103 W Lakeshore Dr.
Manistique, MI 49854
(906) 341-2303
Hours: 12-6pm daily

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