May 9th - 11th, 2014 - Mother's Day Weekend
Ever been out in the great outdoors, seeing the wonders of Nature, hunting for the great morel mushrooms all on Mother’s Day weekend? All of this and more happens here in near by Mesick MI at the annual Mesick Mushroom Festival. Mesick MI. is the mushroom capital in the United States. Come enjoy our adventurous fun filled days, for people of all ages. There are many activities to be enjoyed by the family. Come hunt for mushrooms, Blessing of the Jeeps, food of all kinds, concerts, many events for kids, baseball and volleyball. We will have a great grand parade which if fun for all ages. View our grand parade. Treasures glore abound on this weekend be it in the great hunt, games, markets or just seeing old friends from past years. Another event is the Mud Bogg. Watch the mud fly all over. The sky truly is the limit for quality family- friendly activities, fun, finds, fast thrills and food at our great hometown festival. Mesick is a small town, with a big heart. Come join us so we may help stimulate your heart, bring back old memories. We offer a great place to stay overnight or for more then a day. This makes for a fabulous complete vacation or day for you!
"Gem" of the North
Nestled in the family community of Manton, Michigan, Emerald Vale Golf Club is conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Cadillac and 30 minutes south of Traverse City. Carved from some of the most scenic land in Wexford County, Emerald Vale's natural beauty is enhanced by a creative and challenging design that will satisfy both the accomplished and novice golfer.
Panoramic views combine with an attractive natural terrain to create the quiet charm and elegance of this Bruce Matthews III masterpiece. Add the uncompromising commitment to excellence by Emerald Vale's staff, and this 18 hole design has the makings of a timeless classic. The par 72 Emerald Vale plays from 5277 to 6785 yards with 120' of elevation change, broad fairways and spacious greens.
Features of Emerald Vale
Visit the Manton Area Historical Museum, which is located on US-131. Next to the museum the Memorial Park features cannons and poems from Julia Moore. Bring a picnic and enjoy the pavilion and Lake Billings just across the way.
Manton's farm market has homegrown produce (some organic) and fruit (seasonal); homemade baked goods and pure maple syrup. The Manton area has a harness shop, which does tack and saddle repair. Rustic furniture is made locally.
(summer hours only) Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the park.
On the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend the Manton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Annual Car/Truck and Craft Show.
Labor Day weekend features the Manton Harvest Festival.
On the first Saturday of every month enjoy the music and dancing at the Old Time Country Music Jamboree.
You can practice your golf game at Emerald Vale. And don't be surprised to see a horse and buggy driving down the road.