Road trip: Visit Lake Michigan's shore in Manistee for beaches, hiking and brews

A Michigan summer is incomplete without at least one road trip, and the Lake Michigan shoreline attracts many residents each year.

We've compiled your go-to guide for making the most of a weekend in the Manistee and Northwest Michigan region, complete with the best spots to catch a sunset, where to take your dog and the best local watering holes for a drink. Enter these top spots into your favorite navigation app and enjoy the trip!

So, let's get to it: