North Manitou has 15,000 acres of wilderness and 20 miles of shoreline for visitors to explore. Self-reliance is essential as there are no services or supplies available on island. Travel in the wilderness area is by foot only. With many miles of trails in a highly remote location, North Manitou is a hiking and backcountry camping destination.
Access to North and South Manitou Islands is by private boat or by passenger ferry service operated by Manitou Island Transit. The ferry service operates from the Fishtown Dock located in Leland, MI.