Be sure to ride the trolley on a historic tour of Manistee; there is no better way to become acquainted with the city and to learn a little about its unique history. Manistee was a lumbering town and has preserved the Victorian atmosphere with its Victorian Village shopping district and lumbermen's homes. The harbor has two piers where fishing is good all year long. Two excellent beaches flank the harbor, along with playgrounds, picnic facilities, public restrooms and concessions. Fishing in Lake Michigan and Manistee Lake is terrific year round. During August and September, fishing reaches a feverish pitch as coho and chinook salmon come in for their spawning run. Later in the year, steelhead make their fall run. Charter boats, dock rental and good launching facilities all are available.