Recreation in and around Hayes Township

Recreational opportunities are almost limitless in and around Hayes Township. With lakes, streams and abundant state land, county parks and Otsego Lake State park, there’s something for everyone. Nearby golf courses and downhill skiing are plentiful too.

Frenchman’s Creek and the Manistee River are located in the southwest corner of the township and accessible from Mancelona Road. Kolke Creek is accessible from Lynn Lake Road. Manuka Lake is accessible from the public boat launch off Lake Manuka Road on the west side of the lake.

  • Check out Otsego County Parks and Recreation here
  • Pine Baron Pathway hiking and cross country ski trail
  • Otsego Lake State Park info here
  • Manuka Lake Public Access here
  • Snowmobiling information here