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Mancelona Travel Guide

Waiting in the southern part of Michigan’s Antrim County, Mancelona is a quaint village where you'll find true country living. With a backdrop of mountains and the great outdoors, Mancelona has some of the best scenic overlooks in the entire state. The village offers great country living experiences that vary by season -- in the winter months, this is a great spot for skiing and snowboarding, while for the rest of the year, Mancelona hosts unique local festivals and is a great base for hiking in the area.

Things to Do in Mancelona

The best things to do in Mancelona involve exploring the nearby scenery and natural parks. Nearby, Papoose Lake Nature Reserve is filled with lakes and green open spaces -- perfect for fishing, hiking or packing a picnic. Consider taking a day trip to Traverse City, or participating in local seasonal activities -- in spring, local farmers set up stalls to sell their wares and fresh, homemade maple syrup. In summer, golfing, swimming and fishing are popular activities.

Best Places to Stay in Mancelona

The best place to stay in Mancelona is within the village limits. The area is so compact that it is easy to walk everywhere within a few minutes.

Best Time to Visit Mancelona

The best time to visit Mancelona is in the summer between June and August, when it is easier to participate in local sporting and outdoors activities and the weather is at its warmest.

Price and Availability Index in Mancelona

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Mancelona is in July, while the cheapest month is in October. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Mancelona is in the high season in July. Mancelona has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Mancelona tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Mancelona tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Mancelona

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Mancelona. The hottest month in Mancelona is April, when temperatures peak at 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -17 ˚F. The wettest month in Mancelona is December with 6.75 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 1.69 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Mancelona

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Homeaway, Airbnb, VRBO and more. We have 163 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Mancelona ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Mancelona comes in at $45 per night. A typical accommodation in Mancelona costs on average $165 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 101 accommodations in Mancelona that have WiFi. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 14 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Mancelona by car, be sure to choose from 114 accommodations that provide parking. 21 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 35 pet-friendly places to stay in Mancelona, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 3 providers in Mancelona, including 48 places to stay from Homeaway, 42 accommodations from Airbnb and 30 places to stay from VRBO

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