Late March mud offers lots of fun with the Cadillac Jeepers 11th Blessing of the Jeeps in Mesick. Non-timid river goers pile into the local liveries to get the first river bank mud on their shoes, officially kicking off the canoeing and kayaking season on the Manistee, Pine River and Pere Marquette. Shroomers head to the forests to find the precious Morel Mushrooms and celebrate at the Mushroom Festivals and events in the area. Bicyclists and Motorcyclists shed their winter layers to feel the wind beneath their chins and take in the beauty of spring on over 200 miles of trails and scenic roadways in the area. The Manistee offers up world renowned Steelhead, Trout and Salmon fishing.