Welcome to the Village of Copemish
Copemish is located in the northeast part of Manistee County in Cleon Township. It is a small village of about 200 residents. The name "Copemish" means "Big Beech", and referred to holding council under the beech trees.
Copemish was incorporated in 1891, after a large logging industry began and two railroads laid their tracks directly through the area. Until that point, people had to travel long distances either by horse and buggy or foot power to do just about anything!
Today, the village is a pleasant community with several businesses - Honor Bank, MR Products, Copemish Family Market, Copemish Hardware, Bear Claw Cafe, EZ Mart, Dollar General, Copemish Beauty Salon, Copemish Service Center, Witkop Machine Shop, Copemish Flea Market, Junque and Necessities, and a post office! A lot of businesses for a small town.
The history of Copemish included a pickle factory, the logging industry, hotels, two churches, a grain elevator and a grist mill. There were also a doctor, a pharmacy, and a large schoolhouse.
The Copemish area offers a lot in the way of recreation. There are many snowmobile trails in the area (which makes our businesses readily available to snowmobilers), First Creek Nature Trail, Twisted Trails Off-Road Park, and lots of woods for morel mushroom hunting, hiking, and deer and small game hunting. The Betsie River is located nearby and provides plenty of fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking. It is a beautiful, natural river, and there is a lot of wildlife to spot while floating down on a sunny day.
All in all, Copemish is a beautiful small village in the middle of the most glorious area of the country!