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  The Village of Kaleva is located in the Heart of Manistee County, only 10 miles from beautiful Lake Michigan. Established in 1900 by Finnish immigrants who with hard work and Sisu (Finnish Word loosely meaning perseverance or resilience), have built a quaint Northwest Michigan community. Many of the village street names and the name Kaleva itself are taken from the Finnish epic poem "The Kalevala"

 Kaleva has become a utopia for outdoor recreational activities year round, with nearby access to the Manistee National Forest and numerous fresh water streams and lakes. During the spring, summer, and fall there is plenty of opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, and swimming. During the winter months outdoor activities continue with Ice Fishing, and Snowmobiling. Kaleva is located only 8 miles from Crystal Mountain Resort were you can enjoy the excellent ski slopes and 2 beautiful golf courses.

 Our Village Roadside Park host many community events during the warm summer months and is also a popular spot for overnight camping. Some of the events include Juhannus (Celebrating the Summer Solstice and St John’s Day) on/or around the June 21st and Kaleva Days on the 3rd weekend in July. The Park is a favorite camp spot to hunters and fishermen especially during the fall salmon run and deer season.

 Kaleva is home to a diverse number of businesses downtown and in our industrial park. Residents and visitors have access to our own bank branch and Post Office along with stores, restaurants, auto repairs, beauty shops, and gas station. Kaleva also has a full service lumber yard and a hardware/sporting goods store. Couple of the businesses in our industrial park includes an industrial service company and a L.P. tank and cylinder refurbisher. Also within the Village is the Maple Grove Twp Volunteer Fire Department, where West Shore EMS also staffs a full time paramedic team. The Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools is located only 5 miles from Kaleva.

 The active service and social clubs reflect the personality of the community spirit of Kaleva. The service organizations/clubs include the Lions Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, the Kaleva Historical Society, Kaleva Beautification Team, Kaleva Crusaders Relay for Life team, and the Neighborhood Watch. The social clubs include the Manistee-Benzie Snowbirds Club and Big Bear Sportmens Club. Kaleva includes 2 active churches, Bethany Lutheran ELCA and Kaleva Baptist.
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Notice of Public Hearing for

Proposed 2018 Budget

Village of Kaleva

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Kaleva Village Office, 9219 Aura Street, Kaleva, MI 49645, for the purpose of presenting to the public the Village of Kaleva's 2018 proposed budget.


The Kaleva Village Counsel
Sonya L. Potts, Village Clerk

Copy of Rental Standard Ordinance is on our website at:
Copies are also available at the Kaleva Library

Event Calendar for Kaleva, MI
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Kaleva Historical Society
Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools

Manistee County Library
Manistee County Government