Colfax Township Michigan, Benzie County

Welcome to Colfax Township

Colfax Township is situated in the southeast corner of beautiful Benzie County, Michigan.

The township is about 40% state land and has 657 residents per the 2010 census. Hunting, golfing, and camping are popular summer pastimes, along with skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding in the winter months.

There are many access points for fishing, canoeing and kayaking the Betsie River, which runs through the entire township.

Colfax Township residents enjoy the quiet rural character, yet have the convenience of the services offered by the nearby villages of Thompsonville and Beulah.

The larger cities of Manistee, Cadillac, and Traverse City are only about thirty-five miles from the township.

• Distance to Manistee = 39 Miles • Distance to Cadillac = 36 Miles • Distance to Traverse City = 29 Miles

News Notes


Colfax Township Cleanup Day
Saturday, June 15 - 8:00AM to 1:00PM

At the American Waste facility (formerly Northern Disposal) in the Industrial Park at
Gallagher Rd. and Second Street, Thompsonville.

-- Please approach from Second Street --
A load is considered a regular pickup or equivalent
The first load is free and each additional load is $15
You MUST bring the card mailed to property owners to participate
Plan to unload your own items. No contractors, please

  • Acceptable items: Old furniture and TVs, metal, washing machines, dryers, etc.

  • Items not accepted:
    • Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.)
    • Household garbage
    • Hazardous waste (old batteries, paint, oil, etc.)
    • Tires
    • Any appliance containing Freon (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners)
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