Northport – is a picturesque, waterfront community with a proud heritage dating back to 1849. Residents and visitors will enjoy Northport’s marina facilities and nearly one-half mile of prime public beaches designed for bathing, picnics and special events such as Northport’s Friday farmer’s market and destination weddings at the bayside pavilion. Within the Village limits exists a walking trail through woods guaranteed to provide the “up north” experience.
Omena – Overlooking Omena Bay, on the western side of Grand Traverse Bay, Omena is home to wineries and farms including a thriving organic farming movement that includes cherries and hops. The area boasts several wineries featuring the best of the region’s cherry and grape crop, for which the Grand Traverse and Leelanau areas are especially known.
Suttons Bay – Suttons Bay is the gateway to Leelanau County and lies midway up the eastern shore of Leelanau Peninsula. This year ‘round coastal village has a quality all its’ own…specialty shops, galleries, unique dining experiences, B&Bs and historic inns make this place a truly ‘walkable village’. Marina Park is an ideal spot for a family day at the beach. The schoolship schooner, Inland Seas, is docked on the south side of the marina. With hiking trails at Bahle Park and the TART trail on the edge of town, you can bike, hike or run to your hearts’ content. Surrounded by rolling vineyards you will find yourself in the heart of Michigan wine country.
Leland – Leland is a picturesque, small coastal town located on a sliver of land between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau, on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula surrounded by incredible natural beauty, excellent amenities and charm. Leland’s historical district, known as Fishtown, features rustic shanties and docks reminiscent of life and commercial fishing one hundred years ago. Today, galleries and unique shops fill their walls, and charter fishing trips and the only public ferry to the popular Manitou Islands depart from those same docks. The adjacent full service marina is the perfect place for launching and mooring boats on Lake Michigan.
Glen Arbor – Glen Arbor is one of those small towns that makes it on almost everyones list of most beautiful places in Michigan. The town sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, just north of the beautiful Glen Lake and is a vacationer and boaters paradise. The western end of the lake takes you right up to one of Michigan’s most famous natural wonders, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which features more than 70,000 acres of giant sand dunes and pristine beaches.
Lake Leelanau – The sleepy little town of Lake Leelanau is comfortably situated at the narrows between the North and South Leelanau lakes. Warm weather months brings visitors for boating and other water recreation, there are interesting restaurants that have developed a following, and the rest of the village is self-sustaining with unique stone buildings, a bar to tell stories in, and other necessity stores that maintain the daily routines of life. The romance of this town and its locals is celebrated in the quiet essays of Kathleen Stocking’s book, Letters from Lake Leelanau, that express a way of life fast disappearing in America.