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.

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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.

Leland Fishtown

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.