We provide curated itineraries filled with recommended experiences, destinations, off-the-beaten-path activities in all of our communities. We know your time is limited so let us help you carve out unique outings so you don’t have to figure out plans and schedule after you arrive.
Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors while soaking up beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands.
The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization that brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August.
Leelanau Community Cultural Center promotes cultural enrichment programs and events and provides a gathering place for the community to ensure the preservation of the Old Art Building as a significant part of Leelanau history.
The Leelanau Historical Society Museum educates about Leelanau life and maritime history through exhibits, educational programs and publications. Today, the collections and archives contain more than 20,000 items.
Along the Leland River, as it feeds into Lake Michigan, is Leland’s Historic Fishtown – one of the last working and thriving fishing districts on the Great Lakes. Don’t miss Leland Gal, Sporck Tile, Tug Stuff, Carlson’s Fresh Fish
What began as a small fine crafts gallery featuring ten artists is now a showcase for fine art, crafts, outsider, and folk art. The gallery represents over sixty-five artists from all over the country.
Leelanau State Park, located at the tip of the little finger on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, has more than 1519 acres waiting for visitors to explore. The park showcases the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a rustic campground, and 8.5 miles of hiking/skiing trails.
Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake.
The Leelanau Conservancy has been devoted to protecting the land and water and has preserved nearly 14,000 acres and created 26 Natural Areas for public enjoyment with more than 20 miles of hiking trails.
Dani Knoph Wildlife Studio
Dani Knoph is an artist, writer, and advocate for wildlife conservation in Michigan. She launched Dani Knoph Wildlife Studio in 2017. Archival prints of her artwork can be found at specialty shops and galleries.
Michigan’s Northwest Lower Peninsula is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. Cherry Republic use those cherries in over 200 cherry products like Salsas, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Cherry Nut Mixes, and much more.
Omena Cut Flowers is a U-Pick flower farm located about 7 miles north of Suttons Bay. The farm is beautiful and overlooks the shores of Grand Traverse Bay and offers 23 flower beds to pick from, with over 40 varieties of annuals and perennials.
9 bean rows bakery produces delicious artisan breads and pastries in the old Covered Wagon market between Suttons Bay and Lake Leelanau They also have a list of traditional European pastries ranging from buttery flaky croissants to brioche, cakes, pies, napoleons, eclairs, and more.
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail winds for 27 miles through the stunning Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore—a national park on the shores of Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
The 17-mile Leelanau Trail provides a paved off-road connection between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Running through the last of Leelanau County’s former railroad corridors, the Leelanau Trail features picturesque forests, farms, vineyards, lakes and ponds.
Crystal Lake Adventure Sports, located in Beulah is Northern Michigan’s premier source for sales, service and rentals of stand up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and bicycles. They have all the gear, clothing and accessories that go with them.
Everyone has a favorite vacation activity.
Some love the thrill of paddleboarding through the waves. Others prefer the more relaxed dog paddle. No matter what you enjoy, we can make it better.