Grand Traverse Bay Area : Leelanau Peninsula : Leland
Leland is a village in Leelanau County, Michigan (also known as the [Leelanau Peninsula] on the shore of Lake Michigan. Leland is the site of the oldest and largest Ottawa village on the Leelanau Peninsula named Mishi-me-go-bing, "the place where canoes run up into the river to land, because they have no harbor". European settlement began when the Antoine Manseau family came from North Manitou Island in 1853. ([more history])
[Leland Chamber of Commerce] has business and visitor information.
[Leland Township Marina] is a harbor of refuge with water, electricity (30- and 50-amp service), restrooms, showers, gasoline, diesel, pump-out, ice, boat launch.
[Fishtown] is a 150+ year-old fishing village located that retains a historic air and a small commercial fishing industry.
[Creative Commons photos of Leland, Michigan will give you an idea of the beaches and other things to see and do.
[Aurora Borealis Designs Jewelry] crafts beach glass & silver jewelry.
[Becky Thatcher Designs & Annex Gallery] original jewelry from stones and gems and gallery with art work of Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman.
[Main Street Gallery] features the work of many regional artists.
Also see [Leland Shopping Listings] from the Leland Chamber.
[The Bluebird Restaurant & Tavern] on the banks of the Leland River has a casual 100 seat bar and a dining room overlooking the river. Known for Bluebird style whitefish, cinnamon rolls and an extensive wine list.
[The Village Cheese Shanty] in Fishtown is a local favorite with big and tasty sandwiches on pretzel bread.
[The Riverside Inn] is also located on the river and features fine dining and an excellent wine list.
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[The Cove] is located in Fishtown and features the best views of Lake Michigan in town.
[Leelanau Wine Trail] offers numerous wineries for wine tasting and touring.
[Leland Lodging establishments] can be found through this page from the Leland Chamber.