"PRETTY LELAND" Leland by dtownkitty

Leland Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 24 photos

LELANAU PENNINSULA ON LAKE MICHIGAN

Leland is squished in between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau in the Leelanau Penninsula of northern Michigan. It is a very picturesque, small town that has managed to maintain its charm even while catering to its well informed, well bred, monied summer visitors.

LETS JUST HOPE THE HILTONS DON'T FIND OUT ABOUT IT

There is no shortage of beautiful yachts in the small harbor, nor of docksiders, pullovers, Ralph Loren and Polo lables. But don't let the riff raff scare you off...There are plenty of down to earth folks and maybe even a few bikers in the mix for good measure as well as your average, brooding teenager. Besides, you can't get too upset about it. If it weren't for them, you might not be able to get your lowfat decaf french vanilla cafe latte with a sprinkling of nutmeg here.

I think that most people who visit this region of Michigan don't want the secret to get out about how fabulous it is. So...If you really want to be part of the "in the know" crowd, you should visit the Leelanau penninsula before everyone catches on.

http://www.lelandmi.com/

FISHTOWN

Don't forget to visit the old, historic "Fishtown" which is actually part of the village on the water. There are attempts being made to fully restore and protect it from developement. It is just like an northeast fishing village from a movie.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY
  • Cons:NOT A LOT IN THE WAY OF LOCAL DIVES
  • In a nutshell:WATCH THE SUNSET WITH YOUR MACCHIATO
  • Last visit to Leland: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 8, 2006
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2006 at 3:41 PM

    Whoops, you've posted the same restaurant tip twice. But I agree about eating the local fish when you are at a lake, as I always do at Lake Constance. I haven't been to Lake Michigan for years, though I grew up very close to it. Nice photos here!

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