Leland is a charming village that will beguile you with its beauty located on a shard of land between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau, on beautiful Leelanau Peninsula.
Our visit was like being transported in a scenic old town straight from the romantic Hollywood movie. In fact, I almost felt being in a setting described by incurable romance fanatic authors the like of Sparks and Steele.
The small town offers variety of activities such as hiking, biking, skiing and fishing. Our visit was so relaxing and filled with experiences that allowed us to be immersed with the calm and distinctive beauty of nature.
Here are the activities that would surely make your stay memorable in this historic town.
|Leland is a charming village that will beguile you with its beauty. Splurge on special shopping, swimming and dining on this small town full of activities!|
1. Stay Overnight in Falling Waters Lodge
The lodge is right at the historic enclave of 19th-century Lake Michigan shanties which offers the comforts of modern living while continuously preserving its historic feel. It is family-owned and operated and the place allows you to connect to the long tradition of Great Lakes maritime culture.
You may enjoy the sound of the falling water right at the comfort of your room or at the deck while enjoying a relaxing view. There are people fishing and you even get to enjoy watching fish trying to jump on the dam!
Just a walking distance from Falling Waters Lodge, boutiques, bookstores, and antique shops are all around. Shopping is a treat especially if you have a lot of cash because most items are not cheap. Check out the prices of some specialty items and beautifully crafted art.
|This lampshade costs $359. Shades are made from the art of Michael Macone.|
|Books are expensive but they do offer some good deals.|
|I love this shop!|
|This costs $1,000. Small but so expensive!|
|So many choices of coffee, candies, and preserved fruits.|
|This shop has all kinds of candies.|
|More choices of chocolates and candies here and they also have the best coffee.|
|Variety of jams.|
3. Go on a Hike
The historic town nestled at Lake Michigan will not fail to give you beautiful parks and trails. There’s a beautiful 40-acre natural area with hiking trails that are open to the public. Visit this official site for a complete list of Leelanau county trails.
4. Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes Scenic Drive
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is nearby so don’t miss this Good Morning America’s Most Beautiful Place. The views are magnificent and beyond descriptions.
5. Indulge in Restaurants
Delicious cuisines are also available in different restaurants. One of the famous places is Bluebird which is known for the finest whitefish, walleye, and perch in Northern Michigan. They also have steaks, prime ribs, and other seafood entrees.