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Leelanau Road Trip
SUTTONS BAYSUTTONS BAY
Elk RapidsTraverse City
Northport - Information booth on East Bay Drive, at 2nd.
SuttoNS Bay - Information booth on Front Street, at back of building just north of the Inland
Seas Educational Association.
LeLaNd - Just around the corner from the Fish Hook, across from Fishtown. 110 North Lake St.
Information when you get there
Information when you get there
We think sticking around west Michigan is one answer to helping the economies of
the area. Yes, we love it here, but everyone can use a change of scenery now and then. We might
as well stay close by and see what treasures lie just around the bend.
The staff at the Ludington Daily News is happy to present “Road Trips,” a series of adventures close by.
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The Leelanau Peninsula is one of Michigan’s many wonders. With the 45th parallel running through the region, it’s designed for a great wine grape harvest.
The cool climate, rich soil and unique geography of a peninsula surrounded by the temperate waters of Lake Michigan create the perfect conditions for growing quality grapes, according to the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
Fall is a great time to visit the area’s many wineries and so much more.The area is home to picturesque Sleeping Bear Dunes, recently voted “Good Morning
America’s” most beautiful place in the country. Stop by and see for yourself.
3611 N. Jebavy, Ludington 843-2058 Open Daily 6 AM-10 PM
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We havethe corneron yourone of akind specialty basket needs.
Stop in Friday-Sunday from 2 pm-6 pm and taste our featuredwine specials. Receive 10% off on any of our weekly tasty specials.
Wine & Beer Tasting
Call Vaughn or Sheila to schedule your party today!
TIPS CERTIFIEDNow is the time to book a wine tasting
party before the holidays!Looking for something different than the
traditional wine tasting party?Why not try a wine & food pairing party?
• Wine & Cheese • Wine & Chocolate
European Style Cafe
Monday - Wednesday, 8am - 4pmThursday - Saturday, 8am - 9pmSunday 9am - 9pmEarly Bird Special 5pm - 6pm
Featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, espresso bar, fine pastries, and beer, wine and cocktails.
Suttons Bay, one block north of downtown 231.271.2344 • marthasleelanautable.com
Monday - Saturday 8am-3pmWednesday - Sunday 5pm-9pmSunday 9am-2pm Brunch
110 W. River St. • Leland, MI • 231.256.9501OPEN 7 DAYS • MAY - OCTOBER
Fine Yarn & NotionsOpen 7 Days A Week“A Wee Shoppe
with a Big Heart”231-271-YARN (9276)
419 N. St. Joseph (M-22) • Suttons [email protected]
Oct. 8 Empire Heritage Days
Oct. 15 Fall Festival - Northport
Oct. 15 & 16 Haunted Lighthouse at the Grand Traverse
Lighthouse - Northport
NOv. 5, 6, 12, 13 Toast the Season Weekend
Oct. 21 Suttons Bay Fall Art Walk
Oct. 22 Leland Fall Frenzy
NOv. 18 Suttons Bay Holiday Open House
NOv. 18 Holiday Evening Stroll - Suttons Bay
NOv. 25 Where the Holidays Begin - Leland
Dec. 4 Christmas in the Village - Suttons Bay
102 River St., Leland • 231-256-9081 • www.leelanau.com/bluebird • email@example.comOpen Every Day until Oct. 23rd, Call for Winter Hours.
Serving the freshest Lake Michigan Whitefish, Perch, and Walleye, and great Prime Rib, Steaks and a great deal more.
Come visit the Tavern or our Dining Room overlooking the Leland River.
Huge selection of the best Local Wines and other great wine from around the world
Fall Harvest Dinners Served thru October 31st
Dine in or on our Patios!215 N. Mill S.T. Northport Mi 49670
231-386-7536Open Mon: 8am-3pm Tue & Wed: Closed
Thur: 8am--3pmFri & Sat 8am--8pm Sun: 8am--7pm
Save some gas and have a blast!
When Michiganders hold up their hand to show people from other
states where they live on the map, their pinky represents the Leelanau Peninsula.
Getting to the tip of the pinky from the knuckle (Mason County) can take anywhere from two hours to two days. Getting side-tracked along M-22 is pretty easy.
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore alone is worth the trip. “Good Morning America” viewers recently voted the area the Most Beautiful Place in America. Michi-gan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula is breathtaking, area residents know. Now the rest of the country does, too.
After running down the dunes like you’re flying and taking photographs as keepsakes, enjoy the area then head to Leland. Find the first park-ing place you can after crossing the bridge over the river that flows from Lake Leelanau to Lake Michigan. If you’re hungry when you arrive, there are lots of options from sit-down lunches overlooking Leland’s Fish-town to take-out fare from many of the vendors in Fishtown itself.
Leland is a jumping-off point for hikers and backpackers heading to the Manitou Islands for a day trip or longer. So it’s not uncommon to see hikers loaded down with heavy packs heading for the islands. A ferry company provides rides to South and North Manitou during the hiking sea-son. Leland also has great shops and art galleries.
Once you’ve had your fill of Leland, it’s time to get back on M-22 and head north to Northport. The Village of Northport traces its roots back several centuries when the area was settled by the Otta-wa and Chippewa Indians. Northport’s street signs reflect this heritage. White settlers moved in during 1849 and the village was incorporated in 1903. Today the area has historic walking tours, restaurants and parks for area visitors. One of the main attractions is the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, inside of the Leelanau State Park. The current light was built in 1858 and is open to the public.
After your tour of the Grand Tra-verse Light and the Leelanau State Park there are several places in Northport to grab a quick snack before mov-ing on to Suttons Bay.
Suttons Bay has be-come a popular destina-tion for “foodies.” Over a dozen restaurants line the main street offering everything from burgers to high-end fare.
Sut-tons Bay is also home to the Inland Seas Educational Association and the Great Lakes Schoolship Inland Seas. The 77-foot schooner offers several sailings each week, most from Suttons Bay.
The area boasts many fine wineries that offer daily wine tastings — see the ads in this section. A complete list and map of the wineries on the pen-insula can be found on the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association web-site at www.lpwines.com.
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3 Nature Gems Gift ShopsSpecializing in
Petoskey Stonesand Natural Gifts
Visit our newest shop
Uptown NatureGems Gallery
104 Nagonaba Downtown Northport
Downtown NorthportCorner of Mill & Main St.231-386-7826231-386-5169
Downtown Leland106 N. Main St.
Visit Nature's Gem Shop in Leland for
"Leland Blues"and a wonderful selection of beads!
10702 E. Hilltop Rd, Suttons Bay, MI(231) 271 4810
Located on a beautiful, wind-swept hillside in Suttons Bay, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay add to the majesty of the vineyard.
Willow produces premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Baci Rosé, exclusively from estate or regionally grown fruit.
Hours: Daily 12-6; Sun 12-5
The fun store behind the pink bench
231.386.9890102 Mill Street, Northportpenningtoncollection.com