Leland

Leland is located on scenic M-22 on the western shore of Leelanau County. Population:  621.  It lies just south of an old Indian village called Shemacopink. The first white settler, Antoine Manseau, from Manistee, built his home here in 1853. The county seat since 1882.  The name lee land (from stormy seas, the quarter toward which the wind blows, it is quite exposed to winds from the north) became Leland.  Leland is one of those rare villages which is different than all of the others. The entire village encompasses only three "full" blocks. Many of the businesses are in turn-of-the-century buildings. The dining is upscale and the retail establishments include numerous art galleries, specialty shops, and clothiers. Leland is a great "walking around" town with numerous private flower gardens and mini-gardens. The Village Green, one of three public parks near the village center, includes a spectacular rose garden on one corner, and flowers throughout.  And of course, there is Fishtown. Fishtown began in the 1800s. The buildings in Fishtown were first used as the equipment sheds for the old-time fisherman. It has slowly been transformed into one of the most unique shopping areas and charter boat dockages to be found anywhere. Most of the buildings are repaired versions of the originals, and the place looks similar to what is has for one hundred years. These grey, weather-beaten buildings along the Carp River, are one of the largest attractions of Leelanau County and of the

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Attractions

Leelanau Historical Museum [Historical Museum], 203 E. Cedar Street, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-7475

South Manitou Island Light, PO Box 277, South Manitou Island, MI, Phone: (231) 256-9061

Dining Out

Stone House Cafe & Bread [Cafe, Bakery], 407 South Main Street, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-2577

Lodging

 

Organizations

 

Outdoors & Sports

Carlson Fisheries [Sportfishing Charters], 205 River Street, Box 406, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-9771

Carol Dee [Sportfishing Charters], PO Box 133, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-9639

Cutter Charter [Sportfishing Charters], 107 N. Lake Street, Leland Harbor, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 218-4239

Far-Fetched [Sportfishing Charters], 10013 East Lakeview Hills Road, Traverse City, MI 49684, Phone: (231) 941-4376

Fishtown Charter Service [Sportfishing Charters], 1657 N. Manitou Trail, Box 133, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-9639

Hawkins Outfitters [Trout Fishing Guides], PO Box 362, Traverse City, MI 49685, Phone: (231) 228-7135

Infinity Charters [Sportfishing Charters], 4501 Lakeview Dr., Interlochen, MI 49643, Phone: (231) 276-9159

Schlitts Charters [Sportfishing Charters], 5277 Barney Road, Traverse City, MI 49696, Phone: (231) 947-7642

Sleeping Bear Charters LLC [Sportfishing Charters], 3475 S. Stanley St., Lake Leelanau, MI 49653, Phone: (231) 256-6474

Watta Bite Charter Fishing [Sportfishing Charters], 5705 Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Phone: (231) 409-0963

Whaleback Natural Area [Nature Preserve], Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-9665

White Cap Charters [Sportfishing Charters], PO Box 109, Leland, MI 49654,
Phone: (231) 883-7530

Services

Manitou Island Transit [Ferry Service], 207 W River Street, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-9061

Shopping

Americana Collection of Leland [Gift Shop], 104 West River Street, P.O. Box 884, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-9350

Leland Cherry Company [Cherry Products], 106 Lake St., Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-2033

M. Frey Studio [Art Gallery], 106 N. Lake Street, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-2015

Main Street Gallery [Art Gallery], 307 S. Main, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-7787

Murdick's Fudge Shoppe - Leland [Fudge Shop], 110 W. River Street, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-2525

Nell Revel Smith Studio [Art Gallery], 107 N. Main St., Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-7689

Stone House Cafe & Bread [Cafe, Bakery], 407 South Main Street, Leland, MI 49654, Phone: (231) 256-2577

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