This update covers the second part of our scenic Leelanau Peninsula drive. We were pretty tired after all the stops we had made, but we didn’t want to miss Leland and the Historic Fishtown District. The Leelanau Peninsula is loaded with awesome places to visit, I am sure we will be making many more visits. If you missed part one, please go back and read yesterday’s update.
Leland takes you back in history...especially when you arrive in Fishtown. Rustic shanties that are now home to various shops have stood the test of time and give you a feel on how life was 100 years ago in the commercial fishing business. Leland is where you can catch a ferry to the Manitou Islands. North Manitou Island is the larger of the two, lies 12 miles from Leland and does not allow motorized vehicles. You can enjoy wildlife and plants in their natural habitat while you sit in quiet solitude. South Manitou Island is 16 miles west of Leland and is a bit more active. You can visit a shipwreck, lighthouse, and Coast Guard Station. Not sure if we will have time for the island tour this time. We have to save something for the next visit. :-)
We loved the cheese shop here and were wishing we had not already had lunch, I am sure we will be making a second trip back to Fishtown and more of the awesome Leelanau Peninsula. Check back later for more from this very special part of Michigan.