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Leelanau County is located in the Northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,708.  A substantial portion of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore lies within the county's borders, including North Manitou and South Manitou Islands.

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,532 square miles of which 348 square miles of it is land and 2,184 square miles (86.24%) of it is water. The county has the second-highest proportion of water area of any county in the United States, behind only Keweenaw County, Michigan. Lake Leelanau is the county's largest body of inland water, formed from the Leland River dam near Leland. Glen Lake, located within the boundaries of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

 

Below is a listing of some things to do in the area:

 

Local Interests:

 

Leelanau County

Canoe and Kayaking Glen Arbor

Charter Fishing Leland

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre Honor

Cherry Republic Glen Arbor

Grand Traverse Lighthouse & Museum Northport

Hiking/Biking Trails

Leelanau County Chamber of Commerce

Leelanau County Dining

Leelanau County Golf

Leelanau County Libraries

Leelanau Historical Museum Leland

Leelanau Peninsula Shopping

Port Oneida Rural Historic District Empire

Shopping Leelanau County

Sleeping Bear Dunes Glen Arbor

Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum Empire

The Bay Theatre Suttons Bay

Wine Tasting Leelanau Peninsula

 

Benzie County (Frankfort, Benzonia)

Benzie County Attractions

Benzie County Visitor Information

Benzie County Dining

Fishing

Hiking/Biking Trails

 

Grand Traverse County (Traverse City)

Amusements and mini-golf Traverse City

Beaches Traverse City Area

Canoeing/Kayaking/Tubing Traverse City Area

Charter Fishing Traverse City

Cherry Roubaix Road Bike Race Traverse City

Dennos Museum Center Traverse City

Golf Grand Traverse County

Grand Traverse Heritage Center Traverse City

Great Lakes Children Museum Traverse City

Hiking/Biking Trails

Interlochen Arts Academy Interlochen

National Cherry Festival Traverse City

Nauti-Cat 43-passenger sailboat Traverse City

Shopping

Grand Traverse Mall

Downtown Traverse City

Traverse Area District Library Traverse City

Traverse City Dining

Traverse City Film Festival Traverse City

Traverse City Historical Society

Traverse City Horse Shows

Traverse City Pit Spitters Baseball

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Wine Tasting Old Mission Peninsula

 

Map of Leelanau County