Leland is a small coastal village located on the Leelanau Peninsula, a sliver of land between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau. Often known as the most picturesque stop along Lake Michigan, it is also an important harbor of refuge as it is the only harbor for the 70 miles between Frankfort and Charlevoix (not including Traverse Bay).
A National Landmark District, “Fishtown” is home to an authentic Great Lakes fishing fleet. Ancient ice and fish shanties now house an operating fish house, smokehouse and specialty shops. A ferry runs between Leland Harbor and the North and South Manitou Islands.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!