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    Top Spots in and near Leland Township

    • Leland, Michigan

      Camp on South Manitou Island

      5.0
      South Manitou Island is situated off of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Lake Michigan. The island is only accessible by a two-hour ferry ride, which leaves once a day from Leeland.Upon arriving at the island boat dock, you'll soon realize this isn't an ordinary experience. South Man...
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    • Leland Township, Michigan

      Paddle Board Lake Michigan from Leland Harbor

      5.0
      For a day on the water, off the shores of Lake Michigan head to Leland. Park in the marina and load onto your paddle boards from the boat ramp. You'll quickly find your way out of the marina, in which you can head right, left or to open water. Either way you'll find accessible beaches and clear s...
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    • Maple City, Michigan

      Hike Pyramid Point Trail

      4.3
      2.8 mi / 570 ft gain
      Beginning at the trailhead, the 2.8 mile round trip takes you on a gravel/sand trail up 570 feet. The trail slowly winds uphill until you hit an opening at the top that looks out at the Sleeping Bear Dunes and down on Lake Michigan. 
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    • Maple City, Michigan

      Winter Hike Pyramid Point Trail

      2.8 mi / 570 ft gain
      The trail beings at the parking lot, it takes about 20 minutes to get to the famous overlook, about a 570 foot elevation gain. As you start the trail, after about .4 miles you will find a juncture off to your right, stay straight and it will lead you to the overlook. After you take in the sweepin...
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    • Leland, Michigan

      North Manitou Island Loop

      4.5
      13.55 mi / 1010 ft gain
      North Manitou Island Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Maple City, Michigan.
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    • Maple City, Michigan

      Paddle Glen Lake

      A pristine lake thats just waiting to be explored by kayak, SUP, canoe or boat (keep in mind that power boats are allowed on this lake). The water is amazingly clear and a beautiful shade of aqua blue. During the summer months, the air temperature remains relatively cool and makes for perfect, lo...
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    • Glen Arbor, Michigan

      Hike the Ghost Forest Trail and the Dunes of Glen Haven

      3 mi
      Park your car at the Sleeping Bear Point Trailhead in Glen Haven, Michigan, once parked find your way to the sign for point of reference with the map. You'll find that the Ghost Forest Trail is a 2.8 mile loop. You can start the loop at the trailhead which is near the bathroom, or at the sign whe...
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    • Glen Arbor, Michigan

      Hike the Sleeping Bear Point Trail

      5.0
      2.8 mi
      The Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2.8 mile loop through the sand dunes with amazing views of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island. There is a 0.5 mile spur hike from the trailhead to the Lake Michigan beach. It is less strenuous than the hike from the Dune Climb to Lake Michigan.   
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    • Empire, Michigan

      Hike to Big Glen Lookout

      5.0
      4.4 mi
      Start at the Alligator Hill trail head and make your way up the hill for roughly .1 of a mile until you hit a marker. Turn left at the sign and keep on the trail for another 1.3 miles. You will hit a scenic lookout called Islands Lookout which you can stop and get pictures at. From there you will...
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    • Traverse City, Michigan

      Mission Point Lighthouse

      0.2 mi
      Mission Point Lighthouse is situated between the East and West Grand Traverse Bays, about 20 minutes north of downtown Traverse City. This historic lighthouse offers stunning views of Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan. There is a parking lot located a few hundred feet away where visitors can p...
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    • Traverse City, Michigan

      Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

      6 mi / 183 ft gain
      At the end of the Old Mission peninsula sits Mission Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by 5 acres of wooded township and many acres of state land! Upon arriving you can explore the shores just below the lighthouse - there can intriguing iceberg islands forming at the edge of the wate...
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    • Glen Arbor, Michigan

      Hike Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

      4.4
      3.5 mi
      There are two approaches to conquering the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can run to the top (the preferred method for those under the age of 10). Or, you can slowly trek up the side of this seemingly vertical wall of sand, breathing and sweating heavily, cursing each l...
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    • Empire, Michigan

      Drive the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

      5.0
      A seven mile drive that offers views that are unbelievable. There are twelve stops along the way that correspond with an interpretive guide that is found at the beginning of the drive. The drive takes you through multiple landscapes.  The points of interest are as follows:1. Covered Bridge2. Glen...
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    • Empire, Michigan

      Sleeping Bear Dunes Overlook

      0.26 mi
      Located along the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, this lookout towers over Lake Michigan and provides sweeping vistas of the lake and the surrounding lakeshore and peninsula. After parking in the lot, head along the paved path to the overlook. Once the...
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    • Traverse City, Michigan

      Whiskey Blending at Mammoth Distillery

      Now, this is something you probably haven't tried yet. Whiskey blending! The experience with Mammoth Distillery was stimulating, educating and so much fun! Technically we were actually blending bourbon - which we learned all bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. You’ll sit down with ...
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    • Honor, Michigan

      Hike Empire Bluff Trail

      5.0
      2 mi
      This moderately hilly boardwalk hike takes you to scenic viewpoints above Lake Michigan. The Sleeping Bear Dunes do not fail to impress, particularly at sunset.
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    Camping and Lodging in Leland Township

    D.H. Day Campground
    Empire, Michigan

    D.H. Day Campground

    South Manitou Group
    Leland, Michigan

    South Manitou Group

    D.H. Day Group
    Glen Arbor, Michigan

    D.H. Day Group

    Platte River Campground
    Honor, Michigan

    Platte River Campground

    Gleasons Landing
    Lake Township, Michigan

    Gleasons Landing

    Traverse City KOA
    Buckley, Michigan

    Traverse City KOA

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Leland Township

    72 Hours in the Winter Wonderland of Traverse City, Michigan

    72 Hours in the Winter Wonderland of Traverse City, Michigan

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    Everything You Need for a Winter Getaway in Traverse City, Michigan

    Everything You Need for a Winter Getaway in Traverse City, Michigan

    Holly Mandarich