NORTHPORT LELAND SUTTONS BAY Elk Rapids Traverse City
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when you get there
Northport - Information booth on East Bay Drive, at 2nd. Suttons Bay - Information booth on Front Street, at back of building just north of the Inland Seas Educational Association. Leland - Just around the corner from the Fish Hook, across from Fishtown. 110 North Lake St.
e think sticking around west Michigan is one answer to helping the economies of the area. Yes, we love it here, but everyone can use a change of scenery now and then. We might as well stay close by and see what treasures lie just around the bend. The staff at the Ludington Daily News is happy to present “Road Trips,” a series of adventures close by.
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Open 7 Days 114 Nagonaba — Downtown Northport  386-7639
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The Breakfast, Lunch, Pizzeria
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Featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, espresso bar, fine pastries, and beer, wine and cocktails. Monday - Wednesday, 8am - 4pm
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Suttons Bay, one block north of downtown 231.271.2344 • marthasleelanautable.com
110 W. River St. • Leland, MI • 231.256.9501 OPEN 7 DAYS • MAY - OCTOBER
Open Mon: 8am-3pm Tue & Wed: Closed Thur: 8am--3pm Fri & Sat 8am--8pm Sun: 8am--7pm
Thistledown Shoppe Fine Yarn & Notions Open 7 Days A Week
“A Wee Shoppe with a Big Heart”
419 N. St. Joseph (M-22) • Suttons Bay Thistledownshoppe@yahoo.com www.thistledownshoppe.com
The Leelanau Peninsula is one of Michigan’s many wonders. With the 45th parallel running through the region, it’s designed for a great wine grape harvest. The cool climate, rich soil and unique geography of a peninsula surrounded by the temperate waters of Lake Michigan create the perfect conditions for growing quality grapes, according to the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Fall is a great time to visit the area’s many wineries and so much more. The area is home to picturesque Sleeping Bear Dunes, recently voted “Good Morning America’s” most beautiful place in the country. Stop by and see for yourself.
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Stop in Friday-Sunday from 2 pm-6 pm and taste our featured wine specials. Receive 10% off on any of our weekly tasty specials. TIPS CERTIFIED Now is the time to book a wine tasting party before the holidays! Looking for something different than the traditional wine tasting party? Why not try a wine & food pairing party? • Wine & Cheese • Wine & Chocolate Call Vaughn or Sheila to schedule your party today!
HAMLIN GROCERY & DELI 3611 N. Jebavy, Ludington
843-2058 Open Daily 6 AM-10 PM
Since 1927 Serving the freshest Lake Michigan Whitefish, Perch, and Walleye, and great Prime Rib, Steaks and a great deal more. Come visit the Tavern or our Dining Room overlooking the Leland River. Huge selection of the best Local Wines and other great wine from around the world 102 River St., Leland • 231-256-9081 • www.leelanau.com/bluebird • email@example.com
Open Every Day until Oct. 23rd, Call for Winter Hours.
september / october 2011
| Ludington daily newS • ROAD TRIP
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hen Michiganders hold up their hand to show people from other states where they live on the map, their pinky represents the Leelanau Peninsula. Getting to the tip of the pinky from the knuckle (Mason County) can take anywhere from two hours to two days. Getting sidetracked along M-22 is pretty easy. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore alone is worth the trip. “Good Morning America” viewers recently voted the area the Most Beautiful Place in America. Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula is breathtaking, area residents know. Now the rest of the country does, too. After running down the dunes like you’re flying and taking photographs as keepsakes, enjoy the area then head to Leland. Find the first parking place you can after crossing the bridge over the river that flows from Lake Leelanau to Lake Michigan. If you’re hungry when you arrive, there are lots of options from sit-down lunches overlooking Leland’s Fishtown to take-out fare from many of the vendors in Fishtown itself. Leland is a jumping-off point for hikers and backpackers heading to the Manitou Islands for a day trip or longer. So it’s not uncommon to see hikers loaded down with heavy packs heading for the islands. A ferry company provides rides to South and North Manitou during the hiking season. Leland also has great shops and art galleries.
Once you’ve had your fill of Leland, it’s time to get back on M-22 and head north to Northport. The Village of Northport traces its roots back several centuries when the area was settled by the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Northport’s street signs reflect this heritage. White settlers moved in during 1849 and the village was incorporated in 1903. Today the area has historic walking tours, restaurants and parks for area visitors. One of the main attractions is the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, inside of the Leelanau State Park. The current light was built in 1858 and is open to the public. After your tour of the Grand Traverse Light and the Leelanau State Park there are several places in Northport to grab a quick snack before moving on to Suttons Bay. Suttons Bay has become a popular destination for “foodies.” Over a dozen restaurants line the main street offering everything from burgers to high-end fare.
The fun store behind the pink bench
Located on a beautiful, wind-swept hillside in Suttons Bay, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay add to the majesty of the vineyard. Willow produces premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Baci Rosé, exclusively from estate or regionally grown fruit. Hours: Daily 12-6; Sun 12-5
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Monday-Saturday
231.386.9890 102 Mill Street, Northport penningtoncollection.com
10702 E. Hilltop Rd, Suttons Bay, MI (231) 271 4810
3 Nature Gems Gift Shops Specializing in
Petoskey Stones and Natural Gifts
Visit Nature's Gem Shop in Leland for
"Leland Blues" and a wonderful selection of beads!
Downtown Northport Corner of Mill & Main St. 231-386-7826 231-386-5169
Visit our newest shop
Uptown Nature Gems Gallery
104 Nagonaba Downtown Northport
Downtown Leland 106 N. Main St. 231-256-7570
Suttons Bay is also home to the Inland Seas Educational Association and the Great Lakes Schoolship Inland Seas. The 77foot schooner offers several sailings each week, most from Suttons Bay. The area boasts many fine wineries that offer daily wine tastings — see the ads in this section. A complete list and map of the wineries on the peninsula can be found on the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association website at www.lpwines.com.