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Top Things to Do on the Leelanau Peninsula
If you're visiting our campground this season, you'll probably need a few suggestions for things to do outside of our Lake Leelanau campground! With all that we have to offer, you won't need to leave our Michigan campground unless you're itching to explore the surrounding area! The Leelanau Peninsula and neighboring areas have plenty of options for family-friendly things to do. Here is a mix of 10 things to do on the Leelanau Peninsula to keep in mind for your next stay with us!

Family-Friendly Attractions:

1. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Sleeping Bear Dunes, where you can climb the towering dunes, hike scenic trails, and enjoy stunning views of Lake Michigan. It's a perfect spot for family adventures and picnics.

2. Leland's Historic Fishtown

Step back in time at Leland's Historic Fishtown, a charming area with old fishing shanties, unique shops, and delicious seafood. It's a great place to stroll and learn about the region's maritime history.

3. Leelanau State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Visit Leelanau State Park to enjoy nature trails, beach access, and the historic Grand Traverse Lighthouse. The park offers picturesque views and plenty of space for kids to play and explore.

Top Local Restaurants:

1. The Cove in Leland

Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced seafood at The Cove in Leland. With its waterfront setting and delicious dishes, it's a dining experience you won't want to miss.

2. 9 Bean Rows in Suttons Bay

Savor farm-to-table cuisine at 9 Bean Rows while camping in Leelanau Peninsula. Known for its fresh ingredients and cozy atmosphere, this restaurant and cafe on the Leelanau Peninsula is perfect for a family meal.

3. Hop Lot Brewing Co. in Suttons Bay

Relax with a craft beer and hearty meal at Hop Lot Brewing Co. Their outdoor seating area and beer garden is great for kids, with plenty of space to run around.

Best Nearby Activities:

1. Shopping in Suttons Bay

Explore the charming shops and boutiques in Suttons Bay. From unique gifts to local art, there's something for everyone in this quaint village.

2. Wine Tasting at Leelanau Peninsula Wineries

Discover the flavors of the Leelanau Peninsula with a wine tasting tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Many wineries offer family-friendly experiences, beautiful grounds, and delicious local wines.

3. Exploring Lake Leelanau

Looking for some Lake Leelanau boat rentals? While staying at Leelanau Pines, guests can rent a kayak, paddle board, or pontoon boat to explore the serene waters of Lake Leelanau. Our water rentals are a fun and active way to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

4. Glen Haven Village

Step into the past at Glen Haven Village, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This restored 19th-century village includes a blacksmith shop, general store, and maritime museum, offering a fascinating glimpse into the area's history.
Hopefully you're able to add a couple of these stops to your itinerary next time you stay with us! Our lakeside camping resort is the perfect home base if you're traveling to Northern Michigan and interested in Lake Leelanau camping. While there is plenty to do at our campground, we hope you can venture out to explore the Leelanau Peninsula and other nearby towns to see some of our local favorites!