Welcome to Leelanau County!

I'm excited to have you here enjoying our area! Please use my curated guide to for tips for a more enjoyable visit and to discover my favorite local places to eat, drink, shop & experience. Enjoy!
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

πŸ…ΏοΈ Parking (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

🚻 Public Restrooms (map)

🚲 TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

⛱️ Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

πŸš— Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies

LOCAL FAVORITES

Seasonally driven breakfast menu - Sugar 2 Salt

Food

Village Cheese Shanty

Sandwich shop
199 River St, Leland
Local's tip: Cash only. Worth the wait!

Nittolo’s

Brick-oven pizzas & authentic Italian
104 Main Street, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: For a next-level dining experience, ask to meet Chef Eric!

Art’s Tavern

Old school Northern MI tavern

Market 22

Deli & market
497 East Harbor Highway, Maple City

22 Vines & Wines

Great place for authentic Thai food, specialty pizzas, wine, beer, cider, and a full bar.

Roman Wheel Pizza

Delicious pizza and subs!
116 N Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay

Boone’s Prime Time

American restaurant & pub
102 N Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay
Local's tip: Try the famous Massive Mary!

Fiddleheads

A local favorite serving healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch
202 W Main St, Lake Leelanau

Picnic

Gourmet market, sandwiches & ice cream
102 N Main Street, Leland
Local's tip: Their custom charcuterie boards are perfect for the beach, boat or hike!

Scoops 22

Local favorite for Ice Cream! Featuring both Moomers and Buchans ice creams.
403 Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling

Drink

Farm Club

Farm, brewery, restaurant & market place
10051 Lake Leelanau Dr, Traverse City

Aurora Cellars

Boutique Leelanau Peninsula winery
7788 E Horn Rd, Lake Leelanau

Hop Lot Brewing Co.

Beer Garden
658 S W Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay

Mundos North

Local specialty coffee bar and artisan house made pastries.
206 North Saint Joseph St., Suttons Bay
Local's tip: Try the Cheddar Lime Hash Burrito!

Shady Lane Cellars

Leelanau Peninsula winery & vineyard
9580 E Shady Ln, Suttons Bay
Local's note: Great place for good wine with a great patio and outdoor bar.

The Mitten Brewing Co.

Brew pub
112 W Nagonaba St, Northport

Art’s Tavern

Old school Northern MI tavern

Cedar River Coffee Company

Great coffee, lattes, and other drinks.
9104 S Kasson St, Cedar
Distance: Downtown Cedar
I personally love their almond milk latte.

Glen Arbor Wines

Winery & Vineyard
5873 S Lake St, Glen Arbor

Market 22

Deli & market
497 East Harbor Highway, Maple City
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!

The Bay Theatre

Community-oriented movie theater
214 N Saint Joseph St, Suttons Bay

Pyramid Point Trail

Hiking trail along Lake Michigan
Basch Rd, Maple City
Local's note: 2.7 miles of hilly hiking with a beautiful lookout. Don't descend the

Crystal River

birding, canoe/kayak, fishing & floating
6249 River Rd, Glen Arbor
I RECOMMEND: To best enjoy the Crystal River, kayak or float with Crystal River Outfitters
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana

Shopping

N.J.’s Grocery

115 W Philip St, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: Authentic packaged Indian food prepared daily

MI Market

All Michigan-made products!
321 N St Joseph St, Suttons Bay

Downtown Leland & Fishtown

A fun downtown and active fishing village full of great shops
Leland, MI

Downtown Suttons Bay

Great place to shop & eat
St Joseph St, Suttons Bay

Picnic

Gourmet market, sandwiches & ice cream
102 N Main Street, Leland
Local's tip: Their custom charcuterie boards are perfect for the beach, boat or hike!
Bike & XC ski rentals, sales & service - Brick Wheels

Services/Rentals

The Cyclery

Full service bike shop
6260 W River Road, Glen Arbor

Crystal River Outfitters

Kayak and bike rentals & sales
6249 W. River Road (M22), Glen Arbor

Ride Leelanau

E-bike rentals
204 N Saint Jospeh St, Suttons Bay

Stocked

Local grocery delivery service
Delivering Northern MI
Local's tip: Deliveres before arrival or while you're out! Ideal for rentals, homes & boats. Items neatly placed in the kitchen and directly into the frigde!
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Enjoy your time in Traverse City!
TJ