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Susanne’s guidebook

Susanne

Susanne’s guidebook

Food scene
Grab-n-go gourmet items such as the “figgy piggy” fig and prosciutto sandwich, chickpea wrap, and other delights. Perfect for an impromptu picnic at the harbor. Local pastries from 9 Bean Rows bakery, coffee, lettuce, local cheeses, pickles, crackers, mozarella, spreads, pasta salads, wine tastings and a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Takeout available until 3pm.
New Bohemian Café
110 S Waukazoo St
Grab-n-go gourmet items such as the “figgy piggy” fig and prosciutto sandwich, chickpea wrap, and other delights. Perfect for an impromptu picnic at the harbor. Local pastries from 9 Bean Rows bakery, coffee, lettuce, local cheeses, pickles, crackers, mozarella, spreads, pasta salads, wine tastings and a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Takeout available until 3pm.
This market is a short, 3-minute drive north of the cottage. Seasonal vegetables and fruit including corn on the cob, blueberries, cherries, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, zucchini. Fresh-baked pies and cookies. Call (231) 386-5909 for market hours and more info.
Bells of Christmas
11200 N Mill St
This market is a short, 3-minute drive north of the cottage. Seasonal vegetables and fruit including corn on the cob, blueberries, cherries, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, zucchini. Fresh-baked pies and cookies. Call (231) 386-5909 for market hours and more info.
Diner-style breakfast and lunch with a local twist. Small, cozy and beautiful restaurant with outdoor seating. Rise early in Summertime or prepare to wait - the restaurant staff will call your cell phone when your table is ready while you walk to the harbor or around town. http://northporttribune.com/
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The Tribune Ice Cream & Eatery
110 East Nagonaba Street
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Diner-style breakfast and lunch with a local twist. Small, cozy and beautiful restaurant with outdoor seating. Rise early in Summertime or prepare to wait - the restaurant staff will call your cell phone when your table is ready while you walk to the harbor or around town. http://northporttribune.com/
Outdoor, pet-friendly seating with a large outdoor fireplace for chilly nights. You'll often find a food truck serving wood-fired pizza pulled up near the bar. http://www.mittenbrewing.com/northport/
The Mitten Brewing Company-Northport
112 W Nagonaba St
Outdoor, pet-friendly seating with a large outdoor fireplace for chilly nights. You'll often find a food truck serving wood-fired pizza pulled up near the bar. http://www.mittenbrewing.com/northport/
Wonderful, local homemade spice blends, vinegars, mustards, honey, and dip and rice packets. Perfect for gifts to take home to friends that will fit in your carry-on and make a big impact. Pet gifts too, including handmade catnip pillows for your cat or dog treats for your pup. The owner includes short recipes with many of the items. A beautiful, quiet spot which is on the way to Leland.
Woodland Herb Farm
7741 N Manitou Trail
Wonderful, local homemade spice blends, vinegars, mustards, honey, and dip and rice packets. Perfect for gifts to take home to friends that will fit in your carry-on and make a big impact. Pet gifts too, including handmade catnip pillows for your cat or dog treats for your pup. The owner includes short recipes with many of the items. A beautiful, quiet spot which is on the way to Leland.
The long dirt road is typical of entering a leelanau county farm. It feels as though you are stepping out of this busy world and into a peaceful, out-of-the way place yet it is just a few minutes outside of Northport, on the way to Leland. https://www.greenbirdcellars.com/
Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farm
9825 E Engles Rd
The long dirt road is typical of entering a leelanau county farm. It feels as though you are stepping out of this busy world and into a peaceful, out-of-the way place yet it is just a few minutes outside of Northport, on the way to Leland. https://www.greenbirdcellars.com/
Fresh-baked breads of all types, wonderful sandwiches (everything from breakfast sandwiches to gourmet), pastries, packaged crackers, dips, sauces, pasta. http://www.9beanrows.com/bakery
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9 Bean Rows Bakery
9000-9176 E Duck Lake Rd
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Fresh-baked breads of all types, wonderful sandwiches (everything from breakfast sandwiches to gourmet), pastries, packaged crackers, dips, sauces, pasta. http://www.9beanrows.com/bakery
Perfect-sized Friday market with so much to offer. Local artists display landscape-inspired stationary and crafts. Plants, flowers, vegetables, fruits, pastries, crepes. See a list of all markets throughout Leelanau county: https://leelanaufarmersmarkets.com/markets/
Northport Farmers' Market
2 Main St
Perfect-sized Friday market with so much to offer. Local artists display landscape-inspired stationary and crafts. Plants, flowers, vegetables, fruits, pastries, crepes. See a list of all markets throughout Leelanau county: https://leelanaufarmersmarkets.com/markets/
Trendy spot serving delicious sushi and other asian-inspired dishes in downtown Traverse City - reservations recommended. http://www.eatatginger.com/
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Red Ginger
237 East Front Street
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Trendy spot serving delicious sushi and other asian-inspired dishes in downtown Traverse City - reservations recommended. http://www.eatatginger.com/
Wonderful Italian restaurant in a more remote part of the county. Cozy and lively. This would be a good stop on the way back from the Dunes. A favorite local hangout. Higher-priced menu. Great for special occasions. http://trattoria-funistrada.com/
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Trattoria Funistrada
4566 West MacFarlane Road
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Wonderful Italian restaurant in a more remote part of the county. Cozy and lively. This would be a good stop on the way back from the Dunes. A favorite local hangout. Higher-priced menu. Great for special occasions. http://trattoria-funistrada.com/
Delicious french fare in a cottage and more remote location in the county. Higher-priced menu and unique experience. This would be a good stop on the way back from a visit to the Dunes in Empire. A perfect special occasion restaurant. http://www.restaurantlabecasse.com/
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La Becasse Restaurant
9001 South Dunns Farm Road
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Delicious french fare in a cottage and more remote location in the county. Higher-priced menu and unique experience. This would be a good stop on the way back from a visit to the Dunes in Empire. A perfect special occasion restaurant. http://www.restaurantlabecasse.com/
Nearby farm with many apple varieties. Opens mid-September. http://www.christmascovefarm.com/
Christmas Cove Farms
11573 North Kilcherman Road
Nearby farm with many apple varieties. Opens mid-September. http://www.christmascovefarm.com/
Off-the-beaten-path cidery offering cider varieties in a beautiful setting. http://www.tandemciders.com/
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Tandem Ciders
2055 North Setterbo Road
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Off-the-beaten-path cidery offering cider varieties in a beautiful setting. http://www.tandemciders.com/
French bistro worth visiting if you need a place to stop for breakfast or lunch in Traverse City prior to heading out to Leelanau county. A favorite local hangout. https://www.patisserieamietc.com/
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Patisserie Amie
237 Lake Avenue
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French bistro worth visiting if you need a place to stop for breakfast or lunch in Traverse City prior to heading out to Leelanau county. A favorite local hangout. https://www.patisserieamietc.com/
Lovely co-op in Traverse City. Deli, local dips, hummus, sandwiches to go and hot bar. https://www.oryana.coop/
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Oryana Community Co-op
260 East Tenth Street
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Lovely co-op in Traverse City. Deli, local dips, hummus, sandwiches to go and hot bar. https://www.oryana.coop/
Highly-acclaimed restaurant in Traverse City, featuring farm-to-table gourmet fare. https://www.cookshousetc.com/
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The Cook's House
115 Wellington Street
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Highly-acclaimed restaurant in Traverse City, featuring farm-to-table gourmet fare. https://www.cookshousetc.com/
Martha’s is a family favorite. Beautiful outdoor patio with live music in Summertime. Food is exceptional.
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Martha's Leelanau Table
413 North Saint Joseph Street
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Martha’s is a family favorite. Beautiful outdoor patio with live music in Summertime. Food is exceptional.
Carlson’s Fishery sells fresh catches of whitefish and lake trout from the big lake. Also imported salmon - very fresh - and smoked fish. The Village Cheese Shanty sells sandwiches to go, as well as wine and snacks.
Carlson's Fishery
205 River St
Carlson’s Fishery sells fresh catches of whitefish and lake trout from the big lake. Also imported salmon - very fresh - and smoked fish. The Village Cheese Shanty sells sandwiches to go, as well as wine and snacks.
Sights and activities
Sweet gift shop with specialty (and stylish) items such as dog leashes, camping cooking accessories, small grills, jewelry (think porcupine quill earrings and necklaces).
Porcupine
102 W Nagonaba St
Sweet gift shop with specialty (and stylish) items such as dog leashes, camping cooking accessories, small grills, jewelry (think porcupine quill earrings and necklaces).
Northport marina harbor, including play structure for kids, roped-off swim area with sandy bottom in lake Michigan, grills, large lawn with shady areas and music in the park friday nights throughout Summer.
Marina Park
Northport marina harbor, including play structure for kids, roped-off swim area with sandy bottom in lake Michigan, grills, large lawn with shady areas and music in the park friday nights throughout Summer.
Beautiful ceramics from local potter Ben Maier. Worth a visit to see his talented take on vases, dishes, and statement pieces.
Benjamin Maier Ceramics
104 N Main St
Beautiful ceramics from local potter Ben Maier. Worth a visit to see his talented take on vases, dishes, and statement pieces.
Historic Fishtown is a quaint locale in Leland, situated where the Leland River meets Lake Michigan. Shops and beautiful views.
Leland River
Historic Fishtown is a quaint locale in Leland, situated where the Leland River meets Lake Michigan. Shops and beautiful views.
Beautiful beach just a few minutes' drive north. Public access, bring dogs on leashes for a long walk along the shore. I recommend you take the back roads to this beach! You will pass by some orchards, hills, and fields. Directions are in the cottage manual.
Christmas Cove
Beautiful beach just a few minutes' drive north. Public access, bring dogs on leashes for a long walk along the shore. I recommend you take the back roads to this beach! You will pass by some orchards, hills, and fields. Directions are in the cottage manual.
The breathtaking leelanau state park and lighthouse is just an 8-minute drive north of the cottage. Many excellent hiking options here and in the surrounding area.
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Leelanau State Park
15310 North Lighthouse Point Road
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The breathtaking leelanau state park and lighthouse is just an 8-minute drive north of the cottage. Many excellent hiking options here and in the surrounding area.
This goat farm just north of the cottage produces many of the local cheeses in leelanau county. Tours available in certain months.
IDYLL FARMS
10901 E Peterson Park Rd
This goat farm just north of the cottage produces many of the local cheeses in leelanau county. Tours available in certain months.
Rocky, beautiful beach just north of the cottage. Visit at sunset for unbeatable views. The park also has grills, children's playpark, and an overlook on the bluff. In order to reach the beach there is a staircase built into the bluff with many steps. I recommend you take the back roads to this beach from the cottage! You will pass by some orchards, hills, Idyll Farms goat farm, and gorgeous fields. Directions are in the cottage manual.
East Peterson Park Road
Rocky, beautiful beach just north of the cottage. Visit at sunset for unbeatable views. The park also has grills, children's playpark, and an overlook on the bluff. In order to reach the beach there is a staircase built into the bluff with many steps. I recommend you take the back roads to this beach from the cottage! You will pass by some orchards, hills, Idyll Farms goat farm, and gorgeous fields. Directions are in the cottage manual.
Sleeping Bear Dunes is an awe-inspiring sight. The scenic drive at the dunes is crowded during summer months but still well worth the 45-minute drive.
Empire Bluffs
Sleeping Bear Dunes is an awe-inspiring sight. The scenic drive at the dunes is crowded during summer months but still well worth the 45-minute drive.
Cali's women's clothing store and home store in Traverse City is a fun stop for casual cotton clothing and stylish home accents. Bohemian flair.
Cali's
242 E Front St
Cali's women's clothing store and home store in Traverse City is a fun stop for casual cotton clothing and stylish home accents. Bohemian flair.
Canoeing down the crystal river in Glen Arbor is a serene and unique experience. It's a slow-moving river with a variety of birds, overhanging trees that cast gorgeous shadows, and shallow spots for swimming (though water shoes are recommended as the bottom is not sandy in all places).
Crystal River
Canoeing down the crystal river in Glen Arbor is a serene and unique experience. It's a slow-moving river with a variety of birds, overhanging trees that cast gorgeous shadows, and shallow spots for swimming (though water shoes are recommended as the bottom is not sandy in all places).
Rental equipment available here, including bikes, paddle boards, boats, water mats. Outdoor apparel too.
NORTH SHORE OUTFITTERS
119 S Waukazoo St
Rental equipment available here, including bikes, paddle boards, boats, water mats. Outdoor apparel too.
Right around the corner from the cottage is an excellent, solar-powered, 9-hole golf course. You will come across typical northern Michigan vegetation including birch groves and cattails. Beautiful scenery and you may even see a coyote or two!
Northport Creek Golf Course
Right around the corner from the cottage is an excellent, solar-powered, 9-hole golf course. You will come across typical northern Michigan vegetation including birch groves and cattails. Beautiful scenery and you may even see a coyote or two!
The ‘Northern Loop’ vineyards are closest to the cottage, but the whole trail is worth visiting.
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 E Cherry Bend Rd
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The ‘Northern Loop’ vineyards are closest to the cottage, but the whole trail is worth visiting.
Beautifully curated gift shop with unique items. One-of-a-kind finds!
Moraine Shop & Studio
412 North Saint Joseph Street
Beautifully curated gift shop with unique items. One-of-a-kind finds!