Leland Harbor was an easy day from Charlevoix. We had a very casual day on Lake Michigan — and looking forward to the crossing coming after our next stop in Frankfort.
Larry saw this red Car-Boat drive out of the water — it was cool — look closely and you can see propellers under the back of the car.
We went exploring in Leland a historic fishing village — first stop was lunch — Walleye! Yum!! The restaurant was next to this lodge with a waterfall from the lake above that flowed out to Lake Michigan. Next was a walk to the beach — they had brought in a lot of sand in for the beach, and at the waterline it was mostly small pebbles.
A quick walk around town — we found the Leland Post Office and their champion Cottonwood Tree that was over 100 years old, 100 feet tall and 76 feet across before it was cut down in 2011.
The Historic District of Leland as a commercial fishing district was the most interesting part of this small town.
Fishing has been going on over a century from this small town and the fishing livelihood has been passed down for generations