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203 Cedar St, Leland, MI 49654-5015
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We stopped here for the night after a road trip down the shore from Petoskey. We stayed right on... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
LaGrange, Georgia
Historical Fishtown Fun!

I had been here on a much cooler, rainier day in May, and loved it then! This past weekend, with... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Fishtown Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the historic fishing village of Leland, Michigan. For more information on what we do, who we are, and our mission, please visit our website or check in on Facebook.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fishing village” (39 reviews)
“cheese shanty” (31 reviews)
“cute shops” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
203 Cedar St, Leland, MI 49654-5015
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here for the night after a road trip down the shore from Petoskey. We stayed right on the river and watched the fish trying to jump back upstream. We enjoyed every minute and will return!

Thank aregier
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I had been here on a much cooler, rainier day in May, and loved it then! This past weekend, with gorgeous warm weather provided an even better opportunity to enjoy this unique setting. Experiencing the history of this place as you visit the different shops...More

Thank Take-a-Break-Girl
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect town and area for a weekend getaway. Enough to do in the area to keep you busy even if it's just a walk on the beach that you need.

Thank SKSTech
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Such a cute little town! Gorgeous views of water, watch salmon jump on damn, small shops (both by the water & a block away on the main street.) A must see!!!

Thank luvscigars
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were exploring the peninsulas around Traverse City and, at the advice of a winery employee, headed to Fishtown for lunch. It's small and easy to navigate and worth an hour or so of your time. There are some cute markets and shops, and it's...More

1  Thank brmusicman
Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you have some extra time, take the drive up to Leland to see Fishtown. Several fishermen were in action. Charming shops surrounded the water. Tons of amateur photographers catching scenes. Be cautious navigating the shops near the water as the docks are narrow with...More

Thank advsmuch
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Leland's Fishtown is such a quaint little piece of history - you must stop there when you're in the area. There is not much to do or to see, but it's well worth it anyways. The atmosphere takes you back in time, and with being...More

Thank CraigSabine
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went on a day when the salmon were jumping at the dam. It was very cool to watch. When we arrived the interpretive booths were closed (mid Saturday afternoon at the end of September). The little shops were kind of interesting, but nothing amazing....More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Old fishing village with original structures still there. Converted to shops, restaurants and hotel. Great place to watch sunset from.

Thank bartlettrw62
Reviewed 27 September 2017

It has been years since I had visited Fishtown and the memories just flooded back as we arrived. Historic, Little Markets and Deli's to enjoy, the town is wonderful...

Thank WiggizGrl62
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Response from charmelash | Reviewed this property |
There are several giftshops, you can park many different places there is a spot that is close to the marina which you can look over and see sleeping bear dunes. There are places that you can eat too.