Leland Harbor is certainly one of the most beautiful harbors in Michigan. Long, sandy beaches stretch North and South of the Harbor, with Whaleback Natural Area Bluff framing the southern beach, and the spectacular, protected Clay Cliffs jutting up to the North. On the horizon you can see North and South Manitou Islands, of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The water is clear and refreshing for both boating, and swimming. Fishing is great in the Manitou Passage, as Leland is recognized as one of the best fishing ports in Michigan.
Leland Harbor is a full-service marina, owned and operated by Leland Township. The Harbor includes a public boat launch, and picnic area. Located next to Historic Fishtown ~ shopping, dining, lodging and beaches are just steps away. Plan to launch your boat, or come by sea ~ either way, you are going to love your time on the water in Leland!
One of our favorite stops on Lake Michigan. Small marina but had great docks, showers, and bathrooms. It is right on the lake but well protected from wind/waves and has an easy entry/exit. We are not a fan of the State of Michigan reservation system--its clunky and hard to navigate, so we chose to call to reserve a slip. We had no idea the marina often gets booked up far in advance. We were lucky as we were just a few days after the season’s rush but have heard other’s haven’t been as lucky and had to be turned away. Beautiful, quaint town with a great beach to watch the sunset. We biked to Sleeping Bear Dunes which was beautiful.
We stayed last night. The staff was very professional, helpful and friendly - especially Ben. He even offered to take a phot o of our group. The place was very clean. Docks are fairly easy to get in and out. They put my 54 footer in a 45 ish slip and I was sticking out, but they made other slips were empty across from me. Super nice docks. Leland is a nice laid back community to stay. ##Please note the pictures attached to this are NOT current. They must be from 5+ years ago.
This was the nicest harbor that we stayed at on our July 2014 Northern Michigan adventure. The facilities are all modern and the Harbor master was a friendly as they get with lots of good info about the town and nearby ports. The town was very charming and we had an excellent white tablecloth meal at The Riverside Inn. The picture needs to be updated on Marinas.com.
Talk about going the extra mile, these folks were helpful and easy going. A storm was brewing and they were working on finding a place for everyone. When I called to make reservations they did not think that necessary, but the storm apparently made difference. Unfortunately we arrived late in the afternoon and they had dropped my reservation. Up to date, clean, very easy to get to. These folks know how to deal with a storm.
The NEW marina is far better than the old. The new floating docks and facilities are excellent and are as good as anywhere on the Great Lakes. The staff is well selected and well run. The operation is a great comination of facilites, staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Got socked in here for two days in June and enjoyed the stay. Nice little town with great restaurants. Only the Marina.com pics need updating. Nothing else needs changing. Ron - Troy, MI - m/y Pouting Girl