Last Thursday, which appears to be the last beautiful day of fall here, Dave and I decided to take a driving tour of the Leelanau Peninsula. Leelanau has orchards, wineries, quaint little towns and beautiful scenery. We stopped at the town of Leland to eat lunch at The Cove restaurant. It was a beautiful sunny day so we sat out on one of the patios where we could view the Lake Leelanau spillway, boats, etc.:
In the town of Leland, they have a sort of re-created village they call “Fishtown” containing shops, galleries, recreated fish shanties and a boat launch area:
After lunch, we continued our drive south along the west side of the peninsula where we encountered the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park:
As we drove south, we were tempted by a sign for a scenic drive which turned out to be an about 8 mile drive through the park with views of Glenn Lake, the dunes, the forest and Lake Michigan:
What a wonderful day!