This gigantic mass of water also known as Carp Lake covers a staggering 8,608 acres and has a length of 21 miles. It is found in the state of Michigan, and more specifically in the county of Leelanau. The Leelanau Peninsula is one of the most picturesque places in America and it offers visitors plenty to see as well as a host of outdoor activities. Both young and old will find activities to suit their personal tastes here. Beautiful lakefront homes, lovely cottages and charming log cabins are the most common modes of accommodation available here.
There is plenty awaiting visitors to Lake Leelanau in terms of recreation. It really just depends on what tickles their fancy. Those among them who love bikes can hire them and use them to go round the dedicated trails there. Hiking trails are also available to those who would rather enjoy the splendid scenery while walking. Fishing and boating are there for those into water sports.
When the hunger pangs strike, visitors will find that they have a variety of restaurants to choose from. Many who have been to the Leelanau area recommend Trish?s Dishes as a place that serves tantalizing repasts at pocket-friendly prices. The ingredients used for each meal are fresh and organic and many locals visit the place so it?s a great place to socialise.
The Fountain Point, located in Suttons Bay Township, is the site of a fountain of sparkling spring water which is found along the lake. A recreational resort has been built there which is privately owned but open to the public. Among the activities available there are swimming, tennis and a number of other indoor and outdoor activities. They also serve some nice meals there. It?s interesting to think that such pleasure can be had at the scene of disappointment of the oil prospector who in effect created this spring in his quest for black gold.
Visitors with a taste for fine wine will want to pay a visit to 45 North Vineyard. Not only will they be able to sample an assortment of delicious wines, they will become well informed on the different kinds of wines and the process of preparing them. There are other wineries in the area should visitors want a different experience.
While the locale boasts moderate weather, winters can get rather chilly with January and February seeing temperatures as low as -11°C. As with the rest of the country, Lake Leelanau and its environs begin to get warmer from April and in summer temperatures climax at around 27°C. Summer also sees the most rainfall; showers of over 120mm are recorded in August.
Situated a mere 17 miles from Lake Leelanau is the area?s main gateway to the world, the Traverse City Airport. It serves regional carriers such as Delta Airlines and US Airways. On arrival here visitors can get transport in the form of cabs or hire cars from car rental firms such as Hertz, Avis, Budget and National.