Q. Where can I camp in the Northport-Omena area?
A. Check out Leelanau State Park north of Northport. It’s part of the Michigan State Parks System and offers a rustic campground and two mini cabins that sleep four each. You can check it out at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources site
Q. Are there hiking trails in the area?
A. Yes, there are hiking trails at the Leelanau State Park as well. This 1,350 acre state park offers eight and a half miles of trails for cross country skiing or hiking depending on the season. You can also enjoy looking for Petoskey stones, swimming, picnicking, and a playground area. It also has the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum on its grounds. Museum tours are an additional charge beyond the park entrance fees.
Q. How many people live in the Northport-Omena area?
A. In 2009 the population of Leelanau Township, which includes Northport, Omena and the surrounding area was 2,215.
Q. Is there Internet access available in the Northport-Omena area?
A. The Leelanau Township Library, the Northport Marina, Deep’s Filling Station, Brew North and Tamarack Gallery all offer Wi-Fi access to the Internet.
Q. Where can I stay when I visit the Northport-Omena area?
A. Check out any one of these businesses.
- Bayshore Cabins
- Days Gone By Bed and Breakfast
- Homewood Cottages
- KriKat Farm Bed and Breakfast
- Northport Lodging
- Northport Bay Retreat
- Sunrise Landing Motel and Resort
- Sunset Lodge Bed and Breakfast
- The Carriage House
- The Cottages
Q. How do I make arrangements to dock my boat in the Northport harbor?
A. Call the marina at 231.386.5411 to find out about rates and availabilities.
Q. What can I do on a rainy day in Northport and Omena?
A. There’s a lot to do. It’s a great day to check out all the shops in town, a nice time to stop at one of our local restaurants or to tour a local museum. Here are a few activities that are sure to please:
- Pick out a lovely ceramic piece and paint it at the Ceramic House
- Go craft shopping at Dolls & More
- Find a great new or used book at Dog Ears Books
- Go antiquing at By Chance or By Design
- Enjoy Wi-Fi access at Deeps while you sip a latte, enjoy Moomers ice cream or authentic Indian cuisine
- Tour the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum in the Leelanau State Parko
- Visit the Tamarack Gallery in Omena and Red Mullein, the Joppich Gallery and Pier Wright Galleries in Northport
- Enjoy wine tasting at Leelanau Cellars
- Shop for great gifts to take home with you at the Pennington Collection
- Work out at Northport Fitness in downtown Northport.
- Have lunch at the Garage Bar and Grill, The North End or Stubb’s.
Q. Is there public beach access in Northport and Omena?
A. There are two public beaches in Northport, at Marina Park and at Haserot Park. There is also a public beach in Omena on beautiful Omena Bay. North of Northport you can enjoy the beach at Peterson Park and get a workout in by climbing the staircase down the cliff to the lake (the real workout comes when you climb back up). The beach at the Leelanau State Park near the lighthouse is a great place to search for Petoskey stones.
Q. I’m only going to be in your area for a day. What should I be sure to visit?
A. Check out the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, walk the beaches in Leelanau State Park, check out the Northport Area Heritage Association Museum and browse our lovely shops. We also have great restaurants to visit.
Q. What are the local governmental units for the area?
A. Omena and Northport are located in Leelanau Township, Michigan. Omena is an unincorporated village and is governed by Leelanau Township. Northport is an incorporated village and has its own separate governmental body. Here are links to the village, township and county Web site.
Village of Northport Leelanau TownshipLeelanau County