Uncategorized / 07.26.2013
Most of us Southerners (read: Southernish Michigan) have been Up North at some point. Cottages in Charlevoix, white-sand beaches on Lake Michigan and summers (and visiting day) at Camp Walden and the dearly departed Camp Sea-Gull are imprinted on our souls.
Now, with kids of our own in tow, we are always on the lookout for family-friendly fun to be had and different areas to explore — after, of course, we’ve waxed nostalgic at our own favorite childhood memories. Here, a few favorite destinations along the Leelanau Peninsula (the area’s first inhabitants, Ojibwe, called the lake “leea-lan-au,” meaning “Land of Delight”) and its base, Traverse City — some off the beaten path, and some so awesome that the path is long beaten down.