Sunday, April 13, 2008

2008 Priority Health Tour de Leelanau
Featured City - Leland, Michigan

The start of the Men’s Tour De Leelanau race is held in the picturesque village of Leland, Michigan. Leland is located on a sliver of land between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau, on beautiful Leelanau Peninsula. This uncommon and charming village will mesmerize you with its beauty and amenities.

Guests arrive by car, boat, and bicycle. Once here, Leland is a great "walking around" town. All of the shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums are located within a short distance. There is easy access to public beaches, boat launches on each lake, and a river connecting the two.

Leland's historical district, known as Fishtown, features rustic shanties and docks reminiscent of life and commercial fishing one hundred years ago.

Today, galleries and unique shops fill their walls, and charter fishing trips and the only public ferry to the popular Manitou Islands depart from those same docks. The adjacent full service marina is the perfect place for launching and mooring boats on Lake Michigan. Besides hosting the start of the Tour De Leelanau, one of Leland's signature events is the annual Leland Wine and Food Festival which will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008. This festival features many of our region’s exquisite award winning wines as well as outstanding food and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants.Come visit Leland any time. Discover the reason why residents and area guests alike value this place called Leland, Michigan!

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