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203 Cedar St, Leland, MI 49654-5015
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Very charming

Visited here for a few hours with my husband. Historic and charming town, nice place to visit with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Megan B
via mobile
A Wonderful Old Fishing Village and More

Visiting this Pure Michigan historic fishing village was a very pleasant stop. I read the plaques... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Fishtown Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the historic fishing village of Leland, Michigan. For more information on what we do, who we are, and our mission, please visit our website or check in on Facebook.
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“cheese shanty” (30 reviews)
“cute shops” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
203 Cedar St, Leland, MI 49654-5015
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here for a few hours with my husband. Historic and charming town, nice place to visit with friends family or significant other.

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting this Pure Michigan historic fishing village was a very pleasant stop. I read the plaques along the boardwalk that highlighted the history of boatbuilders, boat captains and fishermen who built and settled this little town along the Leland River. This town today remains vibrant...More

Thank Gasunflower
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love going to Fishtown It is in a quaint setting with all charm a small town can muster. Great shops and restaurants. Don't miss Fishtown....wander around for a few hours. Great place.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a highlight of any visit to Leland. You cannot miss going here. Shopping but much much more! There is serious history here.

Thank sssolos15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of business selling overpriced trinkets, not much parking, but Fish Town proper is old and interesting. Not much to do in the area unless you brought a boat. It is worth stopping if you are driving by, but it is in the middle of...More

Thank cyndywill8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this little village that historically is a fishing harbor. There are still some fishing related huts/houses that run charters out on the lake and a few touristy type spots with a candy shop and a cheese shop that sells sandwiches. It was fun...More

Thank The_GR_Blade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small area of town with shacks that house a lunch spot, shoe store, clothing stores and smoked fish.

Thank xKIKx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute little area that is definitely worth a visit if you are nearby. I love the idea that this is an old town that has been preserved, and that the retired shanties are seeing new life as shops! Fishtown is worth a...More

Thank Kaitlyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat place to watch the salmon climb up the fish ladder dam, enjoy a bite to eat, grab a drink, and visit the various small shops. My favorite is Carlson's to get the smoked fish pate and fish sausage....wonderful!!

Thank CalisDad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

but the info is lacking. They need a coordinated effort to publish an all encompassing leaflet that tells what each venue/shack offers...and what the hours are for each one. I think the Cheese Shanty NEEDS to offer a breakfast menu..sandwiches are great but OMG a...More

Thank mary p
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19 October 2016|
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Response from charmelash | Reviewed this property |
There are several giftshops, you can park many different places there is a spot that is close to the marina which you can look over and see sleeping bear dunes. There are places that you can eat too.
Jodi S
22 July 2015|
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Response from 00vette48306 | Reviewed this property |
Fishtown will be open & with the wonderful Michigan Fall colors, it will be a stunning area to visit. Make sure you drive through (and stop) in Glen Haven, on your way around the Leelenau peninsula. Loop back through... More