Lake Leelanau


$9.7MTotal Value
Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Lake Leelanau real estate is regarded as a tight inventory market in Michigan for lake homes and lake lots.

Typically, buyers can find 10 Lake Leelanau homes for sale, and 10 lake lots and land for sale. Offering houses at many price points, Lake Leelanau homes for sale have an average list price of $711,000.

One of Michigan's largest lakes, Lake Leelanau has 41 miles of shoreline. The lake is also known as Carp Lake,

  • 41Mi. of Shoreline
  • 40Avg. Depth
  • 121Deepest Depth
  • Dam Name
    Leelanau Dam
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
(231) 256-7236
3101 S Lake Shore Dr
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
(231) 228-5742
6500 E Leelanau Pines Dr
Cedar, MI 49621
(231) 271-5550
8563 E Horn Rd
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
  • Counties: Leelanau County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: The Walleye Festival, Cherry Festival, Manitou Music Festival
  • Sailing clubs: Lake Leelanau Yacht Club, Lake Leelanau Rowing Club, Leland Lake Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: Leelanau means "delight of life".
  • Known for: Being a place for warm and cold water fishing. Fishtown. Public ferry to the Manitou islands.
  • History: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft is credited with naming the town.
  • Landmarks: The north basin of Lake Leelanau meets Lake Michigan,The Manitou islands, Leelaunau Peninsula, and Fountain Point.
  • Other notes: Lake Leelanau is 30 miles away from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(231) 935-5000
1105 6th Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Yuba Airport
108000 Bates Road, Williamsburg MI 49690
24 miles away
Cherry Capital Airport
727 Dont Fly Drive, Traverse City MI 49686
16 miles away
About Lake Leelanau
Leelanau is Peninsula Paradise 

Lake Leelanau is located in the Northwestern Peninsula of Michigan in the Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau County.

The north end of the lake is approximately one mile from Lake Michigan and the south end of the lake lies in the Cedar Community located in Solon Township.

Long Lake Leelanau

The entire lake, which is divided into two bodies of water, North Lake Leelanau and South Lake Leelanau, is 21 miles long and only 1.5 miles at its widest point.

Between North Lake Leelanau and South Lake Leelanau the water narrows for about a mile near the community of Lake Leelanau.

Natural Lake Leelanau is fed by a series of freshwater spring creeks making the water quality of the lake incredibly high. 

Cherrys, Fishing and Vineyards 

This lake is a popular pick for vacationers because of its separate narrows that allow for both warm and cold water fishing. The lake offers many camping and boating opportunities as well.

Lake Leelanau is only 21.2 miles away from Traverse City, home of the national Cherry Festival each July.

There are also several orchards and vineyards nearby including Bel Lago Vinyards and Noverr Farms both just off the lake. These vinyards are possible due to the rich soil of Michigan.

The area is not only rich in soil but also in dive bars and restaurants such as Fig's Lake Leelanau, a local favorite.