Leelanau Peninsula starts with the most breathtaking vistas found anywhere, with cascading currents of teal-blue waters lapping at miles of shoreline alternating between beaches and bounties of cherry, grape and strawberry crops. On the west coast, there’s Leland, a fish-shanty town so reminiscent of a Maine seaport you almost expect weather-beaten trawlers and hardy salties to be unloading boats full of crab and lobster. The eastern edge is home to the peninsula’s largest town, Suttons Bay, tucked into a bay and easily walkable from nearby marinas. A short laketrip up, Northport invites as a mini-version of Suttons Bay. And at the tippy top, there’s the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, a beacon at the pinnacle of this pretty little peninsula ushering boaters into Grand Traverse Bay or out into the big lake.