Northport Information & Links

For your next vacation, make it a convenient and relaxing experience. Stay with us at the Homewood Cottage Association… a small, furnished cottage vacation get-away nestled in a wooded setting just inside the village limits of Northport, 26 miles north of Traverse City. Located at the tip of the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, Northport is a village reminiscent of a quaint, New England fishing town, complete with its own large municipal marina, boat launch, and picnic area with gazebo. Also enjoy our sandy-bottomed public beach and shoreline with volleyball and a wonderful children’s playground. All this is overlooking the turquoise blue waters of the Grand Traverse Bay! The friendly “locals” just recently celebrated Northport’s 150th Sesquicentennial birthday and you may visit the museum that has fabulous paintings depicting its unique history.

The Homewood Cottage Association is a place where you can enjoy a breath of fresh air and tranquility while still remaining within three to four strolling blocks of the village antique, gift, and dress shops, superb eateries, grocer, pharmacy, art studios, public recreational areas w/skate park & tennis court, public health & fitness center w/indoor pool, and all the other aforementioned village amenities. In fact, with the abundant bike paths and hiking trails in the area, you virtually have the whole of this pristine, scenic peninsula at your finger tips! Just jump into your car or on your bike and the scenic beauty of the best Lake Michigan shoreline parks are only minutes away! Your night life can consist of a warm, cozy evening around the campfire, a rousing good time at a village pub, a visit to a show at the Leelanau Sands Casino, or all three!

Northport & Leelanau County Links

Click on the links below for more information about the area…
Great local news, weather, sports and a news archive of past stories. The place to surf for anything Leelanau.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse
The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and Store located in Northport, Michigan at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula.

Sleeping Bear Dunes
Unnofficial web site with trail maps, photos and a whole lot of other information.

Leelanau Sands Casino
8 miles south of Homewood Cottages on M-22. Featuring live shows, entertainment, and gaming.

Leelanau Peninsula Vintners
The Leelanau Peninsula Vintner’s Association mission is to help spread the word about all the good things happening here in our corner of paradise.

Leelanau Lavender Breezes
Leelanau Lavender Breezes produces organic lavender products from the premier lavender farm in the Leelanau Peninsula of northwestern lower Michigan.

Northport Community Arts Center
To actively support and grow appreciation for the performing arts by providing a state-of-the-art entertainment venue for use by members of the community and to attract and showcase top regional entertainment.

Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball
Minor league baseball team in Traverse City. Summer 2006 is their first season.

Traverse City Film Festival
the TCFF features movies in three indoor movie houses: the Old Town Playhouse, the City Opera House, and the State Theatre as well as free nightly showings on the HUGE screen at the Open Space.

Destination Northport
Highlighting the attractions, activities and enterprises that make Northport a great place to live and to visit.

Suttons Bay Art Festival
This annual art fair takes place at the beautiful Suttons Bay Marina Park. One hundred artists along with community groups, food vendors & a children’s area make this the perfect place to spend an art-filled weekend at the beach.

Leelanau Township Chamber of Commerce (Northport)
Area Chamber of Commerce

Manitou Music Festival
In the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula there is music in extraordinary settings: Enjoy the magic of Northwest Michigan and the music of the Manitou Music Festival.

The Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay
Suttons Bay is home to a renovated Victorian movie house that has been a favorite haunt of discriminating film buffs since 1978.

Custom designed and created knits for the home, celebrating the iconic Leelanau Peninsula.

The Willowbrook Mill
A historic wedding & special event venue in downtown Northport.