Northport, Michigan

At the northern tip of Leelanau County, Northport was the gateway to Grand Traverse Bay and one of the earliest settlements in the county. Today, the village of Northport boasts a fine harbor and park, full service grocery and many other stores, antique shops and art galleries!.

The hills around Northport are filled with cherry and apple orchards. Leelanau State Park at the northern tip of the Leelanau Peninsula is home to the historic and well restored Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Other parks include Peterson Park and the Leelanau Conservancy’s Kehl Lake Preserve.

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2016 Events

  •  Northport Dog Parade costumed dogs (and often owners) celebrate on the morning of the wine festival on August 13
  • Northport Wine Festival on August 13 features ten wineries, a cidery and a brewery of the Northern Wine Loop
  • Music in the Park – Music series last Friday on the month from June 24 – Labor Day Weekend at G. Marsten Dame Marina Park

Features about Northport

Perseid Meteors over Cathead Point by Ken Scott Photography

Get Ready for the 2020 Perseid Meteor Shower!

We've shared this before, but has an interesting story about how the upcoming Perseid Meteor shower (peak August 11-13) came to be known as “The Tears of St. Lawrence” and also some of the science behind this annual August sky show.
Exposures Magazine: 2020 Edition & Virtual Showcase