Leelanau State Park is a great place to visit during the Fall. Leelanau means land of delight and it stays true to it’s name. The trees at this time are changing colors, the weather is nice, and there are plenty of activities to do! Whether you just want to walk around on the coast, view a little of history, or wade in the lake; there is plenty of things to do for people of all ages.
We highly recommend this park for anyone who loves a little bit of Michigan history. There is a lighthouse located at the edge of the park on the coast of Lake Michigan. This lighthouse was built in 1852 and had been completely restored in the 1920s and 1930s. They have a nice gift shop for any souvenirs and are surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife. There are also events at this lighthouse year around. Lobster festivals, educational programs, and multiple exhibits means you’ll be finding plenty of things for you and your kids to do at the lighthouse in the Fall.
There is also camping available at the park. Allowing you to stay for a few days if you want to hunt for rocks, climb trails, and relax. The park can be somewhat busy at times but there is always somewhere to escape for some peace and quiet.
There are plenty of picnic spots as well if you’d like to just stop here for a day. It is a bit of a hike to the coast, but you can make it in a day if you want to find some neat rocks along the shore.
All in all, we highly recommend Leelanau State Park. Like we mentioned earlier there is a lot to do in this smaller park. This is a great place for all ages and a great place to escape for a week or for a day. This is a beautiful Michigan park that truly is the land of delight.