Leelanau is a wonderful area for children. Everyone wants to go to the beach, visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes and check out the lighthouse, but there’s so much more to do.

Learn to sail at the Northport Youth Sailing School. NYSS offers both morning and afternoon sessions for youths 8 – 18 years old during the summer.

Check out the Northport Arts Association. They sponsor art activities for kids & adults.

Hunt for Petoskey stones.

Find smooth rocks and paint them. See who can be the most creative.

Fish at the Mill Pond.

Camp at Shady Trails.

Braman Hill Recreation Area. Tennis and basketball courts, skate park, tot lot, hiking, shooting range, winter sledding hills & ice rink. 10001 E. Melkild Road.

Go to the Leelanau Township Library at 119 E Nagonaba to check out the books. Check the schedule for story hours.

Be sure to check the Northport Omena Calendar for special events like the fireworks, the Dog Parade, sailing school, art classes, story hours, music, farm markets and much more.