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.

Visit the animals at Black Sheep Crossing. Be sure to call ahead to arrange a visit.

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

Go bowling at Tuckers. They have bumper lanes for kids.

Be sure to check our Events Calendar for special events like the fireworks, the Dog Parade and story hours.