Visiting Northport and Omena
Q. Where can I camp in the Northport-Omena area?
A. Motorhome owners can find great RV accommodations at Ahgosatown Landing. If you love rustic camping, check out Leelanau State Park north of Northport. It’s part of the Michigan State Parks System and not only a rustic campground but also two mini cabins that sleep four each. You can check it out at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources site.
Q. How do I reserve one of the local parks for a special event.
A. To reserve one of the Northport Village parks (G. M. Dame Marina Park or Haserot Park), contact the Village Clerk at the Village of Northport. For more information visit their website.
To reserve Peterson Park or the park at Braman Hill contact the Leelanau Township Treasurer. Click here to visit their website.
Q. Where can I stay when I visit the Northport-Omena area?
A. Check out any one of these chamber members. They're listed on the STAY page on our website.
Q. Are there hiking trails in the area?
A. Yes, there are hiking trails at the Leelanau State Park. This 1,350 acre state park offers eight and a half miles of trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing or hiking depending on the season. You can enjoy looking for petoskey stones, swimming, picnicking, and a playground area. It also has the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum on its grounds. Museum tours are an additional charge beyond the park entrance fees.
Q. How many people live in the Northport-Omena area?
A. In 2009 the population of Leelanau Township, which includes Northport, Omena and the surrounding area was 2,215.
Q. Is there Internet access available in the Northport-Omena area?
A. The Leelanau Township Library, the Northport Marina, Deep’s Corner Store , Tucker's of Northport, Garage Bar & Grill, and Tamarack Gallery in Omena all offer access to the Internet.
Q. How do I make arrangements to dock my boat in the Northport harbor?
A. Call the marina at (231) 386.5411 to find out about rates and availability. For information about slips and moorings in Omena contact Leelanau Cellars at (231) 386-520. Ahgosatown Landing marina, halfway between Northport and Omena also offers sites for recreational vehicles.
Q. What can I do on a rainy day in Northport and Omena?
A. There’s a lot to do. It’s a great time to check out all the shops in town, a nice time to stop at one of our local restaurants or to tour a local museum. Here are a few activities that are sure to please:
Go craft shopping at Dolls & More
Find a great new or used book at Dog Ears Books
Sip a latte and enjoy a 9 Bean Row pastry at New Bohemian Cafe.
Tour the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum in the Leelanau State Park.
Visit the Tamarack Gallery in Omena and Studio 106 and Pier Wright Galleries in Northport
Enjoy wine tasting at Leelanau Cellars in Omena, Green Bird Organic off M-22 south of Northport heading toward Leland or check out the The Mitten Brewery in Northport.
Shop for great gifts to take home with you at the Pennington Collection
Go clothes shopping at The Boutique by Mary Kent or at Waukazoo Tees.
Work out at Northport Fitness in downtown Northport.
Swim or workout at Northport Highlands.
Have lunch or dinner at Tucker's of Northport, the Garage Bar and Grill, New Bohemian Cafe, or Knot Just a Bar in Omena.
Q. Is there public beach access in Northport and Omena?
A. There are two public beaches in downtown Northport - at Marina Park and at Haserot Park. There is also a public beach in Omena on beautiful Omena Bay. North of Northport you can enjoy the beach at Peterson Park and get a workout in by climbing the staircase down the cliff to the lake (the real workout comes when you climb back up). The beach at the Leelanau State Park near the lighthouse is a great place to search for petoskey stones.
Q. I’m only going to be in your area for a day. What should I be sure to visit?
A. Check out the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, walk the beaches in Leelanau State Park, check out the Northport Area Heritage Association Museum and browse our lovely shops. We also have great restaurants to visit.
Q. What are the local governmental units for the area?
A. Omena and Northport are located in Leelanau Township, Michigan. Omena is an unincorporated village and is governed by Leelanau Township. Northport is an incorporated village and has its own separate governmental body.