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Northport is located near the tip of Leelanau County's Peninsula, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay near Lake Michigan. It is a picture-postcard town with a waterfront, marina, gift shops and art galleries, antiques shops and restaurants. The village of Northport has a beautiful harbor, and nearby Leelanau State Park is home to Grand Traverse Lighthouse and a museum, rustic campgrounds, and a picnic area with a shelter and playground. Things to do in the Northport area include camping, biking and hiking along the Lake Michigan shoreline, horseback riding, and touring the cherry and apple orchards in the hills that surround the town. Sailing, boating and fishing are also popular spots in Northport, which is the jumping off point for windjammer cruises in northern Lakes Michigan and Huron. And, also of interest is the Leelanau Conservancy's Kehl Lake Natural Area, which is a one hundred-acre preserve that includes approximately 1700 feet of the southwest shoreline of Kehl Lake. Lodging is plentiful in Northport, and includes beachfront rentals, a four-season resort, bed & breakfasts and hotels and motels.

Surrounding areas: Leland, Michigan (10.2 mi), Suttons Bay, Michigan (10.9 mi), Lake Leelanau, Michigan (11.4 mi), Duck Lake, Michigan (12.2 mi), Torch Lake, Michigan (13.2 mi), Old Mission, Michigan (13.3 mi), Elk Rapids, Michigan (19.1 mi)

Northport Vacation Rentals




Northport Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Century Farms2421 N Jacobson RdSuttons Bay, MI8.1 mi.(231) 271-2421
Elk Rapids Beach Resort8975 N Bayshore DrElk Rapids, MI18.6 mi.(231) 264-6400
Americinn Lodge & Suites11800 US 31 NCharlevoix, MI21.7 mi.(231) 237-0988
Leelanau Country Inn149 E HBR HwyMaple City, MI22.3 mi.(616) 228-5060
Shanty CreekOne Shanty Creek RdBellaire, MI22.4 mi.(231) 533-8621
Sleep In Hotel801 Petoskey AveCharlevoix, MI22.7 mi.(231) 547-0300
Torch Timbers Inn9260 Se Torch LK DrAlden, MI24.0 mi.(231) 331-4050
The HomesteadWood RDG RdGlen Arbor, MI24.2 mi.(616) 334-5000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3536 Mt Hope RdAcme, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-2600
Sleep Inn And Suites5520 US 31 NAcme, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-7000
Americinn Motel & Suites1614 US 31 NorthTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-0288
Baymont Inn & Suites2326 North US 31 SouthTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 933-4454
Bayshore Resort833 E Front StTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 935-4400
Econo Lodge1065 M 37 STraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 943-3040
Fairfield Inn By Marriott--Traverse City3701 N County DrTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 922-7900
Grand Beach Resort Hotel1683 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-4455
Great Wolf Lodge3575 N Hwy US 31 STraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 941-3600
Hampton Inn - Traverse City100 US 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 946-8900
Hampton Inn1000 US 31 NorthTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 946-8900
Knights Inn1941 US 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-1900
Park Place Hotel300 E State StTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 946-5000
Quality Inn1492 US 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 929-4423
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel1773 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-0100
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel1773 US 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-0100
Super 8 Motel1870 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-1887
Traverse Bay Inn2300 N US Hwy 31 NTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 938-2646
Traverse City Courtyard3615 W S Airport RdTraverse City, MI25.4 mi.(231) 929-1800
Best Western Four Seasons305 Munson AveTraverse City, MI25.5 mi.(231) 946-8424
Days Inn And Suites Traverse City420 Munson AveTraverse City, MI25.7 mi.(231) 941-0208
Travelodge & Suites-traverse City460 Munson AveTraverse City, MI25.8 mi.(231) 947-5436
Traverse Victorian Inn461 Munson AveTraverse City, MI25.8 mi.(231) 947-5525
Water Street Inn200 Front StBoyne City, MI29.8 mi.(231) 582-3000
 
Bed & Breakfast
Cairn House Bed & Breakfast8160 Cairn HwyElk Rapids, MI18.9 mi.(231) 264-8994
Deer Lake Bed & Breakfast631 E Deer LK RdBoyne City, MI30.0 mi.(231) 582-9039

Northport Weather & Climate

The lake effect is quite strong on the northwest area of Lower Michigan near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. This area has a distinct four-season climate, although Lake Michigan helps modify temperatures, keeping them cooler in late spring and early summer, and warmer during late fall and winter. Showers and thunderstorms are common in spring and summer, and precipitation is generally evenly distributed during the crop season of April through September, receiving an average of 17.45 inches of rain during that time. The lake also acts as a giant humidifier, increasing moisture content in the air throughout the year. However, extremely hot and humid summer days are not that common and don't last long in this part of the state. Snowfall varies greatly from season to season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 13°F 2.06 in. -
February 29°F 12°F 1.32 in. -
March 38°F 19°F 2.20 in. -
April 50°F 29°F 2.45 in. -
May 64°F 40°F 2.24 in. -
June 73°F 49°F 2.94 in. -
July 78°F 55°F 3.16 in. -
August 76°F 54°F 2.85 in. -
September 68°F 47°F 3.96 in. -
October 56°F 37°F 2.96 in. -
November 43°F 28°F 2.65 in. -
December 32°F 19°F 2.26 in. -

Northport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Cherry Capital airport (TVC) located about 26 miles south of Northport in Traverse City, Michigan, the Otsego County airport (GLR) located approximately 45 miles east of Northport in Gaylord, Michigan, the Pellston Regional Of Emmet County airport (PLN) located roughly 50 miles northeast of Northport in Pellston, Michigan, and finally the Manistee County Blacker airport (MBL) located around 66 miles southwest of Northport in Manistee, Michigan.

Northport Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Veronica Valley Golf CourseLake LeelanauMI11.4 mi.
Antrim Dells Golf ClubEllsworthMI18.5 mi.
Elk Rapids Golf CourseElk RapidsMI19.1 mi.
Belvedere Golf ClubCharlevoixMI21.7 mi.
Charlevoix Country ClubCharlevoixMI21.7 mi.
Charlevoix Golf CourseCharlevoixMI21.7 mi.
Dunmaglas Golf CourseCharlevoixMI21.7 mi.
Bellaire Golf ClubBellaireMI22.7 mi.
Chief Golf CourseBellaireMI22.7 mi.
Farm Golf ClubBellaireMI22.7 mi.
Hawks Eye Golf ClubBellaireMI22.7 mi.
Mallard Golf ClubEast JordanMI24.3 mi.
Ye Nyne Olde HollesEast JordanMI24.3 mi.
Bay Meadows Golf CourseTraverse CityMI25.6 mi.
Crown Golf CourseTraverse CityMI25.6 mi.
Elmbrook Golf CourseTraverse CityMI25.6 mi.
Mitchell Creek Golf CourseTraverse CityMI25.6 mi.
Cedar Hills Golf CourseTraverse CityMI26.5 mi.
High Pointe Golf ClubWilliamsburgMI27.1 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI21.4 mi.
Shanty CreekBellaireMI22.4 mi.
The Homestead ResortGlen ArborMI24.2 mi.
Boyne USA ResortsBoyne FallsMI34.2 mi.
Nubs NobHarbor SpringsMI36.8 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI45.1 mi.
Treetops SylvanGaylordMI46.5 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI61.6 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI116.3 mi.
 
State Parks
D H Day State ParkMI25.8 mi. 
Traverse City State ParkMI27.2 mi. 
Young State ParkMI28.9 mi. 
Interlochen State ParkMI36.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Dennos Museum CenterTraverse CityMI25.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)


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