Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wandering with our T&B Trailer to Sleeping Bear Dunes area of Michigan (In This Post We will check out “Leland's Historic Fishtown”)

MQTlogoa This was the longest trip we have been on with our trailer (1100 miles r.t.)&( seven days six nights) and I’m glad to say everything went well. We did trade in the old Trailblazer for a better tow vehicle (Silverado 1500 Chevy truck).


The first night on the road we stayed at Fort Custer Recreation Area. All I can say is, “Wow...besides a mosquito family reunion this place was amazing.” The next day we arrived at  Sleeping Bear Dunes-Platte River Campground. These two photos show site 311 in loop three.


Platte River Campground is located in the southern district of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, on the lower peninsula of Michigan. ... It is within walking distance of the Platte River and a short walk or drive away from the Lake Michigan shore. The Platte River Campground is one of the nicest campgrounds Linda and I have stayed.  On to Fishtown…….



Fishtown is a quaint old fishing pier/village that supports an eclectic mix of shops offering all kinds of interesting wares and foods.



Linda and i were more interested in ice cream rather than smoked fish.



Maybe the Manitou Islands for another trip.



Welcome to the older ways..in a classic setting


Fishtown is one of the last genuine links to an industry that shaped coastal Michigan. Weather-beaten fishing shanties and small shops lining the mouth of the Leland River. 




Click on the above photo for slide show at the Fishtown Preservation Society.

DSC_0223 Looks like a good place to check out some fishing charters.

DSC_0225 Linda and I had a great visit to Fishtown in Leland Michigan. Hope you enjoyed the post. Next time a hike on the dunes… OH MY

DSC_0118 Have a great day……A Quality Time Day…MQTlogoa………

Wandering with our T&B Trailer to Sleeping Bear Dunes area of Michigan (In This Post We will check out “Leland's Historic Fishtown”)


Unknown said...

We go to Leland by sailboat. Had I known that you were going there I would have recommended trying the smoked whitefish and the fish sausage. And the seafood chowder. And the freshly caught whitefish. Next time...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I had never even thought of the fishing industry ever being so big on the Lake! What amazing history to find -- love that some of the old buildings remain. (I read some of this information to Bill and he said 'well of course everyone knows that fishing was important there blah blah ...') Apparently not everyone. (Ignorance is what happens to people who hid comic books in their geography books in grade school). Now I really wish we had visited this area when we were fulltiming.