North Lake Leelanau Boat Rental
Between Leland and Suttons Bay
North Lake Leelanau is separated from its southern half by the Leelanau Narrows - a small pinch of water spanned by M-204 and the township of Lake Leelanau. North Lake Leelanau is just over half the surface area of South Lake Leelanau - but at 121 feet it’s twice as deep! Wide open, beautiful, crystal clear water makes a perfect place for a PlayNorth Watersports Jet Ski or Boat Rental! Lake Leelanau is only 1 mile away from Lake Michigan via the Leland River - home of historic Fishtown Fishing Village. Bordered at the northern edge by the Clay Cliffs Natural Area and boasting multiple boat launches, parks, and restaurants - North Lake Leelanau is a water wonderland made for family fun! PlayNorth Watersports delivers Lake Leelanau boat rentals directly to the boat launch on North Lake Leelanau.
Boat Launches on North Lake Leelanau:
- Suelzer Park/Alpers Road DNR Boat Launch
- Bluebird/Leland River Boat Launch
- Lake Leelanau "Narrows" DNR Launch
- Lake Leelanau St. Mary's St. DNR Boat Launch
North Lake Leelanau Vacation Tips:
It’s actually part of ONE lake!
Lake Leelanau appears to be two lakes, but it’s actually one! North Lake and South Lake Leelanau are separated by a narrow channel of water, known locally as “the narrows.” Read more about this beautiful Narrows Natural Area on the Leelanau Conservancy Website.
Parks and Trails Near Lake Leelanau
There are so many parks and trails near Lake Leelanau to explore all year around. Check out this list of parks and trails in Leland on the Leelanau County Website.
Family-Friendly Public Beaches and Parks
Plan ahead with the Leelanau County Website’s Guide to Public Beaches, Parks and Public Road Ends. Want to plan the perfect trip to Lake Leelanau? Plan ahead and read North Lake Leelanau Tips from locals and vacationers.
North Lake Leelanau Boating
North Lake Leelanau is accessed easily by boat with 4 boat launches, as well as by car or bike. The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber Office is located close by and offers all the visitor brochures and information you’ll need for your summer vacation.
Places to visit near North Lake Leelanau:
Just to Name a Few…
The Clay Cliffs Natural Area
This is one of our favorite scenic, secluded places to explore by paddleboard and jet ski. The towering, fragile bluffs of Clay Cliffs are not accessible by hiking and hikers can only view from the overlook at a safe distance. BUT! You can get an enviable up close view by boat or paddle board. Clay Cliffs is protected by the Leelanau Conservancy in partnership with Leland Township. Plan your trip with help from The Leelanau Conservancy Facebook Page and learn more about Clay Cliffs on the Leelanau Conservancy website. This natural area features stunning panoramic views and 1,700 feet of shoreline on both Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. Hikers and cyclists, check out the Clay Cliffs Trail Loop!