- The list below includes 55 free or cheap things to do in or near Leland, Michigan, including 42 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Fishing, Art Gallery and History Museums.
- From Van's Beach to North Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Leland and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Traverse City, Empire, Glen Arbor and Suttons Bay.
Lake Michigan Beach Park, located in the city of Empire, is a public beach and park with a pavillion and the working Manning Lighthouse. It also includes the shore of Empire Bluffs and the Empire Bluff Hiking Trail.
Old Indian Trail is a hiking trail that traverses woods, passes through dunes, and ends at a secluded beach. The trail is a loop, so hikers do not have to retrace their steps to return to the beginning.
Located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Platte Plains Trail is composed of several loops that create a total trail of just under 15 miles. Three viewing sites reveal Lake Michigan, and there are a few intermediate skill level ski trail sections.
The Secret Garden is a seasonal art gallery featuring artwork from over 200 American artists with a focus on artists from Michigan. The gallery is located in a nineteenth-century storefront and offers various art pieces and other merchandise for sale.
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The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire offers hiking and biking paths, paddle boating and kayaking, and climbing on the dunes. Multiple trails are featured and there is also a driving trail with scenic stops.