4 days in Leelanau County Itinerary

4 days in Leelanau County Itinerary

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4 days in Leelanau County Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  3​h 15​min
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Suttons Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo


Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 7th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Empire trip planner .

Kalamazoo to Empire is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Empire are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Suttons Bay.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay ©
Suttons Bay is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fishtown, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery, then do a tasting at 45 North Vineyard & Winery, and finally experience rural life at Tandem Cider. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Leelanau Wine Cellars, enjoy the sea views from Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, then do a tasting at Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Black Star Farms Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Suttons Bay day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Empire to Suttons Bay takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Suttons Bay

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lake Leelanau, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Fishtown, Walk of Art
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Leelanau Wine Cellars ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars
Black Star Farms Winery ©
Black Star Farms Winery
Tandem Cider ©
Tandem Cider