Paddleboard into the Village of Leland

A warm sunny day, a fresh breeze, and clear blue waters await tourists of Northern Michigan. What better way to experience the scenic vistas than atop a paddleboard, cruising along the shores of Lake Leelanau.

Grand Traverse Bike Tours introduces the Leland Paddleboard Tour, a guided tour along North Lake Leelanau’s most scenic stretch, ending upriver in the quaint fishing village of Leland. Here, guests will enjoy a picnic style lunch overlooking the river and have time to explore the Leland’s boutique shops and its historic district, Fishtown.

“This is truly one of the most unique ways to experience the beauty of Leelanau County,” Nick Wierzba, owner of Grand Traverse Bike Tours, says. There is no better way to enjoy the serenity of the water and take in the picturesque views, all with a little adventure on a paddleboard. This tour is a one of kind opportunity.”

Guided by a Leland local, this picturesque tour begins with an introductory lesson on paddleboarding, ensuring you master the basics and have a fun, safe experience with us on Lake Leelanau. Pictures from along the tour are included but guests are encouraged to bring a waterproof camera along for the ride, they will want them for the views!

The tour is available every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, running from June 1st through September 10th. The cost is $85 per person and lasts from 10:30am until 2:30pm. The tour includes paddleboard and life-jacket rental, gourmet picnic lunch (special dietary needs can be met), and shuttle service to and from Suttons Bay and Leland. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 231-421-6815. Details on the tour can be found at

Grand Traverse Bike Tours specializes in winery and brewery tours and has been touring since 2012, Wierzba has been in the tour business for over a decade, getting his start as the general manager of Napa Valley Bike Tours. Grand Traverse Bike Tours is based out of Suttons Bay, MI, due to their signature Leelanau Wine Trail Tour which starts and stops from their shop located just off the paved Leelanau Trail.

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