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Guidebook for Northport

Rick

Guidebook for Northport

Food Scene
A friend owns it and its the best in town! Amazing fresh food. Get the huevos rancheros its my favorite!
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The Tribune Ice Cream & Eatery
110 East Nagonaba Street
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A friend owns it and its the best in town! Amazing fresh food. Get the huevos rancheros its my favorite!
This is the Locals Bar of Northport. Great food and good drinks! The owners are Locals & great people! Family friendly during the day... more of a bar at night!
Garage Bar & Grill
108 South Waukazoo Street
This is the Locals Bar of Northport. Great food and good drinks! The owners are Locals & great people! Family friendly during the day... more of a bar at night!
Has a bowling ally if you're down with that! Ok food and drinks.
Tucker's of Northport
116 South Waukazoo Street
Has a bowling ally if you're down with that! Ok food and drinks.
Barb is a great family friend, she went to high school with my dad! This place is probably the most Iconic stop in Northport... I think you would definitely miss out by not stopping here for a donut or five! Soooo good!
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Barb's Bakery
112 Mill Street
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Barb is a great family friend, she went to high school with my dad! This place is probably the most Iconic stop in Northport... I think you would definitely miss out by not stopping here for a donut or five! Soooo good!
Coffee shop and small gifts. Not to mention a top noch wedding venue that has the Northport Creek running under it ... thats the same one my house sits on!
Willowbrook Mill
201 Mill St
Coffee shop and small gifts. Not to mention a top noch wedding venue that has the Northport Creek running under it ... thats the same one my house sits on!
This place is every Northporters go to spot! Owned by two of my best friends it offers ridiculously good bar food that locals have been dining on for ages! This Bar/Restaurant is synonymous with Northport dining! Get the broasted chicken & smother it with their secret special sauce! Careful its addictive!
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Fischer's Happy Hour Tavern
7144 North Manitou Trail
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This place is every Northporters go to spot! Owned by two of my best friends it offers ridiculously good bar food that locals have been dining on for ages! This Bar/Restaurant is synonymous with Northport dining! Get the broasted chicken & smother it with their secret special sauce! Careful its addictive!
This place is the holy grail for that pretzel bread sandwich! No joke the best sandwich you'll probably ever have & they are very reasonably priced... go early or call ahead because this secret has been known by locals and tourists alike for a good many years! They sell out fast in peak season. Also they do shut down for the winter months! CASH only!
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Village Cheese Shanty
199 West River Street
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This place is the holy grail for that pretzel bread sandwich! No joke the best sandwich you'll probably ever have & they are very reasonably priced... go early or call ahead because this secret has been known by locals and tourists alike for a good many years! They sell out fast in peak season. Also they do shut down for the winter months! CASH only!
This is the only bar that is set on the water in the area. The deck overlooks Omena bay which is my favorite bay in Leelanau County!
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Knot Just a Bar
5019 North West Bay Shore Drive
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This is the only bar that is set on the water in the area. The deck overlooks Omena bay which is my favorite bay in Leelanau County!
This is fast becoming one of our favorite places to grab dinner and drinks. Its about a 15 min drive out of Northport but well worth It!
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Streetside Grille
111 N St Joseph St
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This is fast becoming one of our favorite places to grab dinner and drinks. Its about a 15 min drive out of Northport but well worth It!
A wonderful unassuming spot on the side of M22. This place has all your food and drinks needs and they do it up right! A great stop on your way to Glen Arbor!
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Market 22
497 East Harbor Highway
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A wonderful unassuming spot on the side of M22. This place has all your food and drinks needs and they do it up right! A great stop on your way to Glen Arbor!
Another good spot to get your food fix! Only just a 15 min drive from Northport. Has a great patio in the summer!
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North Country Grill and Pub
420 North Saint Joseph Street
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Another good spot to get your food fix! Only just a 15 min drive from Northport. Has a great patio in the summer!
Very tasty burgers and bar fair. Also good drinks and a roof top deck overlooking M22!
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Boone's Prime Time Pub
102 North Saint Joseph Street
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Very tasty burgers and bar fair. Also good drinks and a roof top deck overlooking M22!
This is your locals bar... lots of animals hanging on the walls so if thats not your thing you've been warned! Great food and good prices!
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Dick's Pour House
103 West Philip Street
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This is your locals bar... lots of animals hanging on the walls so if thats not your thing you've been warned! Great food and good prices!
This is a unassuming spot to get a good lunch in Maple City!
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Pegtown Station
8654 S Maple City Rd
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This is a unassuming spot to get a good lunch in Maple City!
One of the best breakfast spots in the County!
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Fig's Lake Leelanau
202 W Main St
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One of the best breakfast spots in the County!
Arts is a classic locals place! Good bar food! If you stay late enough you get to see the pool table come up out of the floor!
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Art's Tavern
6487 West Western Avenue
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Arts is a classic locals place! Good bar food! If you stay late enough you get to see the pool table come up out of the floor!
A upscale place to get some great food overlooking the Leland River as the name implies.
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The Riverside Inn
302 East River Street
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A upscale place to get some great food overlooking the Leland River as the name implies.
Nice locals bar/restaurant directly on the Leland River. Good food & nightlife on the weekends. They have a pool table!
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Bluebird Restaurant & Tavern
102 River Street
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Nice locals bar/restaurant directly on the Leland River. Good food & nightlife on the weekends. They have a pool table!
A hidden gem in Maple City where you can get real upscale French cuisine in a cottage setting. Nice wine list as well. Great spot for a date night!
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La Becasse Restaurant
9001 South Dunns Farm Road
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A hidden gem in Maple City where you can get real upscale French cuisine in a cottage setting. Nice wine list as well. Great spot for a date night!
Drinks & Nightlife
Northport own brewery. Has all sorts of good beers & ciders for the the adult beverage inclined... free popcorn too! Also get a incredibly large soft pretzel for 3! Also has a food truck and wood fired pizzas! Tell Dan (the manager) I sent ya!
The Mitten Brewing Company
112 W Nagonaba St
Northport own brewery. Has all sorts of good beers & ciders for the the adult beverage inclined... free popcorn too! Also get a incredibly large soft pretzel for 3! Also has a food truck and wood fired pizzas! Tell Dan (the manager) I sent ya!
This place is a wonderful place to stop and have some locally sourced cider of all types! Also has horseshoes, and darts!
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Tandem Ciders
2055 North Setterbo Road
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This place is a wonderful place to stop and have some locally sourced cider of all types! Also has horseshoes, and darts!
This place is a wonderful spot to start or end your night. Good beer & cider and a fire pits make it easy to lose track of problems!
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Hop Lot Brewing Co.
658 S W Bay Shore Dr
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This place is a wonderful spot to start or end your night. Good beer & cider and a fire pits make it easy to lose track of problems!
One of my favorite places to get some champagne (Sandpiper & Sex are the two best types). Can get to this one off the Tart Trail if you want to adventure via pedal bike!
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MAWBY Vineyards and Winery
4519 Elm Valley Road
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One of my favorite places to get some champagne (Sandpiper & Sex are the two best types). Can get to this one off the Tart Trail if you want to adventure via pedal bike!
For the Organic inclined folks... get your drink on!
Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farm
9825 E Engles Rd
For the Organic inclined folks... get your drink on!
A beautiful tasting room with friendly people. Good Wine too!
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45 North Vineyard & Winery
8580 East Horn Road
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A beautiful tasting room with friendly people. Good Wine too!
Another Winery owned by two of my friends.
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Good Harbor Vineyards
34 South Manitou Trail
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Another Winery owned by two of my friends.
A winery set right on the spatular Omena Bay!
Leelanau Wine Cellars Tasting Room
5019 North West Bay Shore Drive
A winery set right on the spatular Omena Bay!
An amazing winery in Suttons Bay on an actual working farm where you can go get up close with the animals!
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Black Star Farms Suttons Bay
10844 East Revold Road
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An amazing winery in Suttons Bay on an actual working farm where you can go get up close with the animals!
Parks & Nature
The home to the Grand Travers Lighthouse! It also has camping directly on the tip of the peninsula!
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Leelanau State Park
15310 North Lighthouse Point Road
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The home to the Grand Travers Lighthouse! It also has camping directly on the tip of the peninsula!
If you're looking for "that" one place everyone is talking about look no further! This place has a world class views set over a cascading sand dunes! Enjoy the turquoise waters set atop of a massive sand dune and enjoy life! Pro tip... to escape crowds; do the trail hike to the right that takes you over rolling hills and gives views over hidden inland lakes! It should be noted that if you do plan on going down the bluff face you better be in good shape and ready for at least a 45 min adventure back up. This place will have you saying "It's a beaut Clark" -Cousin Eddie
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Pyramid Point Trailhead
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If you're looking for "that" one place everyone is talking about look no further! This place has a world class views set over a cascading sand dunes! Enjoy the turquoise waters set atop of a massive sand dune and enjoy life! Pro tip... to escape crowds; do the trail hike to the right that takes you over rolling hills and gives views over hidden inland lakes! It should be noted that if you do plan on going down the bluff face you better be in good shape and ready for at least a 45 min adventure back up. This place will have you saying "It's a beaut Clark" -Cousin Eddie
This is the Iconic park you've probably all heard about. It has amazing views and great hiking. You do need a pass to get into this park.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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This is the Iconic park you've probably all heard about. It has amazing views and great hiking. You do need a pass to get into this park.
Yet another wonderful hiking trail that boast incredible views of Glen Lake & Lake Michigan. If you have time its another must see!
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Alligator Hill Trail
Stocking Road
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Yet another wonderful hiking trail that boast incredible views of Glen Lake & Lake Michigan. If you have time its another must see!
If your looking for an awesome hike or trails to run without the crowds this is the place. It also has one of the best kept secret beaches in the County! Come here to enjoy the beach and nature at peace. Also in the Winter (new as of 2017) the park has FAT Tire bike trails! There are also hidden statues by a local artist hidden in this park... its up to you to find them!
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Leelanau State Park — Hiking Trailhead
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If your looking for an awesome hike or trails to run without the crowds this is the place. It also has one of the best kept secret beaches in the County! Come here to enjoy the beach and nature at peace. Also in the Winter (new as of 2017) the park has FAT Tire bike trails! There are also hidden statues by a local artist hidden in this park... its up to you to find them!
A great spot to catch some sun rays on a sandy Lake Michigan Beach!
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Van's Beach
205 Cedar St
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A great spot to catch some sun rays on a sandy Lake Michigan Beach!
One of Northport most known beautiful places to get that Lake Michigan vista we all want to see. Its set on top of clay cliffs just a few miles from my house. Great for catching world class sunsets over the Manitou & Fox Islands in Lake Michigan. Best part is its accessible to everyone and includes a lookout deck. Also you can go down the stairs to search for Petoskey stones (Google it).
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Peterson Park
10001 East Peterson Park Road
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One of Northport most known beautiful places to get that Lake Michigan vista we all want to see. Its set on top of clay cliffs just a few miles from my house. Great for catching world class sunsets over the Manitou & Fox Islands in Lake Michigan. Best part is its accessible to everyone and includes a lookout deck. Also you can go down the stairs to search for Petoskey stones (Google it).
Well Northport wouldn't be much without our own Port. Great for a stroll to look at boats and the crystal clear waters off the break wall. It also has a wonderful park that has music out of the gazebo every Friday in the Summer months! Also has the Main Beach of Northport on the south end.
G. Marsten Dame Marina (Northport Harbor)
105 Rose Street
Well Northport wouldn't be much without our own Port. Great for a stroll to look at boats and the crystal clear waters off the break wall. It also has a wonderful park that has music out of the gazebo every Friday in the Summer months! Also has the Main Beach of Northport on the south end.
This place is the spot to catch some fish or hike on some maintained trails. If your into inland lakes this is the place!
Kehl Lake
This place is the spot to catch some fish or hike on some maintained trails. If your into inland lakes this is the place!
The Main Beach as the locals call it!
Bay Front Park
The Main Beach as the locals call it!
This beach/park sets just north of the Marina. Its a great spot for a quite BBQ with amazing views... has BBQ pits available just have to provide your own coals. Also had plenty of picnic tables. This is also the home to the iconic car show "Cars in the Park"
Haserot Park
159 Rose St
This beach/park sets just north of the Marina. Its a great spot for a quite BBQ with amazing views... has BBQ pits available just have to provide your own coals. Also had plenty of picnic tables. This is also the home to the iconic car show "Cars in the Park"
Another sandy Lake Michigan Beach with easy access. Great for watching the sunsets over the Lake.
Christmas Cove Beach
12801 N Island View Dr
Another sandy Lake Michigan Beach with easy access. Great for watching the sunsets over the Lake.
An amazing trail through the woods that rewards you with world class view of the lake and dunes! A must see!
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Empire Bluff Trailhead
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An amazing trail through the woods that rewards you with world class view of the lake and dunes! A must see!
This place is special because its an inland Lake that gets warm faster then the big lake. Its set inside of sand dunes and within a few steps gets deep fast! Also this is a two for one deal, as its attached to Lake Michigan via a small stream.
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North Bar Lake
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This place is special because its an inland Lake that gets warm faster then the big lake. Its set inside of sand dunes and within a few steps gets deep fast! Also this is a two for one deal, as its attached to Lake Michigan via a small stream.
A drive up into the heart of the sand dunes... it will take you across a picture perfect covered bridge set in a beautiful hard woods. You can park an venture into the sleeping bear dunes too.
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Entrance
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A drive up into the heart of the sand dunes... it will take you across a picture perfect covered bridge set in a beautiful hard woods. You can park an venture into the sleeping bear dunes too.
Our street has its own road end public beach that is never busy! Take advantage of this and enjoy your day care free just down the road from our house... you can see it from our driveway!
5th Street
Our street has its own road end public beach that is never busy! Take advantage of this and enjoy your day care free just down the road from our house... you can see it from our driveway!
This is what the locals call "Gull" Island. At one point it had 3 million Sea Gulls living on it in the 50's. Its about 3 miles off the Marina by boat. If you plan on renting a boat (can rent from North Shore Outfitters) on your trip its worth a look! Its owned by the Leelanau Conservancy; I helped them put up the sign on the island a few years ago. Its a bird sanctuary now. Pro Tip: stay up wind as the smell from all the gulls can be overwhelming.
Bellow Island
This is what the locals call "Gull" Island. At one point it had 3 million Sea Gulls living on it in the 50's. Its about 3 miles off the Marina by boat. If you plan on renting a boat (can rent from North Shore Outfitters) on your trip its worth a look! Its owned by the Leelanau Conservancy; I helped them put up the sign on the island a few years ago. Its a bird sanctuary now. Pro Tip: stay up wind as the smell from all the gulls can be overwhelming.
Sightseeing
One of the best views over looking Northport and the Bay you don't want to miss this!! In the very back of the recreation area there is a shooting range free of charge run by the Northport sportsman club. Braman also has a skate park in the summer & Ice skating rink in the winter. Tennis, and basket ball courts are also available free of charge!
Braman Hill Recreation Area
10001 E Melkild Rd
One of the best views over looking Northport and the Bay you don't want to miss this!! In the very back of the recreation area there is a shooting range free of charge run by the Northport sportsman club. Braman also has a skate park in the summer & Ice skating rink in the winter. Tennis, and basket ball courts are also available free of charge!
A breath taking view that is accessible to everyone! Just pull the car off the road and enjoy the vistas of Glen Lake!
Inspiration Point
A breath taking view that is accessible to everyone! Just pull the car off the road and enjoy the vistas of Glen Lake!
A nice road end beach in the summer right on Lake Michigan. Also on special occations when the weather is just right in the winter months its known to have Ice caves that range from 2 feet to 30 feet. (Use common sense if you plan on enjoying them up close).
Gills Pier
8991 N Gills Pier Rd
A nice road end beach in the summer right on Lake Michigan. Also on special occations when the weather is just right in the winter months its known to have Ice caves that range from 2 feet to 30 feet. (Use common sense if you plan on enjoying them up close).
Hosts Tibetan Yak's & Peruvian Alpacas for ranch and table! A must for a lean meat lover!
Gill's Pier Ranch
5620 N Manitou Trail
Hosts Tibetan Yak's & Peruvian Alpacas for ranch and table! A must for a lean meat lover!
Shopping
This place has it all! From rental pontoons/paddle boards/kayaks/ebikes to everything you could possibly need for a sick vacation clothing wise! My friend Will owns & runs the shop and can help you out not only with the above but what to do and where to go!
NORTH SHORE OUTFITTERS
119 S Waukazoo St
This place has it all! From rental pontoons/paddle boards/kayaks/ebikes to everything you could possibly need for a sick vacation clothing wise! My friend Will owns & runs the shop and can help you out not only with the above but what to do and where to go!
A great shop to pick up all sorts of great gifts for everyday to posh wedding gifts! Owned by another family friend Sarah... let her know I sent you!
Pennington Collection
102 Mill Street
A great shop to pick up all sorts of great gifts for everyday to posh wedding gifts! Owned by another family friend Sarah... let her know I sent you!
The classic spot to go shopping for a day and take in the quaint little fishing village set on the Leland River.
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Fishtown
203 W River St
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The classic spot to go shopping for a day and take in the quaint little fishing village set on the Leland River.
Good spot to pick up any biking gear you might need to hit the tart trails that go all the way into Traverse City!
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Suttons Bay Bikes
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Good spot to pick up any biking gear you might need to hit the tart trails that go all the way into Traverse City!
Getting Around
You'll need a car and this is a one stop shop for all vendors !
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Cherry Capital Airport
727 Fly Don't Drive
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You'll need a car and this is a one stop shop for all vendors !
Essentials
The only Grocery store in our Village
Tom's Food Market
105 East Nagonaba Street
The only Grocery store in our Village
The local Grocery store in Suttons Bay!
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Hansen Foods of Suttons Bay
91 4th Street
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The local Grocery store in Suttons Bay!
If you should fall ill this is the only place around to get a checkup in Northport!
Northport Medical Clinic PLLC. Jason M. Ziter PA-C Family Practice & Northport Physical Therapy
301 Mill St
If you should fall ill this is the only place around to get a checkup in Northport!
Local Grocery store in Leland
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Leland Mercantile Co
102 N Main St
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Local Grocery store in Leland