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Northport is in Leelanau County, and in the Northern Region. This community is located north of Traverse City along Highway 22 near Northport Bay and Lake Michigan, situated at the north end of the Leelanau Peninsula.

It was founded in 1852 by Deacon Joseph Dame who platted and registered the site. It became the first county seat in 1863, until it was moved to Leland in 1882. It later was incorporated into a village in 1903.

Today, Northport depends on tourism as its main business. The marina, waterfront, unique shops, galleries and restaurants are popular attractions for visitors.

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MorelFest Boyne City MI May16-19 Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Mackinac Island MI August8-11 Mackinac Island Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade, the Breeds of Mackinac presentation, musical kurs featuring the beautiful Friesians, lectures on the role of the horse in Mackinac's history.
Apple and BBQ Cook-Off Festival Hart MI September13-14 BBQ Cook-Off events, classic auto and truck show, dune buggy show, apple pie contest, beautiful baby contest. Farm fresh apples and craft show.