LAKE LEELANAU was known by two other names. The very first was Ke-ski-bi-ag which means in the native language Narrow Body of Water. This was because until the dam was built at Leland, it raised the water level behind it, the stream ran from the south to the north and it certainly was narrow. The original settlers planed a vineyard and farmed their acreage. When the village expanded they changed the name to Provement which stayed that way until the 1920’s when it was named Lake Leelanau that lies on their side of it.
To date, when you pull in the docks and the hoists you know the season is totally finished on Lake Leelanau. It is such a bitter sweet moment when our outdoor service gets in the cold water with their waders on and starts taking everything apart and placing them on our side lawn. The kayaks, canoes, paddles are stored upside down and all of the Lake Leelanau memories of spring and summer are just a past thought. I love looking on the Lake Leelanau open water from our large windows. At the end of October the light is fading but we always see in our minds eye Lake Leelanau’s sparkling diamond waves.
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Judy Levin, e-Pro Realtor
Leelanau County Specialist
Leelanau Homes For Sale