Leelanau County is located in the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and is one of 83 counties in the State, with a 2020 Census Population of 22,301.
It is bordered on three sides by a Great Lake (Lake Michigan), with 100 miles of shoreline, 33 inland lakes, and five islands: North Manitou, South Manitou, North Fox, South Fox, and Gull Island. Leelanau has the second-highest proportion of water area of any county in the United States, behind only Keweenaw County, Michigan. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, located on the west side of the county, was voted "The Most Beautiful Place in America" by Good Morning America, in 2011.
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