Lake Leelanau lies in the Leelanau Peninsula.
The entire lake—which includes two bodies of water, usually referred to as North Lake Leelanau and South Lake Leelanau—covers about 8,608 acres and lies within Leelanau County. Lake Leelanau connects on the northwest to the Leland River, which runs for one mile to Lake Michigan. Between North Lake Leelanau and South Lake Leelanau the water narrows for about a mile near the unincorporated community of Lake Leelanau.National Geographic designate “6th most beautiful lake in the world” Higgins lake is known for its crystal clear water, sandy shore lines and artesian wells supplying over 50% of its water. Higgins lake is Michigan’s 10th largest lake with over 9,000 acres of clear water drawling recreational and fishing enthusiast year round.