America has many beautiful and interesting places, but few can rival Michigan's historic and beautiful Manitou Passage. Found in the Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan's "little finger", vistas commonly encountered along the lakeshore are no less than phenomenal! Having once been heavily traveled as the most direct course for ships sailing between Buffalo and Chicago, the history and cultural traditions that evolved here are unsurpassed as fodder for tales of adventure and enchantment.
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