|Present-Day Maple City|
|Situated in the heart of Leelanau County, Maple City is aptly named after a majestic grove of maple trees. The convenient four corners of this little village enables a person to fill the gas tank and grab a video, post a letter, pick up grocery odds and ends, and leave town with a delectable pizza warming their lap. Meat lovers appreciate the efficient butcher's counter in Gabe's Market where local hunters bring their deer for dressing. On the north end of town, an enterprising citizen reclaimed the old schoolhouse and created a casual, yet stylish restaurant; a state-of-the-art athletic club; and a beautiful, all-purpose tongue and groove gym. Looking eastward, it's hard to miss the graceful, white spire of the original Friends Meetinghouse, now a Catholic church. Maple City is the starting point for The Cedar Hilltoper's Snowmobile Trail, a state trail that runs from Maple City to Empire where it links up with other trails in Benzie County. The countryside gently laps away from Maple City with hilly terrain leading to many favorite area lakes. Resorters and residents alike savor the incredible, luminous Lime Lake located just north of town.|
This page last updated on 5/9/2006.