Etta and I arrived at the small town beach called Christmas Cove by complete mistake. GPS had gone down on my smart phone, and at a crucial fork in the road, I turned left, blindly following a sign promising 10,000 antique Coca Cola bottles. Instead of the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, we ended up at Christmas Cove, just south of Cat Head Point.\
At the end of Island View Dr there is a parking lot and a 200 foot town beach. The waters of the lake were a color blue I have never seen before. The color seemed to permeate even the texture of the water.
There is not much mention of this place on the internet. Christmas Cove must be one of the Leelanlau Peninsula’s many hidden gems.