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Nedows Bay

Nedows Bay at a Glance

Features: bench, canoeing, kayaking, lake frontage, porta potty, public beach, swimming dock

Year Preserved: 1999


Guided Hikes


Dig your toes into the sand at this calm, family-friendly beach on beautiful Lake Leelanau. Enlarging a Popular Waterfront Park. In 1998, the Leelanau Conservancy assisted Leland Township in a project which doubled the size of Bartholomew Park (a.k.a. Nedow’s Bay), a popular park and swimming area on Lake Leelanau in the village of Leland. It was a cooperative effort. By sucessfully negotiating a bargain sale from the owner, receiving a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, and raising private donations, the Conservancy added 163 feet of Lake Leelanau frontage to this park for the future enjoyment of residents and visitors. The park is now owned and managed by Leland Township.

Nedows Bay Access

Bartholomew Park (popularly known as Nedow’s Bay Beach) is located at the end of Pearl Street in Leland. To get to Pearl Street, turn right at the Post Office as you are heading north on M-22.