Omena, Michigan celebrated its Sesquicentennial in 2002. The settlement had its beginnings in 1852. This historic community lies midway along Leelanau County's west shore on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, midway between the villages of Sutton's Bay and Northport. Omena is 25 miles north of Traverse City.
"Omena, The Beautiful...here nature has bestowed her most lavish gifts of loveliness and beauty upon woodland and waters; She has molded the rolling hills, clad them in the most enticing forests, and washed the foothills with the sparkling crystal waters of Omena Bay, where storms seldom disturb it, and the tiny little pleasure boats can ride in safety. There are no marshes or stagnant water to be found here, objects can be plainly seen where the water is from twenty to thirty feet in depth. The pure and bracing atmosphere has a magic and beneficial effect upon the people so unfortunate as to be afflicted with malaria or hay fever. The summer tourist begin to flock here from every quarter of the United States and many have become so fascinated with the loveliness of the place that they have built beautiful homes."—Beauty Spots in Leelanau, 1901 Souvenir. Referenced in Vintage Views of Leelanau County by Byron & Wilson.
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