Maple City is located in the center of the Leelanau Peninsula and owes it’s start to J.T. Sturtevant, an entrepreneur who came from Ohio to purchase acres of maple timber in the area and build a wood shoe-peg factory. The factory later expanded to produce bowls, broom and pitchfork handles and maple flooring.
Today, Maple City is a small, relaxed community. Glen Lake Community Schools are located just west of downtown. The old Maple City School still stands, but has been transformed into a full-service health & fitness center and Benchwarmers Restaurant, the place to watch your favorite sporting event on one of 11 big screen TV’s. Benchwarmers also offers live music on the deck on Friday nights in the summer and open-mic night on Mondays. Pegtown Station is another hometown favorite offering great breakfasts as well as Pizza's and subs created with dough made from scratch using fresh and local ingredients. The Maple City Lions Club is an active organization that often hosts steak and chicken dinners and pancake breakfasts.
Miles Kimmerly Park and Recreation Area one mile west of town features hiking trails, baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, outdoor horse arena, driving range, soccer fields, disc golf course, grills and picnic tables.