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It's Apple Season!

There is nothing like getting that first fall apple in Leelanau County. And, out here, with countless orchards, farmer’s markets, and falling leaves, there’s no end to the celebration of fall! Here’s a look at what apples are ready and where, along with tips on the “best of the best” when it comes…

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E-Bikes - They're E-Xciting!

E-bikes have, shall we say, found their pace in the last year or so. While they were initially met with skepticism when they came on the scene about a decade ago, they have since found their place in the market. “It’s a different demographic that likes e-bikes versus regular bikes,” says Keith…

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Enjoy, Explore the Great Outdoors

That thrill you’ve been seeking? We have the coordinates. The woods, water, and wide-open spaces in and around the Sleeping Bear Dunes deliver options for outdoor recreation few other Midwest destinations can match. From challenging to family-friendly, here’s a rundown of five favorites to get your…

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Top Five Souvenirs

A visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes isn’t complete without a keepsake to take home. Here is a handful of Michigan must-haves: Petoskey Stones If you’re in luck, you will find one of these famous fossil corals along the Lake Michigan lakeshore, some estimated at 350 million years old! These stones often…

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Top 2 Long Hikes in Leelanau

A couple of weeks ago, I was chilling at a favorite watering hole when I met a nice young lady, a visitor who was up here to hike. We started discussing the best trails. And she complained, “You know, they’re all too short. Like, a couple of miles. Where are the long ones?” I realized she had a good…

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2021 Local Events in Leelanau

What’s happening in the region this year? Well, with fingers crossed, most events are back in one form or another! Here’s a rundown of what to expect this summer: National Cherry Festival, Traverse City, July 3-10, 2021 The festival committee just announced they are, despite earlier decisions…

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