Brian Walters

Wildflower Rescue Time!

It’s wildflower season and if you love them – or have to leave them – it’s the time of year to participate in Leelanau Conservancy’s Wildflower Rescue! Now in its 25 th year, the Conservancy digs in (pun intended) to save wildflowers that are in the path of new construction in the county. And the…

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Best Hiking Trails

Sleeping Bear Dunes, with its epic views and sprawling sandscapes, is a hiker’s paradise with approximately 100 miles of trails to explore. Let’s take a look at some of the best hikes in the area. Please note that many trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes park system do not allow pets from December 1st…

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Yeti Fest Warms Up President's Day Weekend

The bears may be hibernating, but Sleeping Bear Dunes doesn’t sleep in the winter. The region offers winter festivals, organized hikes, and outdoor gatherings to sip and savor those snow days and shake off the February blahs as you search for the Yeti, sample homemade chili, and bask in brighter…

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Winter Trails Day 2024

Winter may be holding back, but we don’t have to! Winter Trails Day is Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Palmer Woods Forest Preserve in Maple City. This event is hosted by the Leelanau Conservancy (LC) – with warmth, wit, and kindness. If you’ve ever been curious or nervous about trying a new trail, this…

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Start Planning Your 2024 Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation

Toes in the sand, ice cream in hand, 9:30 p.m. sunsets, and warm starry nights. Even in the midst of winter, we can dream about those carefree days of summer. How do you plan to make the most of your 2024 vacation days? Why not use some to relax and unwind in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes…

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Christmas in the County!

It’s Christmas 2023 in Leelanau County! Here’s the lineup of several events coming up this month that celebrate the season – both indoors and out! Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 & 10: Lighthouse Light Hike at Leelanau State Park in Northport. If you’ve never been, this is a MUST. You are literally…

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Sleeping Bear Region Offers Heartwarming Holiday Fun

The busy summer tourist season is over, but Leelanau lights up for the holidays with Santa’s arrival, community tree lightings, and holiday markets. The Sleeping Bear region offers plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to get you in the holiday spirit. Shop Small Business Saturday, gather with…

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