Brian Walters

Bird Is The Word

Full-fledged birders and novices alike will find a wonderland to explore in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It consists of a combination of migratory flyways and diverse protected habitats—71,000 acres of public land and 35 miles of beaches, complete with public access. For me, a passion…

Read More

Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear

A book of shared memories celebrating the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a non-profit organization, has put together a book about the area – but with a twist: It was crowd-sourced! They asked locals, visitors and historians to submit their best photos…

Read More

22 Things to Do in 2022

It’s officially a new year which means it’s time to make some New Year's Resolutions. I’m here to give you some ‘resolutions’ that you won’t dread or put off until December. Here are 22 things you can do in Leelanau County in 2022— for every season. 1. Glen Arbor Chili Cook-Off The annual chili…

Read More

Snowshoe & Wine - Make it a weekend!

The snow has finally arrived and Leelanau is showcasing two of its best qualities: snow-covered orchards and their harvest! Several wineries in the area offer snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, which makes for a perfect weekend getaway up north – we hope you’ll join us in the white, fluffy…

Read More

Three Top Fall Lookouts

The season change is in full effect and the fall foliage is officially making its return to Northern Michigan. The vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow leaves make for some of the most stunning scenery. With fall being arguably the most photogenic season, it only makes sense to visit some of the…

Read More

Five Fabulous Fall Fungi

Fall is for leaf-peeping, cider sipping, wine tasting, romantic getaways, whimsical road trips, serendipity, and renewal. It’s also for mushroom peeping! In northern Michigan, spring is the more famous fungi season, thanks to morels. But fall is the grand finale when the forest floor pulls out all…

Read More

Fall Arrivals for Holiday Shopping

The holidays are approaching, which means the eclectic and charming shops of Leelanau County have seasonal items on their shelves – from comforting fall décor to the warmth of ol’ St. Nick. Check out these cute finds in the county celebrating the upcoming holiday season: Front Porch, Suttons Bay…

Read More