Brian Walters

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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The Story of Sleeping Bear

It's where we come from– and where we're going. If there's anything as central to Sleeping Bear as its natural beauty, it's certainly the history of the region. Summer nights watching the sunset, after all, would hardly be the same without all of our happy memories doing just that with our loved…

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Top 10 Things to Do at Sleeping Bear

The top. The peak. The pinnacle. The apex. When people talk about the best, they tend to talk about elevation. We've got plenty of that around here, but as this video will remind you, there's a lot to like closer to the ground. What's your Sleeping Bear top ten…

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