Brian Walters

Enjoying Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Looking to get up close and personal with nature at Sleeping Bear? With nearly 100 miles of designated trails in the National Lakeshore, you have many options. Let’s start with the 2.8-mile Sleeping Bear Point Trail. It showcases rolling dunes with wildflowers, dune grasses and shrubs, and great…

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Spotlight on Leelanau Cheese

Over the past 25 years, Leelanau Cheese and its founders John and Anne Hoyt brought the Swiss alpine tradition of raclette to Leelanau County, in the process building a cult following for the rind-washed, cave aged delicacy that is traditionally served melted over potatoes, cornichons or crusty…

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Dog-friendly in Leelanau County

Do you have a buddy who loves to run, play and drink… water, that is! Here are a handful of dog-friendly places to visit in Leelanau County. (Of course, all locations require owners to use a leash and cover potty pick-up.) There are many more, but here are a few to start exploring – along with a few…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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