Brian Walters

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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Apple Season in Leelanau

Fall in Northern Michigan - the season of vibrant leaves, color tours, cinnamon donuts, and, of course, apples! The season would not be complete without fresh apples, apple cider, apple pie…you get the picture. We look forward to these things all year, but fail to realize the numerous factors that…

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The Trail Trekker Challenge

Get the backstory and advice to help you join a rare group of sightseeing adventurers. The Sleeping Bear Dunes had over 1.7 million visitors last year, but only 36 can lay claim to hiking every mainland trail in the park proper—that’s 13 trails that cover almost one hundred miles. It’s called the…

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Bikes and Bites

Leelanau Trail, bubbly, beans and broth The Leelanau Trail runs from Suttons Bay to Grand Traverse Bay, over creeks, under tree tunnels, and through 17 miles of the scenic farm and vineyard land this area is famous for. A bike-and-ride bus makes your adventure extra convenient. But wheeling your way…

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Cruise the Crib this Thursday!

This Thursday, July 20, 2023, is a chance you don’t often get – a chance to cruise Lake Michigan and get a close-up view of the ongoing efforts to restore the North Manitou Shoal Light (the offshore lighthouse known as the “Crib”). The day is hosted in Leland by The North Manitou Light Keepers…

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