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Kandace Chapple
Kandace Chapple, Lifestyle Expert

Kandace Chapple is a freelance writer and owns Michigan Girl, a business focused on bringing area women together. You can reach her at

Ice Cream? Or, Gelato?

Which is better – ice cream or gelato? You don’t have to decide – we suggest both! Here’s a tour of some of the sweet shops to check out in Leelanau County. The Dam Candy Store Leland Located in Fishtown, this charming shop is an absolute tradition for visitors and locals alike. Choose from all…

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July 4th in Leelanau County!

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue! Here are some events to celebrate July 4 th at your favorite spots in Leelanau County – break out the flags, sparklers, and fireworks! Glen Lake Boat Parade July 4, 3-4 p.m., Glen Arbor Break out the boat decorations and flags and hit Glen Lake for a…

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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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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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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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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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