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Leelanau County & Traverse City Michigan Webcams

We just added another webcam to the list today, so we’re dusting off our tour of Leelanau County’s web cams .Check the links below for views of Empire, Leland, Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, Old Mission, and Traverse City – all from the comfort of your chair! Leland Harbor Skycam located right in Fishtown and overlooking Lake Michigan. […]

Sleeping Bear Dunes snowshoe hikes Saturdays AND Sundays this winter

Special Sunday ranger-led snowshoe hikes are being added to the program calendar at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) this winter! In addition to their regularly scheduled Saturday hikes (starting at the same time & location), snowshoe hikes will be offered on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. in January starting on the 14th. Meet at […]

Dune Climb Concert ~ Sunday July 9, 2017

Dune Climb Concert by Mark Smith  The annual Manitou Music Festival Dune Climb concert takes place this Sunday, July 9 at 7 pm. The setting is the incomparable natural amphitheater of the Dune Climb at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and we heartily encourage you to join thousands of others at this free concert that has […]

Annual Cedar Polka Festival

The 2017 Cedar Polka Fest (<-LOUD MUSIC WARNING!) will be held this weekend – Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, June 25, 2016. Highlights include a parade on Saturday, softball tournament, a polka mass and (of course) polka under the big, big tent with the big names of polka. Thursday, July 22, 2017 The annual Cedar Polka […]

The Bear of the Sleeping Bear Dunes

via today’s Michigan in Pictures… Glen Haven MI Sleeping Bear Dunes, photo by Don…The UpNorth Memories Guy… Harrison Tuesday was the 44th anniversary of the founding of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You may have heard the Chippewa tale that inspired the name of the park: “Long ago, along the Wisconsin shoreline, a mother bear and […]

Suttons Bay Art Festival

The annual Suttons Bay Art Festival takes place every year at Marina Park in Suttons Bay on the first weekend of August (August 6-7, 2016). One hundred artists along with community groups, food vendors and a children’s area are on hand from 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. There’s also a Sunday mornin a pancake […]

Grace Dickinson and five more Leelanau Women Photographers

Via Michigan in Pictures… This week’s Glen Arbor Sun has a great feature by Kathleen Stocking on Six Leelanau County Women Photographers: Barbara Nowinski, Kathleen (Dodge) Buhler, Meggen Watt Peterson, Ashmir McCarthy, Marty Schilling and Grace Dickinson. Here’s Grace: Grace Dickinson has a photo studio across the road from the place her grandparents first came to […]

Leelanau Cherry Blossom Report

We’ll update the state of cherry blossoms in Leelanau here. If you have a report to share, post it in the comments below! Last update: April 29, 2016 Cherry blossoms are probably at least a week out for tart cherries, with sweets expected around May 14th. Dr. Nikki Rothwell, director of the Northwest Michigan Horticultural […]

Wild Leeks in Leelanau!

Here’s some of a Wild Leek feature originally published on eatdrinkTC.com. You often find these oniony treasures when you’re morel hunting. Leeks are in the woods right now, and we’ve heard reports of MORELS out there as well!! Wild Leeks by CherryCapitalFoods Whether you know them as ramps, wild leeks, spring onions or by their scientific name of […]