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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 […]

Dune Climb Concert ~ Sunday July 10, 2016

The annual Manitou Music Festival Dune Climb concert takes place this Sunday, July 10 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 become a summer tradition in Leelanau. […]

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 4th of July Calendar

Through a variety of sources including the Leelanau Chamber, Glen Arbor Sun and MichiganFireworks.com, we’ve come up with our Leelanau Fourth of July event listings. 4th of July in Glen Arbor July 3: Manitou Music Festival: Northport Community Band (7-8 PM) playing patriotic music on the Old Schoolhouse Lawn in downtown Glen Arbor (NOT in […]

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 […]

Enjoy Snowshoe Hikes in the Sleeping Bear Dunes this winter

Join Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park Rangers for a guided snowshoe hike every Saturday throughout the winter. The snowshoe hikes will continue to be offered every Saturday at 1 PM through March 7, 2015. Meet at the National Lakeshore’s Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire. If you don’t have your own snowshoes, a pair will […]

Fee increases proposed for Sleeping Bear in 2016

Color Tour … North Bar Lake overlook by Ken Scott Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is requesting public comment as the park considers an increase to entrance and camping fees beginning in January 2016. The current entrance fees and first come – first served camping fees have been in place since 2004 with only a […]