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 […]
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The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum in Northport is holding is annual “Haunted Lighthouse” event on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19. Enjoy a weekend of haunts with a tour of the lighthouse and scary basement, outside treasure hunt, ROV demonstrations, pumpkin bowling, outdoor games and activities, prizes for those in costume, trick or treating, […]
Color Tour … Leelanau! by Ken Scott Here’s a cool tour provided by Traverse City Tourism and featuring some awesome photos by Ken Scott. It’s important to note that while you can see some of these on the roads below, for others you have to veer off down side roads. Have some tips for Leelanau newbies […]
Color Tour … Crystal River, the Oxbow, fall by Ken Scott The latest edition of the Glen Arbor Sun has an essay by Michael Delp titled River in the Blood that begins: Stand close by the banks of the Crystal River and try to convince me that it was not put down millennia ago by […]
Color Tour … Inspiration Point by Ken Scott See the comments for color updates and add your own! Fall color season is a great time to visit the Leelanau Peninsula. Our roadsides are lined with maple and oak and while the hillsides catch fire in late September of every year, the pace slows down and […]
By Jacob Wheeler of the Glen Arbor Sun ~ photos courtesy of Empire Historical Museum Empire Hill Climb Returns on Saturday, September 20, 2014 In the early days of the Empire Hill Climb, remembers local historian Dave Taghon, the family-run automobile garage and gas station would sell more air than beer. “The cars would keep going […]
Here’s a nice feature on Northport by Mike Norton of Traverse City Tourism… Perched at the very tip of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, the village of Northport isn’t on the way to anywhere else. You have to want to go there. Fortunately, there are a great many reasons why you should. A picturesque resort town at the […]
Via today’s Michigan in Pictures – Leelanau’s cherry orchards are still in bloom! Blossoms & Bees, photo by Lee Lynn Awe View Lee Lynn’s photo background bigtacular and see more in her slideshow.
Astronomer Tyler Nordgren at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Kick-off your Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. At 7:00 p.m. at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire you can join astronomer, author, artist, and night sky ambassador Tyler Nordgren for an educational and entertaining program […]
Here’s your spring report via the eatdrinkTC Instagram… Morels have been out for a week or so, and over the weekend they were joined by cherry blossoms. Both will be in full force all week and next weekend so if you’ve been considering a spring jaunt on the Leelanau Peninsula, now is the time!
The Annual Plant Sale at the Village Green in Leland is on tap for Memorial Day Weekend! Now is your chance to purchase native ferns, trillium, and more along with a selection of native trees and shrubs provided by locally owned Four Season Nursery, who will be on hand to answer questions about going native. […]
The Annual Empire Asparagus Festival will be held this weekend (May 16-18, 2014) and features a slew of asparagus-themed events including a Street Dance & Pig Roast from 7-10 PM Friday, a fun run (or walk), Asparagus Eats/Wine and Beer Tasting, Asparagus recipe contest, the Asparagus Parade, chalk art, music & dance and kids games on Saturday […]