This Friday and Saturday, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be offering a new ranger-led program called Pokemon Hunt, which will connect “Pokemon Go!” with real-world flora and fauna. The first program will take place on Friday, August 5, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at the Dune Climb. Meet the ranger at the base of the Dune Climb. […]
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via Michigan in Pictures… Road Closed in Glen Arbor, photo via the Glen Arbor Sun In Glen Arbor Hit By Knockout Storm, Jacob Wheeler of the Glen Arbor Sun lays out a diary of the destruction of the storm and wrote: In the storm’s wake yesterday, Glen Arbor residents immediately recognized that the destruction they witnessed […]
Note: While this rescue didn’t take place in Leelanau County, Wings of Wonder is headquartered in Empire and a tremendous resource for raptor protection! Wings of Wonder Catching a Bald Eagle, photo by Ken Scott Photography Wings of Wonder is a non-profit raptor sanctuary located in Empire that focuses on the rescue and rehabilitation of birds […]
via Michigan in Pictures… Esch Beach, Otter Creek by Sara Hunt/oni_one_ The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tells the rich tale of the ghost town Aral: Aral was located on Lake Michigan where Otter Creek empties into the Lake just south of Esch Road, a few miles south of Empire, MI. Today this is one of the […]
Visit Leelanau Farmer’s Markets on Facebook or go to eatleelanau.org for up-to-date information! Leelanau Farmer’s Markets are underway or soon to kick off in Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay. They offer you a chance to get out and connect with farmers and other folks who produce food in Leelanau County. Empire (Saturdays, […]
Here’s the scene 109 years ago on Memorial Day in the village of Suttons Bay. Yikes!! Hoping you have a safe and fun holiday weekend! View the photo bigger, follow the Leelanau Historical Society on Facebook for more great photos, and check out their online photo archive for fun stuff like this search of Suttons Bay.
The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will host syndicated columnist and Michigan Radio essayist Jack Lessenberry as the guest speaker for their annual dinner and meeting on Thursday, May 26th. Lessenberry’s topic is “Michigan in Crisis: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Fix It?” The event starts at 5:30 PM, with dinner […]
Traverse Magazine interviews a potential buyer for Sugar Loaf. The article begins: Sugar Loaf Resort in Cedar has been shuttered since 2000. Leelanau County’s largest employer and a destination for thousands of travelers from around the region and downstate, the resort suffered through a host of owners who sold off parts—the golf courses, townhouses and […]
Here’s an awesome shot titled “Ghost Town Aurora” from Michigan Nut Photography showing the northern lights behind the Historic Sleeping Bear Inn in Glen Haven. John shared some info from the M-22 Heritage Route about Glen Haven: Historic Glen Haven Michigan was established in 1857. The National Park Service is restoring many of the historic […]
EMPIRE, MI – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) is hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a “Bark Ranger.” Bark Ranger volunteers and their canine companions will serve as ambassadors on National Lakeshore beaches to provide visitors information about the park, highlight pet policies, and pet safety. Bark […]