The sky is the limit at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Explore the Milky Way, Mars, and Saturn with park rangers and astronomers in the Dune Climb parking lot on Saturday, September 3 from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Experience the late summer night sky in near total darkness. During the event, Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) […]
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M-22 Euphoria by Christopher Cerk The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the success of the M22 brand has led the Michigan Department of Transportation to develop new signs to replace stolen “M-22” highway signs: Michigan Department of Transportation officials have begun hanging signs that read simply “22” in locations where vandals have repeatedly stolen the […]
story & photos courtesy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore History comes alive this weekend at six historic sites during the annual Port Oneida Fair at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) from 10 AM – 4 PM this Friday and Saturday (August 12-13, 2016). The two-day event includes rural history demonstrations, activities and special […]
Tales of the Crib, photo by Jim “To pass time, the men watched television, read books and magazines, played board games, and chatted with passing ship captains by radio. One coastguardsman perfected his rappelling skills by using ropes to descend from the gallery outside the lantern room to the concrete deck below.” ~Life on North […]
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. […]
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.