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North Bar Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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North Bar Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

North Bar Lake is one of the most popular beaches in the Lakeshore because it has shallow, clear water over a sandy bottom makes for warmer swim than in Lake Michigan. But for those who like the refreshing cool water and wave action of the big lake, you can walk across the low dunes that separate the two lakes in just a couple of minutes. The beaches of pure sand and the small outlet to Lake Michigan is ideal for the kids to play.
Lilac Season on the Leelanau Peninsula
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Lilac Season on the Leelanau Peninsula

One of the signs that spring is giving way to summer in Leelanau County is the blooming of lilacs. We have a ton of them, particularly around Leelanau’s many old farms, and they began to bloom a few days ago. If you’d like to get some in your own yard, read on!
2019 Leland Wine & Food Festival - Saturday, June 8
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2019 Leland Wine & Food Festival – Saturday, June 8

Michigan's longest running wine festival returns to Leland for the 34th year this Saturday (June 8) from 12-6 PM. Taste & enjoy wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries (and a TC brewery) along with delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors & live music!

Leelanau County Board Meetings Coming to Video

Accidentals Father’s Day Show at Fountain Point!

Leelanau X-Files: Split Rail Reality at South Beach in Leland

Leelanau Morel Page: Hunting Morel Mushrooms on the Leelanau Peninsula

Leelanau Trail & Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail are inaugural Pure Michigan Trails!

9 Bean Rows - Restaurant, Bakery & Farm

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North Bar Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Lilac Season on the Leelanau Peninsula

2019 Leland Wine & Food Festival – Saturday, June 8

Leelanau County Board Meetings Coming to Video

Accidentals Father’s Day Show at Fountain Point!

 
Bike Leelanau
Leelanau Coffee Roasting - Arrive by Air, Land or Sea

Lodging & Vacation Rentals

Korner Kottage B&B, Visit Up North Vacation Rentals, Sunset Lodge of OmenaPaul’s Paradise Cottages, Homewood Cottage Association, Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages, Black Star Farms, Wild Cherry RV Resort, Fountain Point Resort, The Leland Lodge, Northern Michigan Waterfront Vacation RentalsGlen Craft Villas – Glen Lake, Peninsula Vacation Rentals, Good Harbor Bay RentalLeland, Michigan Vacation Rental, Northern Dream B&B, Dorsey’s Vacation Rentals

Restaurants, Weddings & Wineries

Blue Bird Restaurant, Black Star Farms, Epicure Catering – Full Service Catering Company, Martha’s Leelanau TableVillage Cheese Shanty, Rare Bird BrewpubUp North Distributing9 Bean Rows, Bogey’s at the Leland LodgeTandem Ciders, Parallel 45 Vines and Wines

Food & Shopping

Leelanau Coffee Co., Enerdyne Science & Nature Store, Ken Scott Photography, Stone House Bread, Edward’s Home FurnishingsCherry Capital Foods,  Leelanau Cheese Company, Great Lakes Potato ChipsGrocer’s Daughter Chocolate, Higher Grounds Trading Company, Leland Mercantile, Taste the Local Difference, Institute for Sustainable Foraging, Samaritans’ Closet, Leelanau Farmers Markets

Homes, Real Estate & Builders

Dick Huey Real Estate, Ann Marie Mitchell – Northport & Leelanau County, Traverse Area Association of Realtors, Serbin Real Estate, Boone Construction, Schaub Team Premier Realty

Business & Services

Leelanau Webdesign, F. Randall Karfonta, Attorney, Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan, ShareCare of Leelanau, Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, Traverse Legal, PLC, Grobbel Environmental Planning & ServicesTraverse New Media, Kelley Ann’s Pet Sitting Service, Four Season NurseryGray, Seaman, Shumar & VanderVeen, PC

Organizations, Schools & Government

Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research StationLeelanau County Chamber, Leelanau County Government, Leland Chamber of Commerce, Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce, Empire Chamber of Commerce, Cedar & Maple City, Northport & Omena, Leelanau Children’s CenterGlen Lake Public Schools, Leland Public School, Northport Schools, St. Mary School, Suttons Bay Public Schools, The Leelanau SchoolRuby Ellen Farm, Fishtown Preservation Society, Leelanau Conservation District, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, Leland Township LibraryLeelanau Historical Museum, Fox Island Lighthouse AssociationLeelanau County Map

Sports & Recreation

Leelanau Conservancy, Inland Seas Education Association, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau Ski Club, Ski Leelanau!, Preserve Hickory/Hickory Hills Ski Area The Leelanau Trail, On The Narrows Marina, Shady Trails CampSleeping Bear Surf & Kayak, The River Traverse City, Far-Fetched Fishing Charters of Leland, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Sleeping Bear Electric BikesManitou Island Transit, Sleeping Bear Birding Trail, Bike Leelanau

Museums, Art & Entertainment

Suttons Bay Galleries, Forest Gallery, Harry Goldson, Suttons Bay Art Festival, Song of the Lakes, Northport Community Arts Center, Glen Arbor Art AssociationManitou Music Festival, Port Oneida Fair, Traverse City Film Festival, Glen Arbor SunOld Art Building, Samuel Seth BernardEarthwork Harvest Gathering