Entries by leelanau.com

Haunted Lighthouse this Weekend at GT Light

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, […]

Leelanau Peninsula Color Tour with Ken Scott

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 […]

Return of the Empire Hill Climb

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 […]

The Northport Renaissance

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 […]

Sleeping Bear Lakeshore Weekend: Astronomy, Meteors & Glen Haven Days

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 […]