Karl Bahle of Bahle’s in Suttons Bay shared this picture of the ski jump at Sugar Loaf which he thinks is from 1949. When I shared it a few years back in the Friends of Sugar Loaf group on Facebook, there was some debate about the location. While some said Devil’s Elbow, a few people I […]
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Pyramid Petey by Heather Higham The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore announces that areas of the park will once again be accessible to visitors in the coming days. They write: Some visitor services, including plowing of trailhead parking lots and cleaning of restrooms will resume using revenue generated by recreation fees. Visitors should visit the […]
Starry Aurora Sky by Owen Weber Photography Winter is a great time to see the Northern Lights, and while the next week looks pretty calm, I thought I’d share a couple tips to help you see the Aurora Borealis. 1. Get an Aurora app for your phone. Seriously – apps that give you a live […]
The Narrows by Mark Smith “The Narrows” refers to the narrow section between North & South Lake Leelanau between these two joined lakes. The bridge that Mark was standing on yesterday morning to take this stunning photo of the hoarfrost before it burned off was originally constructed in 1864, shortly after the founding of the village […]
The Record-Eagle has a cool feature on Ryan Brown’s Leelanau Adventure R/C Car Park at 7690 E. Otto Road south of Lake Leelanau which includes a network of outdoor courses and trails, which Brown crafted over the summer, and an intricate indoor, clay-crafted R/C course: “I’ve been into R/C cars since I was 12,” said […]
Five organizations invite you to join them this Saturday, January 5th from noon – 3 PM for a community celebration & trailblazing open house for the 7- mile winter sports trail system at Leelanau State Park north of Northport. The Winter Sports Trail officially opened last December 1st for the 2017/2018 season with a series […]
DH Day Farm … moonlit II by Ken Scott Photography The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore shared this announcement regarding the shutdown. Short answer is that the trails are open, but everything with staff is closed. During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) […]
Point Betsie Lighthouse by Kristina Lishawa Photography Given their incredible eye & skill, it’s no surprise that Mark Lindsay Photography & Kristina Lishawa Photography are regularly featured on Leelanau.com. If you’ve ever wanted to up your photo game, they’ve got the perfect opportunity: the Point Betsie Winter Workshop scheduled for January 27-29, 2019 at Point […]
Here’s a video from yesterday morning taken at Christmas Tree beach aka South Beach aka an illegal public road-end beach in Leland. It starts with a pan across with just the natural sound and then offers some context (and a bit of beach snark). Enjoy!