Entries by leelanau.com

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars – Tonight, June 24

Bringing a piece of living Africa to our region, the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are scheduled to perform live at the City Opera House this Wednesday in Downtown Traverse City. A documentary of the same name showed Monday morning at the State Theater. Sharing their engaging, powerful story, this soulful band brings a big […]

The 1st Annual M-22 Challenge Results

The 1st Annual M-22 Challenge was a success, according to event coordinator, Matt Myers. One-hundred twenty-two athletes participated in the challenge, which included a 17 mile bike ride around Big and Little Glen Lake, a 2 mile run including dune climb, and 1 mile out and back paddle in Little Glen Lake. With a time […]

National Park Proposes Tunnel to the Lake Michigan Overlook

The National Park Service proposes a tunnel through the dunes to a new Lake Michigan overlook on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. They also propose a new trail to the second platform that overlooks the Sleeping Bear, which would have less impact on the dunes and be less difficult to maintain. It is essential that […]

Nationally Significant Features of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

by Bill Herd It’s always fun to go to a park, whether it’s a local park with swings and a ball field, or a state park with camping, hiking, and fishing. But National Parks are different. Sure there are still lots of ways to have fun there, but that is not the main reason for […]

Introducing the Guide to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!

Leelanau.com is committed to developing a truly comprehensive guide to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Guide will have basic information for first-time visitors, as well as in-depth features about park resources for folks who are already familiar with the National Lakeshore but want to be even better informed. I have enthusiastically agreed to edit […]

May Evening

Here’s an essay from James D. Sprattmoran to shake things up a little… This evening after work I walked on the hillside among poplars and basswood looking in the leaf-fall for morels. In an hour I filled a mesh bag with thirty and came home and sautéed them in butter and olive oil and sprinkled […]

The Leelanau Township Library

The Leelanau Township Library is the oldest library in Leelanau County. History shows this library dating back to at least 1856. Historians have the Rev. George Smith to thank for that date, as he mentions it in his diary that year. The current building was dedicated in 1968 and opened for public use and perusal. […]