Entries by leelanau.com

2009 Manitou Music Festival

The Manitou Music Festival kicks off their 19th season on July 8 with Mulebone at the Studio Stage in Glen Arbor, Wednesday at 8 pm. Mulebone is the duo of multiinstrumentalist, John Ragusa and roots music specialist, Hugh Pool. Their musical home is the traditional blues; sometimes they play it straight ahead, while at other […]

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 […]

Cherry Blossoms: Subtly Sweet Signs of Spring

Driving today on the Leelanau Peninsula, I noticed the cherry trees beginning to bloom. Apparently, the south side of the farms have warmed and are ready to begin the growing season, while the trees planted in the north appeared a little less eager to wake from winter’s slumber. Within days, the orchards will be adorned […]

Northport – Omena Summit II

Much has changed in Northport during the two years since the first Northport – Omena Summit in 2007. The sewer project is complete and functioning. The 2nd round of Northport graduates will be accepting their tuition funds from the Northport Promise this spring. Work is underway on the Northport Highlands. Many new businesses have opened […]