A Cold Drink by Mark Smith

A cold drink of water

Mark captured this shot on the beach in Leland. Definitely not swimming weather!!
Sunrise on Alpers Road by Mark Smith

Mark Smith's Alpers Road Photo a Scenic Michigan Winner!

We're excited to give a shoutout this morning to Leelanau photographer Mark Smith for winning the "Scenic Roadways, Byways, and Trails" category in Scenic Michigan's photo contest.
J.J. Kilwy's store in Good Harbor taken in 1909

Explore Leelanau Ghost Towns with the Leelanau Historical Museum

A big shoutout this morning to the Leelanau Ticker for highlighting the Leelanau Historical Society's Ghost Towns of Leelanau County series this morning.
DH Day Farm by Charles Bonham

October's End at D. H. Day Farm

Here's a great shot by Charles of the barns at historic DH Day Farm in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the last day of October.
The Big Sweep by Mark Smith

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore turns 50!

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was officially authorized on October 21, 1970 making today the 50th birthday of Michigan's most visited national park.
Autumn Mosaic

Autumn Mosaic

Lisa captured this beautiful canvas of fall color near Maple City.
Lake Leelanau by Sandy Hansen Photography

Meet the 2020 Candidates for Leelanau County Commissioner

The Leelanau Ticker has a solid feature on the 13 candidates over 7 districts who are seeking a position on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners on November 3.
Night Sky from Empire Beach by Imagination Works

Northern Lights likely tonight & tomorrow!

The NASA/NWS Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a G2 (Moderate) Storm Watch for September 28-29th giving folks in Leelanau have a solid chance to see the northern lights!
Remembering Greg Reisig

Remembering Greg Reisig

This week I lost a friend & mentor, Greg Reisig, a man with an amazingly gentle soul who could nonetheless be fierce & determined in defense of Michigan’s environment.
Swamp Angel by Mark Smith

The Swamp Angel of Leo Creek

Mark writes that the nave, altar and the stained glass windows are all in alignment in his photo from the Leo Creek Preserve, a pretty cool outdoor learning laboratory & permaculture garden in Suttons Bay.
Otter Creek Aurora by Heather Higham

Northern Lights likely tonight!

The NASA/NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center outlook for tonight says that Northern Lights are likely tonight in Leelanau.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by Dave McLaughlin

Go to school on the Sleeping Bear Dunes

9 & 10 News reports that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is offering free virtual distance learning programs with classrooms or students at home via webcam.