North Bar Lake, Empire & Lake MI by Charles Bonham

Happy 52nd Birthday to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!

On October 21st, 1970 the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore became the third US National Lakeshore. Here's hoping you get to spend some time with the Lakeshore soon!
Days of Hazy Splendor by Mark Smith

Days of Hazy Splendor

Here's hoping this summer is bringing you some days of hazy splendor!!

35th annual Leland Wine Festival this Saturday, June 11th

After a two-year hiatus, the Leland Wine and Food Festival is back and better than ever this Saturday, June 11th!
Shalda Creek Iris by Michigan Nut Photography

Shalda Creek Iris

John got this shot of wild Iris along the banks of Shalda Creek in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 
Lake Dreams by Francois

Lake Leelanau Dreams

A sweet shot from 5 years ago on June 3rd of a boat in the mist on Lake Leelanau.
Sandhill Crane & Colt in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sandhill Cranes & Colt in Sleeping Bear!

This young sandhill crane is likely around two weeks old and under the watchful eyes of its parents.
Alewife Dieoff by Sleeping Bear Dunes NPS

Alewives return to Leelanau beaches

Some of Leelanau's beaches are currently littered with multitudes of dead fish known as the alewife. Learn about them here!
Cherry Jubilation by Mark Smith

Cherry Jubilation

Along with everything else, cherry blossoms  haveexploded across Leelanau in the last week as warm weather released pent-up energy. 
Sweet Cherry Sunset by Heather Higham

Leelanau's Cherry Blossoms are out!!

Leelanau's sweet cherry blossoms are OUT right now, with tarts soon to follow.
Empire beach sunset with bicycle by kcunning

Sleeping Bear Lakeshore considering Mountain Biking

From the Department of It's About Time comes news that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is considering permitting mountain biking (some day).
Forest Fire - Sleeping Bear Dunes by Todd

Red Flag Fire Danger for Leelanau today!!

mLive shares that the northern half of Lower Michigan has a red flag fire warning today, meaning that the warm, dry, windy conditions allow wildfires to not only start easily, but also spread quickly.
Full Moon by Wesley Bond

Blood Moon Eclipse on May 15th

On the night of Sunday, May 15th, a lunar eclipse will begin in Leelanau at 10:28 pm with total eclipse (when the moon turns red) occurring at 12:11 am.