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North Bar Lake is one of the most popular beaches in the Lakeshore because it has shallow, clear water over a sandy bottom makes for warmer swim than in Lake Michigan. But for those who like the refreshing cool water and wave action of the big lake, you can walk across the low dunes that separate the two lakes in just a couple of minutes. The beaches of pure sand and the small outlet to Lake Michigan is ideal for the kids to play.
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One of the signs that spring is giving way to summer in Leelanau County is the blooming of lilacs. We have a ton of them, particularly around Leelanau’s many old farms, and they began to bloom a few days ago. If you’d like to get some in your own yard, read on!
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Michigan's longest running wine festival returns to Leland for the 34th year this Saturday (June 8) from 12-6 PM. Taste & enjoy wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries (and a TC brewery) along with delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors & live music!
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Meetings of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be video-recorded beginning this summer. Equipment has been ordered and will be installed this summer to allow recordings.
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The Accidentals are playing Friday, June 14th at Fountain Point Resort for a 6pm Father's Day show!! Tickets are limited!
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In Here today, gone tomorrow in the Record-Eagle, Patti Brandt Burgess tells the confusing tale of a split-rail fence that appeared at Leland's South Beach on public property early Thursday morning and was gone as mysteriously as it came by Saturday morning.
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The annual Plant Sale takes place on Leland's Village Green from 9 AM - 4 PM this Friday & Saturday and offers the rare opportunity to purchase native ferns, trillium, and more along with a selection of native trees and shrubs provided!
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The 16th annual Empire Asparagus Festival takes place TODAY & Saturday (May 17 & 18) in the village of Empire. The annual celebration of Empire & asparagus is presented by the Empire Chamber of Commerce and features a whole lot of food & fun for every age!
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Check out the latest Leelanau morel mushroom reports, morel hunting tips, photos, links & videos!
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Pure Michigan has named the Leelanau Trail and the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail as two of their six inaugural Pure Michigan Trails! Thanks to EVERYONE who's preserving our trails, making them better & building new trails!
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The Art of the Vine ~ Spring Social (5:30-7:30pm on Wed, May 15) is free & features local wine & appetizers & the new 2019 Leland Wine and Food Festival poster by Brenda J. Clark.
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Here's a shot of a robin's nest from May 13, 2017. Happy Spring everyone! In case anyone is concerned, this nest was at chest height in a tree at the end of my driveway and produced at least 2 baby robins.