16th annual Empire Asparagus Festival - May 17 & 18, 2019

16th annual Empire Asparagus Festival - May 17 & 18, 2019

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!
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

Leelanau Trail & Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail are inaugural Pure Michigan Trails!

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!
Art of the Vine Spring Social: Wed, May 15

Art of the Vine Spring Social: Wed, May 15

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.
Leelanau Blues: Robin's Nest Edition

Leelanau Blues: Robin's Nest Edition

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.
Saluting The Leland Report!

Saluting The Leland Report!

Congratulations to Keith & Jim Burnham for crossing the 5000 fan mark for their enduring daily photo blog, The Leland Report.
Rainbow Trout & Steelhead in Leelanau County

Rainbow Trout & Steelhead in Leelanau County

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are delicious fish are native to the Pacific watershed, coming to Michigan when eggs were imported from California in 1876. Learn more including fishing season!
The Bay Theatre at 100 Days

The Bay Theatre at 100 Days

This morning's Ticker has a great article by Craig Manning on the (New) Bay Theatre's First 100 Days ... And Its Future that explains the first 100 days of the Suttons Bay anchor's transition from ownership by the Bahle family to a nonprofit theater “by the people, for the people.”
#TBT: Remembering Another Spring Storm

#TBT: Remembering Another Spring Storm

Here's a "Throwback Thursday" to March 4, 2012 from near Suttons Bay when Leelanau got ROCKED with up to 20" of snow. While we're seeing snow at rates over 2" per hour right now, it looks like things are turning to rain later today & tonight!!
Breweries Turning to Michigan (and Leelanau) Hops

Breweries Turning to Michigan (and Leelanau) Hops

An in-depth look at how Michigan breweries are turning to the state's hop industry which gets a lot of its output from right here in the Leelanau Peninsula! Includes a great photo gallery!
Getting a Jump on Spring!

Getting a Jump on Spring!

While the weather isn't cooperating with the whole "spring" vibe, here's an action shot from a couple of years ago showing a St. Marys Eagles 2nd baseman going above & beyond to make the play!
Leelanau Cherry Blossom Report

Leelanau Cherry Blossom Report

We're about a month out from the return of blossoms to Leelanau orchards and will use this page to update you the state of cherry blossoms in Leelanau!
Leelanau Summer Tourist Update: Piping Plovers Return

Leelanau Summer Tourist Update: Piping Plovers Return

It's Piping Plover season in Leelanau! Learn more about these shorebirds & how to keep them safe!