Lilac Season on the Leelanau Peninsula

Lilac Season on the Leelanau Peninsula

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!
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!
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!
#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

Sweet cherry blossoms are popping across the county, and we will definitely have cherry blossoms for Memorial Day Weekend!! We'll 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!
Public Beach Access in Leland, Michigan

Public Beach Access in Leland, Michigan

A guide to public beaches & public road ends in the village of Leland, Michigan.
Wildfire in the Sky: Remembering the March 13, 1989 Aurora Display

Wildfire in the Sky: Remembering the March 13, 1989 Aurora Display

A massive wave of solar energy struck our atmosphere on the evening of March 13, 1989, creating one of the most impressive northern lights displays of the modern era.