Towns, parks and other places in Leelanau County, Michigan

Annual Leelanau Wildflower Rescue Sale Memorial Day Weekend!

Annual Leelanau Wildflower Rescue Sale Memorial Day Weekend!

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!
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!
Leelanau Morel Page: Hunting Morel Mushrooms on the Leelanau Peninsula

Leelanau Morel Page: Hunting Morel Mushrooms on the Leelanau Peninsula

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Check out the latest Leelanau morel mushroom reports, morel hunting tips, photos, links & videos!
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.
The Great Cherry Escape by Ken Scott Photography

Turkey's Trade Trickery Torments Tart Growers

The Record-Eagle reports on some international trade trickery that is having a significant impact right here in Leelanau County!
Leelanau Gets a Shoutout from Outer Space!

Leelanau Gets a Shoutout from Outer Space!

NASA astronaut Christina Koch tweeted the photo above that perfectly captures the Leelanau Peninsula with the caption "Waving to the mitten! Greetings to my friends and family in Michigan. The Great Lakes are as stunning from space as they are in person."
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!
David Dempsey Recognized for Michigan Water Work

David Dempsey Recognized for Michigan Water Work

Dave Dempsey honored with Clarence Kroupa Award by NMEAC for work on policy for conservation and the preservation of the Great Lakes.
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.”