Days of Hazy Splendor by Mark Smith

Days of Hazy Splendor

Here's hoping this summer is bringing you some days of hazy splendor!!
Twilights Last Gleaming by Mark Smith

Twilight's Last Gleaming

While Mother Nature almost certainly has another blast of cold in store, it looks like we'll have temps in the 50s again today & temps mainly above freezing ahead.
Sunny but Cold by Mark Smith

Sunny but cold

An awesome shot by Mark from Leland's South Beach.
Ice Cave Sunset by Mark Miller

Ice Cave Memories

Today a photo from back in 2014 of the massive ice coverage along the coast of the Leelanau Peninsula showed up in my memories today. While we've got nothing like that this year, I figured it would still be nice to take a look back.
Eastern Standard Time video

Eastern Standard Time from the Accidentals

Northern Michigan’s own The Accidentals have released a new video for “Eastern Standard Time” co-written with Wisconsin native Peter Mulvey that you can see has a lot of love for Leelanau!!
Perseverance by Mark Smith

Perseverance: Leelanau Surf Season Ramps Up!

Mark got a great shot of this intrepid surfer yesterday at Van's Beach in Leland. While most sensible folk want nothing to do with Lake Michigan after September, surfers are clearly a different breed!
Sleeping Bear Bay from the Alligator Hill Viewpoint by Mike Carey

Sleeping Bear Bay from Alligator Hill

Mike got a fantastic shot from the Alligator Hill Trail in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Push Ice Lake Michigan by Charles Bonham

Riders on the Storm

Here's a simply stunning shot by Mark Smith of a stormfront rolling over the Manitou Islands.
Mawby Line 5 bubbly

Mawby partners with Great Lakes documentary crew

UpNorth Live reports that Mawby Sparking Wine in Suttons Bay is partnering with an independent documentary crew to help spread awareness about the water quality of the Great Lakes.
April 16 Aurora on Sleeping Bear Bay by visitsleepingbear

Aurora Spring

Here's a stunning shot of last weekend's northern lights from @visitsleepingbear on Instagram. Give them a follow!
Wreck of the Westmoreland by Chris Roxburgh

Diving the Westmoreland Shipwreck

The Westmoreland is a 160-foot passenger steamer sank more than 150 years ago in the icy waters off what is known now as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Push Ice Lake Michigan by Charles Bonham

(More) Ice is Nice

The Traverse City Ticker reports that with less than 2% ice coverage so far, the Great Lakes are experiencing record low ice cover this winter.