North Bar Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

North Bar Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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.
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!
Accidentals Father's Day Show at Fountain Point!

Accidentals Father's Day Show at Fountain Point!

The Accidentals​ are playing Friday, June 14th at Fountain Point Resort​ for a 6pm Father's Day show!! Tickets are limited!
Leelanau X-Files: Split Rail Reality at South Beach in Leland

Leelanau X-Files: Split Rail Reality at South Beach in Leland

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.
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!
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.
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!!
March's Shoreline Ice from Above

March's Shoreline Ice from Above

Here's an awesome compilation of aerials from this week along Lake Michigan just north of Leland by Jim Burnham of the Leland Report!
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!