Petoskey is more than a stone

As a lot of you head to the beaches seeking Michigan's state stone, I thought it was an excellent time to re-share this essay.
Tilting by john levanen

The Legend of the Lake Leelanau Monster

A good story to share when you’re floating around this weekend is the tale of the Lake Leelanau Monster.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Volunteer Training ~ Saturday, May 18th

If you are thinking about volunteering at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore but aren't sure where to start check out the Volunteer Training Day!
Kaleidoscope of Aurora over Fishtown by Captures By Ethan

Fishtown Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope of Aurora over Fishtown by Captures By Ethan Ethan…

Mishe Mackinac!

Manitou Island Transit shared this photo of the Mishe Mokwa passing under the mighty Mackinac Bridge the other day! 

The Brief but Thrilling Saga of Empire’s Sugar Bear

The Glen Arbor Sun shared this video of a VERY persistent bear that made off with a 50-pound bag of sugar & also apparently has a taste for chicken
Happy Earth Day by James Eye View Photography

Know Who Needs a Happy Earth Day?

James is an Empire-based photographer who shared this barred owl - based in parts unknown - along with some other great pics to wish everyone a happy Earth Day!

Northport Bobcat videos!!

James Brubaker got a pair of videos of a bobcat making its way down a tree. He was on the Nagonaba Trail, right by the golf course and soccer fields.
Sleeping Bear Dunes Ranger Programs

Spring Break with Sleeping Bear

Spring break is here! If you & your kids are too, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has a fun lineup of activities you can check out.
Dunebird Paddle Tennis Courts Rendering

Paddlecourts of Leelanau coming to Dune Bird Winery!

Today's Leelanau Ticker shares Dune Bird Winery is partnering with the Leelanau nonprofit Paddle Courts of Leelanau (PCOL) to build two platform tennis courts on the winery’s property later this year.

Inflatable Planetarium Dome bringing immersive starwatching to schools

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National lakeshore now has an inflatable planetarium dome to enable immersive experiences related to the night sky, the Great Lakes ecosystem, and more!
Star Gazers at Sleeping Bear Dune Climb Star Party

Sleeping Bear Dunes Star Party this Saturday!

Join park rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at the Dune Climb parking lot for Star Parties. Click for schedule!