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National Lakeshore prescribed burn on Port Oneida today

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore plans to conduct a prescribed fire in two areas of the Lakeshore today.
Star Gazers at Sleeping Bear Dune Climb Star Party

2023 Star Party Schedule at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Join park rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society at the Dune Climb parking lot for Star Parties. Click for schedule!
Fishtown 5k Runner

Fishtown 5k returns July 15th

Runners not only follow a route that weaves through the picturesque neighborhoods of Leland, but they’ll get views of both Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan.

Explore Sugar Loaf with Ruin Road

Grand Rapids-based Ruin Road has a great video that melds modern and past video & photos of Sugar Loaf.
Diving the Kyle Spangler by Chris Roxburgh

Interview with Shipwreck Diver Chris Roxburgh

The Leelanau Ticker has a great feature on local shipwreck diver & frequent contributor Chris Roxburgh.
Pop up Program at the Dune Climb

Spring Break at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Programs include Saturdays at the Lakeshore, Storytime with a Park Ranger, Piping Up for the Plovers, and pop-up programs
Days of Hazy Splendor by Mark Smith

Days of Hazy Splendor

Here's hoping this summer is bringing you some days of hazy splendor!!
Shalda Creek Iris by Michigan Nut Photography

Shalda Creek Iris

John got this shot of wild Iris along the banks of Shalda Creek in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 
Lake Dreams by Francois

Lake Leelanau Dreams

A sweet shot from 5 years ago on June 3rd of a boat in the mist on Lake Leelanau.
Sandhill Crane & Colt in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sandhill Cranes & Colt in Sleeping Bear!

This young sandhill crane is likely around two weeks old and under the watchful eyes of its parents.
Alewife Dieoff by Sleeping Bear Dunes NPS

Alewives return to Leelanau beaches

Some of Leelanau's beaches are currently littered with multitudes of dead fish known as the alewife. Learn about them here!
Empire beach sunset with bicycle by kcunning

Sleeping Bear Lakeshore considering Mountain Biking

From the Department of It's About Time comes news that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is considering permitting mountain biking (some day).