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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Checking in with Sugar Loaf Owner Jeff Katofsky

Checking in with Sugar Loaf Owner Jeff Katofsky

The Glen Arbor Sun has a solid recap of Sugar Loaf owner Jeff Katofsksy's recent call regarding the long-shuttered resort with county & township officials about topics including a vineyard, hotel plans & the possibility of a return of skiing!
Leelanau is Least Obese County in Michigan

Leelanau is Least Obese County in Michigan

Today's "Bad News with a Silver Lining" department says an estimated 32.3% of Michigan adults were obese in 2018, but that Leelanau is the least obese at 31%.
New Beach Walls Installed in Leland

New Beach Walls Installed in Leland

Members of the group Stay Off the Damn Shoreline (SODS) hailed the completion by Homeland Security of two sections of wall at the Leland road ends historically used as beaches.
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!