Recent and Featured Leland Articles

  • Taste The Passion Valentine’s Northern Michigan Wine Tour on Leelanau Peninsula

    Valentine’s Northern Michigan wine tour on Leelanau Peninsula celebrates wine, chocolate and love on a self-guided tour through Suttons Bay,  Leland, Northport, Glen Arbor and more. Come […]

  • lelandwinterbeach Leland Sunset on the Rocks. Photo: Drew Warner

    Facebook: Click on photo to see entire image!

  • Leland_gal_ladies_crossing_street_in_Leland Leland gal

    Shop Leland gal: Hand-sewn purses, pillows and more inspired by Leland’s scenic surroundings Despite teaching in Grand Rapids during the school year, Maggie Revel Mielczarek confesses that […]

  • Grand_Traverse_Tours_Van_Grand_Traverse_Bay Grand Traverse Tours

    Shop Grand Traverse Tours: Manning the wheel for customized wine and brew tours through Northern Michigan Jeff Geiger began giving tours of Northern Michigan in 1987, although […]

  • Grand_Traverse_Balloons Grand Traverse Balloons

    Shop Grand Traverse Balloons: Catch an unforgettable lift with Northern Michigan’s original ballooning service Despite having chartered hundreds of balloon rides across Northern Michigan, Jeff Geiger of […]

  • Becky_Thatcher_Designs_Twig_Bracelet Becky Thatcher Designs

    Becky Thatcher Designs: Handcrafted jewelry and gifts inspired by Northern Michigan’s waters and woods At ten years old, a young Ohioan named Becky Thatcher made her first […]

  • Baabaazuzu Baabaazuzu

    Shop Baabaazuzu: A Leland family’s fashion house brings Midwest Chic to the masses  As Sue Burns puts it, the founding of her home-grown company Baabaazuzu began with “a […]

  • snowshoe stampede Leelanau County Snowshoe Stampede

    Leelanau County Snowshoe Stampede tromps through Northern Michigan in its second year this February. Between Leland and Glen Arbor, the grounds for the stampede are at the […]

  • winterbeachfun Winter Fun at Good Harbor Beach. Photo: Drew Warner
  • Northern Michigan Wine Tours Four Loops for Wine Touring Northern Michigan

    The Traverse City region is blessed with two wine-producing peninsulas—a delicious fact that makes wine touring Northern Michigan an enormous vacation attraction. Leelanau Peninsula (Leelanau County)  is […]

  • wine vinyard Wineries in Leelanau County, Michigan

    The 26 wineries in Leelanau County, Michigan, produce fine, award-winning Northern Michigan wines. Leelanau’s wineries are set in the rolling countryside near Traverse City. Their many views […]

  • Shopping in Leland Shopping in Leland, Michigan

    Shopping in Leland, Michigan, combines gorgeous views of Lake Michigan’s Leland Harbor with fabulous shops. Browse the turn-of-the-last century storefronts on Main Street, or mosey down to […]

  • snowshoe northern michigan 7 Guided Hikes for Snowshoeing Leelanau County Throughout the Winter

    Snowshoeing Leelanau County is glorious in a Northern Michigan winter and the Leelanau Conservancy makes it easy all winter long with these seven guided hikes in their […]

  • South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes The Manitou Islands in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    The Manitou Islands in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are perched off the coast of Leelanau County. With their miles of undeveloped shoreline, towering dunes and thick […]

  • Fishtown in Leland, Michigan Fishtown in Leland, Michigan

      Fishtown in Leland, Michigan, is a historic enclave of 19th-century Lake Michigan shanties, turned into hip boutiques, eateries and other Northern Michigan attractions. Set in Leelanau […]

  • Big Surf at Vans Beach in Leland
  • leelanau county beach A Leelanau Lover’s Bucket List: 34 Must Dos in Leelanau County

    Here are 34 Leelanau County “must dos” near the 45th Parallel, Lake Leelanau, the Manitou Passage and more. The folks at The Leelanau Conservancy suggested this can’t-miss list […]

  • christmas tree A Guide to Northern Michigan Holiday Events & Shows 2013

    This complete guide to Northern Michigan Holiday Events & Shows 2013 includes live performances, tree lightings, Santa visits, craft shows and more! Purchase your tickets before you […]

  • scott craig An Interview with Scott Craig, Author of The Story Next Door

    Scott Craig, the storyteller from Northern Michigan’s Leland, is the award-winning television documentarian and author of new book The Story Next Door. In his book, Craig translates his popular Interlochen Public Radio station […]

  • Where To Eat After Leelanau County Wine Tasting

      Trace Northern Michigan’s wine-tasting trail and then follow with food & drink nearby.  Here are five fab ideas for where to eat after Leelanau County wine tasting. […]