Recent and Featured Leelanau County Articles

  • Tasters at 2Lads on the Old Mission Peninsula. Photo by Shea Haddad. Northern Michigan Wine Tours

    Visiting Northern Michigan wine country is equal parts eco-tourism and immersion into Northern Michigan’s food and drink scene. While it’s certainly enjoyable to simply sip on a […]

  • The Trifecta at Crystal Mountain. Photo courtesy of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. September 2014 Northern Michigan Runs and Biking Events

    You’ve had all summer to train, and with a bundle of Northern Michigan sports events crammed into September’s weekends, it’s time to get out and show the […]

  • forty-five north Interview with Northern Michigan Winery Forty-Five North’s Jay Briggs

    Northern Michigan wine runs through Jay Briggs’ veins. Descended from grandparents who met when picking grapes in the Lake Michigan Shore district, Jay Briggs studied viticulture and […]

  • Photo courtesy of the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Visit 25 Wineries with the Leelanau Loop Adventure

    Visiting all of the Northern Michigan wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula is more than a vacation: it’s a calling. With 25 wineries producing world-class vintages, oenophiles have […]

  • Photo courtesy of the National Park Service Port Oneida Fair Returns to Sleeping Bear Dunes August 8th, 9th

    History comes alive at six historic sites during the annual Port Oneida Fair at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County on Friday and Saturday, […]

  • Lake Superior at Isle Royale National Park Summer Outdoor Northern Michigan Travel Ideas

    Here are 4 fun Northern Michigan travel ideas that will take you through Northern Michigan’s outdoors. Camp, kayak, ride or fly—these ideas will have you vacationing across […]

  • Lake Michigan, North of Frankfort. Photo by Mark Lindsay Bid on Mark Lindsay Prints at TSO @ Grand Traverse Commons Concert

    On Saturday, July 19th, take part in a spectacular Northern Michigan event celebrating music, food, wine and the natural beauty of Leelanau and Old Mission. The Traverse […]

  • Batali with East Leland farmer Jim Bardenhagen and daughter, Ginger Mario Batali Helps Preserve Leelanau County Farms

    Mario Batali has teamed up with the Leelanau Conservancy to raise funds in an effort to give back by maintaining historic farmsteads in Leelanau County. Read on […]

  • Mario Batali Mario Batali Dishes Out His Favorite Pizza Margherita Recipe

    Celebrity super-chef Mario Batali loves Leelanau County—where he and his family reside during the summer months—and his appreciation for Northern Michigan’s food scene runs from his head […]

  • Photo by Traverse City Wine & Art Festival Northern Michigan Wine Festivals and Events

    Each year handfuls of Northern Michigan wine festivals and events take place throughout Michigan’s “wine country.” Ranging from weekend-long festivals that feature headlining nationally touring and Northern Michigan […]

  • Photo by Aurora Cellars Leelanau Peninsula’s Newest Winery, Aurora Cellars

    The scenic wineries of Leelanau County produce some of the best Northern Michigan wine, which is a spectacular feat considering the emphasis on quality within the Northern Michigan […]

  • Photo by John Newland Video: Sleeping Bear Dunes Bike Trail

    The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a newly extended Sleeping Bear Dunes bike trail that travels 10 miles from Glen Arbor to Empire, and intersects several fantastic […]

  • Paddling down the Platte. Photo by Kris Riley Sleeping Bear Dunes Kayaking, Floating and Boating

    When the peak of summer approaches, there is no better way to cool off than exploring Northern Michigan’s outdoors by boating along the rivers and beaches of the breathtaking Sleeping […]

  • Photo by Us Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City Coast Guard Rescues Kayakers Near South Manitou Is.

    A rescue air crew from the Coast Guard Air Station of Traverse City rescued two kayakers from Lake Michigan on Sunday evening during a boating trip near South […]

  • Nauti-Cat Catamaran on Grand Traverse Bay Northern Michigan 2014 4th of July Boating & Water Activities

    Take advantage of Lake Michigan or Northern Michigan’s inland lakes and rivers when you celebrate a Northern Michigan 4th of July with fun on the water: boating, […]

  • microbrew traverse city Unique Northern Michigan Wine and Brewery Tours

    Traverse City is known for many things, like scenic biking, spectacular wineries, gorgeous beaches, and an up-and-coming craft brewery scene. So, if you have limited time in Traverse […]

  • Photo by John Newland Video: Grand Traverse Lighthouse on the Leelanau Peninsula

    On the northern edge of the Leelanau Peninsula—even north of the aptly named town of Northport—sits the Grand Traverse Lighthouse within the Leelanau State Park.  This iconic […]

  • Northern Michigan Outdoor Adventures Traverse City Helicopter Tours

    Elevating your Northern Michigan vacation is Traverse City Helicopters, Northern Michigan’s first helicopter tour company that’s been flying passengers across Leelanau County, over Traverse City and beyond […]

  • Photo by Tucker's of Northport Q&A with Ben Walraven of Tucker’s of Northport

    Northport—once a small, intimate fishing village—is experiencing a building boom. With renowned chef Mario Batali professing his love of Traverse City, Leelenau County, and Northport‘s food scenes, Northport is quickly becoming one […]

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation Things to Do for a Week-long Sleeping Bear Dunes Vacation

    One week at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will more than scratch the surface of this beautiful protected park in Benzie and Leelanau Counties.  A seven-day […]