Recent and Featured Leelanau County Articles

  • kilcherman's apples Find Heirloom Apples At Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm in Leelanau County

    A trip to Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm for heirloom apples is a fall-time tradition in Northern Michigan. Located north of Northport in Leelanau County, Kilcherman’s is home to 200-plus varieties of […]

  • craftsman house NHC '14 2014 Northern Home and Cottage Home Tour: Enlightened Craftsman

    The sixth stop on the 2014 Northern Home and Cottage Home Tour is located in Suttons Bay at 5701 S Elm Ridge Drive. This home, dubbed the […]

  • stompede Leelanau Peninsula’s 2014 Annual Harvest Stompede

    Leelanau Peninsula‘s annual Harvest Stompede is set to take place on the weekend of September 6th and 7th. Just a short drive from Traverse City, this event is […]

  • SouthManitou10 36 Hours on South Manitou Island

    South Manitou Island is a gorgeous asset of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore and proves the perfect getaway for this family. With vacation time brief and adventure […]

  • Coaster Brook Trout Research Jim Harrison: A Northern Michigan Literary Icon

    Traverse City author Jerry Dennis has a conversation with Jim Harrison about writing, Northern Michigan, and the influence of the outdoors in this piece that was originally […]

  • northern michigan golf packages Three Fall Northern Michigan Golf Packages from Crystal, Boyne and the Homestead

    Find three stay-and-play Northern Michigan golf packages below and enjoy the twilight of Northern Michigan’s vacation and golf season. MyNorth recommends that all interested parties contact the […]

  • Cycling Outdoors Northern Michigan Biking Trails

    According to this world traveler and cyclist, Northern Michigan bikers have some of the best cycling routes in the world. This story was originally published in the August […]

  • 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 […]