Recent Leelanau County Articles

Open-Water Swimming in Northern Michigan is Epic & Beautiful

Open water swimming in Lake Michigan and other Northern Michigan lakes and bays is stunning, transformative and challenging. Dedicated open water...

Join Hell’s Kitchen Chefs at this Exclusive Northport Dinner Event

Ever dreamed of having a "Hell's Kitchen" chef cook for you? Willowbrook Mill in Northport is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime dinner, To Hell &...

2 August Galas You Don’t Want to Miss in Northern Michigan

From the annual Michigan Legacy Art Park event in Thompsonville to Northport Art Association’s first fundraiser in Northport, here are two Northern...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Northern Michigan Hiking Trails

Northern Michigan’s incredible scenic landscapes and miles of marked trails have long made it a hiker’s paradise, whether you’re climbing sand dunes...

Explore South Manitou Island in 1 Day From Leland’s Fishtown

On the hunt for a unique and lush day hike? Head to South Manitou Island, part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, by catching the ferry from...

Red Hot Best 2021: Top 7 Front Line Workers

From deli clerks to health care professionals, we are thankful beyond words to ALL of our frontline workers in Northern Michigan. Their unwavering...

Get on the Water with the New Leelanau Boat Co.

This summer, check out Leelanau Boat Co., a new full-service boating experience venture in Northern Michigan.    So, what is Leelanau Boat...

Get Closer to Nature with Plant It Wild’s Summer Programming

Plant It Wild has released its upcoming schedule for summer 2021. Learn more about each Northern Michigan event and how to save your spot by...


Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

Leelanau County

Leelanau County Profile

Leelanau County Housing Options

30 Red Hot Best in Leelanau County

Leelanau County Data & Demographics

Explore Leelanau County

Awe-Inspiring Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Shopping, History & Beauty in Fishtown

Take a Tour of the Iconic M22

Bike the Leelanau Wineries

Leelanau Outdoors

Five Ways to Get Outdoors in Leelanau County

Leelanau is Road Biker Valhalla

Leelanau County Restaurants, Trails, Craft Drink & More


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Leelanau County Restaurants

Leelanau Restaurants Serving Breakfast, Brunch and Bloody Marys

Cavanaugh's Grocerant, The Homestead, Glen Arbor

Go for Farm Fresh Corn at Sonny's Farm

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Leelanau County Craft Drink

Go On a Leelanau County Wine Tour

Where to Sip Craft Drinks in Leelanau County

Live, Work & Play Videos in Leelanau County

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Up North Kids

Summer Camps for Kids

These Northern Michigan summer camps embrace a love of the outdoors and the arts.

Endless Summer Family Fun

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun, so we’ve created this list of 10 healthy and affordable Northern Michigan summer activities to keep your family moving. 

Best Beaches For Kids

We asked our readers to share their favorite spots to take young children to cool off (bonus points for places with playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic tables). These are their picks for best Northern Michigan beaches for kids.

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Traverse City (even on rainy days!)

From exploring the Children's Museum to family-friendly wineries, Traverse City offers endless options for kids and families!

Best Biking For Kids

Sometimes difficult terrain or cars zipping by can make riding too difficult for kids. Read on for our picks of the best Northern Michigan bike trails for kids.

Make It a Day on Mackinac Island

Forts, fudge, biking the island and horse-drawn carriage rides. It's kid heaven...and parents love it, too!

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