Leelanau Net – Lodging and Travel – Sleeping Bear Dunes

Welcome To Leelanau County

The Leelanau Peninsula – with its scenic woods, rolling farmland and coastal vistas – attracts millions of visitors each year. Some come to explore the natural wonders of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – to climb to the top of massive dunes of sand and see the glimmering waters of Lake Michigan below. Others come to hike along wooded trails to secluded overlooks and then wind past historic homesteads where farmers who settled this corner of Michigan made a life for their families.

A tour along roads of Leelanau County is also a great way to spend the day. Follow M22 around the periphery of the peninsula and stop and shop in any of the charming small towns scattered throughout the county – Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Glen Arbor and more. Or grab a wine tour map and find your way to the tasting rooms the award-winning wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.

Looking for a round of golf? Try the Manitou Passage, an Arnold Palmer Signature Course which winds along the lower slopes of Sugar Loaf Mountain offering a challenging round of golf with stunning views of a serenely beautiful landscape.

Leelanau Peninsula News And Special Events

Port Oneida Fair – August 12 – 13, 2016
[ August 12, 2016 to August 13, 2016. ] Join us on August 12 & 13 for the 2016 Port Oneida Fair! Each year near the beginning of August, you can take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help [...] more...

Northport Wine Festival – August 13, 2016
[ August 13, 2016; 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Join us and sample wines and beer from 11 wineries and breweries plus get great food from our local restaurants! Our 2015 festival was a super success and 2016 will be even better. We've got a great line up of wineries and breweries, terrific restaurants and Big Boss Blues will be back from Kalamazoo to perform all [...] more...

Dune Dash – Sleeping Bear Dunes – August 20, 2016
[ August 20, 2016; 9:00 am; ] Join us for the fifth annual Dune Dash 4-mile run/walk on Saturday, August 20th. The race course showcases the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Starting and finishing at the base of the Dune Climb, runners follow the flat, paved Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail past rolling dunes and beautiful forests to [...] more...

Manitou Passage – Cross Country Tournament – September 11, 2016
[ September 11, 2016; 10:00 am; ] What, you may ask, is a Cross Country Golf Tournament? A Cross Country Tournament is basically the same as a regular 4 person best ball, except that we are have taken the liberty of re-designing the holes (not literally). Instead of playing the holes as they currently are laid out, you will play them not [...] more...

Leelanau Harvest Tour – September 17, 2016
[ September 17, 2016; ] Pedal through Scenic Leelanau County Saturday, September 17, 2016 Tour Overview The Leelanau Harvest Tour is a great biking adventure for both families and single riders as the fall colors begin to show and temperatures begin to cool. Leaving from the Suttons Bay High School, routes of approximately 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles wind throughout beautiful Leelanau [...] more...

Manitou Passage Golf Club – A Northern Michigan Adventure
By Jim Barnes It may seem unthinkable, even sacrilegious, to make any changes to a course designed by the great Arnold Palmer. Originally opened in 1998 as King’s Challenge, the course languished a bit when Sugar Loaf Mountain Ski Resort closed (the course is built alongside the ski hill), so it needed some rejuvenating and updating. [...] more...

Dunes Golf Club: Finding Your “Zen” Zone in Sleeping Bear Country
Dunes Golf Club – Hole #18 – A great finishing hole with a dramatic approach shot over the water. By Jim Barnes The Dunes Golf Club is one of the hidden gems of northern Michigan golf. Lying just a few miles east of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore visitor center in Empire, the course is carved [...] more...

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