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

Iceman Cometh Challenge – November 3, 2018
[ November 3, 2018; ] The Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is a 30 mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, Michigan. Held traditionally on the first Saturday of November (except for years when the first Saturday of November is the 1st), the 29th annual Bell's Iceman will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018. <> Visit Iceman Cometh Challenge [...] more...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 3 – 4 and Nov. 10 – 11, 2018
[ November 3, 2018 to November 4, 2018. November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018. ] Celebrate the upcoming holiday season and get inspired for your own upcoming holiday gatherings by sampling mouthwatering wine and food pairings along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Get recipes from winery, taste and buy wines to pair with your upcoming holiday meals and shop holiday wine gifts for your friends and loved ones at this fan-favorite [...] more...

Glen Arbor – Pajama Party – Shopping Event – November 23, 2018
[ November 23, 2018; 6:30 am to 9:00 am. ] PJ Party ~ Better than Black Friday Shopping in Glen Arbor Friday, November 23rd at a NEW time this year from: 6:30-9am* Enjoy shopping in your leisure-wear the day after Thanksgiving, avoid the lines in the city and shop local quality goods for yourself, with your friends and neighbors and get a jump on holiday gifts. We [...] more...

Glen Arbor – Tree Lighting & Holiday Market Preview Party – November 23, 2018
[ November 23, 2018; 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Tree Lighting & Caroling | 6:15pm Holiday Market Preview Party | 6:30-8pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall Glen Arbor’s Annual Tree Lighting, (located outside in front of the Glen Arbor Town Hall), happens promptly at 6:15pm. NEW this year, we’ll have professionally led Caroloing as well. Bundle up and bring the family out for some holiday cheer, [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Taste the Passion ~ Wine & Love – February 9 & 10, 2019
[ February 9, 2019; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. February 10, 2019; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Join us for Taste the Passion – the SWEETEST event of the year! Winter Wonderland is here, and there’s “snow” much fun to be had along the trail! Gather your friends and embark on an adventure of snow-covered vineyards and sweet & savory bites paired with amazing wine, a Snow Fun Photo Contest, pop-up shopping and [...] more...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October
[ October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018. ] Weekdays during October $10 per person Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Great wine for a great cause— It doesn’t get better than that! Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, [...] 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...

The Homestead Resort
Lake Michigan’s spectacular vistas make this a resort unlike others. The color of the water–sometimes blue, sometimes turquoise, sometimes golden–is one reason why. Another is relaxing along the water. You and each member of your family or group can do as much or as little as you like. That’s why this resort is celebrated, both near [...] more...

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