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

Hillside Homestead – Photos
Experience how life was lived over a century ago with a visit to the authentic 1910 farmhouse. Unique accommodations and a delicious home-cooked farm breakfast await you at the historic Suttons Bay lodging with proprietress and food historian Susan Odom. Earlier in June, we dropped by the Hillside Homestead. Here our some photos from our visit [...] more...

The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – Blue Water Ramblers – July 5, 2015
[ July 5, 2015; 12:00 am to 9:00 pm. ] The Blue Water Ramblers sing extraordinary folk music- the folk song of Michigan, America and YOUR life. They perform wherever people want to celebrate: Folk festivals and concerts, paddle wheelers and lake ships, in cities and out in the woods, on stages and around campfires, at church gatherings and traditional dances. The Blue Water Ramblers' repertoire [...] more...

An Evening with DOOBIE BROTHERS – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 7, 2015
[ July 7, 2015; 8:00 pm; ] As durable as American steel, Northern California's four-time Grammy winning Doobie Brothers sound has become part of America's musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on "American Idol," and a fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock. They continue to write and record new material, tour the world, boasting one of the [...] more...

The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – Rhett Betty – July 15, 2015
[ July 15, 2015; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] It is difficult to determine who and what has influenced Lynne Kerr the most. Born and raised south of the Mason-Dixon line infused a little swampy soul and Southern twang in her voice. It was not until her third decade that she finally stood in front of the microphone. Then she finally realized her dream [...] more...

Boz Scaggs with special guest Tower of Power – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 22, 2015
[ July 22, 2015; 8:00 pm; ] Grammy-Award winning rock legend Boz Scaggs joins "Urban Soul Music" Tower of Power for this unforgettable night of hits. Boz Scaggs Singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs, best known as a member of the Steve Miller Band, was born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio in 1944. As a child, he lived first in Oklahoma and then Texas, where he [...] more...

The Homestead – Manitou Music Festival Benefit Concert – Jeff Haas – July 22, 2015
[ July 22, 2015; 7:00 pm; ] Well known to many local jazz enthusiasts, Jeff Haas is heard weekly on Classical IPR New Jazz Archive and at other venues that feature his trio, quartet and quintet. The Quintet will perform at the top of Bay Mountain. Familiar and new jazz tunes will fill the air as the sun sets over Lake Michigan. Jeff [...] more...

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 28, 2015
[ July 28, 2015; 8:00 pm; ] Enjoy this popular variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor, now on its 41st anniversary tour. About the Show The America the Beautiful Tour 2015 will feature 2½ hours of Sweet Harmony & Garrison Keillor with Piano Master Richard Dworsky and Fred Newman World's Greatest SFX Man & The Radio Rhubarb Band with Fiddling Richard Kriehn [...] more...

The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – Blackthorn – August 6, 2015
[ August 6, 2015; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Blackthorn welcomes you to the rich tapestry of Celtic music. Traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, and ancient airs combine with some of Ireland’s best contemporary songs for a musical experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people. What makes a Blackthorn show unique is the variety of tunes, [...] 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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