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

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2018
[ May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018. ] Quickly becoming a renowned wine destination, Traverse City boasts a wide range of cool-climate wines that pair perfectly with the exploding cuisine scene. The region’s two peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, are both designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA) with diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed varietals [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Spring Sip and Savor – May 5 – 6, 2018
[ May 5, 2018; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. May 6, 2018; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] As our vineyards awaken to the sun and warmth of May, toast to the enchanting beauty of spring, indulge your senses and discover delicious Leelanau Wines splendidly paired with scrumptious small bites! This beloved springtime event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 24 participating wineries in [...] more...

Empire Asparagus Festival – May 18 – 20, 2018
[ May 18, 2018 to May 20, 2018. ] Join the Village of Empire at its 15th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival Friday, May 18th 7-10 pm Live music from Jack Pine, Pig Roast & FISH BOIL! $5 Entrance & Dance to Jack Pine Old Fashioned Fish Boil $16 & Pulled Pork Sandwich with the fixings $12 Saturday, May 19th 10 am Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run/Walk Registration for the runs [...] more...

Small Plates – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – May 31, 2018
[ May 31, 2018; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dine with Leelanau winemakers! The next wildly popular Small Plates—an intimate progressive dinner along the trail—is Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms of up to three wineries during this unique dinner event that happens just twice per year! [...] more...

Leland Wine and Food Festival – June 9, 2018
[ June 9, 2018; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Celebrate northern MI Wine & Food in Leland! Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors while soaking up beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from our Leland Harbor venue. Our 'Come & Go' re-entry wristbands allow you to explore our beaches, unique [...] more...

Friends of Fishtown 5K – July 21, 2018
[ July 21, 2018; 9:00 am; ] The 10th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K Run/Walk returns on July 21, 2018. Tickets go on sale February 1! The Friends of Fishtown 5K course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Easy climbs and graceful descents make this an event for the serious runner or [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 8 & 9, 2018
[ September 8, 2018; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. September 9, 2018; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The annual Harvest Stompede is September 8 & 9, 2018. This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race. The [...] more...

Leland Heritage Festival – September 15, 2018
[ September 15, 2018; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Events, Live Music by Duck Soup, Dining & Shopping Specials! More Info 2018 events listed late summer. Annual Leland Classic Car Show Don't miss Van's annual "invitation only" automobile exhibition! The show continues to grow since it's inception and now numbers about a hundred vehicles from many eras. ~ Sponsored by Van’s Garage 12th Annual Wood Boats on the Wall 100 years of vintage wood boats from [...] 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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