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

Lake Leelanau Street Fair – August 15, 2015
[ August 15, 2015; 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] The first annual Lake Leelanau Street Fair takes place on August 15, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. You don't want to miss this fun filled event which will feature food, wine, music, authors, crafts booths and an area just for kids! Music will be provided by Soul Patch, The Windy Ridge Boys, and Johnny Rutherford. Several [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 12 & 13, 2015
[ September 12, 2015; September 13, 2015; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] 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 tour takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm [...] more...

Leland Heritage Festival – September 19, 2015
[ September 19, 2015; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Music & Food... Events, live music throughout town, and many dining & shopping specials! Great Prizes! Pick up and have your "PASSPORT TO HISTORY" stamped at the following 5 event stations to enter a fabulous prize drawing! The 2015 Schedule – will be posted closer to the event date, but will be similar to the [...] more...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – October 23 – 25, 2015
[ October 23, 2015 4:00 pm to October 25, 2015 4:00 pm. ] Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region. “We’re growing great reds on the peninsula, and we look forward to sharing them,” says Alan Eaker, owner of Longview Winery in Cedar. “Our Pinot Noirs [...] more...

Leland Fall Frenzy – October 24, 2015
[ October 24, 2015; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Hot cider, donuts and Great Sales! Saturday, October 24, 2015 • 10am to 6pm Join us for a lovely autumn day in Leland... find great shopping deals as you wander through Downtown and Fishtown, and plan to have lunch or dinner at one of our many dining and specialty food establishments! <> Visit Leland Fall Frenzy Website >>>> <> more...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 7 – 8 and Nov. 14 – 15, 2015
[ November 7, 2015 to November 8, 2015. November 14, 2015 to November 15, 2015. ] Celebrate the upcoming holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 7 and 8 or November 14 and 15, 2015. Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured wine [...] more...

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...

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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