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

Dunesville Music Festival – July 22 – 24, 2016
[ July 22, 2016 to July 24, 2016. ] Hello Dunesville folks! We are approaching our 4th annual Dunesville Music Festival with great pride and thanks to be able to be a new part of continuing this long time musical tradition. Starting from scratch has not been all easy, but it has been worth every minute and the lesssons learned. We take pride [...] more...

Friends of Fishtown 5K – July 23, 2016
[ July 23, 2016; 9:00 am; ] Join us in Leland for our 8th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K. All proceeds of the run/walk benefit Fishtown Preservation Society Our beautiful 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 the [...] more...

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 26, 2016
[ July 26, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] This performance isn’t big—it’s large! Join country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett and his Large Band for a night of toe-tapping, Texas-inspired fun. The four-time Grammy-winning artist has appeared not only on the stage, but also on the screen—you might recognize him from his acting roles in The Player, ABC’s Castle, or Angel’s Sing. Lovett’s top hits include [...] more...

Traverse City Film Festival – July 26 – 31, 2016
[ July 26, 2016 to July 31, 2016. ] The 2016 Traverse City Film Festival will be held July 26 - 31, 2016. The Traverse City Film Festival was founded by Oscar winning filmmaker Michael Moore as a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing "Just Great Movies" and helping to save one of America's few indigenous art forms -- the cinema. The festival brings films [...] more...

Rick Springfield “Stripped Down” – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 27, 2016
[ July 27, 2016; 7:30 pm; ] Even ‘Stripped Down,’ Rick Springfield is still an impressive figure: Springfield made his debut as a rock singer, producing radio hits such as “Jessie’s Girl” before branching out into acting and writing. Springfield’s filmography includes a starring role on the ’90s television series High Tide, a three-season stint on the daytime drama General Hospital, and, more [...] more...

Jay Leno – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 29, 2016
[ July 29, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] Get ready to laugh! Longtime Tonight Show host Jay Leno returns to the stage—and his comedy roots—in a stand-up comedy show in Interlochen’s own Kresge Auditorium. Don’t miss your chance to spend an evening being entertained by the "hardest-working man in show business"—acclaimed late-night TV host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, lovable voice-over [...] more...

Levi Britton – The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – August 4, 2016
[ August 4, 2016; 7:00 pm; ] Levi Britton is an indie/folk/rock artist who hails from Traverse City, MI. Growing up around music sparked his drive to make it his profession. At age 20 Levi moved to Chicago, playing down in the subways, Potbelly restaurants, and any gig he could find. Eventually Britton co-founded his band, Down the Line that [...] more...

Suttons Bay Art Festival – August 6 – 7 , 2016
[ August 6, 2016 to August 7, 2016. ] This annual art fair takes place at the beautiful Suttons Bay Marina Park on the first weekend of August (August 6-7, 2016, Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 10am - 5pm). One hundred artists along with community groups, food vendors and a children's area make this the perfect place to spend an art-filled weekend at the beach. more...

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 9, 2016
[ August 9, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] Get ready to rock! Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge are coming to Kresge Auditorium for an evening of great music! Benatar is one of the most popular female rock vocalists in history, with four Grammy awards, five top-ten hits, and seven platinum-selling albums. The first female artist to be featured on MTV, Benatar [...] 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...

The Capitol Steps – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 5, 2016
[ July 5, 2016; 8:00 pm; ] Politics is serious business. Or is it? Back by popular demand, the Capitol Steps return to the Interlochen stage. Founded in 1981 by Senate staffers planning Christmas-party entertainment, the Capitol Steps have been hilariously deconstructing political headlines ever since. This election year, take a break from Facebook rants and television advertisements and enjoy the humor inherent in [...] 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...

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