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

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival – July 20, 2019
[ July 20, 2019; 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Join us for a wonderful afternoon of Wine on the Water on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 1-7pm at Suttons Bay Marina Park. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival features tastes from local Leelanau wineries, cideries and breweries as well as delicious food from local restaurants. Enjoy drinks, food and all-day musical entertainment. Experience [...] more...

Friends of Fishtown 5K – July 20, 2019
[ July 20, 2019; 9:00 am; ] Join us for the 11th Annual Friends of Fishtown 5K Sat, July 20, 2019 • 9:00am Our beautiful course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Gradual climbs and descents make this an event for the serious runner or the whole family! Proceeds help us preserve and [...] more...

Northport Dog Parade – August 10, 2019
[ August 10, 2019; ] 23rd Annual Northport Dog Parade The Theme: Tail House Rock! Saturday, August 10, 2019 Registration starts at 10:30 AM and Parade starts at 12 PM NOON Don't miss the 23rd Annual Northport Dog Parade - the cutest parade of the north! The theme for this year's parade is: Tail House Rock! Parade will begin at noon. You can register your dog from 10:30 [...] more...

Northport Wine and Craft Beverage Festival – August 17, 2019
[ August 17, 2019; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On the third Saturday in August, we celebrate the bounty of area vintners and brewers with the Northport Wine Festival. Our festival is our own special summer party showcasing area wineries and breweries. Join us from 2-8 PM in Marina Park in downtown Northport! Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Included with your [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – September 7 & 8, 2019
[ September 7, 2019; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. September 8, 2019; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] This annual weekend kicks off the fall harvest season along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring crisp and bright cool-climate wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. This exciting fall event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 27 participating wineries in any order you [...] more...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 2 – 3 and Nov. 9 – 10, 2019
[ November 2, 2019 to November 3, 2019. November 9, 2019 to November 10, 2019. ] Toast the Season – Leelanau Style! November 2 & 3 and November 9 & 10, 2019 Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm $50 per person (your ticket is good for the weekend of your choice) Celebrate the holiday season and get inspired for your own holiday gatherings by sampling mouthwatering wine and food pairings along [...] 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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