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

The Homestead – 2016 – 17 Season Ski Passes
Our best values. All winter long. The swish of your skis on the snow. The cold air on your face. You were worried about something earlier, but now you just can’t remember what it was. This is freedom. This is relaxation. This is yours, all winter long, and whenever you want it. With our resort’s season passes, [...] more...

The Homestead – Thanksgiving Dinner – November 24, 2016
[ November 24, 2016; ] Pre-Order Thanksgiving Dinner from Cavanaugh’s Spend more time with your family and friends this Thanksgiving. Let us do all the prep work for you. When you order our Thanksgiving Dinner Ready-To-Go Package you will get the complete dinner prepared by Chef John Piombo and his staff, which will feed 8-10 people, or will provide some great [...] more...

Glen Arbor PJ Party (aka Black Friday) – November 25, 2016
[ November 25, 2016; ] Don’t miss holiday shopping and festivities Friday, November 25th sponsored by the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce.  Starting Friday morning, with the Glen Arbor original PJ Party – where we all shop downtown in our PJ’s between 5am-8am! And, once again, The Homestead is joining in on the fun! Rocky's will be open between 8am-2am and [...] more...

The Homestead – Feast of Seven Fishes – December 23, 2016
[ December 23, 2016; ] Celebrated around the world on Christmas Eve, the Feast of Seven Fishes is known as La Vigilia, Italian for “The Vigil” in wait of the midnight Christmas birth. A Southern Italian tradition, the menu consists of fish and pasta with a fasting from meat for the Roman Catholic holiday. The numerology represents the seven sacraments and seven [...] more...

The Homestead – Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brew Master Dinner – January 7, 2017
[ January 7, 2017; ] The Homestead's Chef, John Piombo and Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Brew Master, Greg "Gonzo" Haner team up for an exclusive dinner that combines great beer with delicous food. Those of you who have experienced Nonna's, know that Chef John has a passion for food. Like Chef, Greg “Gonzo” has a unique talent and love... but his [...] more...

The Homestead – Z-93 Hum Z Ski Day – January 20, 2017
[ January 20, 2017; ] Join the folks from local radio station Z-93 for a Ski Day at The Homestead.  They bring the notorious Hummer for the live remote and play the stations music while you glide down the slopes between 2pm - 5pm.  What a great way for local kids and families enjoy the afternoon of a half day of school! [...] more...

The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Jazz North – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 4 from 7pm to 10pm. The music and energy will be so inspiring you'll have a hard time sitting still. Jazz North is a "little" big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Taste the Passion ~ Wine & Love – February 11 & 12, 2017
[ February 11, 2017 to February 12, 2017. ] Join us for Taste the Passion – the SWEETEST event of the year! February 11 & 12, 2017 Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm Love is in the air along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail during “Taste the Passion,” an annual celebration of wine, delicious fare and love! Tickets are $35 per person and include [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Sips, Chips and Dips – March 18, 2017
[ March 18, 2017; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Join the casual fun on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm as participating wineries offer everyday snacks paired with a complimentary taste of Leelanau wine. This is a fantastic way to try lots of your favorite munchies and see how great they taste when complemented by wine. This is a free event. Just show [...] 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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