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

Blackthorn – The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – June 22, 2017
[ June 22, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Blackthorn welcomes you to the rich tapestry of Celtic music. Traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, and ancient airs combine with some of Ireland’s best contemporary songs for a musical experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people. What makes a Blackthorn show unique is the variety of tunes, [...] more...

Traverse City Wine and Cider Festival – June 24, 2017
[ June 24, 2017; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Join us for the 9th annual Traverse City Wine & Cider Festival to celebrate local wine, food and culture. Get a true taste of the region with great wines, art, food trucks and live musical entertainment all in one location! Local Wines and Hard Wines will be flowing into your glass as wineries from Northern Michigan feature great [...] more...

National Cherry Festival – July 1 – 8, 2017
[ July 1, 2017 to July 8, 2017. ] July 1 - 8, 2017 in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan! The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable. Each day Festival goers find cherry delights along with parades, family and kids events and entertainment. In all, there are more [...] more...

Andre Villoch – The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – July 13, 2017
[ July 13, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] The Homestead is proud to welcome back a longtime friend and favorite, Andre Villoch. Famed for his dynamic vocal range and vivacious onstage wit and charm, Andre is authentic, soulful and gritty. He’s known for his lyrical prowess by delivering satisfying melodies about life, love and the allure of music. With roots in opera, pop, [...] more...

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival – July 15, 2017
[ July 15, 2017; 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Join us for a fantastic day of wine on the water! The 2017 Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival features delicious pours from local wineries, a distillery and a brewery as well as delicious food from local restaurants. Enjoy drinks, food and all-day musical entertainment along the cool breeze from Grand Traverse Bay. More details to follow... Visit [...] more...

Bugs Beddow & The Good Stuff – The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – July 20, 2017
[ July 20, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Bugs Beddow & the Good Stuff serve up the best rock & soul music from the last four decades - you know, the Good Stuff! With Bugs on trombone, Motown legend Jose Hamilton on vocals, The Dougie on guitar, Rick Thompson on percussion, and Steven Backus on bass, you have a band to remember. From Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi to [...] more...

Jill Jack – The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – August 3, 2017
[ August 3, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] Jill Jack’s magical connection to her audience is the result of her generous artistry. By combining her gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret heart of ours with her melodies and lyrics. In her hometown of Detroit, Jill needs no further explanation. She’s been lauded in [...] more...

Northport Dog Parade – August 12, 2017
[ August 12, 2017; 11:00 am; ] The Northport Dog Parade happens the second Saturday in August each year in downtown Northport. It's once upon a time to announce the theme of this year's 21st Annual Northport Dog Parade! Hairy Tales! Saturday, August 12th, 2017 Registration and parade line-up on 3rd street - beginning at 9:30 am. Parade begins at 11:00 am Awards to follow at approximately [...] more...

Jazz North – The Homestead – Music on the Mountain – August 17, 2017
[ August 17, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] 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 for all genres. The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues. You’ll also hear some Latin, [...] more...

Harvest Stompede – Annual Vineyard Run & Walk – September 9 & 10, 2017
[ September 9, 2017; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. September 10, 2017; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The annual Harvest Stompede is September 9 & 10, 2017 Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm $40 per person 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 [...] more...

The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October
[ October 2, 2017 to October 31, 2017. ] Weekdays during October $10 per person Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Pick up glasses and tickets Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Office 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1 Traverse City, Michigan 49684 TICKETS and glasses can also [...] more...

Toast the Season – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Nov. 4 – 5 and Nov. 11 – 12, 2017
[ November 4, 2017 to November 5, 2017. November 11, 2017 to November 12, 2017. ] 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 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017. Ticket Information: Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured wine [...] more...

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