Leelanau News and Events

'Spectacular' Summer Weather, Breathtaking Fall Color, And A Visitor Count 'Reset': 2022 In Review At Sleeping Bear Dunes

By Craig Manning | Nov. 28, 2022

After two consecutive years of record-breaking traffic, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore got a bit of a breather in 2022. While the dunes were still a popular attraction, Park Superintendent Scott Tucker says the COVID-era boom in visitorship for national parks and other outdoor attractions has tapered off. With just over a month left to go in 2022, the Leelanau Ticker touched base with Tucker to learn more about the comedown of park traffic and other takeaways from a year in the life of Michigan’s most beloved park. Here’s what we learned.

COVID-era traffic trends are cooling off
During the pandemic, with local festivals and events cancelled and indoor attractions ...

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Leelanau Makers Share Holiday Works And A Sneak Peek At 2023

It’s the season of local artisans and creators, full of new and limited pieces, collaborations, and ideas ...

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Strolling Lights And Northport Nutcrackers: Your Guide To Leelanau County's Holiday Events

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Leelanau County. After a massive snowfall this ...

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The Latest Leelanau County Blotter & 911 Call Report

The Leelanau Ticker is back with a look at the most alarming, offbeat, or otherwise newsworthy calls ...

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Property Watch: Power Island Lookout

Just listed on West Bay: A 1.2-acre, sandy-bottom beach site with 100 feet of frontage directly facing ...

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With Crazy 2022 Leelanau Real Estate Market Almost Done, What Does 2023 Hold?

The 2022 housing market in Leelanau County set records for (high) home sales and prices and (low) ...

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Today Tuesday, November 29, 2022

9:00 AM

Friends of Interlochen Public Library Holiday Mitten Tree

Donate new or hand-made mittens, gloves, scarves & hats, beginning Nov. 29 during regular hours. 231-276-6767. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Glen Lake Friends of the Library's 24th Annual Children's Book Drive

Nov. 19 - Dec. 17. The Friends of Glen Lake Community Library join forces with Glen Lake Schools ... More Info >>

10:30 AM

Storytime Adventures

Featuring "Time to Sleep" by Denise Fleming. Sign up when you reserve your attendance at the Museum. More Info >>

11:00 AM

"Jason S. Yi: Dissimulations"

Jason S. Yi is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, sculpture, drawing, & site-specific installations. Immigrating from ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

3rd Annual Art Tree Show

More than 15 local & national artists. Small works of art displayed on the Art Tree. Runs Nov. ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Infinite Splendor, Infinite Light

Two years after graduating from DePauw University in 1953, Bruce Walker became a case officer with the Central ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Ladles of Love

Help support Father Fred Food Pantry when you order chicken noodle soup from the Cottage Restaurant, loaded baked ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage Exhibit

This exhibit illustrates the stories of the ships, steamers & crews lost in the Manitou Passage, the waters that surround the ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Small Works Holiday Exhibit

An annual showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices; $150 or ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Storytime Adventures

Featuring "Time to Sleep" by Denise Fleming. Sign up when you reserve your attendance at the Museum. More Info >>

1:30 PM

Great Decisions in the Library

Runs for eight Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30pm. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Class materials ... More Info >>

3:30 PM

Storytime Adventures

Featuring "Time to Sleep" by Denise Fleming. Sign up when you reserve your attendance at the Museum. More Info >>

6:30 PM

Old Town Playhouse Auditions

For "The Laramie Project." The play has roles for four women & four men of varying ages. Auditions ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Traverse Symphony Civic String Orchestra Concert

The multi-age Traverse Symphony Civic String Orchestra under the direction of Lynne Tobin present a Ring in the ... More Info >>

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