Leelanau News and Events

Property Watch: Colonial On The Coast

By Emily Tyra | Aug. 4, 2021

This sunny four-bedroom, 3.5-bath classic Colonial house (5023 E. Sugarbush Lane; $1,900,000) in Leland has had only four owners in its 80 years, all of ... Read More >>


BATA Halts Glen Arbor Loop Due To Staffing Shortage; Ripples Felt By Employers And Staff In The County

By Emily Tyra | Aug. 4, 2021

Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) quietly announced late last week that its seasonal Route 11, running from Traverse City to Glen Arbor/Empire, is “temporarily suspended” ... Read More >>


Historic Mill Update: Recreational Rezoning Of Glen Arbor's Brammer Property Stands

By Craig Manning | Aug. 3, 2021

Residents of Glen Arbor Township have voted to uphold the recent rezoning of the Brammer property –which abuts the historic grist mill property on Crystal ... Read More >>


Historic Mill Zoning -- And Historic Debate Over It -- Come To A Vote Tuesday

By Craig Manning | Aug. 2, 2021

After months of contentious debate in and around Glen Arbor, local voters will settle the score tomorrow (Tuesday) when they decide what happens next with ... Read More >>


Can You Name Up North’s “Dirty Dozen” Of Least Wanted Invasive Species?

Aug. 2, 2021

You won’t see them on posters at the post office. But make no mistake, these threats to our fields and forests, lakes and streams are ... Read More >>


Final Call For Fresh Cherries This Week; More Juicy Inside Info From Leelanau County Growers

By Emily Tyra | Aug. 2, 2021

Leelanau fruit report: Cherry harvest is still in full swing for about one more week at the northernmost points on the peninsula, including for commercial ... Read More >>


Sleeping Bear Dunes’ Search & Rescue Teams Debut New “E.M.I.L.Y” Robotic Lifeguard

By Emily Tyra | Aug. 2, 2021

National Park Service search and rescue staff, the Friends of the Sleeping Bear Dunes volunteer Preventative Search & Rescue team, and the Glen Lake Fire ... Read More >>


Yep, That’s A 24/7 Goat Cheese Vending Machine In Northport

By Emily Tyra | July 30, 2021

Northport’s already one-of-a-kind food community just got an irresistibly quirky new addition this week with Amy Spitznagel, founding owner of Northport’s farmstead goat creamery, Idyll Farms, ... Read More >>


Two New Beginner Mountain Bike Loops Open at Leelanau's Palmer Woods Forest Reserve This Week

July 30, 2021

Four miles of new mountain bike trails are now officially open to the public at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve, the Leelanau Conservancy announced yesterday. Palmer ... Read More >>


Burdickville’s 128th Old Settlers Picnic Is Back With Time-Honored Traditions -- And A Few New Ones

By Emily Tyra | July 30, 2021

Organizers of the Old Settlers Picnic — some descendants of original homesteaders who attended the very first “pioneer picnics” held in Burdickville — are hosting ... Read More >>



Ground Control To The Peninsula’s Pooches: The Northport Dog Parade Is Back

The Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce has announced that the annual Northport Dog Parade is back and prepared ...

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South Manitou Is Whiskey’s Treasure Island

Whiskey aficionados take note: Mammoth Distilling is sowing Prohibition-style whiskey with heirloom seeds on South Manitou Island. ...

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The Latest Leelanau County Blotter & 911 Report

The Leelanau Ticker’s weekly look at the most alarming, offbeat, or otherwise newsworthy calls to the Leelanau ...

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