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Leelanau Conservancy Hosts Week-long “Fall For Leelanau” With Color Tours, Hikes & Live Music

Oct. 15, 2021

Leelanau locals can immerse themselves in nature — during peak color week — through various Leelanau Conservancy events held in the county October 18-24.

Fall For Leelanau kicks off with lighthearted trail cleanup at Chippewa Run Natural Area on Monday, October 18 from 10am to noon. The week caps off with a concert by Andrew Lutes and Chris Smith at Tandem Ciders from 3pm-5pm on Sunday, October 24.

Opportunities for fresh air and fall color include docent- and director-led hikes, work-bees to remove invasive species, and an “open-house” tour of new additions to Palmer Woods.

Join along virtually with Americorps members Grace Nagle and Veronica Bauer as they take over the Conservancy’s Instagram @leelanauconservancy

All events are free, but sign-up is required for some. All can be found on the Leelanau Conservancy website.

“This is always a great event for anyone who loves Leelanau County,” says Claire Wood, Communications Director. “It’s a chance celebrate the natural beauty of these lands at such a special time of year.” She adds that there is also a Leelanau Conservancy fall color tour drive created that winds around scenic views and Conservancy properties. Maps can be found on the website

Photos: Leelanau fall color by Jim Saffell



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