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Exciting Events in Leelanau County Michigan


Upcoming events in Leelanau County along the

Tour the Vineyards, by Bike!


Come Ride With Us

There is no better way to experience the wineries

Roll down the paved Leelanau Trail making detours to boutique wineries along the way. Join us for this truly unique wine county experience. We will pick up your wine and bring you lunch to enjoy over looking the vineyards.

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail


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Sips & Soups

Saturday, January 21st
12 – 5pm
$20 per person

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Experience the magic of our wineries covered in a glistening blanket of snow, while sipping savory soups, hearty chilis, and delicious Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and more. Tickets to this SOUPer event include a souvenir wine glass and $5 for each ticket sold is being donated the local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Sips & Soups sold out in 2015 and 2016, so get your tickets right away! Sponsored byBaabaazuzu.

Taste the Passion

February 11th & 12th
Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5
$35 per person for both days

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Gather your best friends and embark on an adventure of snow-covered vineyards and sweet & savory bites paired with amazing wine. Tickets to this fun-filled winter celebration include a souvenir wine glass, delish Leelanau wine and food pairings and our Snow Fun Photo Contest with super cool prizes. Whether you’re hand-in-hand with your valentine or traversing the trail with your gal pals, it’s sure to be an unforgettable blast!

A Taste of Success

Friday, February 24th
6:30 pm 
Starting at $100 per ticket


Toast to the great chefs of tomorrow and help make culinary education possible for students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute (ranked #11 in the US) while enjoying a strolling dinner of international cuisine with local wine, craft beers,  and more. All proceeds from this delicious event, prepared by GLCI’s talented students, benefit student scholarships. You’ll also have the opportunity to win amazing gift packages, support GLCI scholarships, and participate in supportive efforts.

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There are loads of things to do around Lake Leelanau, here are just a few ideas:

Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located in Northwestern Lower Michigan along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Northern Wine Loop



Fun in the Snow!


Timberlee Hills
Snow Tubing & Weddings/Banquets


TART Trails // Leelanau Trails
This 15 mile paved bike trail is just 1/2 a mile from Leelanau Chalets.



Shaped in the form of two basins, the north and south, Lake Leelanau offers walleye anglers two very different lakes: South Lake Leelanau and North Lake Leelanau. The two basins are connected by a natural channel.

South Lake Leelanau is the shallower of the two basins. Over 11 million walleyes have been stocked in South Lake Leelanau in the past five years. The bottom is a mix of sand and gravel.

North Lake Leelanau, meanwhile, has depths of over 120′. Known for its trophy brown trout, North Lake Leelanau also provides good walleye fishing.

For Fishing licenses and all fishing info for Lake Leelanau. Contact Dan at Cherry Bend Grocery, 10200 E Cherry Bend Rd Traverse City MI 49684. ( 231-946-8390 ) Tell him you are staying at Leelanau Chalets and he will guide you to the best fishing in our area.

Stop in to purchase the best steaks in Elmwood Township to throw on your grill.  They also have delicious pizza to go, no delivery.  Call in your order and pick it up HOT.  Cold beer and liquor also.




Leland blends the heritage of a 140 year old fishing village with excellent lodging, fine restaurants and a wide variety of shops & stores. Recreational opportunities, including charter fishing trips and excursions to the Manitou Islands are available in the fine Leland Harbor.



Leelanau Peninsula Wine Map

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These Restaurants can be reached by car or boat:

Grand  Traverse


Click here for a listing of Traverse City Golf Courses 


Timberlee Hills
Snow Tubing & Weddings/Banquets





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