September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Outdoors

Park ‘worth seeing’ sets yet another monthly visitation mark

Weather, centennial play parts

Same story. Different month. August attendance at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was again a record-breaker with 442,439 visitors. That tops the previous record for the month by 4,525, set in 2012. More...

Geese a problem in Northport

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Goose Busters. More...

Fishing tourney offers $1,000 top price

Smallies and largemouth bass were on the bite in Lake Leelanau on Sunday.  At least that was the case for Dave Luzac, who wanted to test the waters of Michigan’s 14th biggest lake one week prior to the 29th annual Cherry Capital Invitation More...

After Labor Day, park custodians turn to deep cleaning, painting

From the disposal of dead animals to unclogging toilets, the National Park Service custodial crew has seen, smelled and cleaned it all. More...

4-H to offer ‘Archery Club’ at horse barn near Maple City

Leelanau County 4-H will offer an archery club this fall.  Anyone age 8 to 19 can learn the basics of shooting bows and arrows for sport. All skill levels are welcome, according to a news release from Michigan State University Extension.  More...

Cajun Cook’n

COUNTY MUSICIAN Jonah Powell, left, and Kirk Jones of K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys jam it up at a Cajun concert held Saturday night on the lawn of the Old Art Building. More...

Perch on the bite; lakers save day for charters

Fall is a favored time to load up on perch, and the season has begun with a flurry. Bob Garner, former host of Michigan Out-of-Doors television show, was in Leelanau County last week to perch fish. He and two friends caught 57 perch. More...

Sign up for beach cleanup

After a long, busy summer, area beaches need some tender loving care.  A beach clean-up will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. More...

New coordinator’s goal: grow 4-H programs, ‘lifetime’ sports

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) has hired a new 4-H program coordinator for Leelanau County.  Rosali Collier of Suttons Bay began work this week coordinating 4-H programs, replacing Susan Lee who resigned earlier this year.  More...