2016-10-27 / Life in Leelanau

The Morning Drive


WILD CHERRIES hang on and out at the boat launch in cedar. WILD CHERRIES hang on and out at the boat launch in cedar. Members of the Leelanau Enterprise staff spent last Thursday morning being tourists — driving to their favored spots in the county in search of fall color. We’ve published some of their work here, and have planned an in-house contest of such to pick the best photo from more than 20 entered.

In the meantime, here are seven nominees.




A FREIGHTER navigates the Leelanau Passage. A FREIGHTER navigates the Leelanau Passage.

TWO VISITORS from Interlochen make the hike up Sugar Loaf Mountain. TWO VISITORS from Interlochen make the hike up Sugar Loaf Mountain.

THE LAKESHORE offers a step back to autumns of years ago in this photo taken off Wilco Road. THE LAKESHORE offers a step back to autumns of years ago in this photo taken off Wilco Road.

MAPLES IN full display dominate the landscape near Oviatt Road. MAPLES IN full display dominate the landscape near Oviatt Road.

A TIMELESS view of Glen Haven, Lake Michigan and the Manitou Passage. A TIMELESS view of Glen Haven, Lake Michigan and the Manitou Passage.

NO ONE denies that the views from atop Sugar Loaf Resort hold their own against ski slopes across the continent. NO ONE denies that the views from atop Sugar Loaf Resort hold their own against ski slopes across the continent.

THE FOREST near Port Oneida and the Manitou Passage provide a pleasant respite. THE FOREST near Port Oneida and the Manitou Passage provide a pleasant respite.

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