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leelanau color tour 2018
Peninsula Art, p. 32
Imagine Leelanau in black and white.
That’s what readers of the Leelanau Enterprise did in 1858, when television — if you were lucky enough to have one, and if you could  nd a channel — followed the same, listless design.
But color was important in the county, especially in the county. And members of the Leelanau County Road Commission understood, putting out rout markers for two color tours that, according to the Enterprise, “attract thousands of visitors here to view Nature’s brightest hues.”
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gone undiscovered and unappreci-
ated by Michigan. My how things
have changed.
“Leelanau’s longest color route,
designated as the ‘trip around the
horn,’ begins at Greilickville and con-
tinues on M-22 through Suttons Bay,
Omena, Northport and down through
Leland and Glen Arbor to Empire.
“The second tour also begins at
Greilickville, but takes a course west
along M-72 and then follows Route
616 through Cedar, Maple Cit and
Burdickville to join Tour One at the
Glen Lake Narrows.”
My how things have remained the same, as both routes remain widely popular and scenic.
Fall color 60 years ago peaked at about the same time as expected in 2018, or perhaps a couple days earlier. “Leelanau’s October color pageant has unfolded steadily during the past 10 days,” the Oct. 16 Enterprise continued,
“and is now probably at its peak. Hardwoods from County LtuinaeterodabdyttoheLigshotmhobuesregPreaerkn aorfethaeriohet moflobcrilklisaannt dhutehse, apcincee. n- “It is again the season when Leelanau residents are some- what awe-struck by the beauty of their surrounds and when thheerey.”could write sincerely to all their friends, “Wish you were Slide in “text” or “email” instead of “write,” and you can see that autumn in Leelanau is nothing if not consistent.
Your Guide To County Color Tour
Lighthouses Shine, p. 50
No Ugly Here, p. 12
Leelanau’s Color Tours
Wine Bikers, p. 26
Anything Goes (with) Wine, p. 16
Color the Bear, p. 47
Map It, p. 44
Vintage Update .......20 Lest We Forget ..........40 County Parks.............46 All About Chili ...........58
Horse Tour ..................62 Missing Ashes ............69 Autumn Calendar ....80 Giving Thanks............84
Narrows Thinking, p. 73
Comfort Food, p. 54
Puppy Love,
p. 65

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