I’ve said it before, what a difference a day makes! I’ve never taken the hike all the way down to the big lake from the Sleeping Bear Dune climb before, so I took the opportunity today with bright blue skies and, better late than never, some puffy white clouds. I always thought this path ended at a steep dune next to the lake, but it’s a pretty direct path to the water. 3.6 miles round trip through sand is a slow hike, but worth it. A warning for anyone going to the lake, there are many points where you swear you are getting close, then you crest a hill and it seems like there is another couple miles to hike. Once you start hearing the waves, you are close.
Note: If you would like to get a calendar in town, Leelanau Books has a stack of them.
The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is now available at the link below. $15.95 for the calendar and if you buy a book with it, it’s only $5.00! Images by Keith Burnham, Meggen Watt Petersen, and Jim Burnham.
Thanks to everyone who has supported our project throughout the years. We all know how special and “one-of-a-kind” this area is and we have enjoyed bringing out that uniqueness in our images. Love to you all! -Keith and Jim