Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XXI – #1 – Into the 21st Year

Into our 21st year. So, technically, this it the 20th anniversary of the Leland Report! It has been a beautiful ride to this point and no doubt you have seen the changes. We are currently looking at what the Leland Report is going to look like going forward. I am in the process of relocating to Leland, and whether that… Read more »

Vol. XX – #268- From the Lens of Erhardt Peters

A couple of oldies, but goodies! From the lens of Erhardt Peters way up above Lake Leelanau looking West, date unknown, but you can plainly see the foundry in the background across the river. In the aerial photo, you can see the undeveloped land along the river and the golf course. The view below of Fishtown from Pearl St. Snowfall… Read more »

Vol. XX – #267- Keith’s St Patricks Birthday

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day and 88th birthday to our Leland Reporter, Keith Burnham! Painting by the late great Fred Petrosky.         If anyone would like to highlight a photo or two, send it and a short paragraph to: support@lelandreport.com  OR post it to our Facebook Page @theLelandReport.

Vol. XX – #266- A Beautiful Day Near Platte Bay

As I headed back down to Illinois, I took a chance on some two-track trails I passed by on past trips up M22 near Esch Rd Beach. Leland Report Jeep  #2 meandered slowly through the old pine plantations and eventually past Deer and Bass lakes. I’m definitely going back in the Summer and Fall in Jeep #1.    The sky… Read more »

Vol. XX – #265- Drone Up at Peterson Park

(Report by Jim) I got the Leland Report jeep out on the road for the first time in a while! I took the drone up to Peterson Park up in Northport after the winds finally died down a little. After that, I headed down to the beach for some long exposure wave action. I’m heading back to Illinois tomorrow, thanks… Read more »

Vol. XX – #264- Gale Force

(Report by Jim) One shot tonight (actually, two). Gale force winds down at the harbor this morning, Leland Lodge for dinner in the evening. If anyone would like to highlight a photo or two, send it and a short paragraph to: support@lelandreport.com  OR post it to our Facebook Page @theLelandReport.

Vol. XX – #263- Bay View Trail

(Report by Jim) I took some time to enjoy the false spring to take another trail. The rock above is on the Leelanau Heritage Trail next to the Olsen Barn (below). In it, I saw the mother bear in the Sleeping Bear legend, perched on a bluff, searching for her cubs. Down Point Oneida Rd from here is the Bay… Read more »

Vol. XX – #262- Coast Guard Flyover

(Report by Jim) The breakwall is sporting it’s seasonal blanket of melting icepack while the lake level is noticeable lower compared to the last time I took this photo of Hall’s Shanty, by at least a foot! I’m sure he is relieved, hopefully when it goers up again this Summer, it does not match the level from last year. While… Read more »

Vol. XX – #261- 31 and 22

(Report by Jim) I managed to turn an eight hour drive into a 11 hour drive again. I usually am up in the Grand Haven, Manistee and Ludington lighthouse areas around the mid-afternoon and Frankfort and Point Betsie by sunset. Even when there are no clouds, there are images to be found. I’ve been to Big Sable Light a couple… Read more »