Category Archives: Lake Leelanau (the lake)

Vol. XX – #255- Still In the Air

(Report by Jim) I was looking for some ice boats today to run the drone over but none of the boats were sailing this afternoon. Instead, I took it up to the top of Whaleback and got the sun setting against the shoreline. I never tire of that view. It’s very clear how little ice has accumulated along the shore… Read more »

Vol. XX – #254- From Up High

(Report by Jim) I read someone spotted a sunken sailboat in Nedows Bay so I headed out at lunch to see if I could find it with the drone, but no luck. I think it was a red herring! But it wasn’t a total loss as the frozen lake is sporting some cool abstract patterns. I saw some people skating… Read more »

Vol. XX – #253- Palmer Woods and Ice Boating

(Report by Jim) Out on the X-Country trails again today! This time it was Palmer Woods down near Glen Arbor on Wheeler Road. These trails have a much better base with some well established grooves. There are some gentle uphill climbs and some steeper downhills depending on which direction you take. I went in numerical order for a total of… Read more »

Vol. XX – #171 – Mountain Biking and a Cruise

(Report by Jim) Took the day off today to try out the mountain biking trail at 45 North vineyard on Horn Rd, behind the Government Center in Lake Leelanau. Very beautiful view and a strenuous 1.3 mile course with an easier trail next to it.  After 45 North, we headed down to the Leelanau Conservancy’s Palmer Woods mountain bike trail… Read more »