Category Archives: Landscapes

Vol XXI – #39 – Sleeping Bear Dunes Lake Michigan Trail

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… Read more »

Vol XXI – #38 – Fall is Technically Still Here

Dreary, cold gray day today. The wind blew fierce last night, but was a little calmer today. I was working all day and didn’t get a chance to do any photography so I thought it might be a good day to revisit past Fall favorites from around the county. Tomorrow is a free day, so anything goes, maybe even a… Read more »

Vol XXI – #37 – Sister Ships and Whaleback Natural Area

Back in Leland to see what’s been happening. The Japanese Maples are the only trees still holding their color. Found two boats and a building in the Harbor parking lot. Looks like old friends will be spending the Winter together there. Carlson’s Fishery is the latest benefactor to an upgraded foundation. Took a hike up into the Whaleback Natural Area… Read more »

Vol XXI – #35 – Ursa Minor and Major

I tried out the two new mountain bike trails at Palmer Woods, Ursa Minor and Ursa Major. Minor is an easy and fun 1 mile track, Major is a lot of the same, but three miles. Had a lot of fun riding fast down these trails. Thanks to Chad, doing trail maintenance for Leelanau Conservancy, who reminded me that I… Read more »

Vol XXI – #33 – Back to Big Sable Light

One of my favorite lights so far travelling up the Michigan shore is Big Sable Light. Mostly, because it is not as easy to get to as most of the others. There is no way to simply drive right up to it and park. There is over a mile walk down a path inland (or bike in my case) from… Read more »

Vol XXI – #31 – The 2022 Calendar

The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is now available to pre-order at the link below (ships middle of October). $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. Click here to go to the Calendar order page Thanks to everyone who has supported our project… Read more »

Vol XXI – #30 – Reflections on Rick

It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Rick Lahmann, owner of Reflections in Fishtown for 25 years. Not many people know, but I had approached Rick back in 2017 about someday taking over Reflections. My goal at the time was to move up here and run The Leland Report. Reflections would be a great location to… Read more »

Vol XXI – #29 – Starry Morning

I woke up early this morning not intending to take photos outside, but I stepped out on the deck and looked up and couldn’t help it. Clouds and stars are a irresistible combination. Later, I checked the webcam on Manitou Island Transit and saw another irresistible combination, Lake Michigan, clouds and sunset, with some surfers thrown in for good measure…. Read more »

Vol XXI – #27 – More of the Same

Happy Labor Day!. I missed the Leland Bridge Walk this morning, too many things to get fixed at the house (a little labor on Labor Day), so I am leading with a shot of the Mackinac Bridge, which I stopped to see at 11:30pm on Saturday night as I drove the UP route from Wisconsin. The second shot is the… Read more »