There's no place like Leelanau.
Natural Areas + Preserves
Explore our 28 natural areas and preserves, offering hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.Find Your Leelanau Adventure
Volunteer Spotlight: The Palmer Woods Mountain Bike Trail Crew
One group that was able to eventually meet up and work in a socially distant fashion was the “Palmer Woods Mountain Bike Trail Crew.” Every Tuesday evening from late August […]Read More
Americorps: A Year of Service
AmeriCorps members Veronica Bauer and Grace Nagle were hoping to spend their service term at the Leelanau Conservancy. “Huron Pines has several host sites where we applied,” Grace said. “Then […]Read More
Board Chair’s Column: Jim Nugent
Photo above of the Mawby Family Farm near Suttons Bay by Mark Smith Leelanau County is a land of spectacular natural features and amazing farmland. The Leelanau Conservancy is working […]Read More
What We Do
Our mission: conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County
We opened our doors in 1988 dedicated to the idea that there's no place like Leelanau. Our founders believed that the Leelanau Peninsula's unique landscape deserved to be protected forever.Learn More About Us
Faces of Giving
“The out-of-doors IS ALWAYS OPEN. Being in Leelanau means trails, waterways, bike paths, fresh food, foraging, birding, hunting, fishing, stargazing, and more.
Thanks to the Leelanau Conservancy, access to natural areas is easy, and in addition to being open during a pandemic, admission is free. Conservancy properties don’t discriminate and the range of activities is as diverse as the abilities of those who visit. Sometimes, it is meditative and solitary – and sometimes, it is a socially distanced way to socialize. Nature is “Always Open” and an especially compelling reason for #whyleelanau.” --Mary CusickDonate