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Ingraham Preserve at the Cedar River, photo by Mark Smith

There's no place like Leelanau.

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Explore our 28 natural areas and preserves, offering hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.

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The Therapeutic Effects of Forest Bathing

Time spent in nature has impressive healing powers for mind and body. By Brighid Driscoll Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother. Her way of living […]

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The Cedar River Preserve: The Everglades of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

Thirty-three years ago, we started the work to save Victoria Creek, also known as the Cedar River or the Solon Swamp. With help from hundreds of citizens passionate about water […]

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Finnegan Family Donation Expands Hatlem Creek Preserve by 82 Acres

Near the edge of Glen Lake is Hatlem Creek Preserve. Spongy wetlands and an unofficial trail in the form of an old two-track make the preserve one of our less […]

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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.

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Since 1988, We've Protected Over 18000 Acres Of Land, 64 Miles Of Stream and Lake Frontage and 48 miles of trails
Every $1.00 Raised Protects $4.00 Of Farmland
In 30+ Years Over 200 Landowners Protected Their Land