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
“Voice of the Leelanau Conservancy” to Retire
Carolyn Faught has been the chief story teller for the Leelanau Conservancy since 1992. She will retire by May 1, 2021. Her goodbye to members follows this tribute by Deborah […]Read More
2020 Land Protection Project Roundup
(From our 2020 Annual Report). As the year came to a close, it was pretty incredible to look back over 2020 and realize that with your help and the dedication […]Read More
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
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