From staff reports
Leelanau’s ice caves are back. They’re not as gigantic or awe-inspiring as the 2014 ice caves that formed near Gill’s Pier between Leland and Northport, but they have nonetheless garnered the attention of nationwide media.
Glen Arbor resident Eric LaPaugh took this video on Feb. 16 of ice caves that had formed in Sleeping Bear Bay, just outside Glen Arbor. The lucky find has attracted free publicity for his company Leelanau Adventures, which offers guided tours of lesser known spots in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. LaPaugh also works at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor.
Here’s the video that generated the hype:
On Monday, Feb. 23, Traverse City-based MyNorth.com interviewed LaPaugh about his Ice Caves adventure. CBS Detroit and the Weather channel also joined the action. So did CNN!
The next day, LaPaugh led ABC World News Tonight on a tour of the Ice Caves. (Good Morning America had him on its radar but cancelled at the last moment.
Here are more photos that LaPaugh took of the Ice Caves off the shore of Glen Arbor: