South Island as seen from the west side of the Long Lake Peninsula.

The Long Lake Peninsula is a pleasant and quiet private community of about 200 homes; a great place to live, raise children, or retire. We are only 12 minutes from downtown Traverse City, as well as just a few miles from the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and 30 minutes from Lake Michigan.

We have provided several resources for you if you live on the peninsula or are considering moving to or building on it.

As a private community, there is no public access to our beach, boat launch or playground.

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Cookie Exchange


You are invited to the 2018
Annual Long Lake Peninsula


Date: Thursday, December 13 (Men’s Night, same as last year)
Time: 7:00 PM (same as last year)
Location: Waeltz/Hudson Residence: 1362 Outer Dr. W

Here are the guidelines:

  • Bring 4 dozen of your favorite homemade Christmas cookies
  • Arrange cookies in a basket or platter so attendees can view and choose.
  • Bring a large container (Tupperware) to transport your selected cookies.
  • BYOB

Come share some laughter with your neighbors. No need to RSVP
Questions? Contact Ellie Hudson, elliehhmm@gmail.com and text or call 424-634-2025.

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WARNING: Diseased trees

Great alert from the DEQ/DNR on the next big thing to hit Michigan and what to look for. This invasive is now confirmed in southwest Michigan and headed straight for us. It’s known that wild birds and firewood movers can easily transmit this disease. Our hemlocks will likely, eventually, be attacked by hemlock wooly adelgid. Details available here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/219e079

DNR is asking for citizens to report HWA found on their property. The disease is treatable by a reputable arborist. It will kill the infected hemlock tree if left untreated. Check your trees! Communicate with your neighbors. Be vigilant. Thanks!

The exotic beetle called the emerald ash borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees in Michigan. Many of them are long dead along busy roadways, ready to topple down on motorists. 14 people have died in crashes with dead ash trees.

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LLPA Fall Service Project

Safe Harbor is a low barrier shelter for homeless men and women in the Traverse City area. The shelter provides an assigned bed, blanket, tote, an evening meal, cold breakfast, computers, showers and laundry facilities (first come first served).

Last year LLPA collected socks for the men and women finding shelter at Safe Harbor. This year they are asking for sweatshirts and sweatpants. Many Safe Harbor guests arrive with only one pair of clothes, and they wear these while doing laundry. They request men’s sizes M, L, XL and women’s S, M, L. Peter Starkel, an LLPA resident, is on the Safe Harbor board and will be collecting our donations.

The collection bin is at the park shelter by the little library. We will be collecting these items until Dec. 10, 2018.

Your donations are greatly appreciated.

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Snow plow vs Mailbox

With winter coming, please check you mailbox and put out marking stakes for the snowplow if needed. Remember, we are a private community and hire a private snowplow business. He does the best he can but when it’s snow vs your mailbox, the snow is apt to win.  LLPA members are responsible for maintaining/replacing their mailboxes.

Garbage cans create a hardship for the snowplow. Please bring in your garbage cans in as quickly as possible and try not to put them out too early.

Thank you.

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Road Work in Early Spring 2019

Elmer’s will be doing major road work on the LLP in early Spring and we expect to be working with Great Lakes Striping and Sealing for regular road maintenance. During that time they may give a discount to anyone who wants their driveway paved or repaired. If you are interested in being put on their list, please send an email to Mark Walkowiak at mwalkowiak@charter.net   with the subject DRIVEWAY PROJECT. In the message include your name, address, email address and phone number.

All negotiations and agreements will occur between you and the contractor. Questions should be referred to Mark.

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