Welcome to the Glen Lake area, home to Big and Little Glen Lakes, including the quaint areas of Glen Arbor, Empire, Burdickville, and the Narrows, located amidst the The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Explore the Natural Beauty of the area – year round!

Discover the variety of  Things to Do | Shop, Dine, Relax, Renew and Recreate.

Play and Stay in Glen Arbor, then set out for your tour around the Leelanau Peninsula on M-22, and don’t miss the Wine Trails! Although summer is the most popular time to visit, our area is a fall color-tour destination for scenic drives, PLUS it’s a great spot go skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and ice-fishing throughout the winter.

“No matter the season, the Glen Lake area is a perfect outdoor getaway.”


Step away from the hustle and get refreshed in the natural beauty around Glen Arbor. Find a new trail to hike, a new view from a hilltop, shop the great stores, buy a piece of local art; Try a new item on the menu, get a new book to read. Meet a friend, find a new friend! Drive around, hike around, bike around. Take in the smell of fresh air, woods, meadows, beaches, hilltops, dunes, and aqua-colored lake water.

The Glen Lake area has something to offer everyone. Plan your next visit soon!

  • Upcoming Events

    September 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am

    Stories & More for Preschoolers

    The Glen Lake Library in Empire invites preschool children and their caregivers to a lively hour of...
    February 13 @ 7:00 am

    Glen Lake Winterfest 2016

    Join us for the Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest on Saturday, February 13, 2016! Festivities include...
    February 13 @ 2:00 pm

    Memoir writing workshop with Mardi Link

    Local author Mardi Link will share her expertise into giving voice to your own unique life story....
    March 1 @ 4:00 pm

    Chamber Board Meeting – March 1st

    Chamber Board members meet once a month, at 4:00pm in the Glen Arbor Township Hall (unless noted...
    March 8 @ 5:30 am

    Chamber Member Meeting – March 2016

    March 8th, 2016 Please join us for the March Glen Lake Chamber Members Meeting. Location is...
  • Area News

    the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Article by Terry Richard | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Dec. 29th 2015 "Lake Michigan and...

    Old Settlers Park for your up north wedding!

    There's more and more reasons why our area is an amazing place to host your Up North Michigan...

    Glen Lake Chamber 2016 Member Meeting Dates

    Member Meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Open for the community to attend, we'd...

    2016 Glen Lake Chamber Board Meeting Dates

    Will be held at 4:00pm in the Glen Arbor Township Hall (unless noted otherwise); Board Meetings...

    Trick or Treating on Halloween in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Saturday, October 31st from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown...