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!

Shop, Dine, Relax, Renew and Recreate.

Check out our year-round community events.

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 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, and take in the smell of fresh air, woods, meadows, beaches and aqua colored lake water.

Whether you seek pristine beaches, hiking, biking, water sports, snow-shoeing, skiing, superb art & music, majestic sunsets, museums, unique shopping, great food, fine wines, antiques or just an overall perfect place for a vacation, our area offers something for everyone. Plan your next visit soon!


Leelanau Farmer’s Markets | Locations, Dates + Times

  • Upcoming Events

    June 25 @ 2:20 pm

    Historic Farm Horse & Wagon Tours

    Horse and Wagon Tours Thursdays 4:30 pm and 5;45  Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear invites you to...
    August 21 @ 11:00 am

    A Four Seasons View: New Paintings by Margie Guyot

    Ellsworth painter Margie Guyot exhibits a four-seasons view of northern Michigan at Center Gallery,...
    September 4 @ 11:00 am

    ‘Enjoy The Scenery’: New Landscapes by Susan Keen

    “Slow down and enjoy the scenery” is painter Susan Keen’s guiding principle – and the focus...
    September 5 @ 5:30 pm

    Baseball, Bands, and Brews

    Gates to the ballpark open at 5:30 and there will be an End of the year Extravaganza with a live...
    September 9 @ 7:00 pm

    GAAA Readers’ Theater Auditions

    The Glen Arbor Association’s Readers Theater productions have become eagerly anticipated, playing...
  • Area News

    Sidewalk Sales Downtown + Labor Day Bridge Walk

    Glen Arbor Sidewalk Sales | 2015 • August 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th Get the best deals of...

    loving summer, post-storm update + resources

    Loving summer around Glen Arbor "We're here to stay and we're all loving summer around Glen Arbor...

    The lights are back on!

    The hard work and sense of community around here shined enough light to get us all through the week...

    The August storm of Northwest Michigan

    Posted Sunday August 2nd, 2015, last updated August 15th | by Raquel Jackson, Marketing...

    July is Craft Beer Month in Michigan

    The craft beer culture continues to brew in Michigan at a record pace – and in celebration of...
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