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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!

In the press…

• Sleeping Bear Point, part of our local National Park was included on National Geographic’s 2017 list of 21 Best Beaches in the World.” 

• In 2016, the road M-22 that loops around Leelanau Peninsula was voted “the best autumn scenic drive in the US” by USA Today’s 10 Best. Watch our video on YouTube.

  • Upcoming Events

    June 23 @ 10:30 am

    Kids’ Writing Workshop

    The Glen Lake Library in Empire invites aspiring young authors to develop their creative writing...
    July 1 @ 10:00 am

    Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2017 Exhibition and Sale

    The City Opera House is proud to again present the Magic Thursday Artists for a two-month art...
    July 21 @ 11:00 am

    Center Gallery Celebrates A Decade of Margo Burian

    Paintings of Leelanau County’s land and water – as processed through the imagination...
    July 26 @ 8:00 pm

    Manitou Music Festival: Rita Hosking Trio

    The country-folk sound of the Rita Hosking Trio comes to the Glen Arbor Art Association’s Manitou...
    July 28 @ 11:00 am

    Center Gallery: Pastels by Amy Gamble

    An exhibition of painter Amy Gamble’s deep visual dive into the garden is on display July...
  • Area News

    2017 Glen Lake Winterfest Results

    After a few years of this event taking place in some of the worst winter storms to date, everyone...

    Best beaches in the world

    In the press... Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been catching PR across the nation...

    Calling all local Service Providers!

    Did you know that as a Chamber, we also represent a growing number of local service...

    Empire, MI Pharmacy now open

    Great news for our area, Empire Pharmacy now open, located next to Empire Family...

    Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon...