• Beaches and Boating in the Glen Lake area

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!


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  • 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...
    July 24 @ 11:00 am

    Land and Water: New Paintings by Margo Burian

    Paintings of Leelanau County’s land and water – as processed through the imagination of Grand...
    July 29 @ 8:00 pm

    Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered/Folk

    Studios Reviving many beloved hits such as Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, and a host of...
    July 29 @ 8:00 pm

    Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered/Folk

    Studios Reviving many beloved hits such as Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, and a host of...
    July 31 @ 11:00 am

    Painting Light: Lori Feldpausch Exhibition

    Traverse City painter Lori Feldpausch’s “greatest teacher” has been the natural world – on...
  • Area News

    July is Craft Beer Month in Michigan

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

    A place for Classic Cars…

    A visitor recently asked about friendly places downtown Glen Arbor for their classic cars. While...

    NEW in Glen Arbor! From new owners, to new locations…

    From new owners, to renovations and new locations, there's a few things you'll want take notice of,...

    Farmer’s Markets in Leelanau

    All products and produce sold at our markets are made or grown within 60 miles of the farmers...

    “Toast to the Summer Season” for Chamber Members

    Please join us Monday, June 15th  from 5:00 - 6:30 pm to celebrate the upcoming summer season. We...
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