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

    May 27 @ 11:00 am

    Center Gallery: Color Stories

    Center Gallery opens its 2016 season May 27 with a month-long exhibition of hand-formed porcelain...
    June 11

    Leelanau Amateur

    Challenge yourself on five area courses while competing against some of the best amateur golfers in...
    June 20 @ 10:00 am

    Cherry Stompers Day Camp!

    Cherry Stompers Day Camp! Cherry Republic is proud to announce their second summer of Cherry...
    June 24


    June 24th, 25th and 26th ALL DOUBLES, played in our beautiful downtown Glen Arbor park and on the...
    June 25 @ 9:00 am

    Kraitz Cabin Volunteer Preservation Project

    June 23-25  Thurs-Sat.   Kraitz Cabin Volunteer preservation project 9 am – 4 pm This is the...
  • Area News

    4th of July around Glen Lake

    Celebrate Independence Independence Day gets celebrated usually beginning the day before the...

    Leelanau Farmer’s Markets 2016

    Leelanau Farmers Markets The Leelanau Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization started up...

    Noteworthy things to CELEBRATE in 2016 around Glen Arbor

    Glen Arbor, it's residents and business owners all look forward to Memorial Day weekend, where most...

    Escape to Glen Lake: In the Spring

    Plan a Spring trip! Escape to Glen Lake for a #springtour in #leelanau. Experience...

    What do you do up north all winter?

    We thought it'd be fun to answer this common questions as a community and post the results...