• 2017 Glen Lake Winterfest results and photo gallery

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

    January 7 @ 1:00 pm

    Saturday Snowshoe Hikes

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be hosting ranger-led snowshoe hikes every Saturday at...
    February 25 @ 10:30 am

    Library Visioning Session

    The Glen Lake Library in Empire invites community members to attend this interactive workshop,...
    February 25 @ 7:00 pm

    Winter Concert & Dance with Kathy Lamar & The Robin Connell Jazz Collection

    An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain...
    March 4 @ 7:00 pm

    Empire Museum movie night

    Join us for a special program by the Empire Area Museum On March 4th at 7PM at the Empire...
    March 11

    Wine Tour And Winemaker Dinner

    You can find Leelanau county wines at New York restaurants and Parisian caves du vin. But can you...
  • 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...