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  1. Tree Lighting & Holiday Market Preview Party

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    Friday November 24th

    Tree Lighting & Caroling | 6:30-7

    Holiday Market Preview Party | 7-8pm

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor happens promptly at 6:45pm.

    The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the artisan goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party, from 7-8pm!

    No admission fee for any event, and open to the Public.


    > Saturday, shop the Holiday Market

    #eatlocal #shopsmall #HolidayMarket #GlenArbor #thingstodo #familyfriendly #Christmastime #Leelanau #winter

    Did you know?

    This Saturday is also the national #shopsmall Saturday, presented by American Express. Enjoy the benefits of local shops and restaurants that participate!

  2. Glen Arbor Trick or Treating

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    Join us on Sunday just before Halloween for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Sunday October 29th 2017, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, see the end of fall colors, get some locally-sourced gifts for the Holidays and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

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  3. TIN CAN TOURISTS “SHADOW OF THE BEAR RALLY”

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     Original “Tiny Homes” On Tour in Empire, Michigan

     AT INDIGO BLUFFS RESORT  – SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

     The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday September 16th, from 12 noon to 3pm. 

    The open house is FREE. 

    Indigo Bluffs Resort is located 3 miles east of Empire on M-72 

     The Empire gathering represents a return to the club’s Northern Michigan roots. Founded in 1919 in Florida, winter gatherings were held there while summer gatherings were regularly held in Michigan in Traverse City (where the Civic Center is now), and occasionally Manistee (Orchard Beach State Park.)

    Approximately 40 vintage trailers and coaches ranging in age from the 1930’s to the 1980’s can be toured during this one-day event. It’s well worth the drive to see these “original tiny homes” and meet the people who have lovingly restored them to their former glory. But be forewarned, you may leave this event with a firm urge to downsize to your own stylish vintage camper!

  4. Best beaches in the world

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    In the press…

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been catching PR across the nation for years now, although we still want to protect and keep this secluded gem in the Leelanau Peninsula a secret. Despite our feelings, we’re glad to share it with the world, especially because visitors to our area help make our small businesses thrive!

    Sleeping Bear Point was included in the dune walkers category in National Geographic’s list of picks for “21 Best Beaches in the World.”

    About the trail & beach

    See the official park map

    The Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2.8 mile loop through the sand dunes with great views of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island. There is a 0.5 mile spur hike from the trailhead to the Lake Michigan beach. It is less strenuous than the hike from the Dune Climb to Lake Michigan.


    Quick Links

    Discover other Trails & Scenic Outlooks 

    Seasonal Activities 

    Things to Do around Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes 

  5. PJ Party Shopping Event | Glen Arbor

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    Kick off the weekend Friday morning November 25th 2016 from 5 – 8am, with Glen Arbor’s traditional Annual PJ Party: A wonderfully stylish version of Day-After-Thanksgiving shopping. Shops and Restaurants may each hold their own hours of participation. Check with individuals for opening times.

    Wander boutique and specialty shops in your PJ’s for extra discounts on clothing, gourmet foods, household decor, Michigan/USA Made products, locally made gifts, Art, Jewelry, Toys and More!

    Bring your family and friends, grab coffee, baked goods and breakfast or lunch while in Glen Arbor that morning, too.

    Following, Friday evening is the Tree Lighting and Holiday Market Preview party at the Town Hall. Then, on Saturday #shopsmall in town and get local artisan made goods and gifts at both Empire and Glen Arbor’s Holiday Marketplaces!

    Participating shops, with special hours and deals will be open during this event:

    Becky Thatcher  |  5-7am

    Northwoods Hardware  |  5 – 8am

    Northwoods Home & Gift  | 5am 

    M22 & The Cyclery  |  5am

    Petoskey Petes  |  6 – 8am

    Cottage Book Shop  |  6:30 – 8:30am

    Art’s Tavern & T-Shirt Shop  |  5am

    Leelanau Coffee Roasters  |  5am

    The Yarn Shop

    Cherry Republic

    Rocky’s at The Homestead  |  8am – 2pm

    Bay Wear | 5am

    View, download and print PDF of Participating Merchants flyer & weekend festivities.

  6. Pumpkin Fest 2016

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    Join us for the Inaugural pet family friendly Pumpkin Fest on October 22nd from 1-6pm!

    This celebration of fall will take place downtown Glen Arbor all afternoon, giving participants time to carve their artistic creations, enjoy family friendly activities and contests, followed by a Pumpkin lighting at dusk and a community Dinner.

    From 1-6pm Pumpkins will be provided to carve your masterpieces ~ Free and Open to Children of all ages 🙂 Pumpkins will be placed along M22 and there will be a Grand Lighting at 6:30.

    The fun begins with a Costume Parade for Kids and Pets at 1:30pm. From 2 to 5 There will be live music performed by Jack Pine. There will be lots of  fun, family-friendly activities such as face painting by The Painted Lady from 2-4pm, games & prizes at 2, and again at 4, with a pie eating contest at 3pm. The pumpkins will be lit just before sunset at 6:30pm for the event grand finale. Need refreshments?  There will be a  Beer Garden outside  Art’s Tavern.

    While you’re in town, make sure to shop at our small businesses and eat at the local establishments. Also happening the same day at Anderson’s Market in Glen Arbor is their annual Harvest Fest, right on site. With food and wine tastings, face painting and a brat cookout, there’s plenty of reasons to be in Glen Arbor October 22nd!

    Pumpkin Carving is FREE to participate ~ Open to kids of all ages. Donations Accepted. The Community Dinner is $10 for Adults and $5 for Kids 12 and Under.

    > Join & Share the Event on Facebook

    > Follow @visitglenarbor on Instagram


    #fall #event #familyfriendly #pumpkinfest #glenarbor #pureleelanau #shopsmall #eatlocal #thingstodo #harvest #Oktoberfest #livemusic

    Interested in Volunteering or being a Sponsor?

    Please email Linette right away [email protected]

    Event Sponsors

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

    Glen Arbor B&B

    Cottage Books 

    Northwoods Hardware

  7. Chamber Member Fall Dinner

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    October 11th, 2016

    Please join us for our Annual Glen Lake Chamber Member Dinner on October 11th at The Homestead’s Café Manitou.

    Schedule

    5:30pm | Social

    6:15pm | Dinner & Meeting*

    *Cost of Dinner and drinks. Special Menu for the event.

    We hope to see you there!

    Members and others, feel free to attend, bring a colleague or friend! ALL are welcome to attend.

  8. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

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    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, get some locally sourced holiday gifts and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

    Event photos provided by Bob Ashmun © Ashmun Portrait Art ~ Thank you. Please contact for permission to use.


    #halloween #trickortreat #glenarbor #fall #familyfriendly #thingstodo

  9. The Hunt for the Reds of October

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    October 2016
    Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region. To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula.
    The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your $10 ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of 20+ participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.
    In addition, the event benefits the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan with $5 for every ticket being donated the cause. Great wine for a great cause? It doesn’t get better than that!
  10. Photo Contest

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    We’re looking ahead to the next design to create and are asking for your photo submissions! The selected photo will be featured in the next art poster in our series titled “Escape to Glen Lake.” If selected, your name will be included in print on the poster and once printed, you will receive a free poster! They are printed on glossy poster paper printed 18×24 designed to be framed, and sold at select locations in the area.

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    Images desired:

    1. The ultimate Fall Color/Recreation image! Envisioning one touring colors along M-22 or another Iconic scenic drive/hike/overlook.
    2. The Heritage Trail/Biking in our area. Faces not the focus, but subjects a part of the image, not the focus, more the activity and place.
    3. Snowshoeing or Cross Country skiing. Must include something in the image that identify’s it as our area.

    To submit:

    1. Your images must be a high resolution jpg, and be in shot Vertical (or Portrait) orientation.
    2. Email your images to Raquel Jackson: [email protected] with a note about the name to give photo credit, along with your shipping address and phone number.
    If selected, your name will be included in print on the poster.

    What the Poster Looks Like

    The image will have a vintage paint brush affect added, along with the design/text on top of it, like this summertime poster in our series. These are currently for sale in Glen Arbor at Northwoods Home & Gift, The Cottage Book Shop and the Sylvan Inn.

     

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  11. Cross Country Tournament at Manitou Passage Golf Club

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    What, you may ask, is a Cross Country Golf Tournament?

    A Cross Country Tournament is basically the same as a regular 4 person best ball, except that we are have taken the liberty of re-designing the holes (not literally).  Instead of playing the holes as they currently are laid out, you will play them not only in a different order, but to different locations as well.  For example, you may be starting out teeing off from the #1 tee box, but your target green will be #17 instead of #1.  You might then proceed to #8 tee box and play to #7 green.  You get the picture…we will be playing a total of 9 holes.

    Keep one thing in mind, the number 1 goal of this tournament is to “Have fun!” This is a goofy format and there will be some goofy scores, but it will also give a chance to say “Thank You” to those who have supported us this season.

    Format:

    • 4 person best shot
    Start Time:
    • 10am shotgun start
    Fees:
    • $36 per person, non-members
    • $18 per person, members
    Includes:
    • 9 holes of golf
    • Cart
    • Lunch
    • Prizes!  (Let’s just say that the prizes are not your conventional gift certificates.  And, remember…this is for fun!)
    Advance registration is required by September 2, 2016. Call 231.228.6000.
  12. Gallery Opening + Live Music by

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    Labor Day weekend ~ Synchronicity will host 2 man group “Plumville Project” playing eclectic live music for our gallery opening, also serving wine and cheese.

  13. Leelanau Farmer’s Markets 2016

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    The Leelanau Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization started up with the initiation of the Leelanau Agricultural Alliance & MSU Extension with the goal of improving the marketing of local farm products and preserving county farmland.

    All products and produce sold at our markets are made or grown within 60 miles of the farmers market!!  Buy Fresh, Buy Local!!

    Their mission is to

    “provide locally produced farm and food products for the benefit of the Leelanau Community.”

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    Leelanau Farmers Markets | 2016 Season

    Suttons Bay (Saturdays) – May 7 – October 29

    Empire (Saturdays) – June 18 – September 10

    Lake Leelanau (Sundays) – June 12 – September 4

    Glen Arbor (Tuesdays) – June 14 – September 6

    Leland (Thursdays) – June 16 – September 1

    Northport (Fridays) – June 3 – September 9

    Cedar (Fridays) – June 17 – September 9 – 3 to 7 pm

    All markets open 9am – 1pm, except for Cedar, which runs 3 pm – 7 pm.

    This is a great opportunity for you to get local produce and meet the farmers who grow it! 

    Know where your food comes from!

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    #pureleelanau #farmersmarket #summer #spring #fall #eatlocal #shopsmall

  14. Halloween | Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

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    Join us on Saturday, October 31st from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop end of season sales, shop for holiday gifts from your local galleries and artisans, and dine a a variety of eateries in the area.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take in the beauty of the Nation’s best scenic fall drive, along M-22.

  15. Chamber member Fall Dinner + Meeting

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    October 13th, 2015 | 5:30pm

    At Western Avenue Grill

    Schedule for the evening

    The dinner and the meeting takes place on Tuesday October 13th

    Social hour will begin at 5:30 and will include a brief business agenda

    Election of the new Officers

    Brief Review of 2015 then Looking Forward to 2016

    Dinner will begin at approximately 6:15

    The menu can be viewed below

    Cost of the dinner will be $30.00 to include tax and gratuity, beverages will be available and will be added to your ticket

    PLEASE RSVP to Jeff Gietzen with the number attending

    Email  [email protected] Text me at 616.633.3699

    We look forward to seeing you there !


    western ave bar and grill_fish logoSpecial Dinner Menu

    $30 per person – includes tax and gratuity. Full cash bar available.

    House Salad

    Fresh chopped romaine topped with tomatoes, carrots, red onion, and croutons

    Served with Cherry Vinaigrette

    Entrée

    Slow Roasted Baby Back Ribs

    Tender, fall off the bone ribs with sweet baby rays barbecue sauce

    Served with whipped mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable

    Andouille Sausage Lasagna

    Layered with a homemade tomato sauce, andouille sausage, ricotta, and parmesan cheese

    Walleye

    Lightly breaded walleye, baked and drizzled with beurre blanc and topped with capers

    Served with wild rice and seasonal vegetable

    Dessert ~ Mixed berry cobbler

  16. Trick or Treating on Halloween in Glen Arbor

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    Join us on Saturday, October 31st from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring the whole family for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop end-of-season sales, shop for holiday gifts from your local galleries and artisans, and dine at a variety of eateries in the area.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, kayak the crystal river, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

    #halloween #trickortreat #glenarbor #fall #familyfriendly #thingstodo

  17. PJ Party, Tree Lighting & Holiday Markets

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    There’s plenty to do during Thanksgiving weekend around the Glen Lake area.

    Start by shopping early during the PJ Party in Glen Arbor on Friday morning for special sales at participating merchants. Eat out Friday then come back after dark for the annual Tree Lighting and Christmas caroling to get you in the holiday spirit. Then on Saturday, you’ll have a great opportunity to buy from your local artisans during two Holiday Marketplaces!

     

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    Glen Arbor and Empire both host an annual holiday market featuring a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts/work, with an emphasis on local and handmade products/artworks. There’s different artisans at both markets and plenty of time in the day for you, your friends and family to drive and shop both markets!

     

    Plus, Saturday on November 28th is the nationwide #ShopSmall Saturday. Visit all the #SmallBiz around town for the Holidays! *Available at participating restaurants and shops.

     

    PJ Party

    Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 5am – 8am

    The town’s version of the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping. Shop the downtown district stores in your PJ’s for extra special discounts and fun! Shops offer special discounts during this time on clothing, gourmet foods, household decor, Michigan/USA Made products, local Artisan gifts, Art, Jewelry, Toys and More! Shoppers can grab some coffee, baked goods and breakfast or lunch while in Glen Arbor that morning too.

    Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview party

    Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 6:30pm – 8pm

    at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor. The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party!

    Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace:

    Saturday, November 28th, 2015 | 10am – 4pm

    in the Glen Arbor Township Hall

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    Shop locally made artisan goods at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. During the market from 10:30am-3pmMeet Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.

    (If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Betsy at [email protected])

    Empire Holiday Market:

    Saturday, November 28th | 11am-5pm

    in the Empire Town hall

    Shop the Empire Artisan’s Market. Following the Market, will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village of Empire!


    #treelighting #glenarbor #holidaymarket #winter #familyfriendly #theholidays #SantaClaus #pureleelanau #Empire

  18. Historic Antique Apples Event

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    Saturday, September 26 from 12 – 4 p.m

    Orchards, historic apple varieties, and more can be discovered during a special antique apple event at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, September 26 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
    The event will be held at the Kelderhouse farm located on Port Oneida Road.  The Port Oneida Rural Historic District is located along M-22, 13.1 miles north of Empire or about 3 miles north of Glen Arbor.

    Guided programs will begin on the hour.  

    Walk the orchards with a Park Ranger, visit a “nursery,” learn about grafting with the experts, and enjoy this visual taste of history.
    All public programs offered by the National Lakeshore are free.  Participants need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the fun.  This event is the perfect opportunity to “Find Your Park” in the farms of Port Oneida.
  19. NEW section of Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail open for use!

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    The newest segment of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT) from Fisher Road to Port Oneida Road opened on Friday May 22, 2015.

    This segment adds about 3.5 miles to the 9.5 miles of previously completed trail.  This portion of the trail includes 600 feet of boardwalk over wetlands along the west side of Westman Road and connects users to the Port Oneida Rural Historic District.

    Port Oneida is perhaps the most complete early 20th century agricultural landscape, unique for the number of intact farmsteads which reveal a small closely-knit farming community founded in the early 1860’s and the evolution of agriculture from subsistence farming to cash crop, common throughout the United States. The 1.3 mile section of the trail within the Historic District has an aggregate surface.  Much of the route follows a portion of the Bay View trail and winds through scenic forests, over beautiful rolling terrain, with short, but moderately challenging hills.

    Get out there and enjoy it! Be Safe!

    LINKS:

    About the project |

    http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/projects/sleeping-bear-heritage-trail/

    View the interactive online map |

    http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/sbht-i-map/#/