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  1. Chamber Spring Dinner

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     Glen Lake Chamber Members ~ May Dinner

    The Glen Lake Chamber celebrates the kick off of the season each year with this Springtime dinner for members and friends. Hosted this year by Graeme at Little Traverse Inn.               

    Tuesday May 16th

    Social time | 6:00 – 6:30

    Chamber Business | 6:30 – 6:45

    Dinner service | 6:45

    All members and friends are welcome to attend. Open to the public community ~ Please RSVP if you can! 


    $30 + tax, gratuity & beverages

    House Salad – Wedge with green onion, sundried tomato and homemade buttermilk ranch

    Entrée Selection :
    Chicken Tikka Masala – Cream onion and tomato based dish made with garlic, ginger and coconut milk, prepared with marinated chicken breast.
    Beef Wellington – Prime Cut Tenderloin baked in a filo pastry crust served with a mushroom duxelle
    Chutney Burger – Our jalapeno, cheddar cheese and bacon stuffed 1/2lb patty topped with Canadian Bacon, Swiss cheese and our homemade Apple and Tomato Chutney. Served with our signature French fries
    Fish & Chips – Flaky Pollack wrapped in our special Yorkshire Beer batter, served with our signature fries and tartar sauce
    Pan Seared Salmon – Seasoned filet of Scottish Salmon pan seared with garlic butter, served with asparagus and seasoned rice

    Dessert :
    Bread Pudding 
    Ice Cream Sunday

    Please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, May 12th

  2. Glen Lake Restaurant Week 2017

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    Glen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of dining options “from French Fries to French Cuisine.”

    Don’t miss this annual foodie event happening this year.

    Friday April 28 – Saturday May 6

    Restaurant week around Glen Arbor is a time to finally discover new local food at a great price, and dine at your usuals too! Throughout the week, show up to each restaurant on the list to experience a unique and mouthwatering time.

    Participating establishments will offer their own appetizing 3 course prix-fixe dinner menus for ~$30. Some establishments will be offering lunch specials as well.

    For mouth-watering PHOTOS, updates and offerings – Like + Follow…

    Restaurant Week Facebook page  |  RSVP & Invite your friends via the Event posting on Facebook

    #foodie #eatlocal #GlenArbor #RestaurantWeek #glenlake 

    Event Sponsors:

    As a sponsor you may be listed on all online event postings, any graphics/posters that get created/prints, as well your name in other news outlets ~ via our Press Release or social media posts. Please email: [email protected] if you are interested in supporting this event or the Chamber and it’s mission!

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce


    Participating Restaurants:

    Note: menu’s will be added here as we receive them. Click the “Menu” link to view their specials.

    Art’s Tavern | 6487 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI | P: (231) 334-3754

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    Blu | 5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI | Call P: (231) 334-2530 for Reservations

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    LaBecasse | 9001 S Dunns Farm Rd, Maple City, MI | P: (231) 334-3944 for Reservations

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    Little Traverse Inn | 149 E Harbor Hwy, MI 49664 | P: (231) 228-2560 for Reservations

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    Cafe Manitou at The Homestead | 1 Woodridge Rd, Glen Arbor, MI | Call 231-334-5000 for Reservations

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    Riverfront Pizza & Specialties6281 W River Rd, Glen Arbor, MI | (231) 334-3876

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    The Manor on Glen Lake | 7345 W Glenmere Rd, Empire, MI 49630 | Call P: (231)334-0150 for Reservations

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    Trattoria Funistrada | 4566 W MacFarlane Rd, Maple City, MI 49664 | P: (231)334-3900 for Reservations 

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    Western Avenue Grill | 6410 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI | P: (231) 334-3362

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    We recommend making a reservation at each purveyor during this event. 

  3. 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 

  4. 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

  5. Asparagus Festival May 20th, 21st & 22nd

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    Empire Asparagus Festival – May 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2016

    Friday, May 20th

    7:00pm to 10:00pm – Dance & Pig Roast 

    ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE


    Front St. Empire – Click here for directions



    Come Dance & Dine on Art’s Taverns famous Pig Roast and wash it down with one of your favorite Right Brain Brewery Brew!! It will be a foot-stompin’ butt swingin’ good time with music from STROBELITE HONEY!!!!


    Saturday, May 21st

    10:00 AM – 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk

    Registration for the run starts at 9.00am at Empire Public Beach

    Click here for more info on the run!


    NOON – Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off

    Due to the events popularity the audience will be limited to a first come first served 100 people in line

    2016 Recipe Entry Form


    1:00PM to 4:00PM –  Empire Area Museum is open.

    Click here to visit our site


    2.00pm ODE to ASPARAGUS POETRY Competition

    Children, Youth & Adult Catergories with Prizes for esch.

    Please send entries Including Name, Age and Contact info via email to [email protected]



    Under the Big Tent on Front Street


    4pm PARADE

    Please e-mail Ashlea if you’re interested in being in the parade at [email protected] Must salute to asparagus!



    1pm thru 3pm  – Miles Prendergast Band

    4pm thru 6pm – Benjamin James & The Old Mission Collective


    7pm thru 9pm The Benzie Playboys



    Asparagus Eats plus Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT

    NOON. thru 9:00 p.m. 

    ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE



    Hearth & Vine Black Star Farms

    Deerings Market

    Scalawags Fish & Chips

    MI Grill (Baytown Kitchen)

    Fire Dog Artisan Pizza

    Art’s Tavern

    Kontiki Foods

    Little Traverse Inn

    The Manor on Glen Lake

    Norconk’s Fresh Asparagus



    Right Brain Brewery

    Black Star Farms

    Bel Largo Vineyard & Winery

    Laurentide Winery

    St. Ambrose Cellars

    Lake Ann Brewery

    Accoustic Mead


    1pm Asparagus Festival Foot Golf Tournament

    At The Dunes Golf Club two man teams set up as a scramble. Each player will kick off and then take the best shot to kick from again, until they hole out. Prizes for closest to the Asparagus Spear & longest kick. Cost $20 per person includes free soda water & snacks. For more info contact Chris wall at [email protected]


    Sunday, May 22nd

    Sunday May 19th Empire Lions Club Famous Breakfast

    8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall



    Dennis Palmer & Friends

    Place – The Village Inn, Empire

    Time – 4 pm to 6 pm

  6. Chamber Member Meeting + Spring Dinner – May 11, 2016

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    Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

    Please join us for the annual Spring Glen Lake Chamber Members Dinner/Meeting, will be held at LaBecasse restaurant!

    Please RVSP by Monday, May 2nd  to [email protected] or 231-334-5127 

    We ask for members to please include their selections with their RSVP.

    Dinner Menu: 

    Appetizer–choice of: La Becasse House Salad, Tomato Goat Cheese Tart, House Pâté

    Entree–choice of: Ratatouille with Quinoa Timbale, Grilled Beef Shoulder Tender with Creamy Polenta, or Pan Seared Whitefish on Basmati Rice with Citrus Beurre Blanc

    Dessert–choice of: Warm Chocolate Cake, Tart Tatin (caramelized upside down apple tart),  and a yet-to-be-determined spring dessert

    $30 plus tax and gratuity



    5:30pm | Social

    6:15pm | Guests to be seated for the Dinner & Meeting

    We hope to see you there!

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

  7. Spring Sip and Savor

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    Join us the weekend of April 30 and May 1, 2016 for the annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail weekend.

    Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 pm
    Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
    $35 per person


    As our vineyards wake to the sun and warmth of May, enjoy delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the wine trail. Celebrate spring, indulge in your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines. Most importantly, it’s really fun! Take the self-guided tour by visiting the tasting rooms in any order on Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

    Tickets are $35 and include wine and food pairings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass. In addition, a $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.

    Get Tickets from My North

    Click here for Lodging Packages

    Transportation Packages

    Food and Wine Pairings

  8. Escape to Glen Lake: In the Spring

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    Plan a Spring trip! Escape to Glen Lake for a #springtour in #leelanauExperience #puremichigan #cherryblossoms.

    Things to do in the area...

    Browse our Business Directory for B&B’s, Resorts, Vacation Rentals, Dining, Shopping and more! 

    #glenarbor #glenlake #sleepingbeardunes


    Other things to do around Glen Lake in the Spring:

    • Participate in Glen Lake Restaurant Week. Enjoy everything from French Fries to French Cuisine. Restaurant Week happens annually, the week before Mothers Day. This year it happens from April 29 – May 7. MORE about the event | Browse “Dining & Specialty Foods.”


    • Wine Tastings around the county. You can taste the local wines any time of year, but the annual Spring Sip and Savor event held by the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail happens April 30th to May 1st. View event listing 

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    • Hunt for rocks along the beach. While it might not be warm enough to bust out the swimsuit, you can still say hi to Lake Michigan. After all, it’s right out our back door. Take Totou for a walk too. You can always find a dog-friendly beach to take a hike on near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Just make sure to pick up and discard #2 🙂


    • Go Shopping. While not all of the seasonal stores are open, most of them will be by May 1. Be the first in to see what’s new this year. Shopping local is always interesting, providing the opportunity to splurge on local artisan made items, gifts, outdoor gear, cherry products, chocolates, and more. Visit our Business Directory for local retailers.


    • Take a hike. Spring is a wonderful time to hike the woods. The bugs aren’t out yet, the smell and sight of fresh growth is refreshing. Spring is a time of our beloved State flower’s bloom, the Trillium. Seek a forest floor full of these beautiful white blossoms. And Northern Michigan’s ever popular Morel mushroom can be found during the month of May. Learn more about hunting for Morels. | Check out our list of trails to visit.

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    • Weather permitting, get outside to a local Park, or inside to the Library. There’s the Leland Township Public Library in Leland, and the Glen Lake Library, in Empire…both about equal distance from Glen Arbor, in either direction. Glen Arbor Township Park, off of M-22 next to Northwoods Hardware, has Tennis Courts, covered picnic tables, Basketball, and a sandy Playground. The Myles Kimmerly Recreation Area has fields for Soccer and Baseball, a Disc Golf Course, 1 Basketball Court, Picnic/Shelters and Grills, Restrooms, Playground, 2 Tennis Courts, a Forested area you can hike. 

  9. 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!


    About the project |

    View the interactive online map |

  10. May 2015 | Spring Chamber Member Dinner Meeting

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    May 13th, 2015 | At The Homestead in Glen Arbor, MI

    Please join us for our annual Spring Glen Lake Chamber Members Dinner Meeting. This year, it will be graciously hosted at The Homestead on May 13th.


    Social, Dinner times, and the evening schedule will be coming soon…

    We hope to see you there! 

    Members and others, feel free to attend, bring a colleague or friend!

  11. First Day of Spring

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    While it’s the First Day of Spring, and we just got a layer of fresh white powder last night, we’re still full of sunshine, and getting ready for spring around here in Glen Arbor. Anticipating drives on M-22 and the many county roads to see the hillsides turning from white to green, Morel Hunting in the Sleeping Bear National Park, Cherry blossoms blooming in the orchards, and Spring rainstorms rolling in over Lake Michigan…just to name a few…