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Travel to Glen Arbor: COVID-19 Info

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Content on this page updated on November 17th, 2020

Every person has the responsibility to protect themselves and others by adhering to mandates and safety recommendations. As you plan to travel, we hope the following information will help as you plan to visit Glen Arbor and travel the surrounding area of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County, MI.

Code of Travel/Relocation

As of Nov 18th, all Regions of Michigan are in Mi Safe Start Reopening Phase 4. Learn more:

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Covid-19 “Pause to Save Lives” Infographic; Nov. 18th Epidemic Order in MIchigan

Whether you’re recreating out of doors or visiting a local business, please use local social distancing recommendations and other precautions such as gloves, sanitizing/hand washing or wearing a mask to keep others safe.

Masks, bandanas or gators may be available for purchase at the following locations: CoastalNorthwoods HardwareGlen Arbor ArtisansCottage Book Shop If you forgot your mask in the car or at home, they may also be provided for you at many establishments.

STATE OF MICHIGAN: For more Coronavirus info for the State of Michigan, click here.

“Shop small, eat local and recreate responsibly.”

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Glen Arbor businesses are working hard and going above and beyond to stay open, while taking extra precautions to serve customers.

Browse our local businesses by category, find places to stay and other service providers in our BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

Please realize that it is also a time of year when seasonal businesses are now closed, while others remain open year round. Please contact each business individually to be sure of current hours of operation, services and more.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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A place in which to play, dream, refresh, create

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history. Read More, It’s their 50th Anniversary!

Plan your trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes/Basic Info

Recreate Responsibly

Please recreate responsibly so you can protect yourself, us, and our resources.

“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount,” said superintendent Scott Tucker. “Our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure we comply with current public health guidance. It is very important for everyone to follow CDC guidance for physical distancing and face coverings in order to continue the progress that has been made so we can keep these facilities open.”

The Leelanau Conservancy

All of the Leelanau Conservancy natural areas remain open to the public.

“Engage in outdoor activity, including walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household.” Be aware and hike at your own risk.

Before hitting the trails: If you ride, please be cautious. Help us keep the trails open by following these simple but crucial rules:

-Maintain proper social distancing at parking areas and on the trails

-If the parking lot appears busy, please try again later or another day

-Ride with extra care and safety

-Don’t linger in parking areas or at trailheads

Please note: no restroom facilities are available at this time.

Check out the mountain bike trail and hiking trails at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve.

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