Welcome to the Glen Lake area, home to Big and Little Glen Lakes, including the quaint areas of Glen Arbor, Empire, Burdickville and Maple City, located amidst the The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Explore the natural beauty of the area – year round!
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. Take in the beaches, woods, meadows, hilltops, dunes, and aqua-colored lake water.
Play and Stay in Glen Arbor, and don’t miss the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail! Set out on your tour to check out the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail while enjoying one of the Country’s most beautiful scenic drives, along M-22.
“No matter the season, the Glen Lake area is a perfect outdoor getaway.”
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.
See what's coming up by visiting our popular Event Calendar. Find Chamber supported events like Glen Lake Restaurant Week or the Holiday Market and Pumpkin Fest to local organizations events like seminars, gallery openings, theater productions or classes - to local business events like Trivia Night and Cherry Pit Spitting to Story Time and more.
Hit the Trails
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a developing and local gem. This non-motorized trail, winds throughout the Lakeshore allowing visitors and locals to enjoy the the natural beauty of the area year round: walk, run, bike, roll, XC ski and snowshoe!