While our favorite time to visit the beach is when the sand is warm between our toes and the days are long, the expansive Lake Michigan shoreline boasts “ends of the earth” vibes and ever changing unique formations and scenes to explore in the winter time.
From Ice Balls, to Pancake Ice, Ice Caves and Ice Volcanoes, the shoreline takes on many shapes ~ Depending upon the winter weather and location, you’re likely to see a different scene each visit.
We had fun this past weekend visiting our “Home Beach” at the end of Bohemian Rd and M-22, just north of Glen Arbor and Port Oneida, the Rural Historic District.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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We’re running a series of posters, developed by our 2016 Chamber Marketing Committee.
Thank you (Angela Brown of LVR, Brook of La Becasse, Jamie Jewell of the Homestead, Bob Ashmun of Ashmun Portrait Art, and Jeff Gietzen of Northwoods Hardware) for our many brainstorm sessions held at LVR around the conference table over Angela’s cookies. The group collectively dreamt up this concept as a way to promote the places to see and many things to do that uniquely represent our greater Glen Lake area that includes Glen Arbor, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Burdickville, The Narrows, and even stretching to Maple City. After the concept was completed, the poster design/layout was done by Raquel of Rockwell Art & Design. The campaign is also being used as a part of print ads and online promotion, in the GL Chamber’s advertising efforts.
Photographic images are still being collected, taken or submitted for future poster designs in the series. Feel free to email us your high resolution images and you may get your photo selected to be a part of this poster series! Each photo will be “stylized” using a graphic design technique, to give the image a “painted” retro feel.
Below is one of the first released in the new poster series, titled “Independence Day” to represent the 4th of July celebrations, highlighting the parade in Glen Arbor. This photo was provided by a local, Don Miller.
The series is designed to capture the many things about the Glen Lake area that make it special for residents and visitors alike. The things that make us literally “Escape” when we take in the natural beauty around Glen Lake. The posters will capture the essence of both “Points of Interest” that you must go to or see when you’re here and also the many “Things to Do” that highlight the variety of recreation. The top priorities on our list include •Hiking/Trails •Fall Colors/Wine Tour/Scenic Drives •Pierce Stocking •Heritage Trail •4th of July •Winter Recreation and •Summer Time. And there’s more on the list too.
The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the first two 18×24″ Art Posters have been printed and are available. They are also available through Jeff Gietzen at Northwoods Hardware for pick up and distribution. The posters can be displayed inside and out – we’ll have exterior building acrylic holders to show off the image on the outside of your shop or home, so you may change out the poster with the next one, year round. They may also be displayed in your own frame/holder on an interior wall or window, as an art piece to proudly represent the area. Rolled up posters in sleeves will also be sold in retail. The retail price will be $15.
Contact Jeff or Raquel if you’d like to display these art pieces on the interior or exterior of your business and/or sell the poster at a location. Extras will be kept at Northwoods Hardware. We will wholesale them to any interested member or party!
Images desired: 1. The ultimate Fall Color/Recreation image either touring colors along M-22 or another Iconic scenic drive 2. The Heritage Trail/Biking in our area. Faces not the focus, but someone or a group/family using the trail. 3. Snowshoeing or Cross Country skiing. Must include something in the image that identify’s it as our area, and doesn’t look like it could be just anywhere.
To submit: 1. Your images must be a high resolution (300 dpi) jpg, and be in Portrait (Vertical) Orientation 2. Email your images and name to credit to Raquel Jackson: [email protected] If selected, your name will be included in print on the poster.
Offering an array of dining options “from French Fries to French Cuisine.”
Don’t miss this annual foodie event happening in Leelanau County.
Friday, April 27 – Saturday, May 5, 2018
Throughout the week around Glen Arbor book a time to dine at each restaurant on the list for a unique and mouthwatering experience.
Participating establishments will offer their own appetizing (3 course) prix-fixe dinner menus for ~$30. Some establishments may be offering lunch specials as well.* To participate in the event, simply contact each establishment (listed with menu’s and locations info below) to make your reservation. No tickets. Open to the Public.
Western Avenue Grill • MENU • MENU • (231) 334-3362 • 6410 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI
*Reservations with each purveyor are recommended for dining during this event.
Thank you Sponsors for helping us make promoting this event possible! Email us if you are interested in supporting this Event or the Chamber and it’s mission! The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is a 501c organization.
Join us the Sunday just before Halloween for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown Glen Arbor! Dress up in your Halloween’s finest and bring the whole family for treats from participating businesses.
Sunday October 29th 2017 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, shop locally-sourced gifts for the Holidays, visit art galleries and tasting rooms 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 and take a relaxing scenic fall drive.
This is a wonderful event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!
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 Ladyfrom 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.